Wanderlust Journey

Wanderlust Journey

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Jugendherberge Burg Stahleck, Bacharach Youth Hostel on the Rhine

September 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Last year, while we drank our way along the Rhine in Germany, one of our stops was in the lovely town of Bacharach. While we decided to stay at a hotel in the town, we did make our way up to the hostel at Burg Stahleck (known as the Jugendherberge Burge Stahleck) just to see […]

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Eurorail Review: To Eurail or not to Eurail…

March 28th, 2010 · No Comments

When booking our trip to Europe I was torn between purchasing a Eurail pass or not. (Eurail is the correct spelling of what we Americans tend to call a “EuroRail” pass). Jim and I were going to be travelling in 3 mainland European countries only by train so it seemed like a good plan, but […]

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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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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 · No Comments

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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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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Eating at Amber Restaurant in the Whisky Experience

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

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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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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Cashmere Scarf Shopping in Edinburgh

September 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Shopping! What would a trip be without shopping? Just joking, but really, Edinburgh is a great place to purchase cashmere since it is one of the main exports of Scotland. During our time in downtown Edinburgh we were able to get some beautiful cashmere scarfs for Christmas gifts. This was the first time during our […]

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