Europe

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Austria 🇦🇹 Belarus 🇧🇾 Belgium 🇧🇪 Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦 Bulgaria 🇧🇬 Canary Islands 🇮🇨 Croatia 🇭🇷 Czech Republic 🇨🇿 Denmark 🇩🇰 England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Estonia 🇪🇪 Finland 🇫🇮 France 🇫🇷 Germany 🇩🇪 Greece 🇬🇷 Guernsey 🇬🇬 Hungary 🇭🇺 Iceland 🇮🇸 Ireland 🇮🇪 Isle of Man 🇮🇲 Italy 🇮🇹 Kosovo 🇽🇰 Latvia 🇱🇻 Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 Lithuania 🇱🇹 Luxembourg 🇱🇺 Macedonia 🇲🇰 Moldova 🇲🇩 Monaco 🇲🇨 Montenegro 🇲🇪 Netherlands 🇳🇱 Northern Ireland 🇬🇧 Norway 🇳🇴 Poland 🇵🇱 Romania 🇷🇴 San Marino 🇸🇲 Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Serbia 🇷🇸 Slovakia 🇸🇰 Slovenia 🇸🇮 Spain 🇪🇸 Sweden 🇸🇪 Switzerland 🇨🇭Transnistria Turkey 🇹🇷 Ukraine 🇺🇦 United Kingdom 🇬🇧 Vatican City 🇻🇦 Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


Ooh La La Luxembourg

Ooh La La Luxembourg

Luxembourg and it's capital, Luxembourg City was fabulous!  Luxembourg is in Western Europe surrounded by Belgium, Germany and France.  Medieval castles, hiking, viewpoints and a ...
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Pretty Vaduz in Liechtenstein

Pretty Vaduz in Liechtenstein

Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein and the prettiest place I've been.  Liechtenstein is the world's wealthiest country and is landlocked between Switzerland and Austria.  ...
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The Country That Doesn't Exist

The Country That Doesn’t Exist

There is a little strip of land between Ukraine and Moldova called Transnistria that is often referred to as "the country that doesn't exist".  Welcome ...
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The Chisinau Vibe

The Chisinau Vibe

Moldova is a small country in Eastern Europe located between Ukraine and Romania.  I arrived in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, on my birthday after ...
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The Incredible Sofia in the Balkans

The Incredible Sofia in the Balkans

Located in Southeastern Europe is a small country called Bulgaria.  Sofia is the capital of this Balkan nation.  It has over 2,000 years of history, ...
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San Marino and The Three Towers

San Marino and The Three Towers

Nestled within Italy, there is another country!  What?  The Republic of San Marino is only 61 sq kms and has a population just over 30K.  ...
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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Well colour me happy!  I walked in Westminster Abbey and pictures are now allowed.  I did not have my camera (because as far as I ...
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London

London

One of my favourite places.  I see the same things over and over and it never gets old. Park Plaza Westminster Our central London hotel ...
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Highlander & The Night Train

Highlander & The Night Train

And just like that we were making our way to London!   Eilean Donan Castle Dating all the way back to the 13th century, this castle ...
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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye.  Sigh.  A bigger sigh.  It is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago and spectacular.  Breathtakingly beautiful at every turn, ...
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Isle of Harris & Isle of Lewis

Isle of Harris & Isle of Lewis

Off the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris form the main island in the Outer Hebrides and are two ...
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Culloden House & Battlefield

Culloden House & Battlefield

Culloden House is THE place to stay in the Highlands.  I'm already planning to go back to the Highlands with my Mom and stay here ...
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Inverness

Inverness

This is my favourite place in the world!  Scotland, Inverness, Culloden, the history, the world of Jamie Fraser and Outlander, I love it here.  Inverness ...
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St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Midhope Castle (Lallybroch) Hello Lallybroch from Outlander!  We stopped here on our drive from Edinburgh to St. Andrews.  I was extremely disappointed that Jamie Fraser ...
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and jam packed with history.  The view is different because Edinburgh's buildings were constructed using the Craigleith Sandstone and ...
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Edinburgh Out & About With Andy

