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All-Aboard the Hogwarts Express: Taking a Ride on The Jacobite

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Fly Away to The Garlic Festival on the Isle of Wight

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All-Aboard the Hogwarts Express: Taking a Ride on The Jacobite

The Hogwarts Express train in the Harry Potter books/films was...
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Fly Away to The Garlic Festival on the Isle of Wight

Meeting The Garlic King I love when I meet someone...
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Walking the Great Glen Way with Caledonian Discovery: 80 Miles of Adventure and Spectacular Scottish Scenery

Scotland has been big news recently, as the Scottish took...
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Best Places for American Expats in England

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My New Camera: The Pentax Q10

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All-Aboard the Hogwarts Express: Taking a Ride on The Jacobite

Posted by on 3:33 pm in Scotland, Travels | 2 comments

All-Aboard the Hogwarts Express: Taking a Ride on The Jacobite

The Hogwarts Express train in the Harry Potter books/films was possibly one of the most magical aspects of the world built by J. K. Rowling.  The idea that an invisible platform could exist unbeknownst to all those passing through King’s Cross Station in London was something so simple and so extraordinary it awakened imaginations all over the globe. (I am sure that those of you who have  frequented King’s Cross during the dreaded commuter peak hours can attest that a secret train platform to escape to would be a welcome addition...

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Beavers, Bears and Tomahawk Throwing: Exploring the Quirky Side of the Canadian Wilderness at Hotel Sacacomie

Posted by on 12:02 am in Canada, Travels | 6 comments

Beavers, Bears and Tomahawk Throwing: Exploring the Quirky Side of the Canadian Wilderness at Hotel Sacacomie

Growing up I wasn’t what you would call an outdoorsy girl. Even though I grew up much of my life on a ranch with farm animals and the whole shebang, I always preferred the cool breeze of the air conditioner over the steaming Texas summers. Somewhere along the way though, I have grown to love nature. The absolute beauty of this world in its purest form. There is truly nothing more humbling. My mom still can’t believe it. Every time I post a picture of me on a hike or riding a horse, she calls me out. “You hate being...

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Fly Away to The Garlic Festival on the Isle of Wight

Posted by on 2:02 pm in England, Isle of Wight, Travels | 6 comments

Fly Away to The Garlic Festival on the Isle of Wight

Meeting The Garlic King I love when I meet someone who seems larger than life.  Someone that exudes a passion for what they do, with stories that captivate and have you hanging on to every word. A person that can make you believe in something you never gave a second thought about, simply by watching the excitement in their eyes, the enthusiasm and intensity in their every spoken syllable. When I met Colin Boswell, I knew I had met someone special. Mr. Boswell is the driving force behind the Isle of Wight’s popular Garlic Festival. He...

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Walking the Great Glen Way with Caledonian Discovery: 80 Miles of Adventure and Spectacular Scottish Scenery

Posted by on 11:08 am in Scotland, Travels | 10 comments

Walking the Great Glen Way with Caledonian Discovery: 80 Miles of Adventure and Spectacular Scottish Scenery

Scotland has been big news recently, as the Scottish took to the polls to decide whether or not they would like to become an independent country from the United Kingdom. Last Friday, my Facebook feed showed a lot of disappointment, and a lot of relief- depending on what side of the fence they fell on. The results were in favor of Scotland remaining in the UK. After my stay in Scotland in August (my second trip to the region) , I can’t help but ride in-between the issue. Living in England I would hate to lose such a beautiful place to...

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A {Behind the Scenes} Look at My Writing Process

Posted by on 10:02 am in Thoughts, Travels | 2 comments

A {Behind the Scenes} Look at My Writing Process

I have been feeling a bit under the weather lately. The weather here in the UK is switching between winter and summer every other day, and consequently I’ve felt like poop. I am also supposed to leave for India this Friday, but I still don’t have my visa in-hand. All of the excitement and butterflies that come with reaching a huge dream are on total stand-still while I wait to see if everything will work out. (Positive vibes appreciated.)   Thank goodness for my family and friends. Last month The Kid went off on her own...

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