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Trip Ledger – Day 1 of 23 (May 5, 2010)

This is the first of twenty-three ledger entries. Each is a simple accounting of where we ate, slept and drove during the trip, what we bought, and how much everything cost. This day was spent getting to the airport, and … Continue reading

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About the Rest of the Blog

From here on, the blog is going to be about the trip itself. Each day will be presented in at least four separate posts. The first post for each day will consist of pictures taken on the trip, with a … Continue reading

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The Zones of London and Other Transportation

In the previous post we talked about Travelcards and Oystercards and the zones in London (pdf map), but we only touched on Zones 1 and 2. We mentioned that Zone 1 is primarily Central London, and Zone 2 is the … Continue reading

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Oyster Card or Travelcard: Which to Choose

London is a big city, larger than Houston by only seven square miles (607 to Houston’s 600), but London has 8.2 million people packed within its confines (to Houston’s 2.1 million). For an East Coast comparison, think of a less … Continue reading

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To Tour or Not to Tour: Part Two

The information we discovered after analyzing several tour brochures formed the basis for why we decided to go it alone. This one takes a look at a longer tour, fifteen days (which is about a week short of our trip), … Continue reading

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To Tour or Not to Tour: Part One

We’re going to take a step back here to explain why we didn’t just sign up with a tour company and let them do all the driving. Early on in the decision-making process, I compared what tour companies could offer … Continue reading

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Planes and Trains and Cars, Oh My!

It was mid-February, and we were now beginning to spend money. The first big expenditure was airfare ($1,700 for the two of us). We had already bought some books by that time, and had our passport photos taken, but all … Continue reading

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How Much Could We See?

After pondering the possible route we outlined in the previous post (essentially, London to Bath to Cornwall, maybe to Wales, then to Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds, then to Liverpool, then the Lake District, then Scotland, then back through the Midlands … Continue reading

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