Europe · Ireland

An Irish Escapade: My Experiences with Castles, Guinness, and Paddy Wagon Tours

Coach tires crunched over the gravel lane of Harlaxton College as we watched from the circle drive, our rain hoods pulled low over our faces while our suitcases sat at our sides. The coach creaked to a halt before us, we threw in our luggage, and off we rode to Birmingham Airport. Once there, we… Continue reading An Irish Escapade: My Experiences with Castles, Guinness, and Paddy Wagon Tours

City Exploration · City Spotlight · United Kingdom Travel

A Looking Glass Into Linlithgow

I had 48 hours to scour Scotland, and when weather proved advantageous, I knew that I wanted to explore more than beyond the city limits of Edinburgh. I wanted to visit one of the smaller historic towns that also played a significant role in both Medieval and Stuart-era history. I selected Linlithgow as the first… Continue reading A Looking Glass Into Linlithgow

City Exploration · United Kingdom Travel

Edinburgh – A Tale of One City: Two Perspectives, Part 1

“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.”Alexander McCall Smith Three flights, and two layovers later, and I was almost regretting my decision to land directly into Edinburgh instead of London Heathrow and taking the train north. At London… Continue reading Edinburgh – A Tale of One City: Two Perspectives, Part 1