A Few Bewitching Days in Edinburgh

  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

White Houses by Amy Bloom

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

A Morning in Balhama & Inchcailloch Nature Preserve

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

Visiting Scotland’s First National Park

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