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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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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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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Our first big adventure together was our trip to Egypt in November 2014. It was an amazing trip and one neither of us will ever forget. We started in Cairo and visited the pyramids, then flew to Luxor and took a cruise down the Nile to Aswan. There were more sights along the way than we could count, and so much amazing history.
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