The Best of the UK in 10 Days (and on a budget)

When my sisters visited last summer, they had 10 days to experience as much of the UK as possible, with the goal of not spending a small fortune. Not easy when you want to spend time in both London and Edinburgh, especially when it’s Edinburgh during the Fringe. To save on transport costs and time,…

November Reflections

The end of November marks 10 months remaining in the UK. We’ve spent our last expat Thanksgiving here, and while I’ll miss the Christmas markets, mulled wine and mince pie, I won’t miss the rain, long nights and weak sunshine (when it bothers to come out). Thanksgiving here is always fun, but it doesn’t feel…

The While in Europe List Round III

We’ve committed to another year in the UK, but I think this time it will definitely be the last one. Which means we have to travel as much as possible while it’s still cheap to visit Europe. Our ever growing bucket/while we live in Europe list has been updated since last year, and since then…

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,…

The Trip that Almost Wasn’t 

I’ve been looking forward to travelling to Switzerland for a long time, we made plans to meet Lucas’s friend who is currently studying in Zurich and spend a few days in the alps. Turns out, this was the only gap in our travels long enough to accommodate getting our new residence permits before our visas…