Tag Archives: UK

Two great bases for a Yorkshire Dales holiday: Hawes and Masham

Cow, Yorkshire Dales, UK

In early June, we took a week-long trip to Yorkshire, England. We were attending a LAM conference in Leeds and decided to extend our visit to explore some of North Yorkshire’s prettier landscape. After seeing pictures of rolling green hills and reading about walking through sheep pastures to see waterfalls, we knew we wanted to […]

Weekend in Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, Scotland

Inverness is a nice, small city in the Scottish Highlands. We spent three days in Inverness, and it was a great place to end our visit to Scotland. Here’s how we spent our weekend in Inverness. Driving from Western Scotland to Inverness The drive from Dornie to Inverness was beautiful. This wasn’t surprising after all […]

Exploring the Isle of Skye

Kilt Rock viewpoint, Isle of Skye, Scotland

From our wonderful base in Dornie, we explored the Isle of Skye thrice. A convenient way to get to the Isle of Skye is via the Skye Bridge, which was built in 1995 and became toll-free in 2004. One must go through the village of Kyle of Localsh to get to the bridge. And to […]

Peaceful and picturesque Dornie

Sunset over Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

Dornie is a small village (population: 360) in the wetstern Scottish Highlands. It is positioned at the meeting point of 3 lochs – Loch Alsh, Loch Duich, and Loch Long – which makes it quite picturesque. Our cottage in Dornie When researching our visit to the Isle of Skye, Justin found Falcon’s Cliff – a self-catering […]

People Make Glasgow

Celtic Park, Paradise, Glasgow, Scotland

Oh Glasgow, thanks for the good food and the good times. We particularly enjoyed… Climbing the hill in Queens Park for a beautiful view Watching Celtic progress the Champions League Visiting Kelvingrove Park and Art Gallery and Museum Note, here at Kelvingrove you can view a Rodin at the same time as a plane…  Note, we were very impressed […]

Edinburgh for everyone

View of Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

Whenever anyone asked what destination we were most looking forward to, Sarah’s answer was Scotland for this first European leg. We’d never been and we would be spending 3 weeks there. Well, Edinburgh did Scotland proud for our first week. Leith We stayed in a nice big apartment a bit out of the center, in Leith. Trainspotting […]

LAM meet-up in Edinburgh

LAM, Edinburgh, Scotland

During our week in the wonderful city of Edinburgh, I had the pleasure of meeting new women with LAM. Sue Sherman of the LAM Foundation connected me with Gill of LAM Action (the UK LAM group). She so kindly arranged everything (and gave me lots of good tips about Edinburgh including ways to avoid some […]