Trip Report: Great Fosters

Great Fosters Garden

A stay at Great Fosters is a wow experience from start to finish. The hotel dates to 1550 and was likely originally built to be a royal hunting lodge. Located in Egham a suburb of London, Great Fosters is only approximately 20 minutes from London’s Heathrow Airport.

This makes it the perfect place to recover from a long flight from the United States, or to end your stay in the countryside before heading home. The location is also central for exploring many popular tourist destinations, including Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, and Eton. If you love history and are looking for a respite from London, Great Fosters is an excellent addition to your itinerary.

I truly can’t decide about what I like best about this hotel. The service was impeccable. The gardens are spectacular during any season and they even have an outdoor pool available during the summer. Dinner in the Tudor Room is an absolute must! Our meal was wonderful, and my vegetarian version of each course was absolutely amazing. Last, but not least, the Historic rooms defy description. I felt transported back in time hundreds of years, except that I had full use of all of the modern amenities. Such a neat experience!

Check out my photo tour below to get a feel for the Great Fosters experience:

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Trip Report: England from London to Cornwall

Big Ben

When was the last time you visited London? When I ask my clients I usually receive one of two responses. One, not since I went with my family when I was a kid. Two, not since I went on my college backpacking trip across Europe.

It’s a wonderful cosmopolitan city that truly offers something for every age and travel interest. Plus, one of the great things for those of you living on the East Coast is that London is close enough to visit for a long weekend.

The truth is, I had not visited London since 1997! Therefore, I elected to travel in England for a total of ten nights while doing a several traditional visitor type activities. Quite the trip!




  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Fashion Walking Tour
  • Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley
  • Shopping: Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Alexander McQueen
  • The Shard
  • Lanhydrock House
  • Eden Project
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Caerhays
  • Hampton Court Palace

Stay tuned for updates! I will be writing up my experiences and offering more details about each of these items.

In the meantime, please get in touch with comments or questions about London and Cornwall.