Armchair traveling

In the BEFORE time, I had planned to launch my retirement with a trip to Scotland. There would be hiking in Scotland, visits to Aberdeen and Glasgow, and some time in London. But as you can imagine, that won’t be happening. Instead, I will combine some armchair traveling and book events the next few weeks. In August, Edinburgh hosts an amazing festival. There are piping bands, historical activities, the Fringe Arts festival, and a book festival. Fortunately, that book festival will be offered online. I have already signed up for a few of the talks so instead of my passport, I will be filling a notebook with inspiration and new book titles to explore.

Let the weekending begin!

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

7 thoughts on “Armchair traveling

  1. I’m glad you’re able to enjoy some of the joys of Scotland if you can’t be there in person. We didn’t have anything planned but had talked about visiting the UK this summer. My daughter and I even got our passports! One day we’ll be able to travel again, and I hope we’ll all actually enjoy it more.

  2. I hope you have a wonderful time on your armchair vacation. It won’t be the same, I’m sure, but hopefully you will find a bonus you wouldn’t have gotten if you had gone personally. Hopefully you will be able to make the actual trip in the not too distant future.

  3. Hi Juliann, I sure hope you get to make that Scotland trip some day soon. Do you have distant relatives there? Dick’s grandfather came to the US from Glasgow, so we went there a while back and enjoyed it. The other places on your list are nice, too. If you go to London, try to get tickets to a show; they used to be fairly reasonable. Hopefully by the time you take your trip the theaters will be open again. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. You always see the positive! An armchair vacation to Scotland sounds lovely and I hope you’ll share some peeks into your notebook!!

    Scotland seems gorgeous. You’ve been before right.. to the Shetland Islands?? I am so jealous! I hope you get to visit again soon.

  5. I’m glad you have found a silver lining, this year has been so full of cancelled plans and disappointments.

  6. I so understand! I was planning to go to Minsk in summer 2021, when I expect to retire, but I think it will be a long time before Minsk is safe. The troubles in Belarus look like they may last longer than the virus!

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