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Bewitched – Our Final Night in Scotland

We'd been west, we'd been north, we'd headed back toward civilization, and then, suddenly, we were in Edinburgh. And that began our final day in Scotland. Since my parents are decidedly┬ánot city people, and this trip was about them and... Continue Reading →

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Hermit of Kilpurnie Tower

After we stayed with friends north of Inverness, we drove south through the Cairngorms and hit up a different set of friends from whom we could bum a night's stay. They're busy building a house and re-building an old barn... Continue Reading →

Friends Abroad – Reasons and Rules

The basic rule is: whenever possible, stay with friends while traveling abroad. There's a reason for this, and it was taught to me all over again while we were in Scotland this fall... There's a lot of hoopla nowadays about... Continue Reading →

Seeking Sanctuary in Scotland

There I was, every limb still shaking from the effects of the poisoning, head fuzzy with toxins, and barely able to read the map on our iPad. It was a low point, no beating around the bush. I didn't want... Continue Reading →

Food Poisoning 4,000 Miles from Home – A brief survival guide

Yes. I got food poisoning on Skye. Doesn't that just sound like the worst? See, we had just left Dunvegan castle and were starting to feel a mite peckish. Our packed sandwiches had only taken us so far, and the... Continue Reading →

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