Jetsetting

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 is very walkable with interesting architecture, a multi steeple… Continue reading Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

Global Dining

Fish and Chips | The Love of a Good Chippie

Beshoff in Dublin, Ireland I definitely love a good chippie! 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… Continue reading Fish and Chips | The Love of a Good Chippie

Jetsetting, UNESCO

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 second visit 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

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 Scotland and quite a ways from… 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 second visit to Scotland. This Neolithic Settlement is located on the Bay of Skaill which is 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.… 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

Global Dining

A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

My afternoon tea standards met! The Palm Court inside The Balmoral Hotel had bumped my second place winner of afternoon tea outside of the U.S. to third place. My recent second place was Le Maurice's in Paris while the first has been afternoon tea at the Ritz in London. Both afternoon teas inside The Ritz… Continue reading A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

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 love the whole experience, the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service. There are many… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One