Edinburgh Out & About With Andy

Edinburgh Cab Tours We did a day out with Edinburgh Cab Tours ~ Andy took us to Tantallon Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Royal Yacht Britannia, North ...
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo The 2022 show was my second time seeing the Tattoo and this is a MUST DO if you are near ...
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Belfast

Belfast

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and the birthplace of RMS Titanic.  The visit to Belfast resulted in A LOT of great food and ...
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Bushmills

Bushmills

From Galway, with a stop at Sean's Bar, we headed to County Antrim and Bushmills.   The Bushmills Inn Quietly luxurious boutique hotel on the Causeway ...
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Galway

Galway

Galway Girl by Steve Earle Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk Of a day -i-ay-i-ay  I met a little girl and ...
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Cork

Cork

Cork is known as Ireland's foodie capital ~ bring it on!  Cork County is the biggest county in Ireland with so much to see and ...
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Dublin

Dublin

Dublin is the capital of Ireland, our first Irish stop and this wine lover discovered a liking for Guinness.  Sláinte   Clontarf Castle Hotel Dublin's Leading Castle ...
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Munich

Munich

Close to the Bavarian Alps, this region is beautiful. Munich is Bavaria's capital in Germany and the home of Oktoberfest.  The next Oktoberfest starts on ...
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Europe I'm BACK!

Europe I’m BACK!

The summer shenanigans of Jackie & Myrna have begun.  After COVID, rescheduling, cancellations, flights being cancelled 2 weeks ago and being rebooked on different connection ...
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Stockholm

Stockholm

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and was founded as a city in 1252.  The island of Gamla Stan is Stockholm's Old Town. There ...
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Belgrade

Belgrade

Dating back to the 4th century, Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and was the capital of Yugoslavia.  Belgrade means the White City because the ...
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Dalmatian Coast and Peninsula of Istria

Dalmatian Coast and Peninsula of Istria

Croatia truly is one of the most beautiful places ~ the coastline along the Adriatic Sea is stunning.  Croatia consists of 4 regions:  Croatia Proper ...
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Zagreb, The Capital of Croatia

Zagreb, The Capital of Croatia

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and it is gorgeous!  There are so many things to see and do in Zagreb.  I believe most people ...
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Montenegro

Montenegro

Doesn't it just sound exotic and sexy?  Montenegro. I imagine old movies, suave gentlemen and romance.  Located on the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is nestled between Croatia, ...
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Lovely Ljubljana

Lovely Ljubljana

Slovenia and the capital city of Ljubljana.  In my mind I always said L-Jub-L-Jana, but it's pronounced "loo-bee-ana".  Ljubljana is a beautiful city and the ...
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Stunning Sarajevo!

Stunning Sarajevo!

Sarajevo is the captial city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it quickly became a favourite city for me.  I loved every moment in this fascinating ...
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Fabulous Herzegovina!

Fabulous Herzegovina!

Herzegovina is the southern and smaller of the two main geographical regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The scenery was beautiful and this was the area ...
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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Srebrenica genocide:  “A failure of civilization” - Pope St. John Paul II I clearly remember the events in Srebrenica in 1995.  Throughout my travels so ...
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Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina, Kosovo

The Kosovo War was fought from February 1998 to June 1999 and ended when NATO intervened.  Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and is now ...
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The City of Statues ~ Skopje, Macedonia

The City of Statues ~ Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje stands out as one of the coolest places I've visited.  Located in the north of the Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje is known as ...
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The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight

I had no plans to go to the Isle of Wight and it was something to do between the 100th Anniversary of Armistice / Remembrance ...
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Isle of Man ~ Hiking "The Raad ny Foillan"

Isle of Man ~ Hiking “The Raad ny Foillan”

I took a little jaunt around The Raad ny Foillan (Manx Gaelic for “The Way of the Gull”) on The Isle of Man.  This coastal ...
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Queen Mary 2 ~ Sailing Across The Atlantic Ocean

Queen Mary 2 ~ Sailing Across The Atlantic Ocean

I always, always wanted to sail on Cunard and cross the Atlantic Ocean. A Transatlantic Bucket List Item The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is ...
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Where Is MY Highlander?

