Scotland 2017, Travels in the United Kingdom

Taking the boat the Lochleven Castle

  Lochleven Castle   This is the castle that held Mary, Queen of Scots prisoner and where there was a “jailbreak” and she escaped under the cover of night.  Read here to learn about Mary and her prison.  With all the ancestry research that I do, both Mary and her jailer William Douglas of Lochleven, so …

Travels in South America

So you want to climb Wayna Picchu? Are you sure? Just checking.

Wayna Picchu the Mountain Let’s talk mountains. Wayna Picchu is a mountain. It is not a hill, nor a hike, it is a mountain climb. Talk about a challenge! For many, it is a challenge in their personal lives to hike this incredible experience and accomplish this mountain. For some, like myself and my friend …

Travels in South America

The unequivocal Machu Picchu

So you think you can just hike Machu Picchu Well, I am sure you can, but let’s be clear, this is not your average hike.  Not really sure if this is a hike, I like to call it a mountain climb, I mean after all Machu Picchu means “old mountain”.  Let me just off by saying …

Scotland 2017

Outlander Fan? Falkland is the place to visit

Outlander!  The book series is just the thing we women need to solidify our crushes on incredibly handsome, strong, virile highlander men!  Oh my!  Well, just so you know, Falkland is not in Outlander, but it is used as a backdrop for the TV series.  Paula is a HUGE Outlander fan! After leaving St. Andrews, …

Travels in South America

Breezy day in Aguas Caliente

Sunday The day for rest or exploring a little, lunch with friends and preparing for Machu Picchu. Wait! There is really no preparing for Machu Picchu if you’re not an outdoor enthusiast but that is for the next post.    Sunday, we slept in, which was much needed!  Up around 10am, dressed and heading out …

Travels in South America

The train to Machu Picchu

Inca Rail The boarding process was pretty simple, but keep in mind, you should buy your ticket ahead of time and at the Cusco airport you have to provide your emailed copy with your PASSPORT, people the passport is a big deal here.  Can’t do really anything without it.  Keep it safe.  Anyhow, after you …

Travels in South America

Starting the journey to Machu Picchu

What can I do in a week? As I sit here in Ollantaytambo Inca Rail train station waiting room  whew that was a mouthful, I am caressed by a gentle breeze, traditional music in the background and a cup of hot coca leaf tea, which tastes like any other herbal tea fyi, I reflect on …

Scotland 2017, Travels in the United Kingdom

A quick stop in St. Andrews

St. Andrews Golf Course This day would turn out to be quite the busy day!  A quick trip to St. Andrews Golf Course and off to the next destination.  For any golfer, this is one of the coveted golf courses to play.  I am NOT a golfer, however I can understand, I get this way when …