A Day on the Inner Hebrides

Be fore our Ben Nevis hike, Lucas and I had a day to spend in Oban. We’d journeyed up form Cumbria to Loch Lomond, had a seriously good curry and then had a day to make the 2-3 hour journey from Loch Lomond to Fort William. Because I can’t stand having an unused day, I booked us…

Ben Nevis: Climbing Britain’s Highest Mountain

One of our goals while living in the UK was to climb the highest peak in Scotland, England and Wales. Our first year, we travelled to Snowdonia and climbed the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon, and spent some time enjoying ourselves among the castles and seaside. Last summer, we visited the beautiful and remote Wasdale Head,…

Thun and Bern: Beautiful Old Swiss Cities

The second day in Grindelwald was forecast to be wet, so it wasn’t worth spending 60 Swiss Franks (about 60 USD) to take us up to the top of the Grindelwald First lift, which had been our original plan.  Instead, we decided to slow down our trip to Zurich with a few scenic stops in…

Grindelwald and the Bernese Oberland

Grindelwald and the mountains of the Bernese Oberland were the highlights of our trip to Switzerland (not counting the friends we visited, of course). The scenery there is so dramatic and beautiful, it doesn’t really matter that Grindelwald itself is a bit touristy. Our friends picked us up from Zurich airport and we drove to…

What to See in A Day in Montenegro

I wish we’d had longer, but one day was all we could spend in the small but beautiful country of Montenegro. We were worried about driving into the mountains after hearing mixed reviews of the roads, and so hired a driver to take us across the border from Dubrovnik. The border crossing was quick, and…