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An Isle of Wight Weekend

Date Posted: October 11, 2019
Posted in: Travel Tales

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An Isle of Wight weekend can refresh the soul. I, honestly, knew next to nothing about this English island when I decided to go. But I was visiting Portsmouth for house and cat sitting, so this nearby isle offered a perfect additional getaway.

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First Impressions of São Miguel in the Azores

Date Posted: October 9, 2019
Posted in: Travel Tales

I’ve been on the island of São Miguel in the Azores for a week now. I came here to house and dog sit for friends from Roatan who have made this island their family home. I feel like a broken record since I just keep repeating to them: What an exceptional place to live!

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Winter Travel in Southern France

Date Posted: August 29, 2019
Posted in: Housesitting, Travel Tales

Travel to Southern France in winter

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My very first housesitting assignment with TrustedHousesitters was in picturesque Southern France. Winter travel in Southern France is a popular option from the UK and elsewhere in Northern Europe. The region boasts over 300 days of sunshine each year…including during the otherwise dark and cold dreary days we experience farther north.

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2 Week European Vacation in Winter

Date Posted: August 22, 2019
Posted in: Travel Tales

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A 2 week European vacation in winter might not be your first thought when you consider such a big holiday. But – hear me out – Europe in winter actually has plenty of positives! I took a (typically American) whirlwind trip through 5 cities in 2 weeks with a very dear friend. And I think you should consider doing the same.

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My Favorite Things to Do in Pitlochry Scotland

Date Posted: August 20, 2019
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

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My favorite things to do in Pitlochry reflect a microcosm of Scotland at large. I recommend you visit Pitlochry for an ideal addition to your Scotland travel itinerary, especially if this is your first visit to the country!

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Visiting the Isle of Arran in Scotland

Date Posted: July 28, 2019
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Visit the Isle of Arran in Scotland for outdoor adventure, history, whisky and more

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The Isle of Arran in Scotland is frequently called Scotland in Miniature, and for good reason. This tiny island boasts everything the mainland has, from ancient standing stones and beautiful castles to whisky distilleries, beaches, and highlands. As my first Scottish island, visiting the Isle of Arran has officially set the bar very high for all others to come!

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A Weekend in Portland Maine

Date Posted: July 9, 2019
Posted in: Travel Tales

Spending a weekend in Portland Maine by the sea

I recently spent a weekend in Portland Maine around the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) travel conference. It was actually my very first visit to Portland! Shockingly, I grew up just down the road in Massachusetts and had spent years visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. But, in all that time, I never stopped into Portland.

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Easy Day Trips from Edinburgh Scotland

Date Posted: July 2, 2019
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Edinburgh Castle image for easy day trip options from Edinburgh

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Day trips from Edinburgh can be easily arranged so you can explore beyond the city. While there is ample to do in Edinburgh itself, getting outside the city can show you more of Scotland from different angles.

For some Edinburgh day trip ideas, I pulled together my favorite days out that we’ve done in the years we’ve lived here. There are probably plenty more to do, too! But, so far, these seven are my favorites.

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