Travel Journal

More to Nottingham than Robin Hood

This installment takes us to the home of one of the most famous thieves of all time–Robin Hood and his home of Nottingham [Forest] England. I’m getting better at reading train tables and I am making the most of my BritRail Pass by using the trains most days of the week.  Nottingham is just over […]

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Liverpool is lovely

Let me preface this with the following statement:  I am not a Beetles fan.  I am not a hater, but given the choice, I would almost always choose to listen to someone else.  I do appreciated their contributions to music though.  But here I am, in England, and not all that far from Liverpool [1.5 […]

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Amazing Manchester

Serendipity:  the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for…  Merriam-Webster It’s so strange how I ended up with tickets to a Manchester United game, but hey–whatever, I will take them.  I was hanging out with my new friends at the PUB when I mentioned that I would love to go to […]

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First impressions–Stafford, England

Until I get going, I will reflect back on some of my past travels and travel mishaps before I started this blog.  This first post recounts my first visit overseas, my first alcoholic drink, and my first attempt at understand a ‘foreign’ language… Yes, I’m calling English a foreign language because in the beginning I […]

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An Epic Packing List

A Packing List for the Unknown [*updated post*] I am going to South America.  Perhaps you knew that already. I leave in a couple of month, and have no set return date, and yet, I’m just starting to make my packing list. As of now my plans include: Hiking Macchu Picchu in Peru, renting an […]

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Dear Durham

2015 Michelle here:  I moved to Durham on Sunday, August 21, 2005 and started work the next day. While there were aspects of it I liked, living in Durham was hard.  I stayed for three years, but it never really had a chance. Dear Durham, It’s not working out between us. I think I may […]

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My favorite mistake*

*My favorite mistake, a song by Sheryl Crowe–one of my all-time favorite songs* A few weeks ago, I drove down to Wilmington to check out the city to see if it is somewhere I might like to live one day, while trying to decide if I should visit my favorite mistake who was in Myrtle […]

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A certain milestone

Hi, my name is Michelle.  Welcome to my blog. So I did a thing… well two things really if you count one of them as this blog.  Well, three if you count having a milestone birthday… which I did today.  The thing about milestone birthdays, at least for me, are indications that I should re-evaluate […]

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