Adventure to England


Hello! It's been a minute. I don't think I've ever taken this much time away from the blog since I started blogging in 2010. But this summer has been so busy for us, and then Jordan and I left the kids with their grandparents and took off on an adventure just the two of us! We just got back late Monday night. We spent a total of 11 days on vacation, 8 in England and then a few days on each end in Boston as a mini vacation within a vacation. It was absolutely the most amazing time!

Here's me in front of Buckingham Palace. The Queen is out of town for 10 weeks each summer, and you can buy tickets to tour inside, so that's what we did! You can't take any photos inside or even have your cell phone in your hand at all. We went through security and metal detectors and everything.

I am overwhelmed by how many photos and videos I took, and of course I am going to put together a vacation recap video. I also want to share a bit about why we decided to take this trip now and how we planned it in case anyone else is considering a trip to the UK. We loved it so much!

What I think I will do is split up my recap posts by location, since we traveled to a few different places. I'm excited to share some of our trip with you! And get some photos edited and memories down for my own sake. The vacation magic is already fading and real life is not quite as much fun as touring around Europe ;)


  1. I love that you could tour the palace! I think that's awesome! (And hopefully the queen is enjoying her vacation, too! :) lol)
    I can't wait to read the recaps- I'd love to go to England some day!

  2. I am just totally amazed at the idea just you two were able to get away together!! YAY!!

  3. Isnt it crazy to think, I'm away from home, let people come see inside my house :) but I'd be all over that tour too!

  4. I loved following your trip through Instagram! It looked like you guys had a well deserved break and amazing trip!!

  5. Yay!! I'm so glad that you guys got to have this amazing adventure! Good job grandparents! (My parents left us with our grandparents during several big adventures and those are some of my best childhood memories, so I think it's practically a parental responsibility to go away without the kids a handful of times. :P )

  6. I honestly cannot wait to read the recaps you write. I would love to know which Air BnB's you chose in each location because honestly I prefer to stay in airbnb's when I am traveling in Europe because hotels in the UK are NOTHING like the US. :)
    Did you find any foods, etc that you are absolutely lost without now?

    1. I'll be sure to include where we stayed! For not knowing what I was doing, I picked some pretty good places! As far as food, we both really wish the US had meat pies! I told Jordan that we do have chicken pot pie and shepherd's pie... we need more savory pies in our lives haha. Also, the scones and pastries over there are so good!

  7. I am so glad that you had a great trip! I am excited to hear more about it-though it will probably make me want to travel internationally even more!

  8. I can’t wait to hear more, seriously one of my favorite places!! I especially want to hear about the other places you went besides London since I haven’t to those cities yet.

  9. glad you guys had fun! i can't wait for the recaps. i definitely like doing recaps for my own memory as well, i forget things easily and it's so fun to look back on trips with actual detail and not just photos haha.

  10. I think it's so neat that you got to tour the palace. I really enjoyed your Insta stories and posts so I'm excited to read all your updates here! And excited for the video(s)!!


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