Every Friday we have an afternoon filled with activities for a five year old. That is because Sam only has a half day of school on Fridays. This Friday I decided to go to Potobello Beach, Edinburgh’s only beach. It is only three miles to the east of central Edinburgh and is served by several… Continue reading An Afternoon in Portobello Beach, Edinburgh’s Seaside
When you think of St. Andrews, Scotland, what comes to mind? Home to the oldest university in Scotland? check! The birthplace of golf? check! Where Wills and Kate met and courted? check! A lovely beach destination? check! On our day trip to St. Andrews we found St. Andrews to be all of these and much… Continue reading A Day Trip to St. Andrews
Jeff makes home made bread. He had to leave his bread starter behind in Japan after keeping his bread baby alive for over a year. He is therefore on the hunt for new yeasts to try which lead him to the Brewstore in Edinburgh to try brewer’s yeast. The Brewstore is a brewery supply store… Continue reading Brewer’s Yeast Bread
One of the most memorable days of our trip to India was our visit to the Galta Ji Hindu Temple, or the Galta Monkey Temple as it has become known, near Jaipur. The present temple was built in the 18th century, but pilgrims have been coming to the site since the 16th century. It is… Continue reading A Day at the Monkey Temple near Jaipur, India
During my most recent trip to Italy I spent a day with two friends vintage clothing shopping in Ercolano. Many people are familiar with Pompeii, the Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Not as many have heard of Ercolano, a town that was impacted by that same volcanic eruption.… Continue reading Vintage Clothing Shopping in Italy
I have traveled to a lot of places, but I still have a travel bucket list. I will get to my list, but as you read, think about what’s on your own travel bucket list. First, let’s talk about the difference between travel and vacation. There’s a lot of articles on this subject, the main… Continue reading What’s on Your Travel Bucket List?
The last Saturday of every month the Edinburgh Flea Market takes place in the Leith neighborhood of Edinburgh from 10am-3pm. It is held in the Old Blue Drill Hall, a former military facility built for the Royal Scots Regiment in 1901. Over the years it was a military barracks, training center and garage for military… Continue reading Out of the Blue
The day turned colder today in Edinburgh and I was thinking of warmer days, found this photo from Bali, Sam walking with a guide from our villa through his village after our hike in the rice paddies, sharing his culture…….
A few weeks ago we ate at a ramen and sushi restaurant in Edinburgh, Maki & Ramen, pretty good ramen for being outside of Japan and the atmosphere was great, they provided people with post it notes and pens to leave messages and art work all over the walls. It got us reminiscing about food… Continue reading A Taste of Japan
Ethnic rugs and textiles and among my favorite things so I am surprised that Jeff told me about the The Nomads Tent, a shop specializing in tribal rugs and textiles, that he found while walking home from a hike to Arthur’s Seat one day. While rugs are the main focus of the shop, it also… Continue reading Magic Carpet Ride