Loch Lomond, 2016: Peace and Beauty

Loch Lomond, 2016: Peace and Beauty

Having now laid eyes on Loch Lomond, I can confirm that the description of its “bonnie banks and bonnie braes” is completely accurate. ¬†The sun may not have been shining bright that day, but the views were stunning nonetheless.

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Edinburgh, 2016 – Day Two: A Walk Through a Palace

Edinburgh, 2016 – Day Two: A Walk Through a Palace

Edinburgh Day Two promised to be more succinct: we had a plan we were going to stick to, and it only involved one destination – the Palace of Holyrood. Along the drive in, though the route was slightly different, we still saw plentiful churches and other buildings.

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Edinburgh, 2016 – Day One: Discovering Multiple Histories

Edinburgh, 2016 – Day One: Discovering Multiple Histories

One of the best parts of basing ourselves in Stirling for the first half of our time in Scotland is that it meant easy access to several locations we were interested in taking day trips to. Up first: Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

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From England to Scotland: The First Step to the Next Adventure

From England to Scotland: The First Step to the Next Adventure

The day after our crazy day of the Harry Potter studio tour and sightseeing through downtown London was Carly’s wedding. The weather was fabulous, the ceremony was lovely, and the reception¬†was a blast. It was hard to believe as we woke up on July 31 that our time in England had already come to a close, but it was hard to be too upset as we were setting out on our next adventure!

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England and Scotland, 2016 – An Intro

England and Scotland, 2016 – An Intro

Two years ago, I had lucked out big time – my trip to South Africa had fulfilled a lifelong dream for me, and had even blown my overly high expectations out of the water. I fell deeply in love with that country, which was a great reward for pining after it for so many years. This year, I got the chance to experience for the first time another county of my dreams – Scotland.

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