Photo Gallery ~ Bilbao, Spain

We spent three beautiful days in Bilbao eating pintxos, drinking wine, and lounging on the beach in Basque Country. View from Artxanda. You can take a tram from the city center – Funicular de Artxanda to the top for spectacular city views. Art installation at the Guggenheim. Stranger Things took over Bilbao! Street performance featuring…

A Day Trip to Champagne – Paris, France

While in Paris we were thrilled to take a day trip to Champagne. We looked up many preset tours of champagne houses with transit and scheduled tastings included, but frankly that’s just not our style and many of them seem greatly overpriced. So instead, we set out to make our own tour de Champagne and…

A Weekend in London, England

As we neared the end of our six weeks with the UK, we couldn’t miss out on the biggest city and cultural hub, London. We couldn’t have been luckier as it was the best weather of our trip so far! Our first night in London we had dinner plans with old friends. Fresh pasta in…

6 Hours in Edinburgh – Edinburgh, Scotland

We went back and forth about venturing over to Edinburgh. It would be a 1.5 hour bus ride to and from so we were on the fence with our limited time in Scotland. By pure coincidence, however, my good friend (Ellyn) from childhood was in Edinburgh the same week that we were in Glasgow. Perfect!…

Island Fun – Kerrera, Scotland

So how do you keep busy on an island with 60ish people and no ferries past 6:00pm? We were quick to learn and found out that there is plenty to do to keep busy. Here are some of the extracurricular activities that took up our free time. Hiking There is a clear trail around the…

Island Eats – Kerrera, Scotland

Food was a major highlight of our first month. Our host Martin was an unbelievable chef and he made sure we tried a wide variety of cuisines during our stay. Part of the fun was acting as sous chef while assisting with the morning and evening prep. Working in a Tea Garden we had access…

Wildlife – Kerrera, Scotland

Over the past couple of weeks we have encountered an assortment of wildlife. These are only our interactions and we will need to do a bit more research (definitely not entirely accurate). We will start with the most popular and end with the animals too elusive to be photographed. Sheep Thousands of sheep, sheep when…

Oban Day Trip – Oban, Scotland

The ferry schedule makes it difficult to get to and from the mainland so we try to use our days off to get to the local city of Oban. We have done some of our own research and received some recommendations about the highlights of the town. Here is how we have spent our days…

First Impressions – Kerrera, Scotland

We boarded the ferry after a 10 minute taxi from Oban. We received prior directions that we could throw our bags in the ferry house and take the 45 minute hike to the Kerrera Tea Garden and our future cabin. The last ferry from Oban to the island is at 6:00PM, so we need to…

Spring is in the air and that means Rosé season is upon us

Rosé is a beloved spring and summer beverage. Let’s talk rosé and how to order like an expert, just in time for warm weather. Let’s start with the basics. There are three methods when making Rosé -Maceration., Saignee, and Blending. Maceration Method is a rosé made from red grapes with minimal skin contact. All grape…