Tagged with Middle Ages

4 Days in the Land of Fire & Ice – Iceland

4 Days in the Land of Fire & Ice – Iceland

WOW.  True it’s the name of the Icelandic airline, offering wonderfully inexpensive passage from North America to Europe.  It’s also the first word that came to mind when driving toward Reykjavik.  Iceland’s volcanic landscape appears lunar, other-worldly.  It’s oddly beautiful.  Because all flights are routed through Reykjavik, WOW allows you to book a free stop-over … Continue reading

3 Days Around the Scottish Borders

3 Days Around the Scottish Borders

One of my main objectives in Scotland, wanting to absorb the history of the Middle Ages, was staying in a castle.  There is an abundance of castles turned hotels in Scotland, but I needed to find one that would allow a small service-dog, which is why I chose Cringletie House Hotel.  Technically a baronial home, … Continue reading

3 Days in ‘Auld Reekie’ – Edinburgh, Scotland

3 Days in ‘Auld Reekie’ – Edinburgh, Scotland

With the US dollar stronger against the British pound than it’s been in a long while, it was a good time for Americans to visit the United Kingdom.  Scots are extraordinarily friendly, even helpful, making it all the easier to fall in love with Scotland.  Although they speak English, incline your ear to listen carefully, … Continue reading