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The Bard of Avon was born 450 years ago and, rightly so, England is celebrating his enduring legacy. Rather than zipping over to Stratford for the day and checking off Shakespeare sites from a list, I wanted to experience the landscapes that inspired his words. That’s how I found myself ordering waterproof shoes, packing light layers and Lycra, and landing in London to bike Shakespeare’s Way, a self-guided route around the English countryside.

As an American and a traveler who enjoys a bit of romance and tradition, I find the monarchy endlessly fascinating. The royals put on a show for their subjects, especially in England, where each castle and historic site shines with pomp and circumstance.

I Heart My City: Shelly’s Oxford

Freelance writer Shelly Lachish has lived all around the world, but currently resides in Oxford, England, where she moonlights as an academic. Check out Shelly’s favorite things about her current home base, then add your own!