Locations

Seeing the Penguins and Pandas at the Edinburgh Zoo for My Birthday

Selfie with Penguins at the Edinburgh Zoo

I love animals, so I can’t figure out why it took me so long to get to the zoo in Edinburgh. The Royal Zoological Society and Botanical Societies of Scotland are on the leading edge of conservation for the plants and animals of our planet, such as their work with the pandas at the Edinburgh Zoo. Visiting the Edinburgh Zoo …

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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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Spending an Afternoon in Myanmar for My Thai Visa Run

Selfie at Valentine Cafe in Tachileik, Myanmar

There are several ways to make a visa run if you’re living in Chiang Mai. An afternoon in Myanmar is probably the cheapest and quickest. I found the culture in Myanmar fascinating, and I wish I had spent more than just a couple hours there. Getting to the Border from Chiang Mai As confusing as the public transportation in Thailand …

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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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