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Scotland: The Full Itinerary

Scotland: The Full Itinerary

Old Man of Storr, Skye I have posted our full Highlands itinerary under Longer Trip Itineraries. Hiking near Glencoe I’m not sure there’s anything I would have done differently in terms of our itinerary except perhaps hoof it all the way to Tarbert on the first night...

Scotland: The Torridon

Scotland: The Torridon

The Torridon piece of our trip was our splurge for my mom’s birthday. The hotel was exquisite and the scenery dramatic, and with very few other tourists. The Torridon's highland cattle Just after crossing the bridge back to the mainland from Skye, we took a short...

Scotland: Isle of Skye

Scotland: Isle of Skye

We spent the middle segment of our trip on the magical Isle of Skye. Trotternish Peninsula, Skye Headed towards Skye, we made a small detour to see the aqueduct and “Harry Potter” train at Glenfinnan, a beautiful spot even if you’re not into Harry Potter. This is also...

Scotland: Glencoe & Ballachulish

Scotland: Glencoe & Ballachulish

The next leg of our trip was a 4-night/3-day stay stay near Glencoe with the British non-profit hiking vacation outfit, HF Holidays. Our tour was HF Holidays Guided Walking Alltschellach, North Ballachulish, generally known to offer the most difficult hiking of HF...

Scotland: Introduction

Scotland: Introduction

We planned this 2-week trip in Scotland way back in the fall of 2017 to celebrate my mom's [big] birthday. I had visited Edinburgh a long time ago and took a 1-day bus tour around the Highlands. But I now realize you have to get well off the beaten path to see the...

Scotland—Sneak Peak!

Scotland—Sneak Peak!

For the month of January and into early February, I will be posting photos and notes on my trip to the Scottish Highlands June 19 - July 3, 2018. Tarbert, Kintyre Peninsula These are a few photos from the trip. Whiskey bar at the Torridon Hotel You can see all my...

Portland, Maine Vacation Rental!

Portland, Maine Vacation Rental!

The last few months have been busy ones, but more stateside than France-side.... I've been getting my new condo in Portland, Maine ready for rentals! MY PORTLAND CONDO IS NOW READY FOR VACATION RENTALS! Please message me at bbcportside@gmail.com to inquire about...

Brittany Vacation Rental!

Brittany Vacation Rental!

It's that time of year again to start thinking about summer rentals! My house in Baden, in the Morbihan (southern Brittany), is available for most of the summer (and in fact, year-round if you're looking to get out of town another time!) Please email me at...

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