Category Archives: Travel Tales

Travel resources and travel articles from expat freelance writer Amanda Walkins. Follow her travels around the world.

Free Walking Tour of Valletta With Colour My Travel

Visit the Saluting Battery in Valletta for the daily 4pm cannon firing

As the exploration of my new expat home continues, I opted for a free walking tour of Valletta with Colour My Travel. Colour My Travel offers a wide variety of tours in the area, including ghost tours and full-day private tours of the island. Please note: I do not offer walking tours of Valletta! I […]

Housesitting in Southern France

visit Carcassonne

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 […]

Be a Global Neighbor

In the wake of an election season that has rocked the entire world, unity has never been more important. We need to find ways to support each other – not rip each other apart. We need to offer solidarity – not division. We need to celebrate our wonderful differences and recognize the similarities we share […]

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 […]

Hogmanay in Edinburgh: Info and Advice for an Epic NYE!

Hogmanay in Edinburgh is a time for celebration, community, and committing to annual goals we all know we won’t keep. Yep, you guessed it: Hogmanay is New Year’s Eve in Scotland! Since New Year’s Eve is a popular event globally, what makes it so special in Edinburgh? Well, Edinburgh is known as the Festival City, […]

Rabbie’s Edinburgh City Tour

Rabbies Edinburgh City Tour

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. I knew Rabbie’s offered tours […]

Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women Tour

Edinburgh tours and tour guides

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 […]