announcements

Announcing Time Travel Talks

Hello friends! This is Kara, and I wanted to let everyone know that Peacoat Travels is still up and running and I am working on some stuff behind the scenes including to setup a book recommendation page: Peacoat Reads. I also wanted to announce that one of my, and Peacoat Travels, projects that I have… Continue reading Announcing Time Travel Talks

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Europe · Ireland

An Irish Escapade: My Experiences with Castles, Guinness, and Paddy Wagon Tours

Coach tires crunched over the gravel lane of Harlaxton College as we watched from the circle drive, our rain hoods pulled low over our faces while our suitcases sat at our sides. The coach creaked to a halt before us, we threw in our luggage, and off we rode to Birmingham Airport. Once there, we… Continue reading An Irish Escapade: My Experiences with Castles, Guinness, and Paddy Wagon Tours

City Exploration · City Spotlight · United Kingdom Travel

A Looking Glass Into Linlithgow

I had 48 hours to scour Scotland, and when weather proved advantageous, I knew that I wanted to explore more than beyond the city limits of Edinburgh. I wanted to visit one of the smaller historic towns that also played a significant role in both Medieval and Stuart-era history. I selected Linlithgow as the first… Continue reading A Looking Glass Into Linlithgow

Attractions · United Kingdom Travel

History Happened Here: Hampton Court

Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived. When we think of Henry VIII's reign, a lot of us may feel we are so far removed from that time period that we can't truly conceptualize how big of an impact this late-in-life obese, larger than life tyrant played in British or world history. I have always been… Continue reading History Happened Here: Hampton Court

City Exploration · United Kingdom Travel

Edinburgh – A Tale of One City: Two Perspectives, Part 2

"Half a capital and half a country town, the city leads a double existence; it has long trances of the one and flashes of the other; like the king of the Black Isles, it is half alive and half a monumental marble."Robert Louis Stevenson When the cab left us outside Grantham Station that March morning,… Continue reading Edinburgh – A Tale of One City: Two Perspectives, Part 2

City Exploration · United Kingdom Travel

Edinburgh – A Tale of One City: Two Perspectives, Part 1

“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.”Alexander McCall Smith Three flights, and two layovers later, and I was almost regretting my decision to land directly into Edinburgh instead of London Heathrow and taking the train north. At London… Continue reading Edinburgh – A Tale of One City: Two Perspectives, Part 1

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Behind the Name

Peacoat Travels is a project that two young travelers from Evansville, Indiana, Kara and Bailey, have been dreaming up for around awhile. Inspired by interactions while traveling near and wide, and equally inspired by the awesome interactions we had both had with the #TravelTribe on Twitter - they decided to be bold and find a… Continue reading Behind the Name