Scotland Tour to the Orkney Islands ~ Day 2

The beauty of the Orkney Islands… Waking up in this giganta-saurus of a room at the Ben Wyvis (aka Ghosty Hotel) was quite the treat! Until I looked out my window… An even BIGGER treat!! What a beautiful sight to wake up to!! A gorgeous sprinkle of peaceful feathery lite snowfall. I rig my European…

Scotland Tour to the Orkney Islands ~ Day 1

Scotland Day 3 Day 1 of the 7 day Bronach tour to the Orkney Islands with East of the Hebrides tour company. This isn’t your typical tour company. The peeps that run this gig are super cool. Bill is the King of one-liner jokes and his wife Karen is a complete sweetheart. Bill is always…

Edinburgh, Scotland ~ Day 2 ~ April 2017

Today I am waking up in Edinburgh, Scotland…..aye, tis going to be a great day! Not quite used to the European way of coffee set up in the rooms (aka…not much) I rig my tea kettle to make what resembles a coffee. I’ll just find a coffee shop later. Again I will be walking into…

Columbia River Trek ~ Oregon & Washington

Where I’m originally from, Christmas = cold & (sometimes) snow. I now live in the sunshine state and well…there you get a whole lotta “none of that stuff.” What better remedy for the “I want snow during the holiday” need, than to spend Christmas in the Pacific Northwest! Last time I was in Portland, OR,…

Flume Gorge ~ New Hampshire ~ September 2017

When autumn rolls around I start to get this itch. Noooooo….not that itch! Ew. (Although, no see-ums are prevalent here in FL…bastards they are!) It’s an itch for cool weather, sweaters & scarves, bon fires, nice outdoor hikes, colorful leaves, not sweating my ass off. You know, northern stuff. My favorite time of year! Michigan…

Stonehenge ~ May 2017

Stonehenge. You read about it as a child. You see it on the National Geographic specials that air on public television. What’s the big deal? What’s the buzz all about? This stone structure that’s half way across the world. Maybe it’s a fairy tale? Made or brought here by….aliens?? You never really think that it’s…

Edinburgh, Scotland ~ Day 1 ~ April 2017

    My very first solo trip across the pond! Excited!! Super Excited!! Stoked, nervous, scared shit-less, excited…EXCITED!! Scotland…The land of hot men in hot kilts with hot accents…right?!? Hey man, Gerard Butler…need I say more?? Well my dreams of Gerard Butler look-a-likes flooding the gorgeous cobble stoned streets of Edinburgh were not quite fulfilled….