Scotland – February 2015

After our escape to Mexico, Tracey had to immediately leave for a work trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, and Michael followed a few days behind. After spending a few days exploring the city, we rented a car, learned how to drive on the wrong side of the road and headed to Stirling. We spent Valentine’s Day in a castle that had been converted to a hotel, then hit the road again and drove to the far north end of Scotland to Inverness. From there, we were able to do a day trip to Loch Ness, and then headed back south to Edinburgh for our flights home.
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Mexico – February 2015

February in Portland can be a little dreary, so it is a good time to escape to somewhere warm and sunny. We decided to go to San Jose del Cabo in Mexico, where there just happened to be a half-marathon for Tracey to run. Before the race, we took a side trip to Todos Los Santos, a smaller town about 60 miles north. The little town was perfect, not too crowded but with a few cute boutique hotels and a handful of restaurants and cafes. One day we had the entire beach all to ourselves, except for a few whales we saw offshore. After a couple of days in Todos Los Santos, we drove back to San Jose Del Cabo and spent a day exploring the arts district, before getting up early the next morning for the race.
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Romania – December 2014

After our adventure in Egypt, Tracey headed to Albania to meet up with a few friends while Michael spent a few days in Athens, Greece. Then we met up in Bucharest, Romania, and spent a day there before hopping on a train to explore Transylvania. Our first stop was Brasov, a beautiful town with an historic city center. After exploring Brasov and a day trip to Rasnov and Bran to see “Dracula’s castle”, we then headed to Sibiu, a smaller town that was hosting a charming Christmas festival in the town center. Finally, we headed back to Bucharest to catch flights to our next destination…home for Michael, Yemen for Tracey. It was a scenic trip filled with historic sights, beautiful scenery and excellent food.
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