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Getting Our Vegan Prep On In St. Andrews

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…

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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…

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Our 5 Slow Travel Must Haves For An 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…

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6 Things To Do To Make Kinsale Your Perfect Slow Travel Destination

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, which makes it a perfect slow travel destination.  They have a lovely…

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5 Slow Travel Tips For Cooking On The Road

Slow Travel was actually derived from “The Slow Food Movement” .  It was founded in 1989 by Folco Portinari when a McDonald’s was planned in the Piazza di Spagna in Rome.  He organized a protest with bowls of penne as his weapons.…

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10 Unusual Things To Do In The Highlands and Islands of Scotland

“The Highlands really is the Scotland of your imagination. It’s an amazing concoction of culture, history, architecture and unparalleled scenery. Think big skies, mind-blowing landscapes, superb food and hospitable people – it really   doesn’t get any better if you…

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6 Things To Do In Dornoch, Scotland

We love Dornoch, Scotland.  It’s not a big town with a  population of only 1200 people.   But that makes it the  perfect size for us slow traveler types. What we like to do if we aren’t taking a day…

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Renting A Car And Driving In Scotland: Everything You Need To Know

Take a few guesses. Yep—- that’s exactly what we said. Try figuring those out when you’re driving on the left side of the road, with a hysterical wife going 50 miles/hr and 1000 cars lined up behind you. YES, LADIES…

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How To Get From Paris To Versailles By Train

Today we decided to visit Chateau de Versailles.  We debated whether we would take a tour or attempt the trip ourselves.  I won’t lie I am a bit of a princess.  Okay let’s be real, I’m actually a queen so…

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5 Magical Places To Visit In Orkney

You don’t always have to spend a week somewhere to be a slow traveler.  But it is very nice to take your time and enjoy a place slowly.  Orkney Island is absolutely captivating and so steeped in archeological history it’s…

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo A Night To Remember

When we returned home from Scotland last March, we knew it was the beginning of a relationship that would last forever. Within a week we were already planning our ‘wee’ return . (Yes- I have been dying to use that…

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Characters Of The Fringe

“Welcome to the Alliance of Defiance”.  For three weeks in August Edinburgh Festival Fringe opens the doors, streets and alleyways of an entire city to an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. The Fringe is a truly open…

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