Imaginary trips

I know there are reasons why college financial aid paperwork and income tax paperwork have to done at the same time, but I don’t have to like it!

When I am up to my eyeballs in Things I Don’t Enjoy, I take the odd moment to fantasize about travel. Lately I’ve been dreaming about a trip back to the UK.  I lived there for three years while on international assignment, but that was twenty years ago. I am really longing to go back and hoping it may be possible in a few years.

Of course I will want to revisit London and perhaps other major cities. But my heart is really in the countryside. Since I don’t have a lot of time to write about my favorite locations (have to get back to that annoying paperwork), I hope you will enjoy some pictures from some of my places I’d revisit in my dream tour.

I would definitely go back to Sussex and revisit favorite walks and pubs there.

Countryside in Sussex

I couldn’t miss Cornwall—so craggy and romantic.

Lands End in Cornwall, UK

The Cotswolds are how I imagine as the Shire, from The Lord of the Rings. 

Evening time near the pretty Cotswold village of Ilmington, Warwickshire, England

The Yorkshire moors—breezy and other-worldly.

View from the top of Hasty Bank into Bilsdale, North Yorkshire Moors

I think my favorite area may be the Lake District.

Stone Barn overlooking Ullswater in the English Lake District

Where would you most like to go, whether in the UK or elsewhere?

Elena

About Elena Greene

Elena Greene grew up reading anything she could lay her hands on, including her mother’s Georgette Heyer novels. She also enjoyed writing but decided to pursue a more practical career in software engineering. Fate intervened when she was sent on a three year international assignment to England, where she was inspired to start writing romances set in the Regency.

Her books have won the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Desert Rose Golden Quill and the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence. Her Super Regency, LADY DEARING’S MASQUERADE, won RT Book Club’s award for Best Regency Romance of 2005 and made the Kindle Top 100 list in 2011.

When not writing, Elena enjoys swimming, cooking, meditation, playing the piano, volunteer work and craft projects. She lives in upstate New York with her two daughters and more yarn, wire and beads than she would like to admit.

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4 Responses to Imaginary trips

  1. ki pha says:

    All of those same places! I definitely want to go back to Scotland though. I just love the Highlands. But anywhere in the UK really, I adore small towns and being able to explore the area just by walking.

    • Elena Greene says:

      Ki Pha, I would love to add the Highlands to the tour. I loved Skye, Glencoe and Eilan Donan castle and would love to revisit. This could be a very protracted tour. Now I’m mulling the idea of adding Ireland. Kerry is so beautiful.

  2. LOL!! I’d happily go with you, Elena –to all those places! Do you think a six-month tour would be enough time? I love the countryside, and there is a lot of it (including Sussex) that I haven’t had any chance to see, but I also love some of the spots in London where you can step into an alley and be transported back centuries (or step into a drugstore and realize the building is 500 years old, nothing “special” to see here). I think I even miss breathing the air over there. Waaaaaa. I want to go NOW!! Where’s my transporter unit?

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