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Re: Italian village celebrates its Scottish ancestors

DrFumblefinger ·
So many small towns have fascinating stories like this one. Who would have guessed there was a Scottish village in Italia?
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James Monroe's Highland, Charlottesville, Virginia

George G. ·
At the end of the week, we arrive at Gumbo's secret location, the former home of one of America's early Presidents.
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Finding Nature in England: New Forest National Park

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines' series on exploring Nature in England concludes, with a stop at a National Park that requires her to rethink what "national park" actually means in this long settled and farmed landscape.
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The Best Thing to Order is What They’ve Got

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares an adventure into the Ethiopian highlands -- his was the first group of tourists to arrive after the rainy season and they found nothing was stocked or ready for them. What to do? Let Bob explain.
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A Day in the Highlands

Paul Heymont ·
An all-too-brief day in the Scottish highlands gave PHeymont a different view of a fabled country
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February 20, 2020: Jungle Safari, Cuba

GarryRF ·
Into the jungle in a shiny old Ford: GarryRF gets a 'basic and bumpy' ride on his journey.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 25, 2015: Godafoss, Iceland

Ottoman ·
Iceland is a very lovely country containing many beautiful waterfalls, such as Godafoss.   Goðafoss (Icelandic: waterfall of the gods) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Bárðardalur ...
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May 4, 2018: Glencoe Massacre Monument, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a detailed history of the story of the Massacre in Glencoe Scotland, whose monument we visit in our Pic of the Day.
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A Guide To: Family Activities in North Wales

Ruby Daub ·
Planning a short break or family day trip can sometimes be a stressful process. It can seem near impossible to find a destination, accommodation and activities that cater for the whole family. Thankfully, North Wales has a wide range of fantastic activities and quality family friendly B&B accommodation to suit your needs. For inspiration, here’s a list of four great family friendly activities to try on your next visit to North Wales. Criccieth Castle Whilst there are many castles in...
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April 13, 2018: Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan, Scotland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cooks shares images of Loch Shiel, a lovely lake in the Scottish Highlands!
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Steall Waterfall, Glen Nevis, Scotland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to Steall Waterfall, a lovely waterfall situated in the Scottish Highlands. It is the second highest waterfall in Scotland.
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Castle Stalker, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
A medieval castle in one of the most picturesque settings in Europe, Ian Cook shares the story and beautiful photo-essay of Castle Stalker.
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Glennfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the interesting story and some fascinating images of the Glennfinnan Viaduct in the Highlands of Scotland
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The Best Thing to Order is What They’ve Got

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares an adventure into the Ethiopian highlands -- his was the first group of tourists to arrive after the rainy season and they found nothing was stocked or ready for them. What to do? Let Bob explain.
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Faces of the NY State Fair

Jonathan L ·
One of my favorite things about traveling is meeting new people. Here are some of the people I met at the NY State Fair
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Touring Maryland's Scenic Eastern Shore

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger visits pretty Talbot County in Maryland, and shares some suggestions for fun ways to spend your time in the small towns of Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels.
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A Comprehensive Guide of traveling in Ha Giang by Motorbike

Happyzip ·
Happy Zip Motorbikes offers a dynamite motorcycle driving trip in Vietnam. If you love bikes, this is one not to miss (sponsored content).
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Langtang Views, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell, the Amateur Emigrant, shares memories of an exhausting but rewarding visit to a remote area of Nepal.
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Finding Luxury Cabins in Scotland with Hot Tubs

Best Scottish Cottages (Guest) ·
How can you increase your enjoyment of a stay in beautiful Scotland? By relaxing and rejuvenating in a hot tub while enjoying the view. Read more (sponsored content)
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Charlottesville, Virginia: Land of Presidents

DrFumblefinger ·
The region immediately around Charlottesville was home to three American Presidents – Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison (the 3rd, 4th and 5th Presidents of the United States) – an impressive record for any city...
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March 29, 2016: Crocuses

DrFumblefinger ·
Crocuses are blossoming and reminding us that summer will soon be visiting us in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Is Okinawa the next big destination?

Paul Heymont ·
Japanese tourism authorities are talking about Okinawa, Japan's outpost Ryukyu Islands prefecture, as the next Hawaii, with more visitors each year.
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Italian village celebrates its Scottish ancestors

Paul Heymont ·
A small village in the mountains above Lake Maggiore traces its roots to Scottish mercenaries who wintered there in 1525 and never went home.
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How dumb can you be? (2)

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell recounts, as only he can, a trip to Yemen at a time when military tensions and unrest were quite high.
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A long weekend in historic Charlottesville

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a trip that takes in not only the town itself, but the nearby home of Thomas Jefferson.
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Re: Rochester, NY: City of Re-Invention (Where Gumbo Was #140)

Paul Heymont ·
Another Rochester history note: Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist leader and former slave, made Rochester his home from 1843 to 1872, and is buried there. His newspaper, the North Star was published in Rochester starting in 1847. The statue of Frederick Douglass in the Highland Bowl was the first statue of an African-American in the U.S. There's more at RocWiki .
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Insh Marshes, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Insh Marshes, Scotland
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Walking Los Angeles: Hollywood

Jonathan L ·
Walking through Hollywood, Jonathan L starts to find more to like about Los Angeles.
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The Hudson: A View from the Bridge

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walk over the Hudson River, on a rebuilt railroad bridge.
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Leaf Peeping in New York State

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a road trip around New York to see the fall foliage
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Clouds over the Loch, Scotland

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont shares some views of Highland clouds and the lakes below them.
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Top 5 Multi-Day Hikes in the United Kingdom

Bill G (Guest) ·
Looking for an interesting and beautiful hike in the United Kingdom? Take a look at these suggestions (sponsored content)
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Irish hotel invaded by dinosaurs

Paul Heymont ·
An Irish hotel bets that robotic dinosaurs will be a big hit with guests.
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Inveraray: Scotland’s Monochrome Town

Judy Barford ·
Judy Barford discovers a pretty town, but one that could never be described as colourful.
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Re: Exploring the Orkney Islands

George G. ·
Thanks Barry. The Orkney's have always been on my bucket list because of the ancient history and villages. And let's not forget my absolute favorite scotch whiskey is from Orkney .... Highland Park !
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The Alaska State Fair, Palmer: 2) The Rest

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger concludes his visit to the Alaska State Fair, with a look at some of the livestock on display and other aspects of the Fair.
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Scottish Castle Accommodation, Plockton

Barry Barford ·
This imposing Scottish Highland castle built in the 19th century is set in 38 acres of beautiful, wooded grounds in a stunning coastal setting.
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Re: Scottish Castle Accommodation, Plockton

DrFumblefinger ·
Fabulous!
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Stirling Castle, Scotland

Judy Barford ·
With its grand sculptures and beautiful gardens, Stirling Castle was a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens of Scotland.
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Re: Stirling Castle, Scotland

DrFumblefinger ·
Some of the greatest views in Scotland!
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A Highland 'Coo'

Paul Heymont ·
A Highland 'Coo'
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Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

Lestertheinvestor ·
  The food is quite unique and tends to be inexpensive.  Something I noticed immediately, especially as a vegetarian, is the large number of Italian food selections on most menus. Mind you, I am given English printed menus, so who knows what...
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Wandering in the Museum of Edinburgh

Paul Heymont ·
Spread over several historic buildings, the museum and its affiliates illustrate many aspects of the city's history and people
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Edinburgh's Elegant Georgian House

Paul Heymont ·
A period piece that showcased its owner's wealth—even as he burned through it by his lavish lifestyle
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St Andrews, Scotland: Golf and More

Barry Barford ·
St Andrews is well known as the home of golf, but it is a charming town in its own right.
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Durness, Scotland: Rugged and Wild

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford concludes his three-part review of some smaller towns and villages in Scotland.
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Villages of Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford revisits his road trip around Scotland last year.
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Time for another 'dream job'

Paul Heymont ·
A small Scottish airport needs a new air traffic controller
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Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Eilean Donan Castle, probably the most popular castle in the Scottish Highlands.
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