2018 Range Rover Velar
The National Gallery
Tower of London
Tiptree Jam Factory
White Cliffs of Dover
Avebury Stone Circles
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Pub, Nottingham
Wollaton Park, Nottingham
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
We live in an enormous, diverse, oftentimes dizzying world. But for every person, there’s that one place out there somewhere that can unlock a cache of personal mysteries and help make sense of it all.
For me, that place has always been the United Kingdom.
My mother was born there. My father was born there. There are places there that, had they never existed, I might not exist myself today. And yet I had never once been there while old enough to retain the memory.
This year, I turned 40. For me, it led to the realization that life is far too short to sit around with regrets about the things I’ve never gotten around to doing. The UK had lessons to teach me about life and my own history, and I owed it to myself to get on that plane and learn.