Western Europe

Exploring the Mountain Village of Tignes in the French Alps

Tignes from the Hill #2

For a week, I had a wonderful opportunity to explore the enchanting, Alpine village of Tignes with a fellow blogger. Although I visited in the off-season just before the ski slopes opened, it was still a gorgeous location to relax and catch up on the writing. Where and Why Tignes Tignes is located just 5 miles away from the Italian …

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A Tale of Illegally Feeding Pigeons in Edinburgh in 1968

Edinburgh Royal Mile with Pigeons

While I explore the Alpine village of Tignes, my dad is back in Edinburgh, exploring his old haunt. He’s been working on regaining his British dialect, setting up his accounts and benefits…and reminiscing about pigeons. Here’s the email I received from him this morning. I’m posting it here for your enjoyment exactly as it was written (but typos fixed). His …

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My Hitchhiking Adventure Through Rural France

Tignes View after Hitchhiking

This week I had a mini adventure in France. Another travel blogger invited me to stay at their incredible pad high in the French Alps. Even with my dad’s arrival in the UK, and my need to find a supplemental job, I could hardly say no. Unfortunately, on my tight budget I had to cut some corners, and one of those was …

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My Dad, at 77, Has Pack His Bags to Travel In My Footsteps!

Dad and I

It happened! My dad’s journey has begun! After following my blog for two years, my dad has packed his bags and permanently left the US to travel the world, with a home base with me in Edinburgh! There’s quite a story behind this, but here’s the summary. When I originally left my work in December 2014 and chose to have a …

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Guinness, Game of Thrones and Giants Come Together in Ireland

Shamrocker Adventures Giant's Rocker Tour

Usually, I advocate exploring a country with an open itinerary. Haggis Adventures and Shamrocker Tours have shown me that this isn’t always best. When you get to a country like Ireland, which has so much to see, it would take you weeks a guide or lots of planning. You’d probably miss a lot, not to mention all the insider data, if …

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