, Love, Munro Bagging, Scotland, In The Pipeline

In The Pipeline, Love, Munro Bagging, Scotland, In The Pipeline

It’s been almost a week since I was in Ireland, and I think I am almost caught up on laundry.

I’ve been going through pictures and notes, catching up on email and life here in Aberdeen.

But we’ve managed to sneak away for a hike in the woods, walks to the park, a night of live music and a birthday dinner party!  Yay!

I’ve also read about 1000 things on the internet this week.  It’s my favorite time sink/guilty pleasure for sures!  How about you?  Do you love to sit in bed with a laptop/iPad and jump from one link to the next?  Then all of a sudden 3 hours of your life is down the drain and you’re all, Productivity? What is that again?

Yeah, me too.  We should probably get outside today, eh?  But when you get back from climbing that hill/crossing that stream, here’s a link roundup to save for later!

Weekend Links

My husband, Taido, doesn’t blog often, but one of the most fun things he does are these occasional music roundups.  Here’s his latest Four For Friday.

Lots of great travel videos were tweeted out this week during #ttot (Travel Talk On Twitter, a weekly Twitter chat about travel).  This one was my favorite!

I heard so many great talks at the conference I attended in Dublin (TBEX) that it would be hard to choose a favorite, but I really like what Kash Bhattacharya, The Budget Traveller is doing with finding and highlighting less expensive places to stay in Europe that are a step up from traditional hostels. I wish I had read his post on Edinburgh before we went.  (Next time!)  I am new to the term luxury hostel, but I am super curious!

In fact, our family is going to give hosteling a go over our fall break in the Lake District!  We’re super excited to see how we like it!  Here’s a helpful article from BootsnAll about Hosteling With Families.

Got the travel bug, but short on funds?  Here are a couple of contests I entered this week: One for an apartment with Go With Oh and one for a two week Holiday in Donegal, the gorgeous part of Ireland I just visited.

Speaking of Ireland and Donegal, I wrote my first Ireland post this week about how friendly the Irish people are., Super Talented Bloggers, Failte Ireland, In The Pipeline

I have lots more to say about Ireland, but I toured the country with some fabulously talented other bloggers who have also written about our time there.  I have set up a Pinterest board where I am pinning links to their posts and videos, so if you’re curious what others had to say, head over there and get lost in Ireland for a while!  It’s a dreamy place, I promise!  The kids and I have watched the video of the opening night at the Guinness Storehouse about 20 times.

Hope your weekend is LOVELY + RESTFUL, and that you manage to sneak in a little adventure of your own!  See you back here on Monday!  Cheers!


  1. I’m excited because I have finally copped on that I can follow blogs through the bloglovin phone app! Ever since google reader left, I’ve had awful time following blogs. Now I can follow Chino House–but where can I get an app to create the time to read blogs..:-)

    1. YES! I am loving Bloglovin on the phone! Yes, time. That’s always the issue! 🙂

  2. Hi Alison, I followed Tina over to your blog and I’m lovin’ it. I’m also an American, now living in London. And I was also at TBEX. Wasn’t it fabulous? I completely fell in love with Ireland and can’t wait to get back. Next year we are planning a week exploring Scotland. I’m so excited. So nice to (cyber) meet you. I look forward to reading more about your travels.

    1. Oh my goodness! I wish we had met at TBEX. So nice to meet you too!! I would love to connect at WTM if I go….still trying to figure that one out. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

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