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October, 2020

  • 6 October

    Volunteering in Northern Ireland at the Giant’s Causeway for a Week

    Selfie Volunteering in Northern Ireland at the Hungry Giant Food Truck

    Volunteering in Northern Ireland at a food truck by the Giant’s Causeway was an absolute blast this summer, and a great way to get back into traveling after the world events this year. Unfortunately, I only went for a week, which wasn’t nearly enough time, especially with all the places in Northern Ireland to visit in my free time. I …

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September, 2020

  • 30 September

    A Complete 48-Hour Itinerary for Falkirk Scotland

    If you're looking for a good excursion from Edinburgh in Scotland, Falkirk is a great choice. This city is located only half an hour away from the capital and has plenty of fantastic attractions, including the largest equestrian statues in the world and the only boat wheel in the world, not to mention a few filming locations from Outlander as well as the most curious folly in Scotland. Here's a guide on how to spend 48 hours in Falkirk.

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  • 22 September

    A Virtual Tour of the Callendar House in Falkirk, Scotland

    Tour of the Calendar House

    If you're visiting Falkirk, taking a tour of the Callendar House should definitely be on your itinerary. This year, the house was closed for nearly six months due to world events. As it happens, I was their very first visitor when they reopened on September 10th. In case you're not able to get to Scotland in the near future, or if you'd just like a taste of what's in the house, here's a little virtual tour. This is definitely not meant to supplant your own visit someday.

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  • 13 September

    How to Find and Explore the Dunmore Pineapple in Scotland

    The Dunmore Pineapple HouseThe Dunmore Pineapple House

    As far as unusual architecture goes, the Dunmore Pineapple just might be the strangest building in Scotland. It's also rather hard to find, especially using Google Maps. On the suggestion of Visit Falkirk, I made it out to the Pineapple House to see just what was so special.

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August, 2020

July, 2020

  • 31 July

    21 Attractions in Edinburgh for a Rainy Day

    When planning your trip to Scotland, make sure to include some attractions in Edinburgh for a rainy day. If there’s one certainty, it’s that it will almost always rain in Edinburgh. While most of my favorite spots in the city are outdoors, there are plenty of indoor attractions you can enjoy as well. National Museum of Scotland This is easily …

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  • 25 July

    A Virtual Tour of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland

    Tour of Holyrood Palace

    You can once again take a tour of Holyrood Palace, now that enhanced health and safety measures are in place. Among the changes are mandatory advanced bookings and a limited number of people in the smaller rooms, which will reduce the number of people who can take the tours each day. If you're not able to visit soon, here's a virtual tour of the palace in the meantime.

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  • 7 July

    What it’s Like to be a Part of Trusted House Sitters

    Selfie with Dogs House Sitting in Brighton

    I've been using Trusted House Sitters for years in my travels, and some of my favorite memories have been from petting sitting my four-legged friends. If you want to spend less traveling the world, don't mind spending a bit more time in one spot, and love animals, house sitting is the perfect opportunity for you.

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June, 2020

  • 28 June

    A Guide to Volunteering with Workaway or Worldpackers When You Travel

    Volunteering with Workaway or Worldpackers

    I started volunteering three weeks into my travels, and I’ve been doing so ever since. Finding great hosts or projects with Workaway or Worldpackers can be extremely rewarding, but there can also be pitfalls, and there are definitely a few things you should know before you jump into volunteering. Why You Should Volunteer When You Travel Giving back to the …

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  • 11 June

    How to Make the Most of Your 48 Hours in Dubai

    Selfie with Luisa at I Love UAE Sign

    Spending 48 hours in Dubai certainly isn’t enough time, considering what a world-class city it is. But if that’s all the time you have, here’s a guide on how to make the most of your visit. Why Dubai Dubai is a fascinating coastal city in the north of the United Arab Emirates, a country located on the eastern side of …

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  • 1 June

    5 All-American Road Trips to Take

    All-American Road Trip

    The United States is unquestionably one of the best destinations in the world for a road trip. With thousands of miles of stunning highways that snake through a variety of environments, you’ll be spoiled for choice when planning your journey. Before starting your cross-country adventure, check out these incredible ideas for your next expedition. Traverse the Historic Route 66 One …

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May, 2020

  • 26 May

    19 Amazing Things to Do in Krakow, Poland

    Big Market Square in the Krakow Old Town

    There are so many things to do in Krakow, it can be hard to decide what to put on your itinerary when you’re there. The right answer: all of them, of course! Krakow is one of my favorite cities in the world, and I’ve stayed there three times now, each time finding new adventures and gems around the city. Here …

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  • 20 May

    Planning My Trip and Visa for Vietnam as a UK Citizen

    Selfie on Railroad Street

    Planning a trip and getting a visa for Vietnam isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do with the current world events, but I believe in following your dreams no matter the opposition. I’ve been dreaming of going back to Vietnam since my first visit there last year. Even though there’s travel uncertainty at the moment, I’m still looking at what …

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