England

Exploring Arbeia Roman Fort

When my friend Liz from the YSA group found out that I was interested in learning about local history, she jumped right into action and

The New Newcastle Castle

In 410 AD, the Romans left England and abandoned the fort of Pons Aelius, an auxiliary castra on Hadrian’s Wall. 670 years later in 1080

Jesmond Dene

One of my absolute favorite spots in Newcastle is Jesmond Dene, a large wooded park that runs along the Ouseburn River. The park was built

Stained glass windows

York Part II: York Minster

By now, I don’t think it’s any secret that I have a soft spot in my heart for churches and cathedrals. So when I heard

Old village with antique cars on a cobblestone road

Beamish: Time Travel Is Possible

Beamish is one of those places that I discovered online before I even came to England. I’ve always had a thing for living history museums,

Hi! I’m Jess.

I’m a Canadian-American who’s always ready for the next adventure. I love all things living, always have a million creative projects in progress, and polish my nerd badge daily. I am passionate about strengthening families by empowering women to make space for things that bring them true and lasting joy. Read more about me and my mission here.

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