Kate J Hollingsworth

art + travel + photography

  • Cotswolds Day Hike: Chipping Campden

    Cotswolds Day Hike: Chipping Campden

    I think we are finding a new routine: weekend day hikes. Last weekend we walked from Bradford-on-Avon to Avoncliff, the weekend before that was Chew Valley, and this weekend we headed up to Chipping Campden for another Cotswolds day hike to check out the views from Dover’s Hill. We picked this 4.5 mile walk because reviews said it was “great if…

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  • Photos of Bristol in Lockdown

    Photos of Bristol in Lockdown

    I was reflecting back on 2020’s Spring season and decided to put together some of my photos of Bristol in lockdown. (This is our first Spring in England since moving here last fall.) I did not venture out much as my husband was the designated person from our family to do the grocery shopping, so most of these…

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  • Walking from Bradford-on-Avon to Avoncliff

    Walking from Bradford-on-Avon to Avoncliff

    Last weekend, we went walking around Chew Valley Lake and had such a nice time that we decided to venture out a little further and walk a bit farther this weekend. We walked in the Cotswolds from Bradford-on-Avon to Avoncliff following this trail linked here. Near the beginning of the walk, we explored the Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn, which was originally built…

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  • The Moving Abroad Packing Plan

    The Moving Abroad Packing Plan

    Spoiler alert: Moving house is stressful. It might even be one of the most stressful life events. And moving house internationally? That probably also means starting a new job/moving to a new office, or starting school, or any other big change that is prompting the move. So when it comes to moving abroad, the stress can really…

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  • Weekend Walk in Chew Valley

    Weekend Walk in Chew Valley

    This weekend, we went for a walk/hike around Chew Valley Lake, a reservoir nearby in North Somerset. It was a nice way to stay socially distanced and get some fresh air. The Grebe Trail has been marked into a one-way traffic hike as part of the COVID-19 precautions…. Here are some of my favorite photos:…

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  • Yosemite National Park Photos

    Yosemite National Park Photos

    I’ve got parks and hikes and outdoor activities on my mind lately. (I think it is because it is an activity you can do while maintaining social distancing.) I’ve been researching some good hikes in our area in Southwest England and hoping to explore more of those soon. But in the meantime, I’m thinking back to this…

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  • Catalina Island, California

    Catalina Island, California

    At about this time last year, I found myself at a Catalina Island weekend for the spring art show hosted by the Catalina Art Association. The island was beautiful, the weather was great, and the art fair was a success. Totally loved the weekend spent there, and happy to share some of my favorite photos from…

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  • What I Read in March + April

    Here’s what I’ve read in March + April: All links below will take you to IndieBound.org – a site that will help you order a book from either your local bookseller or via Bookshop.org, where your purchase will help independent booksellers. Patterns of India by Christine Chitnis I mentioned in 10 Travel Books to Read in Quarantine that we’ve been reading and…

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  • 10 Travel Books to Read in Quarantine

    10 Travel Books to Read in Quarantine

    Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. -Voltaire While we keep social isolating, I’m turning to movies, podcasts, and books for a little escapism without leaving home. Thought I’d put together 10 Travel Books to Read in Quarantine – a mix of some of…

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  • What I Read in January + February

    What I Read in January + February

    I love books. I love stories. I love to read and I love to talk about reading. But for the last few years I just didn’t have the time or the drive to read as much as I used to. Can you relate? I’d still read a book here or there, but my unread pile…

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Kate J Hollingsworth