Scotland Road Trip Part II: Glasgow to Oban

After a hearty breakfast of New York style bagel sandwiches we headed further north. Seriously, there was an America themed breakfast place just down the street from our hotel. The snow started when we reached the heights of Rest and Be Thankful Pass and fortunately let off when our elevation dropped.  We stopped in the…

Scotland Road Trip Part I: From the Lakes to Glasgow

After spending half a week touring around the lakes, Lucas, my parents and I headed out on a road trip of Scotland. We’d taken them up Catbells, around our hometown as well as Ambleside, Bowness and Keswick, the Lake District staples. It was time to head north in our trusty hire car. (The fiesta would…

Beautiful Bath

Bath is famous for its beauty and was the next stop on our South England Road Trip.  The famous golden hues of the bath stone and the Georgian architecture make it a lovely city to wander through, and there are tempting restaurants and boutiques around every corner it seems. The abbey and old buildings are so photogenic,…

South England Road Trip

A few weeks ago (I know, so many posts to catch up on) a friend (and bridesmaid!) and her sister came to visit me in the UK.  They got crazy cheap flights on WOW air, which meant they would be flying into Gatwick and only had 4 full days in the England, and so much…

North Wales Road Trip: Conwy

After visiting Beaumaris, Snowdonia and Caernarfon, we hit up Conwy, the most complete walled city and castle on our way back to England.  The castle was interesting and offered some (but not a ton) of information about the era and life in the castle.  Conwy Castle is one of Edward I’s fortresses to maintain control…