If We Were Having Coffee & Apple Pie

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Holland

My favorite book blogger, The Perpetual Page Turner, has a reoccurring post series called If We Were Having Coffee and I thought I’d borrow her format for this post. So grab your favorite cuppa and join me! If we were having coffee and apple pie, I’d tell you… I’ll actually have tea instead, thanks. English

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Good Eats: Prince Edward Island

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island’s primary cash crop is potatoes. They also farm Mussels and oysters, and harvest lobster. While PEI is well known for their exporting of these products, nothing compares to eating these locally grown products fresh. Suffice it to say, PEI has lots of Good Eats because it’s hard to go wrong with fresh

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Avonlea Village, Prince Edward Island

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

Avonlea Village is not, as I expected, a replica of a historic village with actors in costume and character out of L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series filling the street. You would think it would be, wouldn’t you? Despite being named after Montgomery’s fictional village, it is in fact more akin to an

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Good Eats: Amish Country, Pennsylvania

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Amish Country, Pennsylvania

Amish bakers make the most mouthwatering goods. That’s a fact. If you’ve ever tried Amish baked apple bread, you know what I’m talking about. Thus, if you happen to find yourself within visiting distance of Amish Country Pennsylvania, here are a couple food locals where you should definitely eat: Lancaster’s Central Market We rolled into

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Good Eats: London (Some with literary ties, of course.)

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

While England is not generally thought of as a foodie scene, beyond bland food, pub fair, and fish and chips, I can definitely recommend some places to eat that I would revisit: Bakeries & Tea: Paul Bakery Paul Bakery can be found as you round the steps of St. Paul Cathedral. I got a sandwich

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Travel Log: Visiting Worth Matravers, or why you should stay in an Airbnb – Day 14

This entry is part 19 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Do yourself a favor, stay in an Airbnb, and make friends with your hosts.  Our Swanage Airbnb host Angela, informed us the night before that she was concerned that we were not having as good a time as we should be having. Her other guests, she informed us, gushed about their days spent in Dorset

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A Purbeck Bus Expedition & Good Eats in Wareham

This entry is part 17 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

One of my favorite things about England is the double-deck buses. I love sitting in the front row of the top deck above the traffic and watching tree branches hit the front of the bus on narrow countryside roads. On the Isle of Purbeck, the best way to get around is either by taxi, or

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IMAX, Harrods & Wicked, London

This entry is part 12 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

IMAX On our last day in London it rained all day. Far from being disappointed, I thought, “This is more like London.” We were all grateful that we had nowhere specific to be that morning, so over a late breakfast we brainstormed options for the day. Despite being used to rain, and having packed the

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Greensmiths, Hampton Court & a Ghost Walk, London

This entry is part 10 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Life often doesn’t go according to plan, and this was one of those  days. My original plan was to get moving in the morning so that we arrived at Hampton Court Palace as close to opening time as possible. In doing my research for the trip I had read that Hampton Court takes about 3

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