Isle of Skye to Edinburgh via Fort William

This post is a special post – it marks the 100th post on basicbonvivant.com. Thank you so much for visiting, reading and following along. It has been a blast to share this very unique time in our lives with you and I hope you’ve found it useful for your own…

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Edinburgh to Isle of Skye via Loch Ness

Our trip to Scotland was a special one. Instead of just the two of us taking off an expat adventure, we met my parents in Edinburgh and the four of us hit the road to explore more of the Highlands and Isle of Skye. We’d been to Scotland and the…

Memories of Venice, Italy

Our recent Slovenian adventure involved flying through Venice Marco Polo. When we were planning the trip, I found it a bit difficult to stay focused on the new and incredible sights we’d be seeing in Slovenia when Venice was right there. We’d been there before, so I knew how magical…

Ljubljana, Slovenia Weekend Travel Guide

Our Slovenian adventure ended in the country’s capital, Ljubljana. This adorable city is set in a valley surrounded by mountains, making it even more picturesque. Great food, beautiful buildings and lovely weather made our stay in Ljubljana delightful and relaxing. Ljubljana, Slovenia Travel Guide Getting There | Do | Stay…

Lake Bled in the Rain: Travel Guide

Ah, Lake Bled. It is so, so beautiful there. When we visited, it was also so, so rainy. The lake, with its beautiful island and castle, is surrounded by mountains. The turquoise waters and bordering forests are so peaceful and lovely. It is a wonderfully relaxing place to visit, especially…

Méribel and Les Trois Vallees Travel Guide

Oh, man. Our travels often inspire “pinch me” moments. Even after a year and a half of expat life, it still happens. Our trip to Meribel, in particular, was full of those “pinch me” moments. I’ve been skiing since I was a little girl and skiing in the Alps is…

Weekend Wanderings in Paris, France

There are so many resources out there with wonderful itineraries and recommendations for visiting Paris. To be honest, I’m not sure I’m qualified to join in. While we had a fabulous weekend there in February and walked 31 miles over two days exploring the many different neighborhoods and museums of…