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 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, [...]

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 [...]

The Mercat Cross of Edinburgh

The Mercat Cross of Edinburgh

Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a city filled with many treasures. Some treasures that I stumbled upon, I didn't even discover what they were until I returned home and searched for them.   Mercat Cross. One such treasure was the Mercat Cross. In case you're wondering what in the heck is a Mercat cross (I know I [...]

St. Giles Cathedral

St. Giles Cathedral

Edinburgh. Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It has been recognized as the capital since at least the 15th Century. Given that traces of Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements have been found at Castle Rock and Arthur's Seat, it should come as no surprise that Edinburgh is teeming with historical places.   St. [...]

Safety, Science, and Religion

Safety, Science, and Religion

Edinburgh. Edinburgh holds so many treasures that on a short visit it's hard to even scratch the surface of all there is to do and see.   National Museum of Scotland. One such treasure is the National Museum of Scotland. The museum is located on Chambers Street and is open daily from 10:00-17:00 (except closed [...]