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A Simple Guide To Choosing Your Next Slow Travel Destination

Slow traveling doesn’t have to be a complicated concept.  Simply put, it’s about choosing to be fully present in your travel experiences.  So whether it’s living like a local in a small town for a month, or just hanging out…

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Slow Traveling In Rome’s Jewish Quarter: A Hidden Treasure

  Slow traveling for us means taking the time to find the hidden gems a city has to offer.  We found Rome to be a busy place, with lots of hustle and bustle.  But if you look, you can find…

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8 Top Secret Highland Cow Locations

As a self proclaimed ‘Coo Hunter’ (for photos), I am always on the lookout for these wee beasties.  But, they can be very elusive especially for us foreigners.  Luckily, I have been able to find a few and thought I…

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9 Things To Do On Isle of Skye For The Slow Traveler

Somewhere over the rainbow, lies the Isle of Skye.  The largest of the Inner Hebrides, it’s home to some of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes.  It’s a perfect slow travel destination because of it’s vast coastlines and quaint villages scattered throughout…

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My Quest For The Highland Cows

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…

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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…

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Our Week In Oban

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…

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An Unforgettable 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…

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The Most Important Travel Accessory For 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,…

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How To Save Money on US Phone Carrier Charges In The UK

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,…

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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…

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How To Spend 5 Days In St Andrews The Slow Travel Way

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…

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