Category: Travel Resources

Housesitting in Southern France

TrustedHousesitters in France

Southern France…it just sings of romance and beauty. Rolling hills covered with small vineyards, private yachts and fabulous beaches hugging the Mediterranean coast, tiny villages with traditional stone architecture and colorful wooden shutters on every window. Southern France is dreamy even in reality. And that’s why I leapt at the opportunity for housesitting in Southern France last month.

Southern France...it just sings of romance and beauty. Rolling hills covered with small vineyards, private yachts and fa...

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The Expat Life…Moving On Again

Serial expat moving again

Another year, another adventure! We’re heading to a new destination this month because of a fantastic opportunity. As is common in the expat life, we’re moving somewhere new because we have itchy feet and we also see a new location as a fun new challenge.

Another year, another adventure! We're heading to a new destination this month because of a fantastic opportunity. As is...

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The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

Visit The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

A quick visit to Pitlochry over the summer left us wanting to see more – and we also noticed promotional materials for The Enchanted Forest. If you know me at all, you know sparkly lights get me every time. Fill a forest with them and play magical music, I simply can’t resist. The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry was calling my name.

A quick visit to Pitlochry over the summer left us wanting to see more - and we also noticed promotional materials for T...

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Hogmanay in Edinburgh Info and Advice

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

Edinburgh is known as the Festival City, with 12 main celebrations programmed throughout the year plus several others in between. While we’ve just finished the August madness of five festivals happening simultaneously (still wrapping my newbie head around what just happened), the next biggest moment for the city is coming up soon. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start planning for Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is known as the Festival City, with 12 main celebrations programmed throughout the year plus several others in...

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The Real Mary King’s Close Edinburgh Tour

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

Edinburgh is a city of many levels. You should keep your eyes on the ground to be sure you don’t trip over uneven cobblestones or stumble down a set of stairs. But you should also keep your eyes up so you don’t miss a unicorn sighting or breathtaking castle view. Yet the most interesting level of Edinburgh can be found underneath the Royal Mile in The Real Mary King’s Close Edinburgh Tour.

Edinburgh is a city of many levels. You should keep your eyes on the ground to be sure you don't trip over uneven cobble...

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Rabbie’s Edinburgh City Tour

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

After attending the recent Travel Massive event in Edinburgh, I realized there were so many opportunities to easily check out more of Edinburgh than I knew existed. First, I heard about Invisible Edinburgh and took the first tour available with them. Next, I was introduced to Rabbie’s Edinburgh City Tour.

After attending the recent Travel Massive event in Edinburgh, I realized there were so many opportunities to easily chec...

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Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women Tour

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

By far one of the most interesting and admirable projects I’ve come across lately has to be Invisible Edinburgh. This social enterprise (read: What is a Social Enterprise and How Can I Get Involved?) offers training to individuals coming from homelessness so they can become walking tour guides. Taking the Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women tour was a truly enlightening experience for this new expat in Edinburgh.

By far one of the most interesting and admirable projects I've come across lately has to be Invisible Edinburgh. This so...

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Two-Together Railcard in the UK

Train discounts in England and Scotland

If you’re planning to travel by train while visiting or residing in the UK, you should seriously consider the various railcard options available to you. If you’re a student, if you’re under the age of 25, if you’re over the age of 60, if you’re traveling as a family, if you have a disability, if you’re traveling with the same person all the time – any of these will enable you to get discounted train tickets. For us, the Two-Together Railcard works perfectly for our travel throughout Scotland and England.

If you’re planning to travel by train while visiting or residing in the UK, you should seriously consider the various ra...

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The Treehouse Cafe in Edinburgh

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

So we’ve officially moved into Edinburgh! I’m sure you’re as excited as we are to learn more about this beautiful city and its very eclectic inhabitants. Part of moving into a new home is, of course, exploring your surroundings. We’ve been out and about, wandering and popping into various shops and eateries to check out the best of our new expat home (okay, so I’m the only technical expat here since my Irish-Colombian grew up in Scotland, but he’s never lived in Edinburgh). I’ll be sharing some highlights that we uncover as we go…first up is our favorite new cafe: The Treehouse Cafe.

So we've officially moved into Edinburgh! I'm sure you're as excited as we are to learn more about this beautiful city a...

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Help Ecuador Recover from Earthquake Disaster

Help Ecuador earthquake

I have been so heartbroken seeing the news of Ecuador’s massive earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks that continue to plague the country. I have a special place in my heart for Ecuador and all her people. Hundreds have died, and many more have lost everything. If you are able, please do what you can to help Ecuador in these recovery efforts.

I have been so heartbroken seeing the news of Ecuador's massive earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks that continue...

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