Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Isle of Skye, Scotland (July 2017)

There was so much to see on this island!! First stop was the “Fairy Pools”, a series of short waterfalls and crystal blue pools. It was fun to climb around … Continue reading

June 14, 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

Glens of Scotland (July 2017)

“Glen” is a Scottish word for a deep valley in the Highlands. I spent quite a bit of time driving through several, surrounded by greenness, babbling brooks, and farm animals. … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tomatin Distillery, Scotland (July 2017)

Because I really enjoy whiskey, (spelled whisky in Scotland) I wanted to visit a distillery in Scotland. The Tomatin Distillery, est. 1897, was conveniently located just 20 minutes south of … Continue reading

May 26, 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

Trujillo, Peru (July ’16)

My last stop was in Trujillo. I didn’t like it much, partly because it didn’t live up to the other cities I’d already seen on that trip, and partly because … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The food of Lima, Peru (July ’16)

Being a coastal city, Lima is known for its great ceviche – raw fish (usually white fleshed ocean fish) cured in lime juice and flavored with chili peppers, cilantro, and … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lima, Peru (Jul 2016) – Chorillos and Barranco

Trying to walk to Barranco and also see the beaches, we cut down to the shore next to Miraflores – I wouldn’t recommend this as it involved crossing a multi-lane … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · 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 3

[What you need to know before you hike the Inca Trail] [Inca Trail, Day 1] [Inca Trail, Day 2] Day 3 – Pacaymayu to Wiñay Wayna (16km/10mi total. It was … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 2

[Inca Trail, Day 1] Day 2 – Ayapata to Warmiwañusca (5km/3mi, 900m/2950ft elevation gain) then downhill 6km to camp at Pacaymayu at 3400m. I was feeling pretty good the first … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 1

I’ve wanted to do the Inca Trail ever since I first heard about it in 2010. This June I finally got to do it! I was especially proud that I … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment