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Blog Profile / Europe A La Carte

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Five Places in Europe I’d Love to Visit

As a travel writer and online publisher, I’ve visited a good number of European destinations, but there are still plenty left on my wish list. Here are five of places in Europe I’d love to visit. Aarhus, Denmark I’ve been to Copenhagen, the Danish capital, and was struck by the warm, friendly and helpful locals. Show More Summary

Lynachlaggan Trail near Insh in the Scottish Highlands

Lynachlaggan Trail is one of the walks in the Insh Marshes Reserve near Aviemore maintained by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. There’s a layby with parking for three cars opposite the entrance to the trail. Map of Lynachlaggan Trail The trail is a 1.5 miles long with some rough ground and slopes. Show More Summary

Top Water Sport Attractions in Ibiza

The Mediterranean provides comfortable sea temperatures around the island of Ibiza throughout much of the year, ensuring that this is an ideal haven for those who enjoy water sports. From waterskiing to kayaking, there is no shortage of options available to visitors. Show More Summary

10 Things to Do in Perthshire, Scotland

Perthshire is one of my favourite regions of Scotland; there’s an abundance of rivers. lochs, mountains, pretty villages and towns, yet is easily accessible from the central belt of Scotland. Piper sculpture in Dunkeld Famous GrouseShow More Summary

Crossing Union Bridge: Today’s Walk 9 September 2013

Today we crossed Union Bridge where the River Tweed forms the border between England and Scotland. This historic bridge requires £5 million pounds of repair work if it’s to retain the title of being the oldest suspension bridge in Europe still used by vehicles. Show More Summary

Rosehip Alley Still in Bloom: Today’s Walk 7 September 2013

This morning we walked along the Alexander Dow Walk near Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders. To my surprise, there were still some flowers in bloom along Rosehip Alley. These rosehip bushes have been in flower for three months. View form...Show More Summary

Artist at Work: Today’s Walk 5 September 2013

This morning there was an artist at work by the corner of the sunflower field close the southern bank of the River Tweed in Berwick upon Tweed. I don’t think he realised when he set up his easel that he was in the middle of a popular local walking route. Show More Summary

Ruthven Barracks in the Scottish Highlands

Ruthven Barracks was one of the four barracks built to secure the Scottish Highlands for Government forces after the 1715 Jacobite rising, during which James Francis Edward Stuart, the son of James II of England (James VII of Scotland)...Show More Summary

Alnmouth: Today’s Walk 3 September 2013

Today we had a walk in Alnmouth, on the Northumberland coast. Alnmouth used to be an important grain port, until a storm in the early 19th century changed the course of the River Aln. Nowadays the village is more of a tourist destination. Show More Summary

Review of onak Tarragona, Spain

I had dinner at onak in Placa dels Sedassos in Tarragona with Molly, a British ex-pat who has been living in Spain since 1998 and author at, The restaurant has a terrace with a view of the trompe l’oeil house in the square. Show More Summary

Toadstools on Tree Trunk by Lady Mary’s Walk in Crieff: Today’s Walk 31 August 2013

As we made our way along Lady Mary’s Walk in Crieff, Perthshire this afternoon, some white toadstools growing on top of a tree trunk caught my eye. Unfortunately, the photos don’t portray the wet-look glossiness of the toadstools. Toadstools...Show More Summary

Looking Towards the Farne Island from the Dunes at Bamburgh Beach: Today’s Walk 29 August 2013

Today we had a walk along the dunes at Bamburgh beach. We found a sheltered spot to eat our picnic with views towards the Farne Islands. Looking Towards the Farne Island from the Dunes at Bamburgh Beach: Today’s Walk 29 August 2013 Tips on the best places to visit in Europe. Show More Summary

Inveruglas on Loch Lomond

The free car park at Inveruglas on the northern bank of Loch Lomond is clearly signposted from the A82. There are some paths for a short walk with some great views, toilets, a cafe and a pontoon for loch cruises. Inveruglas sign Loch...Show More Summary

Walking from Platja Llarga to Tamarit on the Cami de Ronda

One of the activities organised for travel attendees of  TBMCatSur in Tarragona was a three-mile walk along the Cami de Ronda from Platja Llarga to Tamarit. We were dropped off at Las Salinas campsite on Platja Llarga. Quite a bit of...Show More Summary

Sunflower in Tweedmouth: Today’s Walk 24 August 2013

There were quite a few sunflowers in a field near the River Tweed on this morning’s walk. We weren’t sure if the sunflowers had been planted or the seeds dropped by passing birds. Sunflower in Tweedmouth: Today’s Walk 24 August 2013 Tips on the best places to visit in Europe. Show More Summary

Alexander Dow Walk in Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders

Part of the North Sea Trail south of Eyemouth has now been christened the Alexander Dow Walk in honour of the historian who worked at Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth. Dow wrote the first English versions history of India in the 18th century.. Show More Summary

Review of El Parque Restaurant in Santander

On our walk along Santander Prom at the western end of Sardinero Beach, we spotted a 13 Euro Menu del Dia at El Parque restuarant. It seemed too good to be true as it included three courses, a glass of wine and bread. It wasn’t clear...Show More Summary

Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the Royal Mile: Today’s Walk 18 August 2013

Today’s walk up the Royal Mile in Edinburgh was at rather a slow pace as the city was full of visitors enjoying the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the Royal Mile: Today’s Walk 18 August 2013 Tips on the best places to visit in Europe. Show More Summary

Planning a Trip to Gran Canaria

We’re going to Gran Canaria, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, in December 2013. The Ryanair flight from Edinburgh cost £100 return per person,taking only hand luggage. The mountaineous interior of Gran Canaria We’ve been to Gran Canaria previously in February 2011, so I wanted to stay in different resorts. Show More Summary

Helmets Should Be Provided at All Bicycle Hire Points

When doing some research for our Santander trip earlier this year, I read that there was a bicycle hire scheme in this Spanish city. As my husband enjoys cycling, I thought he might hire a bike to do some exploring. However, he decided...Show More Summary

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