• Travel Journal: My Obsession With The Heilan Coo

    I think my obsession with Scotland and the Heilan Coos (Scots), started on our first trip 2 years ago.  I don’t know what it is that attracts me to them.  Maybe it’s that beautiful long hair, that hollers, “Get these…

    Travel Journal: Up Up And Away In The Falkirk Wheel

    This massive beast is called the Falkirk Wheel.  It is a large boat lift and the only one in the world.  In the thirties, the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals were linked by a staircase of 11 locks which took…

    What to expect when you take a ride in the Falkirk Wheel

    Slow Travel: Oban Is Beautiful, But It Didn’t Work For Us

    Oban is known as the “Gateway to the Isles”.  There are many ferries that depart from it’s main port and go to the Inner and Outer Hebrides.  It’s a beautiful town, with lots to do and it’s surrounded by miles…

    Oban, Scotland

    Travel Journal: A Falconry Experience In The Argyll Countryside

    Just a quick little post on our experience the other day in the Argyll countryside.  If you ever get a chance to book an interactive falconry experience, definitely do it.  We spent an entire afternoon with these beautiful birds of…

    Need a new and different adventure in the Western Highlands of Scotland, try the Finn Falconry Experience.

    Travel Journal: Don’t Forget Your Plastic Pants, When You Travel To Scotland

    Scotland gets between 150-250 days of rain per year. Of course, it depends on the area you are in and the time of year. We have been to Scotland in August, for the Military Tattoo and it poured. So winter,…

    Travel Tip: Don’t Use Your US Phone Carrier In The UK, Buy a Sim …

    After 2 years of travel, we have incurred a few thousand dollars in mobile phone charges by using our US international plan.  Yes, that’s a ridiculous amount of money.  Yes, I know what you are thinking…. “SO, MIKE AND DONNA,…

    Travel Journal: The ‘Not So’ Secret, Secret Bunker of Scotland

    Under this little brick building, 100 feet down, lies a 2400 sq foot ‘secret’ bunker from the post Cold War Era. Which is very cool, by the way.  But what I found very ironic is all the signs, brochures, and…

    Our review of Scotland’s Secret Bunker in St Andrew

    Slow Travel: Spending 5 Days In St Andrews Is Easy

    There is nothing better than 5 days in a small town like St. Andrews.  Actually, by Scottish Highland standards it is probably considered a fairly large town.  We were in St. Andrews last trip, and knew we had to go…

    A slow travel itinerary for St. Andrews, Scotland.

    Travel Journal: Cooking Vegan For One Month

    Today was our big cooking day. We went to our local Tesco and bought a bunch of food and made large batches of Lentil Chili, Mushroom Pasta and Vegan Meat Burritos. We got the Vegan Meat recipe from Brand New…

    Travel Journal: Scotland’s St. Andrews ‘U’ Sinners

    We arrived to St. Andrews, Scotland last night after about 24 hours of travel. We have been here before but only for a night and really wanted to come back. So we decided it is our first stop on our…

    Slow Travel: Our 5 Must Haves For AirBnb

    I was reading an article the other day on AirBnb entitled, Three Ways To Embrace Slow Travel This Fall”. It reminded me of our slow travel adventures with AirBnb, which is our preferred way of slow traveling. Remember, there are…

    Slow Travel: How To Spend A Week In Kinsale, Ireland

    Kinsale is a colorful port and fishing town in County Cork, Ireland.  There is plenty to do in this leisurely town with a population of less than 6,000.  A few day trips to nearby towns, along with exploring the streets…


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