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Eilean Donan Castle King of the Highlands

on 04/11/2016 in Eilean Donnan
By Anita Draycott As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet and surrounded by majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands. Although...

Edinburgh, Scotland’s Most Famous Castle

on 04/05/2016 in Edinburgh
By Anita Draycott Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great rock. Its story has helped shape the nation's story. Battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died within its walls, and countless generations have been and inspired by it. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's...

That’s Entertainment in Myrtle Beach

on 01/27/2016 in Myrtle Beach
By Anita Draycott O.K. it’s not Mozart or Shakespeare, but Myrtle’s got plenty of theatre venues. Kenny Rogers and Billy Ray Cyrus are among the entertainers who have graced the stage of the plush 2,000-seat Alabama Theatre. You’ll spot look-alikes of Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and Liza Minelli at Legends in Concert. At the Carolina Opry, bluegrass, cowboy ballads, gospel...

Edinburgh’s Top Attractions

on 04/04/2016 in Edinburgh
By Anita Draycott Edinburgh’s best viewpoint - Arthurs Seat Take a scenic walk through Holyrood Park up to Arthur’s Seat, where you will get some of the best views of Edinburgh. The park contains two of Edinburgh's most impressive natural features, Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags. Arthur's Seat stands an impressive 823 feet above sea level and provides an inspiring...

North Coast Highway 500 Travel Itinerary

on 04/03/2016 in Scotland
By Anita Draycott Here’s a wonderful way to spend five days driving around Scotland’s north coast. Need to hire a car for your trip? Thrifty Car Hire offers Prestige Car Hire to make your trip that little bit more comfortable, they will also drop it off for you at the airport. Thrifty Car Hire, Airport Road, Inverness Airport, Inverness IV2...

So have you been to the desert in Chile?

on 08/09/2012 in Atacama Region
  Tatio Geyser  .  Calama is the gateway to the wonders of Chile’s high central desert and with less than 5mm of rainfall a year; it’s known to be one of the driest deserts in the world.   This area is very rich in natural resources recognizing Chile as the world’s largest producer of copper and sodium nitrate.  Our private transfer...

Discover the Birthplace of the Pina Colada in Old San Juan

on 03/13/2016 in San Juan
By Anita Draycott Fancy a Piña Colada? Head to Barrachina where the pineapple/coconut cream/ condensed milk frozen cocktail was first created in 1963 by bartender don Ramon Portas Mingot. Order it with or without alcohol, but the mini parasol, pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry are mandatory.

Visit the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Fife

on 03/27/2016 in Dunfermline
By Anita Draycott The museum is the birthplace and memorial to Andrew Carnegie, the weaver's son who made a fortune from the furnaces of the American steel industry and who gave his fortune away to benefit humanity. Visitors can find out what life was like in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just...

Get on your bike and cycle Scotland!

on 03/27/2016 in Scotland
By Anita Draycott Mountain biking is hugely popular in Scotland and the country is home to some of the best cycling ranges and trails in the UK. 7stanes, Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders The 7stanes are eight world-class mountain biking centres spanning seven locations in the south of the country from the Scottish Borders to Dumfries & Galloway....

Marrakech: Feast for the senses

on 03/06/2016 in Marrakesh
By Anita Draycott I felt like I had just stepped into a movie. Snake charmers, teeth yankers, fortune tellers, acrobats, water carriers—good guys, bad guys all putting on their nightly performance in Jemaa el Fna square, in the marvelous mayhem that is Marrakech. Each evening as the sun starts to set the cast assembles, setting up stalls of street-food delicacies...