Wanderlust

Tuscany in Winter

Tuscany in Winter

…looked like this: ♥ ♥ I can only imagine how breathtakingly beautiful it must be now.   Oh, to be in Italy in May!   Someday…        

11 Days in Europe: Paris, Venice and Rome Sample Itinerary (and Insider Tips)

11 Days in Europe: Paris, Venice and Rome Sample Itinerary (and Insider Tips)

Updated January 2017 * You know how it is. You’ve finally saved enough to go on a 2-week trip to Europe — yay!!! You don’t want to go on one of those big bus tours where you’re herded around like cattle with 40-60 other tourists. […]

Midges and mountains and Scotland’s Skye

Midges and mountains and Scotland’s Skye

* “I am being eaten alive!” cried Pippin. “Midgewater! There are more midges than water!” “What do they live on when they can’t get hobbit?” asked Sam, scratching his neck. * Well, Master Gamgee, they live on me, for one — at least that day we went […]

Scorrybreac Circuit — A Walk Through Clan Lands

Scorrybreac Circuit — A Walk Through Clan Lands

* “How about a short walk?” My sister said at around noon on our first day in Portree, in the Isle of Skye. We had just had brunch and truthfully I was feeling a bit sluggish — well, who wouldn’t, after a plateful of bacon, scrambled eggs, fried […]

Portree

Portree

* You know you’re in Scotland when: And: Though this one has got a good Westeros game going on: * But Portree, the largest town in Skye, is more than the sum of its puns. Its most iconic landmark is the harbour, with its colorful buildings […]

A Small-Town Girl’s Short Guide to Portnalong

A Small-Town Girl’s Short Guide to Portnalong

* Portnalong isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to people’s minds when they think of visiting the Isle of Skye. There are no tourist attractions in Portnalong itself; the nearest is probably the Talisker Distillery in Carbost, about an hour’s walk away. There are […]