Dover UK 2009 BellaOnline GatheringEvery year since 2004 the BellaOnline editors have gotten together in a different part of the US to share ideas, learn about traffic building, brainstorm about earning income from home, and have fun. We have about 20 editors in the UK / European area who felt a bit left out! So in 2009 we decided to hold our first ever BellaOnline Euoprean gathering so the UK and European editors could gain these same benefits!
After a number of discussions and votes we decided Dover UK was the most central and easy to get to location for everybody. It has Dover Castle! Also it just so happens that the weekend the editors chose - the last weekend in July - is the 100th anniversary of the first ever flight across the English Channel! There's going to be WWI and WWII airplanes everywhere and much more. Awesome fun times!
Since flights to the UK were not cheap (around $700!!) I decided to maximize my time once there. I spoke with a wine writer friend in England, Peter, and he agreed to go with me to Champagne to do some winery visits before the gathering began. Perfecto!
Monday - Landing in Heathrow
Tuesday - Driving to Reims
Wednesday - Mumm and Taittinger
Thursday - Boulard, Mercier, Moet et Chandon
Friday - Driving to Dover UK
Saturday - The Gathering!
Sunday - Dover Castle, Train to London
Monday - Flying Home
Lisa's 2009 Travelogues Main Page
Lisa's Travelogues Main Page