The Four Corners of Skye*

We had three days in Skye and we jam packed every single one of them. We had grand illusions of hiking every day and did a fair job of accomplishing that. We realized towards the end that all of our hikes ended up showing us the far extremes of each side of the island. To […]

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This Vacation is a Bitch

We were riding on a high from our long awaited for encounter with the highland coos and decided to push our first day on Isle of Skye by getting one of our hikes out of the way. The town of Portree was our home base and is only about a 15 minute drive to the […]

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The Elusive Highland Coo

Traveling somewhere new is inspired by many things, oftentimes these things are nature dependent and fleeting at best. For Japan we chose spring in part for the weather but also for the chance of seeing the cherry blossoms. In Norway we hiked the Preikestolen despite the overcast skies and many a boat tour was taken […]

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Inverness

The drive up from Edinburgh to Inverness is rather easy and quick. We made time to stop at the Blair Castle where we encountered some amazingly friendly and knowledgeable staff who took such a genuine interest in our plans for the rest of our time in Scotland. One brought up a good point that many […]

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Arthur’s Seat

Our first day in Edinburgh – after the fateful “James McAvoy” airport gaff (if you haven’t seen his air traffic control SNL skit, please do so now) – consisted of getting familiar with our immediate surroundings. Like any good cat in a new home we started small. Our apartment is superbly located about a block […]

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“Down and to the Left”

The annual Rubin adventure has brought us somewhere new – the beautiful country of Scotland! Once again we are traveling with our kiddo in tow who continues to get more mobile and verbal (odd how that happens eh?) which makes our trips infinitely more entertaining and infinitely more exhausting. Z’s understanding of this trip has […]

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The Wall

Obviously a main pull of visiting Dubrovnik is to visit the walls of the Old Town. Flying in to the airport you can catch sneak peaks of the imposing walls from afar. Once on the ground it’s about a 20 m drive from the airport to the actual city and all along the windy coast […]

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Extended Family in Dubrovnik

I’m going to be honest, sometimes I think we are crazy for continuing our yearly adventures with a little one in tow. My anxiety goes up a lot sooner as we near our departure date, the flights are always a hope and a prayer…you know, more so than regular flights are…and with the added joy […]

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