Where Is MY Highlander?

Soulful bagpipes, soaring mountains, fields of purple heather and songs for every occasion.  Scotland is a magical place. I left the Isle of Skye and ...
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The Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye

I want to live here, in Scotland, in the Highlands, on the Isle of Skye.  I travelled to Glasgow by train and rented a car ...
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Culloden House ~ Inverness ~ Scotland

Culloden House ~ Inverness ~ Scotland

Culloden.  During my road trip to Inverness, I spent the night in Room 11 at Culloden House, an historic house with ties to Bonnie Prince ...
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Dalzie Apartment ~ Peinmore House ~ Isle of Skye

Dalzie Apartment ~ Peinmore House ~ Isle of Skye

During my week long stay on Isle of Skye, I rented a wonderful apartment that is in the wing of the larger "Peinmore House" just ...
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The Other Side Of The Road

The Other Side Of The Road

Driving on the other side of the road?  Nothing to it!  I've returned the rental in one piece, no scratches, no dents and everything still ...
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the first 100 days

the first 100 days

Canada 🇨🇦 Iceland 🇮🇸 Greenland 🇬🇱 Norway 🇳🇴 Sweden 🇸🇪 Latvia 🇱🇻 Lithuania 🇱🇹 Belarus 🇧🇾 Poland 🇵🇱 Luxembourg 🇱🇺 France 🇫🇷 Switzerland 🇨🇭 Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 Czech ...
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Chernobyl:  Inside The Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl: Inside The Exclusion Zone

Touring the exclusion zone at Chernobyl was a day I won't forget.  It is overgrown, thriving with wildlife and vegetation and has an eerie beauty ...
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Vacation From My Travels

Vacation From My Travels

Today marks 70 days on the road for me and I'm enjoying a vacation from my travels.  I know that sounds silly and who could ...
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Umm Where Did My Train Go?  With My Shoes?

Umm Where Did My Train Go? With My Shoes?

Being the adventurous gal that I am, I booked the 15 hour long train from Budapest, Hungary to Kiev, Ukraine.  My global train pass covered ...
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50 Days On The Road ... A Few More Lessons, Updated Luggage & Friends

50 Days On The Road … A Few More Lessons, Updated Luggage & Friends

My mind just went to 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover ... You just slip out the back, Jack Make a new plan, Stan You ...
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Strasbourg Cathedral of Notre-Dame and The Astronomical Clock

Strasbourg Cathedral of Notre-Dame and The Astronomical Clock

The Strasbourg Cathedral was built between 1176–1439.  It is a masterpiece of Gothic Art and is full of stained glass.  The cathedral measures 142 metres ...
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Czech Republic:  Traditional Food Specialties

Czech Republic: Traditional Food Specialties

I'm just an old-fashioned Newfie girl at heart.  I love wild meat and dumplings!  Seafood too of course.  I could exist on seafood for the ...
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp

Auschwitz.  There isn't a word that conjures up more horror than this one does.  I will never forget the day I walked here.  There were ...
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A Mani, A Pedi, A Waxing and Where Next?

A Mani, A Pedi, A Waxing and Where Next?

One of the things I wondered about before leaving on this adventure was how I was going to do the regular maintenance type things that ...
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The Road So Far:  Chai Tea, Hostels, Lessons & Missing My Boy

The Road So Far: Chai Tea, Hostels, Lessons & Missing My Boy

It was 20 days ago that I left home on my amazing adventure with A LOT of mixed feelings.  It's so easy to doubt whether ...
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Norway:  Hiking Kjeragbolten & Preikestolen

Norway: Hiking Kjeragbolten & Preikestolen

Kjeragbolten As you can tell from the main picture, I made it, but I couldn't stand up.  I was too scared.  Petrified.  My legs were ...
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Lithuania:  The Republic of Užupis - The Most Fascinating Place!

