I wrote these articles after my travels to various places in the UK and Europe. Some may or may not contain valuable information. Presented in chronological order.
Oxford: Where Dodos and Academics Happily Co-exist Not quite all you ever wanted to know about Oxford.
Stonehenge: Ancient Astronomical Observatory, or Christo's Muse? Stonehenge as modern art? Plus Salisbury Cathedral, "modern" architecture's masterpiece.
Bath: Where Romans Bathed and Jane Austen Observed Getting to, and around, Bath.
The Lake District: Fells, Forces, Tarns and Thwaites Wandering lonely as a cloud, during a far too brief visit to the Lake District in Cumbria.
Hadrian's Wall: Keeping Barbarians Out Since 122 AD Tourists, and sheep, flock to Hadrian's Wall these days.
Grey's Court: Winding Wisteria, a Haha and and Amazing Labyrinth A place that brought me to the startling conclusion that I love England.
Stratford-upon-Avon: The Play's the Thing A pilgrimage to Stratford, plus the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is fantastic.
Ireland: Toss the Guidebook in the Bin A trip to Southern Ireland, including Bru Boru, the Rock of Cashel, and drunk Irishmen giving poor directions.
Greenwich: A Timely Experience See the birthplace of longitude! Not to mention a few Tudors.
Fairford: A Cotswolds Jewel A complete set of pre-Reformation stained glass. That's all you need to know.
Cambridge: Come to Jesus, and King's College Too Jesus Green, which would make a great name for a band, and the beautiful King's College, which also has some nice tunes.
Welcome to Sealand, Population 5 Geeks Okay, you can't really visit Sealand. But you can still dream.
Scotland: Bring Hiking Boots, a Dog, and the Rough Guide Everyone should visit the Highlands of Scotland at least once in their life. Even teenagers.
Dorset: Geology, Anthropology, and Animal Intervention, All on One Coast! Monkey World, Lulworth Cove, Durdledoor and massive traffic jams.
Florence: And the Food Was Good Too What I didn't like about Florence, mostly.
A Picture of Dublin From The Book of Kells to James Joyce, and Guinness to Jamesons—Molly Malone's town has a little bit of everything.
Brussels: The Chocolate Is Not All There Is to Admire There are frites too.
Brighton: Designed for Shock and Awe. And with veggies in mind, including the ones on top of the Brighton Pavillion.
North Wales: Getting High Half a day. Half a tank. A green vacation.
Chenies: Host to Kings, Queens, and Now, Me A brief visit to a English manor home
Rome: In the Footsteps of Ceasars and Senators Walking around Roma, plus advice
In Which I Visit New-ish England, Smith College, and See Trees Family Weekend in New England
South Holland: The Heart of Tulipland Once a child's dream, now a reality for this adult.
Normandy ABC: Adventures, Battles and Castles Tough decisions in Normandy
Loch Lomond: A short, watery visit to Scotland's finest loch. Rain can't dampen the beauty in the Trossachs.
Twenty-one Hours in Andorra: A short visit to a short country.
Toulouse, France: Going to Church. Religious houses are on the tourist trail in Toulouse.
Belgium: Three Times the Charm of France Yes, forget France. That's what I said.
Northern Italy: A Riviera for the Rest of Us After you've seen Rome, Florence, and the other tourist traps, try Northern Italy's coast.
Berlin: A Modern City of Antiquities Berlin is a contrast, a modern city full of really old stuff
Athens: The Past Looms Large Athens in low season
Paris: Why Can't You Please Me? Still not liking dreary Paris.
Egypt: Beyond Description In which words fail me, though I do manage to come up with a few thousand.
Road Trippin' Through Germany A road trip to Cologne and the ancient city of Trier.
Norfolk and the Broads: A quick trip to England's northern coast.
A Last Look at Belgium Will Belgium split in two?
Hampstead Heath: London's Lungs An afternoon at Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath
Bruges in Winter: Bruges is beautiful in all seasons, I've decided.
Tot Zo, Nederland: A return trip to The Netherlands
Paris Underground: Bones and Romans A quick trip to Paris to explore the underworld
Going to the Dogs in Edinburgh: A visit to Scotland's capital
You Say Ypres, I Say Ieper, Can't We Just Get Along? A moving trip to one of the most deadly battlefields of WWI
Visit the EU Parliamentarium! Quick, while it's still there
A Cotswolds Journey: A driving route through some of my favorite spots in the Cotswolds.
A Trip to the Louvre in Lens, France: Bet you didn't know the Louvre was just an hour from Calais, right in the heart of the slag heaps.