Western Europe

My Crazy Adventure House Sitting in Appleby, England

Selfie House Sitting in Appleby

I’ve just spent the past two weeks house sitting in Appleby, England. Between two wonderful purebred Spanish Water Dogs, snowstorms and getting locked out of the van, it was quite an adventure. My First Impression of Hilton Before I went to Appleby, I told a few people about my upcoming housesit. Many were shocked and for good reason. Appleby had …

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Budget Travel Guide: 5 Tips for Backpacking in Bordeaux

Selfie Backpacking Bordeaux on a Budget

France is not one of the cheaper countries to visit in Europe. If you’re on a budget, definitely avoid Paris and aim for one of the other gems. So far, my favorite is Bordeaux. If you end up backpacking in Bordeaux as I did, here are some tips to save you money. As always, the less you spend, the longer …

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How to Spend 48 Hours with the Bordeaux CityPass

Bordeaux CityPass

If you’re planning to spend 48 or 72 hours in Bordeaux, there are several reasons you should get the Bordeaux CityPass. Sometimes there’s a question of whether a city card is a good value. Of all the cards I’ve used around the world, Bordeaux has one of the best. Why Bordeaux Bordeaux is one of the bigger cities in France, …

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What a Bordeaux Wine Workshop is Really Like

I say I only drink when I have to. When I get invited to a Bordeaux wine workshop, I have to drink. Bordeaux produces many of the best wines in the world, after all. Bordeaux’s Wine Production It’s hard to say which country or region in the world produces the best wines. Having said that, Bordeaux is way up there. …

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The Dinosaur Giant Lanterns at the Edinburgh Zoo Aren’t Just for Kids

Dinosaur Great Lanterns

To complete my Edinburgh Hogmanay celebration, I went to see the giant lanterns at the Edinburgh zoo. While the lanterns might have been made for kids, I was fascinated by them. Sadly the dinosaur giant lanterns are only around until the end of January, but there will be more lanterns at the Edinburgh zoo next year. About the Giant Lanterns …

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