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A Magical Day with Hiking, Gingerbread and Faeries in Grasmere

Rydal Water in Grasmere

This summer, I finally got a chance to visit the Lake District in England. While I spent time in several of the villages, Grasmere was by far my favorite, and not just because of their legendary gingerbread. Grasmere is just one of the dozens of picturesque English villages throughout the Lake District. Windermere is more popular and busier, particularly due …

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Hostel Workaways in Scotland: Mostly Great Volunteer Jobs

Selfie Cleaning at the Code Court Pod Hostel

My Workaways in Scotland helping at different hostels have been some of my favorite volunteer jobs around the world. There have been a couple of rather interesting experiences, but overall it’s been a joy to volunteer in my favorite country. Why Do I Volunteer to Work in Hostels? Workaway isn’t always a fair exchange between hosts and volunteers. When you …

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Discovering the Outlander Filming Locations Near Edinburgh

Rabbies Outlander Filming Locations Tour

In the movie world, Scotland is most famous as the setting of Harry Potter, but recently the Outlander filming locations have become increasingly popular. I love Scotland, and I’m a big believer in magic. Thus, how could I not love a series about using the magic of the standing stones found throughout the country? However, I do have a confession …

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What Makes Hotels in Edinburgh So Special and Unique

Nira Caledonia Hotel Edinburgh

If you’re looking for a truly special experience for your accommodations, the hotels in Edinburgh will blow you away. Many places in the world have unique characteristics to their hotels and other forms of lodging, but Edinburgh stands out as one of my favorites. Building in a UNESCO World Heritage City There are many cities around the world with a …

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