Visiting Europe

Words That Are Different in British English vs. American English (& Canadian English)

“England and America are two countries separated by a common language.” – George Bernard Shaw, 1942 (We’re going to imagine George was lumping Canada into “America” as a continent and the rest of the UK into “England” – probably just an oversight.) We were just off the plane landing in London when a kind airport […]

Historical Sites National Parks Visiting Europe

Historical Things To Do With Kids Near Stonehenge

Stonehenge is an amazing piece of world history about 90 miles (2-hour drive) west of London on Salisbury Plains, set amongst the hills of southwest England. This family fun day trip to the famous Unesco World Heritage Site is great for kids as you watch interactive video exhibits in the visitors center and learn about […]

Parks Visiting Europe

Our Family Review of Thorpe Park, England

Thorpe Park, UK is a theme park in southern England, just west of London. It has a lot of rides including roller coasters, a drop tower, bumper cars, and more. They also have a water park open for a couple of months during the summer. My family and I visited┬áThorpe Park in May 2022 and […]

Petsitting Visiting Europe

Petsitting In England For (Almost) Free with Trusted Housesitters

It’s always been a dream to visit Europe. My dad was a first-generation immigrant from Scotland to Canada, and other than a trip there with my parents when I was 6-months old, I’d never been back. Scotland was only one of many places on our list for Europe. We were concerned about prices in Europe, […]