Spiritual Tourist: Two-stop Weekend in Northumbria

During our tenure here in Scotland, we've wanted to take in more than just the cliches  of Scottish and English culture like bagpipes, pubs and castles.  We also wanted to enter into the spiritual landscape both present and past. Recently we undertook a pilgrimage -on wheels- to one of the island's more obviously named sites,  'Holy … Continue reading Spiritual Tourist: Two-stop Weekend in Northumbria

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Warmth and Light: photo101

If there is one thing that Scotland has is amazing and continuously changing light. The clouds are unique, creating a moving landscape. Capturing this on film is impossible with my current level of skills! But here is a 'light and warmth' attempt from a recent trip. I like how the sun makes pools of light … Continue reading Warmth and Light: photo101

7 Easy Steps to a Surprise Birthday in a Castle in Scotland

Step 1: Move to Scotland so you aren't so disappointed when it rains on your fantasy getaway. Your special someone will already be acclimated and remark at how its only raining a little bit and "not blowing sideways so its actually pretty nice out".  50 shades of gray has been a big hit here for … Continue reading 7 Easy Steps to a Surprise Birthday in a Castle in Scotland