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Scotland Roundup thumbnail

I already wrote a kind of “emotional roundup” of my trip to Scotland. However, I have been doing official roundups in this format for every country I have traveled in depth since starting blogging two years ago. So I decided to keep the tradition alive and hopefully give a hint or two to those that may… Read more

Gadding About Glasgow thumbnail

Gadding: present principle of gad Verb. To go around from one place to another, in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment. As you may recall, Glasgow won both my heart and my Scotland City Smackdown. One way that I got to know this city in such a short period of time was to take the City… Read more

The Scotland City Smackdown thumbnail

There is an age old rivalry between Glasgow and Edinburgh, my private Scottish tour guide (and um, boyfriend) tells me as we drive the short hour between the two. The two have long competed in art, sport, innovation, industry, and tourism. The cities’ residents are fiercely proud and quick to tell you why theirs is the… Read more

The Great Escape: Month 1 Roundup thumbnail

I absolutely cannot believe I’ve been away from home for an entire month. It feels a bit surreal and I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet that I’m on the go “for good.” Scotland was a great place to start this adventure both so that Mark could visit home and also as a great ease… Read more