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 …

A Palace, a Castle in a rock and sunny day

The old and the new Holyrood.  A working Palace, a palace of old and new, well mostly old but the current (new) monarchy use this Palace when in Scotland.  It is truly an beautiful Palace.  The history, like all the castles and palaces in Scotland are simply incredible to me, either a ruins, or ones …

Dunfermline Palace and Abbey

The Palace This is my second visit and I believe it was Paula’s 1st visit to Dunfermline Palace and Abbey. I loved it here, heck I love all the castles, castle ruins and abbeys, etc. that I have been to in Scotland.   The Royals Many of the Scottish monarchs favored Dunfermline as a residence.  History …

Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps

Trevi Fountain So the day before we came here with beautiful water flowing from the fountain, we stumbled upon it while it was being cleaned.  Alas no water. We were a bit disappointed but understood that something this beautiful must be maintained.  However the next day after we saw the Pantheon, we found that the …

Herculaneum is just as cool as Pompeii.. maybe even a little more awesome…

Ercolano What a gloriously sunny and hot day to venture to Herculaneum.  We decided to see Herculaneum instead of Pompeii.  Why?  Well, while Pompeii is synonymous with Italy and Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, I had never heard of until Whitney told me about it.  Originally our plans were to go to Vesuvius and then Herculaneum.  Did …