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The traveler: An expected journey This time it's the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden & Norway before England again for several weeks and on to Croatia.

Photos: Welcomed Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 14 May 2018 | Photo Gallery

Cotswolds villages with a local friend
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Welcomed Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 14 May 2018 | Views [53]

Sometimes it is a rare gift to meet a person you can connect with from the first moment, and a friend you will talk about almost anything with. Since my last trip I've maintained an email connection with someone like this, and 3 years later she was the ... Read more >

Tags: bibury, burton-on-the-water, cotswolds, painswick, ruskin mill


Photos: Over Hill and by Sheep

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Over Hill and by Sheep

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Views [85]

From Scotland I journeyed to what is probably one of the most beautiful sections of England, the Cotswolds, or "sheep hills". Great former wealth was brought to this area during the wool trade which I believe carried through the late 1800s. When wool ... Read more >

Tags: broadway, broadway tower, chipping camden, cotswolds, cotswolds way, sheep, snowshill, stanton


Photos: Findhorn

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Findhorn

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Views [80]

I won't be the first to say that time is an odd thing. The days at Findhorn were long, but enjoyable, and yet so soon after arriving it was time to leave again. I was showed to my shared cottage by one of Eileen Caddy's son's, who spent some of his childhood ... Read more >

Tags: ceilidh, enneagram, findhorn, robert holden


Photos: Old Friends and New

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 6 Apr 2018 | Photo Gallery

Tenement House in Glasgow, and hiking to Plodda Falls
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Old Friends and New

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 6 Apr 2018 | Views [67]

Since I'd been forced to take the early bus from the Isle of Arran (7 am) due to the road work I arrived in Glasgow about 4 hours before my bus was scheduled to head north. Hopefully I approached the ticket counter and asked if I could swap my mid afternoon ... Read more >

Tags: celtic music, drumnadrochit, glasgow, hiking, plodda falls, scotland, tenement house


Photos: By way of Ferry

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 5 Apr 2018 | Photo Gallery


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By way of Ferry

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 5 Apr 2018 | Views [61]

From a lovely attic bedroom in Lochranza I overlooked the harbor with the lights glimmering out from the houses across the water at night, and the old castle somewhere down on the spit of land in the middle. To reach the Isle of Arran you must take about ... Read more >

Tags: arran heritage museum, ferry, isle of arran, lochranza


Photos: Back Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 30 Mar 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Back Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 30 Mar 2018 | Views [67]

I'm back again across the pond, this time with a little more familiarity, but still plenty of opportunity to add to the "do this differently next time" list. I'd say 1 in 3 people still smoke, they still have a great accent, the underground is now somewhat ... Read more >

Tags: churchill war rooms, london, st james park


Photos: Last week in London - part 3

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Last week in London-part 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 21 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Last week in London - part 1

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 6 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Last Week in London - Part 3

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 29 Apr 2016 | Views [44]

After parting ways with my friend in probably one of the most iconic parts of London I made my way back through the tube stations to the north part of London, collected my bags, and back to central London I went again. Even with the wonderful public ... Read more >


Last Week in London - Part 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 29 Apr 2016 | Views [185]

Midway through my week in London I'd arranged to meet two friends of mine from home, who were both studying there. This time I got the right tube station and arrived on the dot despite not knowing how long the journey would take. After catching up on ... Read more >


Last Week in London - Part 1

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 29 Apr 2016 | Views [164]

Arriving in London in early October was in a strange way like returning home. Until I returned to England I hadn't realized the subtle tension of being somewhere I didn't speak the language. Scrambling to remember the words for "I'm sorry. I speak English," ... Read more >


Photos: Hallstatt

AUSTRIA | Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Photo Gallery

Austria in October
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Return to Austria (October)

AUSTRIA | Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Views [132]

In the Austrian Alps lies a small village on the edge of a lake. This place called Hallstatt was one of the few spots I'd wanted to visit in Europe before I left. With a plane leaving from Munich in just a few days, inconvenient train schedules, and ... Read more >


Photos: North-eastern Italy

ITALY | Tuesday, 16 Feb 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Last Stop in Italy

ITALY | Tuesday, 16 Feb 2016 | Views [231]

So long ago, back in early October my time in Continental Europe was coming to an end. From Tuscany I’d started to make my way north again, back towards the Alps and the day my plane departed for London. Yet there were still a few days remaining.... Read more >


Photos: Venice

ITALY | Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | Photo Gallery


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City of Water

ITALY | Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | Views [291]

Apparently Venice is one of the most visited destinations in the world. Even during the last few days of September the city was bustling with people. However it was remarkably easy to find places most tourists weren’t, such as the long, narrow ... Read more >


Cycling in Tuscany

ITALY | Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | Views [255]

It would be impossible to describe each bicycle ride, meal and day in Tuscany, but a few moments I think will suffice for you to be envious of my week here with Women’s Quest. Still it is a whole week condensed into words, so beware it’s ... Read more >


Photos: Tuscany

ITALY | Saturday, 7 Nov 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Florence

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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A night in Florence

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Views [260]

Italy: the country I didn't think I'd be visiting when I left on my trip. I ended up spending 2 weeks there. The first week in Tuscany with my 2 more of my neighbors on a bicycling retreat was the holiday I'd needed from my vacation. In order to arrive ... Read more >


Photos: France

FRANCE | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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France: the second language and second pair of neighbors

FRANCE | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Views [117]

I have indeed fallen behind in sharing my travels with you! However the last month of my trip will not go amiss. Now I am home again and no longer planning my next stay I hope to finish with my trip postings in the next couple weeks. My last night ... Read more >


Photos: Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Stunning Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | Views [258] | Comments [1]

Switzerland is renowned for its natural beauty and I was fortunate to stay with a family in a particularly gorgeous place. I arrived in the evening just in time for dinner on the deck. We ate with a 180 degree view over the still waters of Lake Thunasse ... Read more >


Photos: Innsbruck

AUSTRIA | Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Brief visit to Innsbruck

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | Views [232] | Comments [3]

Vienna marked the most eastern point of my trip. From there I headed west. Our neighborhood really does get around. In Innsbruck I stopped for one night to meet up with 2 of our neighbors off on another cycling trip from Innsbruck to Italy. The timing ... Read more >


Vienna

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | Views [117]

My 8 day bicycle trip through Austria ended in Vienna. Rather than pay for 2 extra nights in a hotel I looked for a local to stay with. Everyone seemed to be on vacation, but in the end I found a single woman to stay with. She'd just returned from a ... Read more >


The Danube

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | Views [128]

My second day (in Austria) was beginning of a 7 day tradition of waking up around 7 am, having breakfast around 8 am, and making sure my bag was packed and left in the lobby for transport to my next hotel before 9 am. For several mornings I had to keep ... Read more >


Arrival and Day 1 in Germany

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | Views [121]

Arriving in another country always makes for a day of information overload, but even more so when you barely speak a word in the new language. If you have never felt like a lone minority it is an experience you ought to have. Then the challenge is to ... Read more >


Bath

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | Views [118]

My last stop in England before departing for the rest of Europe was Bath, the town famous as a Roman spa, and as the place where Jane Austen spent many years of her life. Once again my hosts here were different, and as usual never exactly what I expected.... Read more >


Photos: Vienna

AUSTRIA | Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: The Danube: Day 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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