37th Rhine Swim Day in Basel Switzerland

Over 4,500 people waited with great enthusiasm to swim into the Rhine River and float downriver with the current. The water temperature this year was also not bad at 21°C / 70°F. Throughout the afternoo...

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Ludlow, UK Beautiful Medieval Town

Ludlow was such a surprising find, with its grand castle, medieval buildings, beautiful walk along the river Teme and good food. You will need your walking shoes as the town is on a hill and full of wonde...

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Loch Doon Plus 11 Sided Castle in Scotland

When I first investigated visiting Loch Doon Castle the mapping program instructions said to take “the unnamed road.” What? Well, since it is pretty remote and you basically follow the loch around to ...

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Exploring Culzean Castle in Scotland

Exploring Culzean Castle in Scotland 23 May 2017 in Travel Hype Favourite Shares Imagine 600 acres of peaceful and serene Scottish countryside to explore including a castle. It is perched on a cliff and t...

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New Jellyfish Exhibit Opens at the Sea Life London Aquarium

Be ready to be immersed in an underwater adventure. Seeing jellyfish up close is now possible at the Sea Life London Aquarium. The new exhibit opened April 1st. You will see over 5,000 jellyfish from sev...

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Free Walking Tours in London

You’re probably asking yourself, is a tour any good if it is free? The answer, in most cases, is yes. Walking is a fun way to see a new city, add in a tour guide and it is a great way. And yes you can g...

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7 Reasons to Visit York, England

Medieval Walled City A unique feature of York is that it was a medieval walled city. Over 2 miles of walls still exist. It does have a steep drop (no guard rails) so it may not be appropriate for some chi...

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Medieval Durham Cathedral Circle Walk

Durham Cathedral and Castle, in Durham, UK, is only a little over 3 hours by train from London and just under 2 hours from Edinburgh. This is a great place for a day out or a stop between these two popula...

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My Experience Flying Low Fare Long Haul Airline Norwegian Air

Earlier this month, we flew from Oakland, California to Stockholm, Sweden with a connection to Oslo, Norway. Yes there were a few things we did not care for but overall the flight and the personal we inte...

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Housesitting 9 Months in Europe – Oh My How will I Survive – How it All Started

Part 1 How it all Started As I write this we only have three weeks before we leave for Stockholm, Sweden (for the day) then on to Oslo, Norway for five weeks. Our snowball of a grand adventure will end wi...

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Italy was Amazing!

Italy was Amazing of course. We had a great tour plus several extra days on our own to explore. There is so much to talk about I am going to try and break it down into smaller blogs, so not to overwhelm a...

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Need a Place to Sit as You Wander?

Guest Blog by Tom Graham I recently purchased a PACKSEAT Portable Stool, to help me extend the time I can spend on my feet walking and exploring while traveling. When I go walking, I am limited by the pai...

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