Scotland Road Trip Part IV: Around the Trotternish

We had one full day to spend on Skye, and decided to spend it driving around the Trotternish Peninsula, home to some of the most dramatic scenery on the island.  With a slight detour and stop for a walk and some sheep, followed by lunch in Portree, we headed to toward the Old Man of…

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…

Why I love the Festive Season

England, it seems, takes Christmas festivities to a whole new level than what I’m used to. It’s refreshing that the political correctness of avoiding wishing someone a happy Christmas just isn’t there. According to coworkers and friends, the festive season has officially begun now that it’s November, so mince pies and Christmas carols are fair…

Surviving the Fringe: A First Timer’s Experience

I had no idea what we were in for when we booked our weekend in Edinburgh this year.  I’d vaguely heard of the Fringe, but mostly wanted to see the famous military tattoo, which we’d booked tickets for in January.  (This might have been overkill, but we got great seats and a lot of the…