Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Isle of Lewis, Scotland (July 2017)

They pack cars on to the ferry like sardines. The lady in pink barely got out of that blue car. The raised gangplank was a millimeter from the grey van’s … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

North Coast, Scotland (July 2017)

I drove the SW 1/3rd of the “North Coast 500” in Scotland and it was definitely one of my favorite parts of the trip. Narrow, curvy roads along the coast, … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Loch Lomond, Scotland (July 2017)

I got really lucky with the weather during my 2.5 weeks in Scotland – there were only 3 days of rain! One of those days was my birthday, the day … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Edinburgh, Scotland (July 2017)

Yes I know this post is suuuuper late. The city of Edinburgh wasn’t my favorite place in Scotland. There was nothing wrong with it – it had a great castle, … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lima Peru (July 2016) – Architecture, Cats, Art

It’s been a year since I was there and the memories are starting to fade, so forgive me if I’m not overly wordy. Miraflores Park – home to  several dozen … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lake Titicaca, Peru (July ’16)

Yes, I’m very very very behind!! I was originally going to spend a day and a half each on the Uros and Taquile, but food poisoning kicked in right before, … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 4 (Machu Picchu)

What you need to know before you hike the Inca Trail Inca Trail, Day 1 Inca Trail, Day 2 Inca Trail, Day 3 Day 4 – Wiñay Wayna to Machu … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cusco (Peru)

Cusco was by far my favorite city in Peru. Cusco is the jumping-off city for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, but don’t rush through the city itself. It’s a … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Arequipa (Peru)

With my Inca Trail date set, I had about a week in Peru before I started hiking. In order to reduce the risk of altitude sickness, I started my month … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

San Diego, California (Dec 2015)

This past Christmas I went to San Diego, since the flights to Maui were too expensive. I wanted some sunshine and San Diego definitely delivered! I stayed in the Horton … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

León, Spain (June 2015)

Last June I spent a weekend in sunny León, Spain. I loved staring up at the huge facade of the cathedral, and wandering the medieval streets. Did you know the … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

New York City (April 2015)

Since I was already in Boston visiting my friend Vicki, and our mutual friend/coworker-from-Madrid Sandy was going to be in NYC, we took a little jaunt over to the city … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bergen, Norway (July 2014)

Bergen was my first stop in Norway. What a delightful little coastal town! A lot of people stay here or in Stavanger as a “home base” to begin their fjord … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Split, Croatia

Split’s center is dominated by Diocletian’s Palace (Roman) and the “new town” which is Medieval. The former palace has been converted to a combo of museums, private shops, restaurants, and … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 1 Comment