Northern Michigan Fall Color Tour Itinerary

Our Northern Michigan Fall color tour itinerary is a menu of colorful options. How you arrange the order of the various hikes, landmarks, and UP delights is your choice.

Intrigue in Ishpeming

Intrigue in Ishpeming

Fayette Historic State Park

Fayette Historic State Park

Bill Murray in Charleston
New Zealand Shrimp

TRAVEL

Scott Monument Edinburgh Scotland

The Scott Monument was not on the list but it was a good workout. We climbed the 287 steps to the top and enjoyed the splendid view of Edinburgh which included Arthur's Seat. We didn't spend a lot of time looking at the exhibition on Sir Walter Scott's life on the...

Buying a Kilt in Edinburgh

Buying a kilt in Edinburgh was very high on Chuck's Scotland to-do list. In fact, it was the very first thing we did after lunch at the Albanach. I had no idea it could be so complicated. Step 1:  Select your kiltmaker. Chuck researched kiltmakers before leaving...

Amsterdam Layover: Chuck Pole Dances

This picture speaks volumes... Chuck was not pole dancing.  He was no mood to dance.  In fact, he was very irritated if you can't tell by the picture.  There were no chairs and only a dirty floor.  We were tired, hungry and ready for the plane ride...

The Albanach Pub Edinburgh Scotland

Chuck's first Scottish pub experience was at the Albanach Pub in Edinburgh, Scotland. We found vegan food and beer. What else does a person need?  We ordered a Guinness and a Belhaven IPA. The waitstaff was incredibly friendly and the food was very good but...

Scotland Hiking Trip Itinerary

Scotland Hiking Trip Itinerary

Scotland Hiking Trip Itinerary: with Chuck Marshall. Ten days, 5 hikes, 7 pubs, 4 castles, 5 different beds, and nearly 50 miles of trail. Day 1: Depart from Detroit. Day 2:  Survived the Amsterdam layover, located “The Albanach” for a beer and lunch, purchased...

Looking for Maynard on Route 66

Looking for Maynard on Route 66

While scanning our entertainment options on Netflix, Chuck and I stumbled upon the documentary, Blood into Wine.  It is a crazy video about Maynard Keenan from the band Tool and Puscifer making wine in Arizona.  I love wine and Chuck loves Maynard. (He loves...

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