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Where to Buy Good Whisky in Scotland and Edinburgh

Where to Buy Good Whisky in London and Edinburgh

Don’t think you like whisky?  I wasn’t crazy about it, either, until after our first visit to Scotland.  Drinking the national drink in the place that it was made gave me a new appreciation for the wide range of subtle flavors in good whisky. Since then, my love of whiskey has expanded to other types […]

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A Tour of the Edinburgh Royal Mile

Edinburgh is one of my favorite European cities.  Its casual elegance and easy going attitude make it an easy place to spend a few days.  The scale of the city makes it very walkable and not overwhelming like larger cities that we have been to. The Edinburgh Royal Mile is divided into a number of […]

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Whiskey in a gas station in Scotland

Looking Down and Road: Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival

The selection of whiskey available in a gas station in Scotland is bigger than many liquor stores here in the USA. I don’t care what most women think.  Whiskey is not just for the boys. In all honesty, I didn’t drink whiskey before our first trip to Scotland.  I also had no idea at the […]

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Undulating landmasses in the unusual Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Dumfries, Scotland.

Looking Down the Road: The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Scotland

Can a garden help you understand the principles of good and evil, heaven and hell and other similarly deep subjects such as the very meaning and nature of the universe? It can if it is the remarkable Garden of Cosmic Speculation.  The garden has been Built by Charles Jencks in honor of his late wife Maggie.  Jencks […]

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Celtic Whiskey Shop Dublin

Best Pubs for Irish Whiskey in Dublin

If you are interested in Irish whiskey and you are in Dublin, your first stop should be to the Celtic Whiskey Shop at 27-28 Dawson Street.  This is a great place to learn a little bit about Irish whiskey, perhaps taste a sample or two and pick up some souvenirs from their wide selection of […]

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Irish Countryside

Looking Down the Road: St Patricks Day In Ireland

Beautiful, rugged scenery…check.  Fish and chips….check.  Great whiskey….check.  Leprachauns….check.  Can you guess where we are heading next?  St Patricks Day in Ireland here we come! It looks like we might be unexpectedly spending St Patricks Day in Ireland in a couple of weeks (the fact that I can suddenly find myself in the midst of […]

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