Scotland: Crannogs, Forests, and Whisky, Oh My

From St. Andrews, we headed north, delving further into the countryside, aka the land of beautiful scenery and abundant sheep. Arriving in the evening, we made ourselves cozy in Kenmore, which was the tiniest of towns. In fact, it appeared to pretty much consist of our hotel, a post office, a church, and Loch Tay … More Scotland: Crannogs, Forests, and Whisky, Oh My

St. Andrews: On Royalty, Ruins, and Golf, I Guess

Any good American millennial woman with a royals obsession would likely think of one thing and one thing alone when asked what they associate with St. Andrews, Scotland: William and Kate met there, of course! I mean, duh. So that was the background I took into my visit there, but as it turns out, there’s … More St. Andrews: On Royalty, Ruins, and Golf, I Guess

Scotland: Crossing the Firth of Forth and Chasing Outlander in Culross

Though Edinburgh was wonderful, the part of my trip I was most looking forward to was the chance to get out and explore more of Scotland. You know: rolling hills, stunning scenery, cozy pubs, sheep. And so I was very excited when we set out, heading north. We came first to the Firth of Forth. … More Scotland: Crossing the Firth of Forth and Chasing Outlander in Culross

Edinburgh: Palaces, Castles, Yachts, and …. Dolly the Sheep

The first time I visited Edinburgh, I was there for all of a whopping 36 hours. I loved the city and I packed a lot into my time there, but obviously it was far too brief. I’ve wanted to make my way back to Edinburgh – and to explore more of Scotland beyond Edinburgh – … More Edinburgh: Palaces, Castles, Yachts, and …. Dolly the Sheep

London: from Harry Potter to Hamilton to Hampton Court (and Beyond!)

I could write a fancy introduction, or I could be straightforward about what this is. The fact is, I’ve written about what I ate in London, where I had tea, the Christmas decorations I saw, the exhibitions I visited (at the V&A and at Kensington Palace), and the flowers I ogled. And yet I still … More London: from Harry Potter to Hamilton to Hampton Court (and Beyond!)

London: Diana’s Fashion Story at Kensington Palace

I’ve visited Kensington Palace several times, and while all of it is worth seeing, there’s one corridor I always make a beeline for: the fashion exhibit, of course. In years past, this space has housed gorgeous gowns from the Queen, Princess Margaret, and Princess Diana. Currently, however, the space is dedicated to Diana alone. Obviously, … More London: Diana’s Fashion Story at Kensington Palace