Lunch in London, Dinner in Paris

Have you noticed that when you use frequent flyer miles for airline tickets that the route to your final destination is never very direct? A few years ago when my husband and I were flying home from France, the airline sent us to Heathrow, then to Minneapolis, then to Salt Lake City, and then finally…

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds, the beautiful English countryside. It conjures up thoughts of lush, green rolling hills, picnics, punting, big floppy hats, beautiful manor houses, sheep, quaint idyllic villages, pubs and so much more. The beauty of the countryside will take your breath away. The Cotswolds is one of the largest areas in England covering 787 square…

From Bath, UK to Robion, France

It has been a nice trip down memory lane to revisit the five week European holiday my husband and I took in the fall of 2017. Many of my blog posts have been about our time there, including our first stop, Loch Ness. We wanted to get acclimated to the time difference before heading to…

More on Bath Spa and Batheaston

Bath Spa and Batheaston are such lovely places to visit that you will not want to leave. I have visited the area many times, and at the end of my holiday, I always wish I could stay longer. I have found a wide variety of hotels, bed and breakfasts, Airbnbs, pubs and restaurants in the…

Bath Spa, UK

After visiting Castle Douglas, the next stop on our trip, or holiday as they say in the UK, was Bath Spa. Bath is a picturesque city that is situated along the River Avon in the county of Somerset, England. The Roman Baths, built in 60 AD, are a major tourist attraction. There are many other…

Loch Ness

Scotland has over 30,000 lochs, and Loch Ness is probably the most famous due to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, affectionally known as Nessie. Our first stop on our five week European adventure was a beautiful bed and breakfast on the shores of Loch Ness, before heading north to visit our friends in…

Crichton Castle and Castle Douglas

After a lovely stay with our friends in the beautiful Backies area of Northern Scotland, we drove to Edinburgh where we met up with some friends who had just arrived from the US. From there we drove to Castle Douglas, and made a stop at Crichton Castle along the way. This 14th century castle sits…

The Backies

The Backies is a region in the Highlands of Scotland where you will find charming villages, castles, distilleries and the crazy, fickle weather that is typical of Scotland. A colleague said to me “people don’t go to Scotland for the weather!” The locals say, “just wait 10 minutes, and the weather will change.” We certainly…