Skelling Michael is a large rock island off the coast of southern Ireland by County Kerry. It can only be reached by boat that traverses very rough waters. If the weather is right you may be allowed to cross those waters and enjoy a two-hour stay on the rock. Its most important features are an old … More The “Highlight” of the Trip According to My Mom
I have learned that I better enjoy my travel if I get to live like the natives so for Ireland, I booked a stone cottage in the Beara Peninsula. I could not have been more, please. Eskadour Cottage is about a hundred years old overlooking a valley of purple rhododendrons, evergreens, rocky hills, and water. … More Sharing the Emerald Isle With Sheep
Next stop – Ireland and why not save some money and fly the well know inexpensive air travel from Ryan Air???? At 30 pounds a ticket what a bargain! Yeah right!!!! We had to pay to check a bag and this should be done online but Ryan Air’s website would not accept my credit card … More When Inexpensive Is Not Cheap
The rest of our stay in Scotland was spent with the three “Ws” – whiskey, woolens, and woods. Much of Scotch Whiskey is made along the Speyside Trail in the highlands of Scotland. You could spend days exploring the distilleries but not being Scotch drinkers we limited ourselves to two – Craigamore and Glenfiddich. Craigamore … More Whiskey, Woolens, and Woods, Oh My!
We are in the Scottish Highlands because we traded our timeshare at Walt Disney World for a week at Hotel Craigendarroch in Ballater. Our place is a two-bedroom chalet with many amenities (including a sauna room). Too bad I hate intense heat! We are immersed in a forest full of birds and bunnies. The town … More Ballater and Beyond
Most of our summer vacation this year is planned for the British Isles. It has been my mother’s dream to see Scotland, so she has accompanied us. First stop – Edinburgh. Before we reached our destination, we had to get through the challenge that is modern air flights. Our original carrier was Continental into Newark and … More A Bumpy Ride to Edinburgh