Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

BARCELONA PHOTO GALLERY

A somewhat unplanned visit to Barcelona, thanks to a £1 Megabus ticket, left us madly in love with the Spanish city. During our stay—made possible...
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain, Antoni Gaudi, Gaudi, Roman Catholic Church,

ANTONI GAUDI’S SAGRADA FAMILIA

I'm ashamed to admit that I arrived in Barcelona with no idea who Antoni Gaudí was, only knowing that I had to visit that "crazy-looking...
Versailles, Paris

PARIS PHOTO GALLERY

Six nights in Paris and so much to eat! We made stops at many of the stunning sights around the city including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre...
Raclette

EATING RACLETTE IN PARIS

I was excited to return to Paris for my second visit for the wrong reason. I say wrong because as it turned out the food I was looking forward to...
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RENTAL CAR DISASTER IN SCOTLAND

Upon our return to Kinlochbervie in northern Scotland, I sat outside my friend Kate’s house admiring a picture-perfect morning... heartbroken that...
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SCOTLAND PHOTO GALLERY

An extended visit to Scotland, Mark's home country, where we were hosted by gracious family and friends from the northern coast to the southern...
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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...
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THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND

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...
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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...
Hiking Helvellyn in the Lake District, England.

HELVELLYN

My godfather Malcolm referred to England’s Lake District as “Heaven on Earth” as he unfolded various topographic maps on the coffee table. When...