Our Nightmare Housesit

Our Nightmare Housesit

We are on our 30th housesit and knock on wood we have only had one that we will always remember as our “nightmare” housesit. How many things can go wrong? Never ask that as the list can get quite long! The sit was confirmed several months in advance, so we had plenty...
Seven Quick Tips I learned in Europe 2017

Seven Quick Tips I learned in Europe 2017

When traveling it is always helpful to learn travel tips that have worked or not worked from others. And yes there is an app for that like Google Translate and WhatsApp. Some of it is just common sense and being polite. Here are a few tips that we learned this last...
37th Rhine Swim Day in Basel Switzerland

37th Rhine Swim Day in Basel Switzerland

Over 4,500 people waited with great enthusiasm to swim into the Rhine River and float downriver with the current. The water temperature this year was also not bad at 21°C / 70°F. Throughout the afternoon, adventurers young and old made their way to the river, most...
Off the Beaten Track Ludlow, UK

Off the Beaten Track Ludlow, UK

Ludlow was such a surprising find, with its grand castle, medieval buildings, beautiful walk along the river Teme and good food. You will need your walking shoes as the town is on a hill and full of wonderful old narrow streets. The buildings have heaps of character,...
Loch Doon Plus 11 Sided Castle in Scotland

Loch Doon Plus 11 Sided Castle in Scotland

When I first investigated visiting Loch Doon Castle the mapping program instructions said to take “the unnamed road.” What? Well, since it is pretty remote and you basically follow the loch around to the far side to the end, how hard could it be to get there? Right?...

Exploring Culzean Castle in Scotland

Imagine 600 acres of peaceful and serene Scottish countryside to explore including a castle. It is perched on a cliff and the views from the water up to the castle make a formidable site. On land, one funny thing to share is the entrance to the viaduct that leads to...
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