How lucky can you get, I ask myself every time I think about the five weeks I spent in France and England in August and September, 2014. The glow will stay with me for a long time—and it all started with months of planning, of course, also among my favorite activities.
My blogging partner, Kristine Hughes, and I planned to lead a Duke of Wellington Tour in September. Read all about it in our Number One London blog.
(see http://onelondonone.blogspot.com). We worked with several travel agents to secure the bookings and actually scheduled the trip so that we could visit Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey is filmed. Highclere is just a few miles from Wellington’s country home, and the Duke and the Earl of Cararvon sat side by side in the House of Lords in the early 19th century, so there was a connection. We knew Highclere would be a good draw for potential tour-goers.