Have you seen what Finn MacCool did at the Giants Causeway?

Finn MacCool Well according to the legend of Finn MacCool or Fionn mac Cumhaill, he is a giant.  Finn is from the Fenian Cycle in Gaelic mythology.  So our tour guide told us one of the versions. Fight So the story goes… The Scottish giant Benandonner challenged Finn.  Finn accepted the challenge to fight and …

Albert Einstein was born here? Yes, here in Ulm, what a really cool town…

Ulm… When we made travel arrangements, we were where looking for a town in between Neuschwanstein Castle and Liechtenstein Castle.  We settled on Ulm.  You know when you plan places to go and things to do over 5000 miles away sometimes it does not go as planned.  With that being said, Ulm was a good …

The Machu Picchu experience

Amazing I have to tell you, after coming down from Wayna Picchu, I really felt sort of sad, because I really wanted to see more of Machu Picchu.  Joyce and I were pooped out from the hike or climb and well I thought that we were done, but lucky us, we had to walk back …

Herculaneum? Just as awesome as Pompeii.. maybe even a bit more awesome…

Ercolano What a gloriously sunny and hot day to venture to Herculaneum.  We decided to see Herculaneum instead of Pompeii.  Why?  Well, while Pompeii is synonymous with Italy and Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, I had never heard of until Whitney told me about it.  Originally our plans were to go to Vesuvius and then Herculaneum.  It …

Square of Miracles – Cathedral and Baptistery

The Cathedral The end of our long day came to an end at the Cathedral and the Baptistery.  The Square of Miracles is beautiful.  However, I can only imagine during “tourist” season how incredibly full of people it becomes.  It was crowded when we were there and I don’t believe that was “tourist season”. In …

Have you heard of Balvenie Castle?

Balvenie Castle Near enough for a day drive from Aberdeen.  I did make it to my B&B and it was a wonderful sleep and delicious breakfast.  Off I went after Dave parked my car for me the night before… I tell you after this trip, I am so much more confident driving on the left …

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle was incredible.  I have to say, incredible!  Read a little on the history.  https://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk/  https://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk/2018/03/17/origins-of-dunnottar-castle/  I drove there from Ryton, near Newcastle Upon Tyne. It was a long drive, but it was nice.  I was able to hone my skills on the “stick shift” car on the left side of the road with a …

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Well, after my three days in Edinburgh, it was time to pick up the rental car and do some mileage towards Newcastle Upon Tyne.  I have posted about Newcastle in my 2016 trip, but this time, I was driving, with a Sat Nav and Google Maps.  Here goes my test theory on which one was …