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Gird thy Loins

Clock TowerNext week, our very dear friends are leaving on an extended, 3+week tour of Europe. And by “our very dear friends,” I mean their whole family; Grandma, the kids, and the grandkids are all packing up and will travel, together, for nearly a month.

First, I set aside my bogglement at (and envy of) a family for whom being in each others’ company, 24×7, for a double-fortnight will be great fun, and then I noted that for some of them this is their first overseas trip. To help them on their way, I was going to email them some salient advice (aside, that is, from my First Rule of Traveling: bring earplugs).

Then I thought, what the heck, let’s share it with everyone.

And so, for them and for y’all, my Three Top Tips for Travelers…

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The final installment from my April 2011 travelogue.

In which we have a major “oops,” meet some pleasant security agents, and our luggage takes an extended holiday.

19:  Home Again Home Again Jiggity-Jig

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Another installment from my April 2011 travelogue.

In which take our last day trip and walk through a sheep pasture to see an old relative’s house. And I sweat a lot…

View from Old Sarum

18:  Baking on Salisbury Plain

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Two installments today from my April 2011 travelogue, and a wrap up, tomorrow. In which visit the omphalos of Austen drama, sit by the river Avon, and learn the meaning of the word “reserved.” Salisbury Cathedral Baptismal Font

17:  A Nice Hot Bath

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Another installment from my April 2011 travelogue.

In which we move from Plan A to Plan B to Plan C.

Kensal Green Monument

16:  The Day We Met the Rest of Europe

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Another installment from my April 2011 travelogue.

In which we visit the place where my wife’s ancestor made a man into a saint. And I took a lot of pictures.

Canterbury Sanctum

15:  Scene of the Crime (more…)

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Another installment from my April 2011 travelogue.

In which we take a few days to do not much but wander, shop, and pretend we’re locals.

14:  A Quiet Weekend

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