Describing the Indescribable

A trip of a lifetime, with even better people — By: Bridget Bartos I have seen an immense amount of beauty during my five week tour of the UK. Multiple times throughout this trip, I have found myself at a loss for words. When you see something that takes your breath away, like Ballintoy Harbour,…

Sketch, but not Sketchy

Last night, I was fortunate to get a reservation at a very unique bar/restaurant. Sketch is an art gallery and restaurant, home to multiple rooms and vibes. These include the lecture room and library, the gallery, the glade, the parlour, and the east bar. I have been dying to eat in the gallery section for…

Art, Coffee, and Avocado Toast

Views and Yums — By: Bridget Bartos As many of you know, my favorite things are as listed above: art, coffee, and avocado toast. Throughout the trip I have been blessed to experience all of the above multiple times in multiple cities and multiple countries. I’ll begin with the art section of this trip. Since day…

The Final Explorations

By: Bridget Bartos Today was a busy day!  We began the day revisiting Hyde Park, which is one of the bigger parks in London. Instead of doing it for leisure like we did on the vacation, we visited for the history.  Sue had us begin the tour at the edge of the park where the…

The Harry Potter Experience From a Non-Fan’s Perspective

PSA: I’ve only seen the last movie — By: Bridget Bartos Today we were honored with a visit to the Warner Bros. Studio where they hold the Harry Potter Experience. A majority of the group was ecstatic about the journey to see all of the real sets, props, animatronics, green screens, etc. from the eight movie series….

Bus Tours on Bus Tours: A Comparison

By: Bridget Bartos On our first day of the four-day vacation, a group of us decided to stay another day in Scotland. We took a Highlander Bus Tour through the Scottish Highlands. This immediately reminded me of the Shamrocker Tour that we took through Northern Ireland, as they both involve long hours sitting on a bus…