Planning an English summer

Today I depart for the U.K.! The main purpose of my trip is a graduate course on the Oxford Fantasists, which I am taking at Wadham College of the University of Oxford. But while I wait for my plane, I thought that I would share some of my other planned destinations!


  • Blenheim Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Tate Modern
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Hamlet at the Globe Theatre
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Kensington Palace & Gardens
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Big Ben
  • Afternoon tea at the Barbican
  • Tower of London
  • Windsor Castle
  • Horse-racing at the Royal Windsor Racecourse


  • Tintern Abbey
  • Chepstow Castle
  • Raglan Castle


  • Catacombs
  • Norte-Dame Cathedral
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Royal Palace
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower


  • Royal Palace of Brussels
  • Manneken Pis & Jeanneke Pis


  • Dublin Castle
  • Book of Kells/Trinity College
  • Ireland National Museum of Archaeology
  • St. Stephen’s Green
  • Newgrange & Hill of Tara
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Horse-riding in Sligo

I’ve been planning this trip for a solid year and it was a difficult task. Stay tuned for some upcoming posts about my tips for cobbling together an itinerary! Until then, follow my (and my friend Chelsea’s) travel blog for the duration of our English summer by clicking here.