By Colin McFadden

Dog days of winter

This post is part of a series called Mexico City 2022 After all our tacos yesterday, we really felt like today was a day to focus on salads and personal fitness. But then we checked the news and decided “screw it, more tacos.” After lounging around a bit (we were out until almost midnight after…

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By Colin McFadden

Stendhal syndrome, but for Bugattis

This post is part of a series called Europe 2021 I started the morning with a gorgeous breakfast at the hotel. In addition to the normal assortment of amazing pastries, they had (very) fresh honey, cheese, meats and all sorts of other delicious items. Then I went for a quick walk around Mulhouse, just to…

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By Colin McFadden

Rebooting 2020

This post is part of a series called Europe 2021 In March 2020, I had a long weekend trip planned to Geneva. The plan was to go to the Geneva Motor Show to see the launch of the new Morgan Plus Four, and then on to CERN for a tour. The cancellation of that trip…

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By Colin McFadden

Hello one and all!

This post is part of a series called Europe 2021 Today dawned bright and sunny. I knew it was going to be a good day when I went to get breakfast at the bar downstairs (arranged by the B&B). On the wall, they had a photo of a Morgan parked in front of the bar!…

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By Colin McFadden

Can’t Spell Fascist without F-A-S-T

This post is part of a series called Europe 2021 Start the clock! My flight landed a little ahead of schedule, and clearing Italian immigration was a breeze. My rental car was all set for me. One minor disappointment – because of COVID and hygiene theater, the rental keys are pre-sorted and sealed in little…

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By Colin McFadden

Holy Schengen!

This post is part of a series called Europe 2021 When we got married, seven years ago today (technically), Kat and I exchanged vows. Part of her vows read “I understand that sometimes you will do stupid things, simply because it’s fun to do stupid things.” The gipper said “trust, but verify”, so I’m currently…

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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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