I am currently planning a lonnnng trip to the UK for this fall. I don’t know if I’ll actually be able to take it, since my 2020 and 2021 plans went awry (like pretty much everyone else’s), but I’m being cautiously optimistic. It’ll be the longest trip I’ve ever taken—25 days—and I kind of look at it as my “last hurrah” for extended travel and bouncing around that country that I love so much. I’m considering visiting Bath, Brighton, maybe the Dover coast area, Yorkshire (including York, Leeds, Harrogate, and maybe a day trip to the northeast coast, like Robin Hood’s Bay), and of course an extended stay in London. I’m also going to go back to my beloved booktown, Hay-on-Wye, for a few days, hopefully with a book-loving friend along for the ride.
I hope I can pull this off, both physically and financially, since it’s a big commitment. But I really miss London and its bookstores and museums and just sitting quietly on the South Bank, watching the world go by. I’m quite good at that part of travel.