Scotland, England, English Candy, English Sweets, Scottish Sweets, British Candy, Wine Gums, Fruit Pastels, Crunchie Bar, Chocolate Digestives, Orange Chocolate Digestives, Hula Hoops, Crisps, Yorkie, Travel, Backpacking

MY HUSBAND’S ADDICTION

With names like Double Decker, Twirl and Crunchie, it was understandable why my husband was drawn in. The neon colors and gold foil reflected in his...
Scotland, Visit Scotland, Scottish Independence, Durness, Melness, Kinlochbervie, Ullapool, Visit Ullapool, West Coast of Scotland, travel, backpacking, Melrose, Inverness, Glasgow, Surfing in Scotland,

THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND

Although I grew up in Scotland, until age 12 when my family moved to the U.S., there was still much of the country I’d never seen. Over the years I...
Scottish Independence, Scotland, Referendum, Aye, YES, No Thank You, Scotland Votes, Alex Salmond, Scottish National Party, SNP, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, UK, David Cameron

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: AYE/NAY

These past couple of weeks have been an interesting time to be visiting Scotland as they prepare to vote in two days on their independence. Scottish...
Hiking Helvellyn in the Lake District, England.

HELVELLYN

My godfather Malcolm referred to England’s Lake District as “Heaven on Earth” as he unfolded various topographic maps on the coffee table. When...
The Lake District, Lake District, hiking, walking, walking holiday, England, hiking in England, walking the Lake District, what to see in England, Travel, Canon 5D Mark III, Helvellyn, YHA Hostel, Greenside, Greenside Lead Mine, Lower Man, climb Helvellyn,

THE LAKE DISTRICT PHOTO GALLERY

A whole lot of hills! We enjoyed four days of hiking and a little relaxing while staying at the YHA Helvellyn Hostel near Glenridding in the Lake...
Sampford Brett, England

NOSTALGIA AND NEW MEMORIES

It was a familiar footpath that I’d walked countless times before with my grandparents, my parents, my brother and now on which I walked with my...
Berlin, Dresden, Photographs from a week in Germany where I explored Berlin , the city of Dresden and Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany, Travel, Backpacking, Europe, Cold War, Travel Photography, trip around the world,

TWO DAYS IN DRESDEN

While I'd initially planned on sticking around Berlin for eight whole days, I soon decided to explore elsewhere in Germany and give my hosts their...
Berlin, Dresden, Photographs from a week in Germany where I explored Berlin , the city of Dresden and Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany, Travel, Backpacking, Europe, Cold War, Travel Photography, trip around the world,

GERMANY PHOTO GALLERY

Mark spent a week in Germany where he explored Berlin, the city of Dresden and Saxon Switzerland National Park. Berlin, Germany Checkpoint...
Berlin, Germany, Travel

MARK IN BERLIN

All I wanted was some late dinner and some Advil. Suddenly there were glamorous, high-heeled women stepping out of the shadows on the side walk and...
Lofoten, Norway, Moskenes, Hamnøy, Bodø, Visit Norway, Travel, Backpacking, Scandinavia, ferry to Moskenes, hiking in Norway, fishing, Cotopaxi, Gear For Good, Fjord, Reinefjord, Mount Reinebringen

LOFOTEN ISLANDS 101

In a remote area north of the Arctic Circle, we were cozied inside an old fisherman's cabin with majestic mountains jutting out of the Norwegian sea...
Piter Stay Hostel , Saint Petersburg, Where to Stay in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Visiting Russia, Hostel, Travel,
4.0

PITERSTAY HOSTEL IN ST. PETERSBURG

Piterstay Hostel is the place to be for a budget stay in the tourist-crowded city of Saint Petersburg. Just around the block from main sights such as...
Dresden, Germany, Where to stay in Germany, Where to stay in Dresden, Kangaroo-Stop Hostel, Kangaroo Stop, Saxon Switzerland, Travel, Hostel, Hostel Review,
4.3

KANGAROO-STOP IN DRESDEN

While staying with friends in Berlin, I decided to escape the city for a couple of days, (as it was my hosts' wedding anniversary that same week)....
Bodo Hostel, Norway, Where to stay in Bodo, ferry to Lofoten Islands, Ferry to moskenes, Visit Norway
3.7

BODO HOSTEL IN NORWAY

Britnee and I parted ways in Bodo, Norway, one evening as she flew onto Belgium and I awaited my flight to Berlin the following day. So I settled in...