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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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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