I went to plug in my laptop charger in the outlet at the desk in my hotel room and discovered this frustrating design decision: My instinct in situations like this is to flip the charger upside down — sadly, this trick doesn’t work for UK outlets the way it does for US outlets. Thankfully the … Continue reading Hotel Room Design
After leaving the Isle of Mull, we stopped in Stirling for a visit to its old town and Stirling Castle. I think I’m a bit spoiled when it comes to castles (nothing is ever quite as impressive to me as Conwy) but Stirling does have its own charm. Before getting all the way up to … Continue reading Stirling Castle
After visiting Loch Lomond, we continued on to the Isle of Mull for several days. My parents wanted to visit a Scottish isle, and we chose Mull for several reasons: it was close enough for a relatively short trip, it offered numerous attractive walks, and we could make a day trip to the nearby Isle … Continue reading Isles of Mull & Iona
In May, we took a week-long trip with my parents to Scotland. The trip had several stops, starting with a couple days in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Our plan was to walk the last stage of the Three Lochs Way, beginning and ending the walk on Loch Lomond. We actually stayed in … Continue reading Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Traveling east always wipes me out, but after my most recent trip to the US I’m trying to beat jet lag by sheer force of will. Here’s how: Saturday: Arrive home like a zombie. Sunday: Take lots of naps. Monday: Set a 9:30 AM doctor appointment. Tuesday: Schedule home repairs taking all day starting at … Continue reading How to Overcome Jet Lag
Highlights from the last week of 2016: Visiting my husband’s cousin and taking an hour-long walk around her neighborhood on a chilly, sunny morning Eating the rest of my Christmas cinnamon rolls Dancing about 15 hours of tango to inspiring music, with lovely leaders, on a well-behaved dance floor Eating really excellent fish tacos! Walking … Continue reading Goodbye, 2016!
I took a really quick trip to the US Embassy in London today. I found out earlier this year that Global Entry is now doing interviews at the embassy. Despite traveling to the US at least a few times a year, I hadn’t applied for it before. I didn’t want to deal with the hassle … Continue reading A Trip to the US … Embassy