Breathtaking (literally), The Cliffs of Moher…

The Cliffs of Moher I am not sure what I expected.  I had seen these cliffs in movies, online, in pictures and on tourist sites.  To say I was excited to come and see these cliffs was an understatement.  Ireland is amazing.  The people, the island, the wild Atlantic way.   Taking a tour the first …

The battle of Falkirk…

Falkirk On a quiet Sunday morning, we drove to Falkirk.  Sunday was a day for places I wanted to go and for places, Paula wanted to go.  It was a great thing when traveling with someone on the same page as you, compromise comes easy.  Falkirk is one of the many, many places I wanted …

National Wallace Monument and visiting the incredible… Kelpies

The National Wallace Monument After we left Doune Castle, we stopped at the National Wallace Monument. I have been here once and remember the incredible trek up to the top and what a view it was when I did make it there.  This time I had a buddy to trek to the top and take some …

I have to admit… riding ATV’s was… muy divertido!

Ride an ATV?  No way That is what I said when the subject first came up.  Well, I am sure glad they insisted and I did it.  It was a blast.  After leaving Machu Picchu and spending a glorious night in a nice hotel, sleep makes a great difference.  I can do this I told …

The beautiful Doune Castle… where have I seen this before?

Our journey from Lochleven to Doune Castle We journeyed over the really incredible Queensferry Crossing What a sight to see and it was still so new at the time.  We drove over this bridge a lot during our trip. Doune Castle If I were to just ask my friends or family, not many would know about …

So you want to climb Wayna Picchu? Are you sure? Just checking.

Wayna Picchu the Mountain Let’s talk about mountains. Wayna Picchu is a mountain. It is not a hill, nor a hike, it is a mountain climb. Talk about a challenge! For many, it is a challenge in their personal lives to hike this incredible experience and accomplish this mountain. For some, like myself and my …

The unequivocal Machu Picchu

So you think you can just hike Machu Picchu Well, I am sure you can, but let’s be clear, this is not your average hike.  Not really sure if this is a hike, I like to call it a mountain climb, I mean after all Machu Picchu means “old mountain”.  Let me just off by saying …

Breezy day in Aguas Caliente

Sunday The day for rest or exploring a little, lunch with friends and preparing for Machu Picchu. Wait! There is really no preparing for Machu Picchu if you’re not an outdoor enthusiast but that is for the next post.    Sunday, we slept in, which was much needed!  Up around 10am, dressed and heading out …

Starting the journey to Machu Picchu

What can I do in a week? As I sit here in Ollantaytambo Inca Rail train station waiting room  whew that was a mouthful, I am caressed by a gentle breeze, traditional music in the background and a cup of hot coca leaf tea, which tastes like any other herbal tea fyi, I reflect on …