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Rob Burns



About Me

I am a British Citizen who spent his first 30+ years at home, now living on the coast in Southern California. I have traveled extensively in Europe and the US for business and pleasure and enjoy creating an 'authentic' experience for myself. 

I have talked movies with the locals in a remote Polish village, visited the home of Semtex, been chased by dogs on a Greek farm and chatted with Abraham Lincoln in front of Mt. Rushmore.

I like good food and smooth travel, but can't always guarantee I will get both. These days I have two young sons who make journeys even more interesting........

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AUnited Kingdom: Train vs. Car Rental (2 adults, 1 child)

For the Cheddar part of your trip you will need a car. For the Ireland leg likely you will need a car. It isn't a big drive across Ireland, and the roads are generally quiet. Schedule in lots of map checking stops. BUT you could also look a deals from Aer Lingus, Ryanair... See More

ASanta Barbara: Hiking trails in Santa Barbara?

Contact the Montecito trails foundation, they have a great map of the front country. John McKinney "the trail master" is a local expert you should check out. See More

ASanta Barbara: Best Beach in Santa Barbara?

Hammond's beach​, which is near Montecito. Small, compact, quiet, you have to walk to it via a beach path. Its off of San Ysidro Rd, before you get into Santa Barbara (from the South). Hammonds Beach. ​ See More

QGeneva: Lake Geneva View for best price

I'm flying into Geneva in mid June, and would like to wake up next day with a lake view somewhere on the rail journey between Geneva and Montreux (or in either city). Any suggestions for a suprisingly affordable gem with a decent view/nice overall experience?  ... See More

ALondon: What are the most affordable trains to ride from London to Edinburgh?

Trainline has an app and is a very useful resource. The further ahead you book, generally the cheaper the price. Look into tourist passes like Railcards. Also, travelling outside of peak brings the price down dramatically. I never used  - it seems... See More

ALondon: Gardens in bloom.

Unusual alternative? Not so much floral as pharmaceutical, Chelsea Physic Garden ​ has a huge collection of medicinal, edible and useful plants and is right on the Thames River​. See More

AParis: Best neighbourhood to stay

Montmartre Paris 75018 ​Montmartre​ is in the 18th district and is the 'bohemian' area. It is busy, lively and a fun place to be.The Metro stops at Place Pigalle​​, which I recall is very artsy. There are several small... See More

AParis: A cool and not very expensive hotel for 1 night

Best Western Premier Hotel Opéra Opal ​​  ​is compact, modern and very clean. We paid just over $200 US per night. It is in a quiet street but right in the heart of Paris. There's a great boulangerie 2 doors down serving sandwiches and fresh... See More

ALondon: Aerlingus flights

See my other answer ​. Re taxes: that is the reason for the lower price. I flew with them and they were great - decent planes etc. Also, you can clear us customs in dublin for your convenience. See More

AScotland: What are the highlights not to miss with a 10 year old? Hotels?

Edinburgh Castle is great for all ages - you can see all of the old military stuff, try on highland fashions from the William Wallace era - will get the kids really excited. Just outside of Edinburgh is a hotel called Carberry Tower ​,... See More

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