• Slow Travel: 5 Tips For Cooking Like A Local

    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.…

    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…

    Taking It Slow In Dornoch, Scotland: 6 Places To Enjoy Your Afternoon

    We love Dornoch and usually stay for 5-7 days if possible.  If you are going to the Scottish Highlands, make sure you go to Dornoch.  It’s a gorgeous little town that has lots to offer and is the perfect home…

    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…

    5 Magical Places To Visit In Orkney

    Whenever we return home from a trip without a doubt we will get asked the question, “What was your favorite part of _____________(fill in the blank)?” Orkney has made the top of my list of favorites.  The island is absolutely…

    Travel Journal: 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…

    Travel Journal: 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…

    Travel Journal: 8 Reasons Why We Will Always Be Part-Time Travelers

    Next week, we embark on our longest trip to date–a  5 week trip around Europe. It’s 5 weeks and 7 countries. It’s exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. So, as we run around like chickens with our heads…

    When Boomers Travel With Millennials: Lessons Learned

    Usually when we travel, it’s just Mike and I.  It’s a pretty easy gig–1 suitcase, 1 backpack, a fanny pack , 2 meals,  drinks at 4 and itinerary planned.  I worry about him, he worries about me, simple as that.…

    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…


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