Los Angeles & The Stadium Tour

Los Angeles.  LA.  Hollywood.  Hollyweird.  Been here many times and each time is an experience.  We arrived after a very long flight from London with a connection in Amsterdam.  I got some air tags and had them in my luggage.  It was interesting to track my bags. SLS Beverly Hills […]

Westminster Abbey

Well colour me happy!  I walked in Westminster Abbey and pictures are now allowed.  I did not have my camera (because as far as I knew pictures weren’t allowed) and I had to make do with my iPhone.  Pictures have never been allowed before in the Abbey and I will […]


One of my favourite places.  I see the same things over and over and it never gets old. Park Plaza Westminster Our central London hotel is found on the lively South Bank Our central London hotel, conveniently situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, features contemporary design throughout […]

Highlander & The Night Train

And just like that we were making our way to London!   Eilean Donan Castle Dating all the way back to the 13th century, this castle is alongside the road from Inverness to the Isle of Skye.  Three lochs meet here ~ Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh.  The castle was […]

Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye.  Sigh.  A bigger sigh.  It is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago and spectacular.  Breathtakingly beautiful at every turn, there are so many things to do and see here. The Skye Boat Song is about the journey of Bonnie Prince Charlie from Benbecula to […]

Isle of Harris & Isle of Lewis

Off the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris form the main island in the Outer Hebrides and are two parts of one island.  The Outer Hebrides are a chain of islands and I have to return and see more of them. Kirklea Island Suites […]

Culloden House & Battlefield

Culloden House is THE place to stay in the Highlands.  I’m already planning to go back to the Highlands with my Mom and stay here at Culloden House again along with a stop at Windsor Castle to see the Queen’s ledger stone. Culloden House Discover The Luxurious Culloden House At […]


This is my favourite place in the world!  Scotland, Inverness, Culloden, the history, the world of Jamie Fraser and Outlander, I love it here.  Inverness is known as the happiest place in Scotland. Inverness is in the Scottish Highlands and two historic battles took place here ~ the Battle of […]

St. Andrews

Midhope Castle (Lallybroch) Hello Lallybroch from Outlander!  We stopped here on our drive from Edinburgh to St. Andrews.  I was extremely disappointed that Jamie Fraser was NOT there. St. Andrew’s is the HOME OF GOLF.  It all started here in 15th century Scotland … Old Course Hotel Escape to the […]


Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and jam packed with history.  The view is different because Edinburgh’s buildings were constructed using the Craigleith Sandstone and the grey brown tones are everywhere you look.  I love the vibe of Edinburgh and the colour!  We booked all our hotels a year out […]

Edinburgh Out & About With Andy

Edinburgh Cab Tours We did a day out with Edinburgh Cab Tours ~ Andy took us to Tantallon Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Royal Yacht Britannia, North Berwick and the Harley Davidstore store.  Andy also stopped at a couple unplanned Outlander filming scenes! Tantallon Castle Built in 1350, today Tantallon Castle is […]

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo The 2022 show was my second time seeing the Tattoo and this is a MUST DO if you are near Edinburgh in August.  This show is amazing!!  I was hoping that Highland Cathedral would be played tonight and it was. The Tattoo is held in […]


Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and the birthplace of RMS Titanic.  The visit to Belfast resulted in A LOT of great food and beer!  Malmaison Belfast This boutique hotel in Belfast city centre is located in the heart of the historic Cathedral Quarter. The stunning Italianate building houses […]


From Galway, with a stop at Sean’s Bar, we headed to County Antrim and Bushmills.   The Bushmills Inn Quietly luxurious boutique hotel on the Causeway Coast Set against the backdrop of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, The Bushmills Inn is the perfect retreat for those who crave the unconventional, […]


Galway Girl by Steve Earle Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk Of a day -i-ay-i-ay  I met a little girl and we stopped to talk Of a fine soft day -i-ay-i-ay And I ask you, friend, what’s a fella to do ‘Cause her hair was black […]


Cork is known as Ireland’s foodie capital ~ bring it on!  Cork County is the biggest county in Ireland with so much to see and do.  It has the most pubs than any other county in Ireland.   The Montenotte Hotel The Montenotte Hotel is a family run hotel and a […]


Dublin is the capital of Ireland, our first Irish stop and this wine lover discovered a liking for Guinness.  Sláinte   Clontarf Castle Hotel Dublin’s Leading Castle Hotel Celebrate, chill out, or relish in a little of both. The Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin, Ireland is a perfect blend of a boutique […]


Close to the Bavarian Alps, this region is beautiful. Munich is Bavaria’s capital in Germany and the home of Oktoberfest.  The next Oktoberfest starts on September 17 and well … we were a little early and missed it. Getting here was a gong show. The flight from Stockholm to Munich […]


Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and was founded as a city in 1252.  The island of Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s Old Town. There are more moose per square mile in Sweden than in any other country.  I asked at one restaurant if they had moose and he didn’t […]

Europe I’m BACK!

The summer shenanigans of Jackie & Myrna have begun.  After COVID, rescheduling, cancellations, flights being cancelled 2 weeks ago and being rebooked on different connection flights, we have arrived.  A KLM flight from Edmonton to Amsterdam got us so far and we took different flights to Stockholm.  An enjoyable time […]