Scotland, England, English Candy, English Sweets, Scottish Sweets, British Candy, Wine Gums, Fruit Pastels, Crunchie Bar, Chocolate Digestives, Orange Chocolate Digestives, Hula Hoops, Crisps, Yorkie, Travel, Backpacking

MY HUSBAND’S ADDICTION

With names like Double Decker, Twirl and Crunchie, it was understandable why my husband was drawn in. The neon colors and gold foil reflected in his eyes as he stared at the selection to decide which one would...
Scotland, Visit Scotland, Scottish Independence, Durness, Melness, Kinlochbervie, Ullapool, Visit Ullapool, West Coast of Scotland, travel, backpacking, Melrose, Inverness, Glasgow, Surfing in Scotland,

SCOTLAND: MEG IN MELNESS

Although I grew up in Scotland, until age 12 when my family moved to the U.S., there was still much of the country I’d never seen. Over the years I managed a couple of trips back there but both of them were...
Scottish Independence, Scotland, Referendum, Aye, YES, No Thank You, Scotland Votes, Alex Salmond, Scottish National Party, SNP, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, UK, David Cameron

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: AYE/NAY

These past couple of weeks have been an interesting time to be visiting Scotland as they prepare to vote in two days on their independence. Scottish Independence! Kind of a big deal, I know. Thankfully as...
Bazpackers Hostel
4.4

HOSTEL REVIEW: BAZPACKERS HOSTEL INVERNESS

Bazpackers Hostel is the first hostel we've stayed in where we booked it in person instead of online. It was located next to the Inverness Student Hostel where we had spent one night. It proved to be a lot...
Inverness Student Hostel
3.1

HOSTEL REVIEW: INVERNESS STUDENT HOSTEL

It was difficult to return to a hostel dorm room in Inverness after being spoiled at friends' cottages in the north tip of Scotland. We only had to stay for just one night at the Inverness Student Hostel...
The Lake District, England.

HELVELLYN

My godfather Malcolm referred to England’s Lake District as “Heaven on Earth” as he unfolded various topographic maps while helping Britnee and I plan our visit to the region. Earlier, once we'd found...
The Lake District, Lake District, hiking, walking, walking holiday, England, hiking in England, walking the Lake District, what to see in England, Travel, Canon 5D Mark III, Helvellyn, YHA Hostel, Greenside, Greenside Lead Mine, Lower Man, climb Helvellyn,

PHOTO GALLERY: THE LAKE DISTRICT

A whole lot of hills! We enjoyed four days of hiking and a little relaxing while staying at the YHA Helvellyn Hostel near Glenridding in the Lake District, England. Thanks to some guidance from Mark's...
The Lake District, Lake District, hiking, walking, walking holiday, England, hiking in England, walking the Lake District, what to see in England, Travel, Canon 5D Mark III, Helvellyn, YHA Hostel, Greenside, Greenside Lead Mine, Lower Man, climb Helvellyn,
4.2

HOSTEL REVIEW: YHA HELVELLYN

We chose to stay at YHA Helvellyn during our time in the Lake District and we chose right! This hostel is tucked away in the old Greenside Lead Mine area a mile from the village of Glenridding where we...
Sampford Brett, England

NOSTALGIA AND NEW MEMORIES

It was a familiar footpath that I’d walked countless times before with my grandparents, my parents, my brother and now on which I walked with my wife. Crossing through fields, over a small bridge and down a...