Gairloch, Scotland, United Kingdom: Don’t rue a ray of sunshine 

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Rate our ReviewsGairloch, Scotland, United Kingdom……Timing is everything.  We had moved away from our beloved Maine two years before making a trip to Scotland, so when my wife spotted a lighthouse perched upon a rugged coastline it tugged at her heartstrings.  Not only was Rua Reidh (pronounced “rue a ray”) visually stunning, it looked to be a convenient […]

Stirling, Scotland – William Wallace footsteps…

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Rate our ReviewsProudly taking up a position in the centre of Scotland, Stirling has historically been a place of immense strategic importance. As the saying goes, ‘hold Stirling and you hold the country’, and the tumultuous history of conflicts, plus the imposing Stirling Castle, bear testament to this fact. At the centre of these battles […]

Loch Ness, Scotland: Good Ness and Ness-essary evil

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Rate our ReviewsLoch Ness, Scotland….When my stepson secured a summer internship in Scotland there was no question that we needed to visit and be sure he was doing okay!  Better yet, Chip was stationed in Inverness, the largest community in the Scottish Highlands (population 65,000).  Thus our international connection landed in Glasgow and from there […]

SCOTLAND – Climb Ev’ry Mountain…or Three of Them at Least.

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Rate our Reviews  There are many challenges you can set yourself in life. Perhaps you want to learn a new language, or master a musical instrument, or learn how to pirouette in the snow while wearing a pair of clogs (ok maybe not that last one). Or, if you are a little bit too determined […]

Sealand, England – A step into the almost unknown! 

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Rate our ReviewsSealand, England …..8:00am on a Saturday morning and I’m with 25 of the worlds most travelled people in the unlikeliest venue of all, The Pier Hotel in Harwich, a small port town in Essex, from here you can get a ferry to the Netherlands.  Harwich residents are very proud to tell you it’s from here, […]