Castleton, England

Sure, overall maybe Castleton is “stereotypical” if stereotypical is also a synonym for beautiful. The village holds not only unique shops and pubs but also little cottages that sleep beside a bubbling stream. And behind that, ruins of an eleventh-century castle sit atop a hill dotted with grass-munching sheep. And, as if to protect the area, cavern walls stretch high above the village. This, in it’s picture-perfect glory, is Castleton.

England, Sweet England

Prepare yourself: My first trip to Europe! Since I was in elementary school, seeing England has been my number one travel goal. Looking back though, I’m glad I never went before now because being able to go with Andy — to visit the country he was born and raised in — that made it immensely more special. Here’s a summary on our journey . . .