A Few Sunny Days in the Highlands

A Few Sunny Days in the Highlands

Leaving Inverness, we headed southeast toward the coast. On the way, we decided to stop at Balmoral Castle, the Queen of England’s country estate in Scotland. It’s apparently the Queen’s favorite place to be, and she almost always spends a few weeks...
Glasgow and Western Scotland

Glasgow and Western Scotland

Our first stop in Scotland was at one of the “7 Stanes” mountain biking centers. Jen and I braved the rain and rented bikes for a couple of hours. Riding through the misty and moss-laden forest in the rain was very different from the desert biking...
The Lake District and the Queen’s Jubilee

The Lake District and the Queen’s Jubilee

With the Queen’s Jubilee weekend approaching and since we were heading for the Lakes District (one of the most popular holiday destinations in England), we decided to book some campsites ahead of time. We don’t like doing that as it interferes with our...
Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales

The tunnel under the English Channel is cool. You pull up and buy your ticket, go buy a bunch of cheap French wine at the duty-free, and then drive onto a train. The train disappears underground, and 35 minutes later, you pop out in England, never having left the...