Settle, England Part 2

Today’s Guest Post is from Kristi Holl, a mystery author. In preparation for an upcoming adult historical mystery novel, Kristi settled in Settle, England for three weeks in October. (Settle is a village in the Yorkshire Dales of northern England.) Kristi sent brief updates about the locale to her friends and followers. These updates included … More Settle, England Part 2

Settle, England

Today’s Guest Post is from Kristi Holl, a mystery author. In preparation for an upcoming adult historical mystery novel, Kristi settled in Settle, England for three weeks in October. (Settle is a village in the Yorkshire Dales of northern England.) Kristi sent brief updates about the locale to her friends and followers. These updates included … More Settle, England

Paris Museums

Guest Post by Molly Totoro. Molly has visited Paris several times so I’m thrilled to have her share her experience this week. Paris may be known as the City of Lights, but it is also a city of museums. Of course everyone has heard of the Louvre, home to such renowned masterpieces as the Mona … More Paris Museums

Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel lies off the coast of Normandy. My friend, Kay toured the abbey the same day she visited the American Cemetery. (See post Earn It for photos of her trip to the cemetery.) Perched on a rock, this abbey and its surrounding fortifications seem to rise from the sea. It has been many things … More Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Little Sweden

Välkommen to the tiny town of Lindsborg, Kansas, nicknamed, “Little Sweden.” Every few years, my husband and I enjoy staying at the Swedish Country Inn. We return because the inn holds charm for us, as does the town and its residents. We first stayed there about twenty years ago when the inn was newly decorated … More Little Sweden

Earn It

We never forget the last words of people on their deathbeds. Even in movies, we pay close attention to the dying words of characters we’ve come to care about. Near the end of Saving Private Ryan, Captain Miller (played by Tom Hanks) lay dying on a bridge after he and his men had saved the … More Earn It

The Netherlands

Darlene Daley wrote this week’s guest post based on her spring vacation in the Netherlands. Utrecht, The Netherlands by Darlene Daley I walked the rainy, brick sidewalks of Utrecht, The Netherlands with two of my best friends—Christel, whose home this was, and Bryan from England, my long-time pen pal whom I’d never met in person … More The Netherlands

Glendalough, Ireland

Today I’m featuring a guest post by Michele Hathaway, a freelance editor and children’s book writer. Michele spent February in Ireland. She visited other countries this winter, too (perhaps she’ll write more guest posts about those destinations). She came back with wonderful memories, several stories, and numerous photographs. Here’s her report on one part of … More Glendalough, Ireland