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History of the US Open

By: mandy | Date: August 17, 2009 | Categories: Sports

The US Open is a grand slam tennis tournament that takes place in Flushing, New York each year. It traditionally has the biggest pay out in professional tennis, a purse of $1.5 million dollars to the winners on both the men’s and women’s side. Tennis is also one of the only sports that the men […]

History and Horse Racing in Newmarket, England

By: mandy | Date: August 13, 2009 | Categories: Animals, Arts & Culture, Travel

Newmarket is known far and wide for the industry of horse racing.  The history of the village, as well as the modern economy of the village today, is intertwined with the sport.  The National Horse Racing Museum is located close to many a Newmarket hotel,  and currently is part of the incredible Jockey Club.  An […]

Cheesy Cotswolds

By: mandy | Date: August 12, 2009 | Categories: Food & Drink, Travel

Every year in Cooper’s Hill an unusual annual event take place, the Cheese Rolling Festival. This festival is so popular, all the Cotswolds Hotels are booked full. If you have what it takes, are prepared a possible risk to get a few bones broken, sprain an ankle, or get a concussion, then you might just […]

Moreton-in-Marsh and the Beauty of the Cotswolds

By: mandy | Date: August 7, 2009 | Categories: Travel

Moreton in Marsh is located along the Fosse Way, an old Roman pass from Lincoln to the southern coast that lies just under the modern road, in the valley of Evenlode.  The town has the color of the stone that was mined in the area, a light honey yellow, much as does the American town […]

Chaucer’s Canterbury

By: mandy | Date: | Categories: History, Travel

I took a fast trek along the Canterbury Way in England, it’s a short cut in a way, from Farnham to Canterbury. Actually, it known as the North Downs Way and then on to Dover. It’s a much shorter pilgrimage than the regular more popular Pilgram’s Way. I was concerned about language gaps and I’m […]

Lennon and Chester

By: mandy | Date: August 6, 2009 | Categories: History, Travel

We decided to make our trip to England be a revisiting of John Lennon’s life as he grew up. We started with booking a room at a Chester Hotel. That’s where his sister, Julia Baird has fond memories of her and John spending time together. They would travel by train from Liverpool because Chester was […]

The Crucible: Theatre Imitating Life

By: mandy | Date: August 5, 2009 | Categories: Arts & Culture

The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller that deals with the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The dialogue from the play was taken from the actual transcripts of the trials from this notorious period in this county’s colonial history. So, it may be somewhat contradictory to say this country, as it was […]

Jack The Ripper Tour Events

By: mandy | Date: | Categories: Arts & Culture

The Jack The Ripper tours in London are fascinating adventures that provide a since of thrill and suspense, though also a trip through time. This legendary serial killer continues to inspire the imagination of many people throughout the world due to the gruesome manner of the murders and also the unsolved nature of the crimes. […]

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

By: mandy | Date: | Categories: Arts & Culture

The Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Oregon has a long history of offering major theatrical performances in the western United States. It has three primary stages that offer everything from contemporary hits to various choices from the classical cannon. Shakespeare is always on the schedule rightly should be as the company is named after this great […]

Sports Tickets for Red Sox

By: mandy | Date: August 4, 2009 | Categories: Sports

My sister and I bought Sports Tickets to the Sox game for Sunday. We got off the Orange Line at Back Bay so we could catch a quick beer. That’s when we noticed a finish line for the Boston Marathon was right in front of us. We noticed people anxiously waiting in line, apparently to […]