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Highlands and History: Riding the Rails through Scotland

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

A 12 day journey in June 2009 around Scotland by train made a special mother / 18 year-old daughter trip.

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Scotland: Aviemore

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

After flights from the US to Manchester, England, we made our way into Scotland on different four trains before arriving in Aviemore. This small town is located adjacent to Cairngorms National Park and is a short distance from Inverness. We were able to enjoy a nice hike in the national park and an afternoon walk and dinner in Inverness later that day.

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Scotland: Stirling

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

Stirling, our second stop in Scotland, is of great strategic and historic importance. We spent our time visiting the castle, old town and the William Wallace Monument.

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Scotland: Fort William

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

We spent three days in Fort William enjoying several outdoor activities, including hiking and boat cruising on a lake. We also took a day trip by train and ferry to the Isle of Skye.

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Scotland: Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, was our last stop on our train journey. We spent time here visiting many historic sights as well as several museums.

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Switzerland and More: Europe by Train and Foot

Posted on Jul 7, 2009

We took a three-week trip to five countries in Europe, using the train and bus as our primary modes of transportation. Our children were six and nine during this trip, which was their first taste of extended international travel in a hostel setting. We also spent quite a bit of time hiking in the Swiss Alps, completing some beautiful day hikes as well as treks to two different overnight huts nestled in the mountains.

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