Preparing for a Winter Trip to the Cotswolds

I have been shopping for our trip! And organizing our current warm/wet weather gear. Keeping warm and dry when hiking Most likely we will get many cold, wet and damp days, but we want to do as much walking/hiking as possible, so we got the following to keep us warm. Smartwool “Next to Skin” midweight wool long underwear (new for this trip) and very light wool shirts (bought earlier this year for the Switzerland hiking … Continue reading Preparing for a Winter Trip to the Cotswolds

National Geographic Traveler Mentions Slow Travel!

National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler, Smart Traveler section, “Slow Down – We’re Movin’ Too Fast”, by Margaret Loftus, January 2008. Exerpt from article: “Pauline Kenny was roaming through a roomful of Rubens paintings at Munich’s Alte Pinakothek when it dawned on her. “Must-sees” just weren’t her cup of tea. She and her husband had been traveling through Europe, following the guidebook. “We’d go to a new place and work our way down the list,” she explains. But … Continue reading National Geographic Traveler Mentions Slow Travel!

60 Day Car Rental in England

Trip planning almost done – still the car rental to book. After two nights in Bath, we will pick up a rental car and drive up to the Nailsworth cottage. I started looking up rental and leasing prices and WOW! Expensive! I decided to book without insurance since it is about half the price. I have done this before. We charge the car rental to our AMEX card and AMEX provides the coverage. Then Chris … Continue reading 60 Day Car Rental in England

Trip Itinerary – Winter in England

We are spending January and February in a cottage in the Cotswolds!! Yes, I realize the weather will be cold, wet and damp, but I have purchased warm clothing! 🙂 Steve and I are both excited about this trip. We spent the fall and winter in England in 1988/89 and enjoyed a cozy cottage on the wet days and exploring the countryside on the good days. For the last few years, we have spent a … Continue reading Trip Itinerary – Winter in England