The 2.5 Week Adventure Begins!

On Wednesday, I said a “see you later” to Harlaxton manor and my friends following my final British Studies exam. Alexa, my roommate, and I had a mini photo shoot before I hopped on the shuttle to head to Stansted airport to kick-off my 2.5 adventure to Denmark, Italy, and Slovenia! Roomie pic: me and … Continue reading The 2.5 Week Adventure Begins!

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Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey: An Easter Day Trip

Are there any Downton Abbey fans out there reading this post? I watched Downton Abbey a couple of years ago after my mom highly recommended watching the series. After the first episode, I was hooked and promptly binge watched all six seasons in 2.5 weeks. Mind you, each episode is around an hour long...how embarrassing! … Continue reading Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey: An Easter Day Trip

London, England: Days 1, 2, & 3

Hello and happy Monday! Last weekend, I FINALLY went and explored London! For my British Studies course, all Harlaxton students had to go to London for another mandatory field trip. Since the field trip would occur on a Friday, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to see the capital of England. After I … Continue reading London, England: Days 1, 2, & 3

Lake District: Days 2 & 3

Saturday: When I signed up for the Lake District trip, I had the option to also pay for a day excursion. The guided tour involved kayaking on Lake Windermere and ghyll scrambling. I love to kayak and thought the gyhll scrambling (rappelling down waterfalls) would be two one-in-a-lifetime experiences so I signed up! Fast forward … Continue reading Lake District: Days 2 & 3

Lake District: Day 1

Hello there! It's been a while! I decided to take a break from blogging since I hadn't traveled anywhere the weekend following my trip to Hungary. With that being said, I am back and here to recap my most recent weekend trip to the Lake District in England! The Lake District trip was highly recommended … Continue reading Lake District: Day 1

Travel Day: Grantham, England to London, England

Happy Monday friends! Today I am recapping my travel day to the airport and what I did and saw while in London for a brief few hours. Last Wednesday after British Studies concluded for the day, I caught the 1:10 pm shuttle into town to the train station. I overestimated how long the shuttle would … Continue reading Travel Day: Grantham, England to London, England

Day Trip: Lincoln, England

Last Friday, all Harlaxton students had to attend a field trip for our British Studies class to Lincoln, England. Traveling to this English city helped bring the material we were learning in class (Roman influence, castles, and conquest, etc.) to life. I had pretty low expectations for Lincoln and they were easily surpassed! After arriving … Continue reading Day Trip: Lincoln, England

Day Trip: Sheffield, England

Following my day trip to Cambridge, I had the opportunity to go on a local culture trip on Sunday sponsored by the school. Roughly once a week, a sign-up sheet goes up at Harlaxton and interested students can put their names down for these "free trips." My trip to Stamford a few weeks back was … Continue reading Day Trip: Sheffield, England

Day Trip: Cambridge, England

With having Friday makeup classes, I decided to save some money and go on the day trip the school offered to Cambridge on Saturday. We left on the bus at 9:00 am and headed to the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. To be quite honest, I did not even know there was a cemetery near … Continue reading Day Trip: Cambridge, England

Culture Trip: Stamford, England

Nearly every week on a Wednesday afternoon, students have the opportunity to sign up for free culture trips. The school provides transport to nearby English towns/cities and students have the opportunity to wander around. Last Wednesday, the culture trip was to Stamford, England. Stamford is about a 30-minute drive from Harlaxton and I believe to … Continue reading Culture Trip: Stamford, England