Lithuania: The Republic of Užupis – The Most Fascinating Place!

Nestled within Vilnius is the Republic of Užupis which is the most fascinating place I've ever been!  The Constitution is fabulous! Užupis is a neighbourhood that ...
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Iceland:  Snaefellsnes Peninsula, My Jules Verne Day!

Iceland: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, My Jules Verne Day!

I heart Jules Verne!  He wrote Journey to the Center of the Earth in 1864 and it still resonates today.  All of his work is ...
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Iceland:  Inside The Volcano

Iceland: Inside The Volcano

What an incredible experience this was!  "Inside The Volcano" is billed as a "Journey Towards The Center of Earth".  The descent is 120 metres into ...
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Iceland:  Diving Silfra

Iceland: Diving Silfra

Bucket List Alert!  Diving Silfra was one of the most fantastic things I've ever done! Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian ...
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Vienna:  A Half-Marathon, the Red Cross and the Vienna General Hospital

Vienna: A Half-Marathon, the Red Cross and the Vienna General Hospital

It was just one of those days ... The Vienna City Marathon (Video from Vienna City Marathon Facebook) Did you see me? I participated in ...
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Kusadasi:  An Unforgettable Glimpse of Turkey

Kusadasi: An Unforgettable Glimpse of Turkey

Turkey is glorious and the main attraction for me was the Celsus Library at Ephesus.  Kusadasi was a port on the Princess Cruises Holy Land ...
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Santorini:  Simply Beautiful

Santorini: Simply Beautiful

Greece.  The Greek Isles.  Santorini.  Did blue & white images just pop into your mind?  Is there a more beautiful island anywhere?  I fell head ...
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Czech Republic:  Dreaming of Possibilities

Czech Republic: Dreaming of Possibilities

Possibilities.  I love that word - absolutely anything is possible!  Why limit yourself?  If there is something you're dreaming of - go for it!  If ...
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Anyone Fancy A Weekend in Paris?

Anyone Fancy A Weekend in Paris?

Anyone fancy a weekend in Paris?  I was scrolling through my Facebook News Feed in November 2016 and my friend Claire had asked this question.  ...
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Guernsey:  St. Peter Port and Potato Peel Pie

Guernsey: St. Peter Port and Potato Peel Pie

Guernsey is located in the Channel Islands between England and France.  Official languages are English and French and you can either fly or take a ...
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Land's End:  Where Dreams Begin

Land’s End: Where Dreams Begin

I hear the words Land's End and I believe in magic and fairies and all things good.  I imagine walking the cliffs dreaming of whatever ...
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What Do You Mean I Shouldn't Be Driving In Your Country?

What Do You Mean I Shouldn’t Be Driving In Your Country?

In 2009 my son and I went on a British Isles cruise departing from Southampton, England.  We spent some time in London and being the ...
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Liverpool:  Loving The Beatles

Liverpool: Loving The Beatles

Who does not know at least one Beatles song?  Which one is your favourite?  Mine is "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".  "Hey Jude" and "Twist ...
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Cité de Carcassonne:  A Medieval Adventure

Cité de Carcassonne: A Medieval Adventure

When a gal always has her nose in a book, she tends to find a lot of unique places in the world to see.  This ...
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Team Diabetes:  Conquer the Crater Hike in Iceland

Team Diabetes: Conquer the Crater Hike in Iceland

I was privileged to travel to Reykjavik in August of 2013 with Canada's Team Diabetes to participate in the Conquer the Crater Hike.  It followed ...
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Iceland:  The Land of Fire & Ice

Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice

Iceland is hands down the most visually stunning country I've ever seen.  Geysers!  Volcanoes!  Thermal Spas!  Waterfalls!  Mountains!  Vivid Green Valleys!  There are so many ...
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The Scottish Highlands:  Culloden, Outlander & Jamie Fraser

The Scottish Highlands: Culloden, Outlander & Jamie Fraser

What is the one spot in the world that you are drawn to?  Mine is the Culloden Battlefield, near Inverness in Scotland.  On 16 April ...
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