The Giving Of Thanks

The Giving Of Thanks

The Giving of Thanks. To all of my American readers, I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. To all of my readers from other parts of the world, I want to wish you a very blessed and beautiful day filled with gratitude for the abundant blessings in [...]

Walking the Mural Trail in Glasgow

Walking the Mural Trail in Glasgow

  Walking the Mural Trail in Glasgow. Glasgow. The first time I traveled to Glasgow, it was to trace some of our ancestral roots. During that visit, I stumbled upon the murals found along the streets of Glasgow quite by accident. I shared about the murals that I chanced upon in this post. And it [...]

Day Tour of the Isle of Skye Part 2 of 2

Day Tour of the Isle of Skye Part 2 of 2

Isle of Skye. Day Tour. If you missed part 1 of the tour, be sure to check that out here. If you are ready for part 2, let's go.   Part 2. If you'll recall from part 1, my mother and I took a day tour out of Inverness to the Isle of Skye. We [...]

Day Tour of the Isle of Skye Part 1 of 2

Day Tour of the Isle of Skye Part 1 of 2

Isle of Skye. Day Tour. When I traveled to Scotland, one of the things scheduled into the itinerary was a day tour of the Isle of Skye. Background. The first trip that my mother and I took to Scotland was about following the lines of our ancestral heritage. If you've followed my blog for some time, [...]

What to see with one day on Isle of Lewis

What to see with one day on Isle of Lewis

  Isle of Lewis. What can you see with only one day on the Isle of Lewis? As it turns out, quite a bit! Outer Hebrides. The Isle of Lewis is at the northernmost end of a chain of islands known as the Outer Hebrides. The Outer Hebrides are located on the Western side of [...]

Doors of London II

Doors of London II

London. I know. I know. It's been a while since I've been back to share some scenery from my time in London. If you're a regular to my blog, then you know that shortly after I returned from the United Kingdom, my oldest teen graduated from high school.  Then the youngest and I traveled to [...]

Doors of London

Doors of London

London. On my most recent travels to the UK, I visited London for the first time. We only had two days in London, but they were two full days....and, boy did we fill them!!   Doors. I knew that I would find a plethora of beautiful architecture in London, which would also include some amazing [...]

Views Along the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland

Views Along the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow. During my most recent trip to the U.K., my mother and I made a day trip over to Glasgow, Scotland. There are trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow that take just around an hour and run regularly. If you are traveling during off-peak hours (which we did) the tickets price is nominal (We paid £13 [...]

Snorkeling in Aruba

Snorkeling in Aruba

Aruba. Stunning turquoise waters! That was reason #1 for our choice to head to Aruba. Following closely behind were: we could get a good flight there, we had friends who had been and loved it, and another big factor is that Aruba is the most revisted Caribbean Island. Family Travel. This trip was taken over [...]

5 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Aruba

5 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Aruba

  Aruba. Here are five photos of Aruba that will make you want to hop on a plane and go visit the "One Happy Island." Palm Beach. Located on the West side of the island, Palm Beach is two miles of white sand and calm, turquoise waters. This is the main tourism district. Natural Bridge. [...]