An Afternoon in Portobello Beach, Edinburgh’s Seaside

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

A Day Trip to St. Andrews

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

Brewer’s Yeast Bread

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

A Day at the Monkey Temple near Jaipur, India

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

Vintage Clothing Shopping in Italy

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

What’s on Your Travel Bucket List?

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?