Historical Loves: Marie Antoinette and Count Fersen

If you read my last post on Historical Loves, you’ll see that it was about Marie Antoinette and her husband, King Louis XVI. While their love was more of compassion and friendship, she did have another love… a fiery and passionate affair. Their love was one that went down in history. She was seen as…

Ghostly Side of Greyfriars Kirkyard

One of the well known kirkyard’s in Edinburgh, Greyfriars Kirkyard is known for Bobby, the dog, inspiring J.K. Rowling, and having its own set of haunting tales. The most influential haunting is Mackenzie’s Poltergeist. Mackenzie’s Poltergeist You can find Mackenzie’s mausoleum on the back left side of the kirk as you enter from the gates…

Historical Loves: King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

As a young girl, Marie Antoinette loved riding horses, being outside, and laughing. She tended to put her studies off, hardly practicing her writing or her other languages. It wasn’t until she learned she would marry Prince Louis that she began to put more efforts into her studies. She was intelligent, but preferred to have…

Half Hangit Maggie

Edinburgh had very harsh rules for anyone who was pregnant. Should you try to conceal your pregnancy you would be tried, found guilty, and hanged. Unfortunately, for Maggie Dickson, she was found guilty. The woman became pregnant by her boss’s son and attempted to conceal the pregnancy. Maggie had her baby prematurely and disposed of…

Historical Loves: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

As a young girl, Victoria spent most of her life living secluded from the others and under the thumb of her mother’s husband. She wanted a life of freedom, not seclusion. She yearned for a chance to make mistakes and follow her heart whether that meant making mistakes or conquering all. At the age of…

Dear Edinburgh…

Dear Edinburgh, When I first arrived, I was yearning for a new experience. For years I read of your hauntings, history, and entangling stories. There was Mary Queen of Scots, the witches, the loch, the writers… Your city throngs with famous writers. Each one added to the culture of Scotland or captured it. Robert Louis…

9 Best Places to Eat in Edinburgh

Most people see Scotland as a place full of bland food. The kind of food that your parents cook when they have no imagination. But all of that is wrong!

10 Pubs To Fall in Love With: Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is thriving with eclectic pubs. It seems there’s not enough time to cover all of them, especially when you’re visiting for a short time. Here are 10 pubs you’ll fall in love with on your next visit to Edinburgh!

Top 18 Must See & Do: Edinburgh, Scotland

Whether it’s a few days or a few months in Edinburgh everyone should experience these sights. While there is a lot to see in Edinburgh, these are the top 18 must hit places!

Hiking the Radical Road

Take the Radical Road up to see Arthur’s Seat and toast your victory with a shot of scotch! Be ready for a good workout.

Dancing the Ceilidh

When in Scotland you have to try dancing the Ceilidh. It’s a traditional Scottish folk dance where you swing your partners around and dance up and down the hall. There’s hardly a moment you’re still. Many of the guys dress in Scottish kilts with a baggy t-shirt or go all out with a fancy thick…

First Go At Itinerary Writing

Here is my first go at itinerary writing. It’s a one day road trip in Scotland and great for a group of friends or family. 

Make the Leap: My First Solo Trip to Europe

I was stuck in a dead end job where I wasn’t going to get switched from temp to permanent employee. I had to get out. I had to travel somewhere. I had to have adventure. So I made the leap…

Article Posted in Wander.Media on Places to See in Scotland

Hi everyone! Here is an article I posted some time back on wander.media. This is a great piece to check out if you’re planning a mini road trip in Scotland. My friends and I spent a day exploring the countryside and finding new, historical places. There are castles, beaches, lakes, and ice cream! 5 Must…

10 Helpful Streets to Know When Visiting Edinburgh, Scotland

Maneuvering Edinburgh, Scotland is fairly easy, especially when you think of it as the Old Town and the New Town. But there are times when you can get turned around and forget where you are. Here are the top 10 streets to keep in mind when you’re exploring the city.

Teviot Row House: Silent Dances and Library Bars

Step into a building filled with bars from sports to library and even silent dancing. Located at the University of Edinburgh, this place is a hot spot for young tourists and college students.

Leo’s Beanery

This place felt like a travelers paradise. Sunken into the ground on Leven St., Leo’s Beanery is a quiet coffee shop and great for catching up with friends or writing your next novel. The walls are covered in maps and travel photos which matches the eclectic people you’ll meet. Locals love this beanery since it’s…

The Banshee Labyrinth

Enter a labyrinth filled with punk rock and heavy metal music. Each night is a new special drink and show of movies.