Travel by Mail Coach

That the coaches carrying the Royal Mail in the first half of the 19th century took passengers and were superior to travel by stage coach in a number of ways. They were faster. They stopped for nothing. They even flew through toll gates. They traveled at night Their schedule was strict and predictable They had […]

Hedge Inns

I travel. Sometimes I travel by boat, plane, or automobile. Sometimes I travel by book. Sometimes I explore the real world. This week I wandered off the beaten path and spent some time in hedge inns with Ella Quinn and the characters of The Marquis and I. I’ve read my way through many historic inns […]

The Delaware Valley

I travel. Sometimes I travel by boat, plane, or automobile. Sometimes I travel by book. Sometimes I explore the real world. This week I rambled around my own area with a good friend. We parked on the New Jersey side at Lambertville and walked across the bridge for a delightful riverside lunch. Shops and galleries […]

The Seacoast is Flooded

I travel. Sometimes I travel by boat, plane, or automobile. Sometimes I travel by book. I spent this week exploring England’s east coast by ship through crashing waves and powerful winds, and attempting to reach Great Yarmouth by carriage over flooded roads. I was finally forced to put in at the Queen’s Barque in Fenwick […]

Road Trip!

I’m off to Williamsburg, America’s lovely Georgian gem, this morning. Beloved and I are going to take a few days vacation before the start of Romancing Williamsburg, a reader/au8thor retreat, the end of the week. So a few days of romance in the place we honeymooned many moons ago followed by a great time with […]

Horses for Hire: Travel Over Land in the 19th Century

Highlighting Historical Romance today presents the brilliant Jude Knight’s research into nineteenth-century travel over land. Land travel in Regency England required negotiating rough roads and weather on foot, or on an animal or a vehicle pulled by an animal. Anyone with the money could purchase a seat on a stage coach, or even the mail […]