Day 1: Ulverston to Coniston

This was our first day walking the Cumbrian Way, so we really didn’t know what to expect. It was a super long day and crossed a lot of varied landscapes. It was also the learning day. Learning how to read our map and navigate with book directions. It was learning what a stile was and…

Food in Cumbria

One of the great joys of travel is exploring local food as you go. My dad and I walked a portion of the Cumbrian Way this June and encountered a lot of great food. England isn’t particularly well known for its food, but I think that is a shame. We found a number of great…

England Bustour

I like living as an expat in Germany, but sometimes I just have to get out. I had taken a Contiki tour to Croatia the summer before and really enjoyed it. So I booked a bus trip around Great Britain for the week after Christmas in 2009. It was a neat trip and a unique view in the cold of winter. This Post is the first of two and deals with the England half of things. The second post will look at Scotland.