I used to be the kind of traveler who relied on friends or family or whoever I was traveling with to make the plans and get us to and from our destination. While living in London a few years ago, my friends, Liz and Krissy, and I planned an upcoming two month trip through Europe together but one of us took the lead in booking hostels and finding flights and that one person wasn’t me.
Even though London is one of my favorite cities in the world for sentimental reasons, I can’t bring myself to go back and revisit it. When Rolf Potts’ Vagabonding posted an argument on return travel, for those who enjoy traveling to the same place over and over again, I couldn’t help but disagree.
I am officially addicted to The Tudors, the Showtime series which chronicles the reign of Henry VIII. I love the characters, the history and the court atmosphere and it reminded me of my visit to Hampton Court Palace, Henry’s favorite palace during his reign. Located just 30 minutes outside of London, a visit to Hampton Court is a great day trip.