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,…

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…

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…

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…

10 Reasons Why Cruise Ships Are Not For Me

We just finished a 7 day cruise to Alaska and obviously from the title I didn’t love it.  Let me begin by saying Alaska was gorgeous! This is not about Alaska, this is about being aboard a cruise ship as…

Tips For Boarding A Cruise Ship 

I never realized there was an ‘art’ to boarding a cruise ship.  Most ‘cruisers’ are veterans and know all the ins and outs of getting on board easily.  Here are 5 things I learned that would have been helpful to…

8 Travel Blogger Poses You Should Try: Make Your Next Vacation Pics Fabulous!

“…..travel bloggers always have such artistic pictures. Besides, the awesome photography, many enliven their pics with imaginative poses. I think it gives the photos more character a joie de vivre quality. Try these 8 poses to make your vacation pictures better!”

Caledonian Sleeper Train: How To Get From Scotland to London in 12 Hours

Many times I wonder if I am taking the same train, driving the same roads, booking the same tours as everyone else–because what I read, and what really happens never seem to be the same experience.  Take for example this…

Edinburgh, Scotland

How To Fall In Love With Edinburgh In 3 Days

Edinburgh was our first stop on our 2 week jaunt around Scotland. Even in the 3 days we were there, we absolutely fell in love with the city.  It’s so easy to do and here’s how: 1. Ask A Wee…

Do You Really Need To Carry Your Passport With You At All Times?

Before our last trip to Paris we were in a conundrum.  We couldn’t decide whether to carry our passport on our body at all times or just leave it in the hotel.  So of course we did what all human…

Paris Myths Uncovered

So many people want to tell you their horror stories about Paris but you never seem to get the good stuff.  Actually, for the sake of full disclosure I had 2 friends tell me some good stories but 90% were…


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