Category Archives: England

Top 5 Monday: Dream Vacations of the Nerdy and Cutting the Talk

Happy Top Five Monday, travelers!  Although it has been a slow summer/fall adventure-wise at CCC, Kelly and I recently cured all of that with the arrival of our long-awaited Pride & Prejudice tour of Great Britain.  Faithful readers and anyone … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey – A short review

Ok, so Downton Abbey isn’t a real place, but neither was Pemberly, but that didn’t stop us from writing about it.  Downtown Abbey is a mini series that focused around the Crawley family in Downton Abbey… a fictional English town.  … Continue reading

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One Week Trips to Maximize Your Country Count

Here at Conquering the Century Club, we are constantly brainstorming ways to get more countries. Here are a couple of easy, one week trips that will give the traveler plenty of countries in no time. The British Isles England, Scotland, … Continue reading

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Top 5 Monday: London Calling

Europe sure has been getting a lot of attention at CCC lately, but for today’s post my mind was preoccupied with my next trip, which is in just 4 short days, and includes 2 stops – London and New Delhi.  … Continue reading

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Are tour trips worth it?

Have you ever taken a trip on a tour?  I was surfing the web today and stumbled on Rick Steves tours.  The tours are pretty varied in days and locations.  Some offer tours in one city, or one region, while … Continue reading

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Top 5 Monday: Beer Me!

Welcome to the newest feature of CCC – Top 5 Monday’s – where we bring you our latest countdown of whatever strikes our fancy.  To kick things off, curing your case of the Mondays today, we’re bringing back that weekend feel.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Around the World in 80 Dates

Here at Conquering the Century Club, we like to think of ourselves as intellectual, cultured people who read actual books in addition to the occasional US magazine on a plane. While listening to one of the group’s favorite at-home travel … Continue reading

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