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…

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.…

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…

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…

The Art Of 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…

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…

Travel Journal: Paris-(Mona Lisa, Love Locks and 284 Stairs)

Yes, we saw her.  It wasn’t as crowded as we thought so we walked right up front. Before I go on about The Louvre..here she is- barricaded in glass and behind a wooden barricade—Ladies and Gentleman….The Mona Lisa.  She’s a…


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