There is so much I am going to miss about Vindolanda. I had gotten used to having the privilege of waking up and heading out to the site every morning; looking over history as it was being uncovered. The museum is also steps away from the archaeology, so you could just walk over and see …

  Arriving at the site was very exciting. The train took us far into the country, and stopped seemingly in the middle of nowhere. We all got out and waited until a van pulled up. It was a tight squeeze, but we were able to get everyone’s, oversized, luggage crammed together in a very haphazard …

Hadrian’s Wall is the defining monument to Roman Britain. It spans the breadth of the island and acted as not only a barrier to invaders from the north, but also as a center from which Rome could exert its influence. Now, like many other ruins from its era, it is little more than a foundation. …

Vindolanda is indeed in the middle of nowhere. It’s adjacent to the tiny village of Bardon Mill in rural Northumberland, about ten or fifteen minutes away by car. Evenings in the Hedley Centre really reinforce that sense of solitude, with the knowledge that all the employees at the museum have gone home for the night, …

Leaving London is like leaving a good, but demanding friend that you just met. It is nice to get out into the country and reconnect with fresh air and to see the rest of the United Kingdom, but it was sad to leave the people of the hostel and the ‘regality’ of the city. Wombat’s, …

As we were wading through the Museum of London’s archives this Wednesday, I heard something from our guide that sparked my interest. He showed us a shoemaking machine, stating that it has been used “from 1915 up to 1930.” The way he said it was in a way that seemed to present the 1930s as …

Stonehenge is a site that most people hear about, and in the minds of the young and old, it is imagined as something magnificent and ancient. For the most part, it is all of those things; it really does spur all the mystery and acclaim it receives. Though when you approach the megalithic stones gathered …

I’ve noticed this phenomenon a few times already over here, and as a citizen of a nation that rejected the concept of a monarchy over two centuries ago, it’s strange to hear out of a person’s mouth these days. At St. John’s Chapel in the Tower of London today, I heard a presenter there say …

Going to Canterbury Cathedral, I was instantly brought back to a part of my childhood. Growing up catholic, I was constantly surrounded by Gothic architecture, stories of Jesus and saints, and the smell of ash filling up my nostrils. Though the ideology has escaped my life as I got older, an imprint of the culture …