Travel Guide: Fort William and the Isle of Skye (Scotland)

Trip profile: A Harry Potter themed steam train trip that goes over that viaduct from the films. Various hikes and castles around the Isle of Skye and an overnight sleeper train to/from London. Timing: 3 days over a weekend in May. Weather was abnormally glorious during out trip with the sun out in full force. … Continue reading Travel Guide: Fort William and the Isle of Skye (Scotland)

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Travel Guide: A (mostly food) Tour of Rome (Italy)

Trip profile: A "must visit" destination even if you're the kind of traveler who's loath to fighting the tourist hordes. The iconic monuments will pre-occupy most first timers while the food will have you planning your return visit. Timing: 48 hours in January but needless to say it could have been so much longer. It … Continue reading Travel Guide: A (mostly food) Tour of Rome (Italy)

Travel Guide: Venice (Italy) – paper faces on parade

When to go? Definitely during Carnival. The sight of everyone in masquerade roaming the movie set canals of Venice is a unique experience. Despite the crowds, the cool January weather makes it all tolerable. I definitely wouldn’t want to be battling the hordes during the peak summer months. Duration: 48 hours Local eats: Fritelles, Chichetti & … Continue reading Travel Guide: Venice (Italy) – paper faces on parade