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Entries from October 2009

Save Money with International Student ID Cards

October 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

One of the classic college experiences is backpacking around Europe. It refers to the big hiking backpacks students would bring on these multi-week long treks around Europe where you could get a ton of culture without spending a ton of money. Frugality was the name of the game because students, in general, don’t have much […]

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Tags: Money Tips

The Macallan Distillery Tour

October 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments

After the Glenlivet Distillery Tour, we grabbed some lunch from a little shop called Fresh in Aberlour, and headed to our scheduled 2PM “Precious Tour” at The Macallan. The Macallan Distillery tour was very similar to other distillery tours, in part because the process of making whisky is mostly the same at every facility. You […]

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Dunhill Vacations Email Newsletter

October 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Dunhill Vacations Email Newsletter

I’m a big fan of Travelzoo’s Top 20 weekly emails and so when I saw Dunhill Vacations, a similar travel deals site, offer their own emails, I signed up. With both of these newsletters, you get weekly emails notifying you of hot travel deals. With Travelzoo, you get their top twenty deals every week which […]

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Tags: General

Asien!

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

We were in the train station at Munich/München when I saw this poster outside a travel agency. Something about it made me laugh, can you guess what that is? My wife got a good laugh and decided to mimic me. 🙂

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A Few Days in London – The British Museum

October 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on A Few Days in London – The British Museum

After a wonderful time in Scotland, seeing Edinburgh and the Speyside Region, we took a train back down to London. London was our last stop before heading back home! During our last few days in London we wanted to see the British Museum, world renowned for its collections of Greek, Egyptian, and pre-historic artifacts, the […]

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Tags: Historical Attraction

The Glenlivet Distillery Tour

October 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The first tour we decided to attend was to The Glenlivet, one of my favorite scotches. Whenever I think of scotch and an easy drinking, affordable one, I think of the Glenlivet 12. It’s inexpensive, yet good, and probably one of my most frequent go-to scotches. When I feel especially luxurious, I go to the […]

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Research Scams Before You Travel

October 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Research Scams Before You Travel

Tim Ferriss (Four Hour Workweek) and Kevin Rose (Digg) do a semi-regular video show called Random and most of the recent ones were taped on their long trip to China. I wanted to point out this particular episode because it covers a well known scam in Beijing near Tiananmen Square in Beijing: China Part 2a […]

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Tags: Travel Tips

Eating at Amber Restaurant in the Whisky Experience

October 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on Eating at Amber Restaurant in the Whisky Experience

The Whisky Experience is an attraction where you can learn how whisky is made and how to best enjoy whisky. They have two tours, a forty five minute 11# show and an hour and fifteen minute, £18, tour. We didn’t go to either one, that would be reserved for another day. (The events of this […]

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A Review of Our Packing!

October 4th, 2009 · 13 Comments

One of my responsibilities for our trip was to pack for both Jim and I. After reading some tips on lightweight packing I got started on packing lightly for our month-long trip! It was difficult to know what to pack since we were going to be going from cold and rainy 55F days to hot […]

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Tags: General

Lightweight Packing Tips

October 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

After our month long journey ended I wanted to review my packing job to see how I did!  We worked hard to reduce the amount of clothes since we were going to be only carrying backpacks.  It was also difficult since we had to bring clothes to fit climates that ranged from 50F and rainy […]

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Tags: General · Journey Notes