Mist like a sea moves through the city: tall medieval spires pierce through the undulating grey cloud. Suspended by some unseen force, they float above the streets. In the whole world, there’s nothing quite like the medieval skyscrapers that rise along Princes Street Gardens, majestically welcoming visitors into Old Town. Upon entering Edinburgh’s Old … More A Few Bewitching Days in Edinburgh
I had the opportunity to be in Chicagoland for a day and I chose to spend my precious 6 hours in the Second City at the Art Institute of Chicago. I know, it’s cliché and I know it’s one of the most visited attractions in Chicago and yes, I know there are dozens of other Arts … More A Morning with John Singer Sargent and Inspiring Women
Amy Bloom’s historical fiction White Houses follows Lorena “Hick” Hickock through her romantic relationship with then-first-lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. Based very much on fact, Bloom writes an imagined narrative from the perspective of Hickcock, the prize-winning war correspondent and close friend of both Eleanor and Franklin. It is a romance at times heartbreaking, nearly always frustrating, and continuously … More White Houses by Amy Bloom
I first visited Scotland in April, 2012 for a couple days on Spring Break, while on a whirlwind tour of the British Isles with my roommate, Carolyn. We went full Highlander and took an overnight train from London to Inverness – the largest city in the Scottish Highlands – because we thought, “If you’re going … More What is it about Scotland?
We stayed in Alexandria, Scotland at the southern most tip of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, a twenty minute drive northwest of Glasgow, for three nights. Balhama is a small town from which you can access the Loch and is a jumping-off point for many visitors into the wider park. (Read more about … More A Morning in Balhama & Inchcailloch Nature Preserve
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park was founded in 2002 and it’s their first national park! In comparison, the United States just celebrated the centennial of her National Park Service, which was founded in 1916 and is famously, “America’s best idea.” It’s only a twenty minute drive north west of Glasgow to get to the … More Visiting Scotland’s First National Park