Category: Thoughts About Travel

Stevenson Lighthouses

When you think about distinguished authors from Scotland, the names Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and, more recently, J.K. Rowling, come to mind. Each author has a life story to tell...

Scottish Innovation

Falkirk Wheel Scotland has four canal systems, the Caledonian Canal, the Crinan Canal, the Forth & Clyde Canal, and the Union Canal. These waterways consist of lochs (lakes) and locks. They work together. When...

Scotland Treasure

Lewis Ivories Few people know that white sand beaches and palm trees can be found in Scotland, though not necessarily in the same place. But that’s a story for another time. Imagine walking on...

Italy – Living History

Among the countless treasures in Rome is Castel Sant’Angelo. This monument was commissioned by Hadrian to serve as his mausoleum. Constructed between 134 and 139AD, the towering, cylindrical building commands a presence as an...

Memory Challenge

When you return to the train station after a day at work, your challenge is to remember where you parked your bicycle. Without it, you will have a long walk home. Of the top...