Category Archives: Where??

Westies/Scotland and Bella’s Ancestry Lineage

West Highland White Terriers Origins and history Three Pittenweem Terriers, photographed in 1899 Scottish white terriers were recorded as early as during the reign of James VI of Scotland, who reigned between 1567 and 1625. The king ordered that a dozen terriers be procured from Argyll to be presented to the Kingdom of France as a gift.[3] Sandy and brindle coloured […]

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Top 5 Things In Ireland

1. Irish Coast Bar None, Gorgeous! The Glens: GlenArm, Glenariff, Carnlough, BallyGally (my favorite town name!)  The Valley of the Antrim area and Glenariff Forest Park rolls down to the ocean to these cute cute harbor towns. GORGEOUS stunning hillsides dotted with sheep are exactly the ideas of Ireland you think you know and expect to […]

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Henley-On-Thames

Our August/Sept house sit is a gorgeous house in the small village of Henley-On-Thames that is 45 min North of London.  A boating community on the River Thames, close to Windsor Castle. And the house sit comes with the great Westie, Bella’s new boyfriend to be.  How fun is that, gorgeous house, super cute dog […]

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Round the Island Race – Press images 2015

via J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race – Press images 2015. Wow, that was truly amazing!  I hope to get lots of pix from the professional photographer they had on board as I was busy grinding out the tacks and helping to set and retrieve sails etc, big grin!  Truly a once in a […]

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Irish Eyes are Going to Be Smiling! So Excited. Sneaking in Ireland Trip Before Scotland

We didn’t think we could, but all things are possible if you want it bad enough right? Ireland was one of those things!  As we leave our time on Isle of Wight, to drive to Scotland, we decided to figure out HOW to get from the southern most tip of England to Ireland and then […]

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Need to Know Where to Eat, Sleep or Play?

Bella Travels Member Profile – TripAdvisor via Member Profile – TripAdvisor. We are building a resource of personally reviewed places for your perusal! We use Trip Advisor ALOT when traveling and deciding where to eat/stay, figured it was easier and more centralized to link you to our page there, vs adding it all the time […]

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My Experience Racing on The Eleonora

Incredibly fun time sailing and racing on the Eleonora for the Westward Cup 2015! Wow what a Yacht.  Huge challenge for me as I am much more accustomed to 50′ and less.  Everything is much larger and almost surreal because of the dimensions.  You go to grab for a block or tackle and it is almost […]

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Top 5 Things To See in Italy

1.  Tuscany of course!  it REALLY is as pretty as the pictures and sometimes even more. The colors are crazy gorgeous.  My Favorites are Assisi, Cortona, Sienna. 2.  Rome if you have never been.   Its crazy and busy and crowded and there is SO much to see it takes at least a week and […]

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Scotland Here We Come Finally!

  Scotland here we Finally come.  Our next destination for July/August.   Darla has dreamed of Scotland for years, the land of both our heritage. (and hot men in skirts!) Darren and I have been on Ancestry.com for quite some time and tracked our family trees back to the Scottish Isles and are looking forward to going […]

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Bella is Hanging On the Isle of Wight With the Wild Life!

Bella is surrounded by all kinds of wildlife, not just the ones coming for the Isle of wight Festival! (think of a modern day Woodstock) Fleetwood Mac be darned she says. She much prefers the company of pheasants and grouse and badgers and flocks of sheep and rabbits, oh the rabbits, heh heh.  Even blind she […]

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Having a Bath in Bath!

Bath, in SouthWest – Somerset , Bath, England is Gorgeous. Never seen a more consistant Architectural town than Bath with its Gorgeous 18th century Georgian buildings. Wow very nice. Centuries of Romans and Noblemen and ladies, have take the “waters” of Bath.  After a 30 yr hiatus once again since 2008, you can now take […]

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Lands End- Rhossilli Bay in Gower

Sand dunes, surfers and campers. Huge stretch of beach at the end of the peninsula opposite Swansea, Wales. Voted #1 Beach in UK for several years but Beware, tiny one lane roads to get there so drive careful!   Met a self proclaimed “hippy” surfer named Cosmic (Jeff) Smiles. Very cool lots of local knowledge. […]

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Hanging With the Welsh Coastal Locals!

Sun came out so we did too, ha ha! Port Eynon for mussels and traditional Welsh Cawl(soup). Pretty place off the beaten path. Winding roads to get there and Amazing amounts of locals camping out for a 3 day holiday weekend (which is quite frequent in the UK).  Not a lot to do other than […]

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Bella’s Story: the MIRACLE Dog!

Cat’s aren’t the only ones with 9 lives, as Bellas has proven over and over, she too has them. Bella was the healthiest, fastest dog on the beach, great White Hunter until tragedy struck and she was picked up in our backyard, in suburbia San Diego, by an owl.  It lacerated her shoulders down to […]

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Where’s David?? Not Where’s Waldo But Equally Hard to Find!

We found David!  I had been to Florence once before and could Not find David! Seriously, he is not just hanging out easy to find.  Down a winding small street and not marked very well is the museum that David now resides. He is no longer in his original outdoor spot but in a museum […]

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