By Colin McFadden

Ewe Shall Not Pass

This post is part of a series called UK 2021 Our last day in the UK, and our last day in Dartmoor. Before we could get out on a hike, we had a little housekeeping to do – a drive up to Exeter to get our pre-departure COVID tests (both negative, yay!) and a trip…

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By Colin McFadden

Doing Rick Proud

This post is part of a series called UK 2021 There are a few stands of ancient oak forest within Dartmoor park which host unique ecosystems. The goal for today was to visit one, preferably without a crush of bank holiday tourists around us. To try to achieve that, we got up bright and early…

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By Colin McFadden

Clever Girl

This post is part of a series called UK 2021 We woke up and lounged abound the property this morning before fueling up with porridge and heading east. Time for the Jurassic Coast! The south coast of England holds 185 million continuous years of Earth history. A walk from west to east along the shore reveals…

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By Colin McFadden

Haytors Gonna Hayt

This post is part of a series called UK 2021 Today started slow (intentionally) with coffee, reading, and listening to birds. We love our little barn! Around 10, we got in the car to start the day. We had to meet the llamas! Today was all about our walking with Dartmoor Llama Walks, which is…

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By Colin McFadden

A cheesy day

This post is part of a series called UK 2021 Today was mostly a travel day, as we moved from Worcester up north to Dartmoor down in the southwest. The day started by going further north. We took the train up to Birmingham to pick up a rental car. Brief aside: is the rental car…

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By Colin McFadden

So many corners, so little time

This post is part of a series called UK 2021 This trip is giving us a sampler platter of Wales and the Cotswolds. At our more typical pace, any given 15 minute slice from this trip would be a whole day of adventure. Just giving us ideas of things to come back to. We got…

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By Colin McFadden

Museum Envy

This post is part of a series called UK 2021 The only thing on the schedule for today was to do our day 2 COVID tests. One day to see all of London! Jetlag meant we were a little slow to get going, but we left the hotel around 9 and got an amazing breakfast…

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By Colin McFadden

Where the History Ended Up

This post is part of a series called UK 2021 Our uneventful flight got us to London around 6:45am this morning. There were precisely zero covid-related checks at the airport – just a matter of passing through the automated passport gate. A few trains later and we made our way to our hotel, the CitizenM…

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By Colin McFadden

This thing on?

This post is part of a series called UK 2021 So uhh, what’s new? Obviously it’s been a bit since we had occasion to do a travel blog post. However, we’re currently somewhere over the Atlantic on our way to the United Kingdom. The lead up to this trip has been an emotional roller coaster,…

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By Colin McFadden

Peru 2020

This is a laterblog, recapping some of the highlights of our recent trip to Peru.  This was a scouting exercise for a work project, so much of our time was spent doing work. Because this was a work trip, and because I am good steward of grant resources, I eschewed our usual “Delta unless it’s…

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By Colin McFadden

Taiwan 2019

We’ve recently returned from a week in Taipei, Taiwan.  This trip didn’t get its own day-by-day blog, as it was mostly a work trip.  But, we wanted to capture a few of the memories from the trip before they fade into misremembered half-truths. Our travel got off to a slightly rough start.  De-icing and impending…

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By Colin McFadden

A-maize-ing Archaeology

This post is part of a series called Mexico City 2019 Although there is an endless supply of museums and sights to see in Mexico City proper, we decided that it’d be worth taking a day to head to Teotihuacan, about an hour outside the city. And for such a long, arduous journey, proper sustenance…

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By Colin McFadden

Now that’s what I’m tacoing about!

This post is part of a series called Mexico City 2019 The intersection of a new nonstop flight from Minneapolis, our five year anniversary, and a desire to stuff ourselves full of tacos has brought us to Mexico City.  It’s a quick trip, but we’re packing it full.  And more importantly, packing ourselves full. After…

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