Edinburgh Part 2

Here are just a few more photos of Edinburgh to wrap things up: Scot Monument. My favorite. The birthplace of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. The memorial for my favorite childhood (true) story, Greyfriar’s Bobby. If you aren’t familiar; Bobby was a skye terrier whose master died, and he spent 14 years guarding the … Read more


I fall for cities and Edinburgh was my first love. My grama was born here, so it’s tradition in my family to make the pilgrimage to Scotland at a very young age. It’s the most special place I’ve ever been and no matter where I travel to, I compare everywhere else to here. For the past … Read more

Scotland: 2006 vs. 2015

Scotland is a special destination for Nick and I because it’s the first country we traveled to together. I was brought here when I was 1, and again when I was in 5th grade. Nick came with me for his first international trip in 2006! It holds a lot of memories for us so I thought it would … Read more

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Scottish Hospitality: The Best of the Best

Scotland is an incredible country; the scenery is unrivaled and the history is rich, but one of the things that really makes this place what it is, is the people!! The Scottish people are the nicest, most hospitable, and genuinely helpful group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.   It’s extremely unfortunate … Read more

Scones with Clotted Cream: A Rite of Passage

My grama flew into Edinburgh Wednesday night and of course our first outing together was afternoon tea. We hopped on the bus and headed 45 minutes out of the city center to a big department-type store called Dobbies, with a tea room in the back. It was a bit of a long haul but Dobbies … Read more