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Edinburgh Old & New Town – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

On the way to Old Town Edinburgh was everything that I was hoping it would be and more. I enjoyed my first round so much that I came back again a couple years later. Much of my love for this city was the majestic Old Town neighborhood, and the Royal Mile. Although New Town Edinburgh… Continue reading Edinburgh Old & New Town – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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The Extraordinary Edinburgh Castle | Discovering Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is by far my most favorite in the United Kingdom. I have been to numerous fortified castle structures throughout Europe and the UK, and this one has always stood out. It was just not the castle alone, but the encompassing of old town Edinburgh, the Royal Mile, and the castle that created a… Continue reading The Extraordinary Edinburgh Castle | Discovering Scotland

Global Dining

English, Scottish, and Irish Full Breakfasts – Love a Good Fry-Up!

I honestly do not know what comes over me when I am in the United Kingdom or Ireland, I just cannot resist a good morning fry-up. If it is on the morning menu, I will order it. If there are options in a breakfast buffet to make one, I will build it. There is something… Continue reading English, Scottish, and Irish Full Breakfasts – Love a Good Fry-Up!

Global Dining

A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

I have always delighted in the whole experience of afternoon tea; the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service. There are many interpretations of afternoon tea from a casual cafĂ© setting, to the opulence of a Palm Court. The Balmoral Hotel There are not many stylish Palm Courts left in the… Continue reading A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

Jetsetting

A Visit to Gorgeous Glasgow | Discovering Scotland

While on a four country holiday, my friends and I decided on a quick side trip to Glasgow while we were in Dublin, Ireland. It would be my first trip to Scotland but not my last. I enjoyed the country so much that I revisited Scotland two more times after. Glasgow was my introduction to… Continue reading A Visit to Gorgeous Glasgow | Discovering Scotland

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Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

I had come to Inverness as my jumping off point to the Orkney Islands, which is an archipelago at the Northern tip of Scotland. I had stayed for several days in this pleasant city at the mouth of the River Ness, and was completely charmed. Inverness, Scotland Inverness is very walkable with interesting architecture, a… Continue reading Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

Global Dining

Fish and Chips | The Love of a Good Chippy

I definitely love a good chippy! Over my years of traveling to the United Kingdom and Europe, I have eaten an impressive share of this tasty meal. It does seem like a simple dish, but I have not been able to find it in the United States made as good as across the pond. Maybe… Continue reading Fish and Chips | The Love of a Good Chippy

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Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Hello from Orkney Islands! Visiting the Orkney Islands was quite the journey for me during my third trip to Scotland. These remote islands are an archipelago at the tip of northeastern Scotland, and quite a ways from Edinburgh or Inverness. I believe that if you really wanted to visit this location, you would really have… Continue reading Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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The Ring of Brodgar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Greetings from the Ring of Brodgar! On a gray, misty and nippy September day, I found myself standing in front of the ancient Ring of Brodgar in Scotland. To be more precise, I was on the Orkney Islands along the Northeastern coast, which is an archipelago of Scotland. Orkney is at the tip top of… Continue reading The Ring of Brodgar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Skara Brae – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Visiting Skara Brae was quite the journey for me on my third visit to Scotland. This Neolithic Settlement is located on the Bay of Skaill, on the largest island of Orkney, which is an archipelago of Scotland. Orkeny is at the tip of northeastern Scotland, and quite a ways from Edinburgh or Inverness. I felt… Continue reading Skara Brae – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Global Dining

Lunch Break at Harry Potter’s “Birthplace” | The Elephant House in Edinburgh, Scotland

The majestic and magical city of Edinburgh has been a favorite of mine for several years. Old Town was just as I had pictured it, the alluring medieval buildings paired with the haunting vibe of the Royal Mile, created many stirring stores in my mind. It was no wonder that Edinburgh became the "Birthplace" of… Continue reading Lunch Break at Harry Potter’s “Birthplace” | The Elephant House in Edinburgh, Scotland

Food Journals

For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One

Is it love or an obsession? I may be obsessed with my love for afternoon tea, or I may be in love with my obsession. At this point in the game, I doubt it matters. I have always delighted in the whole experience; the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service.… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One

Food Journals

What I ate in SCOTLAND – A Food Journal

As part of any traveling experience, discovering a region's food and drink scene are important to understanding a culture. I had found Scottish food to be very hearty and caloric rich, as well as down right delectable. The heaviness of the dishes can be attributed to the country's history, what was available, and the brisk… Continue reading What I ate in SCOTLAND – A Food Journal