Scotland: Arrochar & The Trossachs
December 31st, 2017

When I picked which village we would spend New Years in, I had no idea I had actually picked the same Loch around which my parents and I had explore via bus tour two years ago. I ended up in the very pleasant experience of retracing my steps. This time in a different season.
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Scotland: Stirling Castle
December 31st, 2017

On New Year’s Eve, it was raining heavily over Loch Long and we were too unadventurous to brave a walk. Instead we took the car to Stirling. The weather cleared up amazingly on the drive, though we had to ford quite a few flooded roads.
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Hungary: Budapest Christmas Market
November 16th, 2017

Unbeknownst to us, Budapest had just opened its Christmas Market. We ended up spending time there all three days. It was exactly the kind of Christmas Market I have been dreaming about visiting and it just fell in my lap.
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Hungary: Budapest
November 15th, 2017

Budapest is effectively two towns split by the Danube River. Buda is the stuffy upper class Old Town and Pest is the place you’d actually want to be. When the two cities joined in 1873 they temporarily tried out the name Pestbuda which is a terrible name in hindsight. The Danube River is the second longest in Europe.
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Spain: Alhama de Granada
November 1st, 2017

I knew when I was planning this trip that I would regret going to Granada at the cost of an extra day in Alhama. Villages are where it is at, folks, I’m telling you.
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Spain: Alahambra, Granada
October 31st, 2017


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Spain: Granada
October 31st, 2017


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Montenegro: Persat
June 6th, 2017

Dude was I excited to drive past Our Lady of the Rocks as my bus weaved its way around Kotor Bay. Such a sight!
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Croatia: Dubrovnik
June 3rd, 2017

Dubrovnik is a neat place. It definitely has one of the most unique layouts I’ve ever scene. The tourists drag it down a little bit, but the magic of exploring things just beyond the walls makes up for it, I think.
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Croatia: Mljet Island
June 2nd, 2017

Mljet is probably the least populated of the main islands because most of it is a National Park. We arrived by ferry from Split and after much absurdity we checked into our guesthouse, which is pictured just there on the water’s edge.
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