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TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

Follow my blog with Bloglovin – I’m a woman and I travel the world. Alone. (With some occasional exceptions.) Alone, I’ve stayed in a stone cottage on top of a mountain in Tuscany, an 11th-century fort on an island off the coast of Brittany, an estancia in Argentina, and a…
Edinburgh | A Castle in the Clouds

Edinburgh | A Castle in the Clouds

A castle under siege?  No, it’s just a mob of soaking wet tourists, on their way into Edinburgh Castle.  On this blustery, rainy day, I joined them. The 12th century castle overlooks the city of Edinburgh from it’s perch atop a dramatic volcanic rock that was formed around 70 million…
Style Moment | Edinburgh

Style Moment | Edinburgh

“Into no other city does the sight of the country enter so far; if you do not meet a butterfly, you shall certainly catch a glimpse of far-away trees upon your walk; and the place is full of theatre tricks in the way of scenery. You peep under an arch,…
Eye on Design | Edinburgh | Mad for Plaid at ANTA

Eye on Design | Edinburgh | Mad for Plaid at ANTA

It’s Scotland, land of plaid, a.k.a. tartan. tar-tan \ˈtär-tən\ :a traditional Scottish cloth pattern of stripes in different colors and widths that cross each other to form squares. Tartans are more than just a patterned fabric in Scotland – each combination of colors represents a clan / family / region.…
Edinburgh | One Royal Circus

Edinburgh | One Royal Circus

Technically, One Royal Circus falls into the category of “bed and breakfast,” but it’s not like any bed and breakfast I’ve ever stayed in…it’s more like being a guest in the fabulous house of very hip friends. In 1823, renowned Scottish architect, William Henry Playfair, designed the Royal Circus, an…