The drive to Inverness took us along the shores of magnificent Loch Ness. The ruins of Urquhart Castle have prime position on a rocky promontory overlooking the lake. Founded in the 13th century, the castle withstood much conflict during its 500 years as a fortress, eventually blown up in the Jacobite rebellion in 1692. The […]
24 hours Guide to visit top attractions in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon is 5.5 acres of beautifully cared for land featuring a rather large koi pound, beautiful sculptures, a rock garden, and the green vegetation that Oregon is well known for. Dan and I went during the off season. There were pros and cons to this, it wasn’t very crowded so we […]
Ultimate guide for things to do in and around Glasgow city.
I had the opportunity to dine at Souls with the owners, new friends and family to celebrate the birthday of the owners son. Once again excellent surroundings, fantastic service, delicious and well presented food and plenty of it. For starters I had the meat antipasti consisting of home made spiced bread, Parma ham, tapenade, olives and […]
So, you are on your way to a destination across the Atlantic and you have a 24 hour stopover in Dublin, what are you going to do while here? This is where we have you covered! As a native Dub, (Bryan is from Drogheda, but secretly wishes he was a Dub, well he probably doesn’t […]
Connemara is majestic, desolate, devastatingly beautiful. It surprised me, skeptical as I was about the allure of the Irish countryside (I take it all back). There’s something about a whitewashed cottage with a fire burning in the grate in winter. This one (below), at splendidly isolated Killary Harbour, had no TV, no WiFi, no central heating – just a […]