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Prestwick: Home of The Open

on 05/17/2016 in Prestwick Airport
By Anita Draycott Prestwick’s twelve-hole design by Old Tom Morris in 1851 was birthplace to the Open. It’s now an eighteen-hole track but happily little has changed on the course or inside the clubhouse. I watched as a gray-haired chap nattily attired in necktie and V-neck sweater struck his ball from the first tee. His black Labrador dutifully waited until...

Explore Ayrshire’s Famous Castles and Cottages

on 03/27/2016 in Lisburn
By Anita Draycott Ayrshire, the poetic heart of Scotland offers a range of unique visitor attractions, including Culzean Castle and Country Park, the jewel in the National Trust for Scotland's crown. Here are a few visitor attractions to explore: Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire Dean Castle Country Park is an excellent free day out for all...

Minmore, House of Spirits in Cairngorms National Park

on 04/25/2016 in United Kingdom
By Anita Draycott For true Scottish hospitality and an unforgettable setting, I recommend a stay at Minmore House on the Glenlivet estate in Cairngorms National Park. This is the mythic heart of the Highlands with its majestic landscape of foreboding mountains carved by deep glacial valleys. It’s moody country: one minute the sun is flickering on hues of heather and...

Scotland: Stirling Castle, Home of Mary Queen of Scots

on 05/08/2016 in Scotland
By Anita Draycott Stirling Castle is a truly iconic landmark towering over Stirling and surrounding countryside and has played an integral role in defining Scotland's history, serving as the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. Within its walls lies one of Britain's finest surviving renaissance palaces, which has recently undergone a lavish refurbishment to restore it to how it...

Say I Do In Mexico

on 05/19/2016 in Mexico
When planning the big day, we often want it to be special and out of the ordinary. We try to think of new destinations that will make it a "once-in-a-lifetime" memory. What better destination to achieve this than Mexico? Mexico brings a wide range of locations that you can choose to have your perfect day. With the animated town of...

Explore Haida Heritage at Kay Llnagaay

on 06/02/2016 in British Columbia
By Anita Draycott In Northern BC, the Haida Heritage Centre at Ḵay Llnagaay is a cultural jewel on remote Haida Gwaii. Set in Skidegate, and anchored by traditional Haida totem poles, this centre is a stunning showcase of the local Haida culture and traditions, with a focus on the deep connection between the land, the sea and the people who...

Glasgow: Scotland with Style

on 04/17/2016 in Glasgow
By Anita Draycott If you have the antiquated notion that Glasgow is a dreary coal-mining town, listen up lads and lassies. Glasgow was awarded the title of European City of the Year 2011 by the Academy of Urbanism whose members include industry-leading architects, planners, and designers. Along with distinctive Scottish style, you’ll find friendly locals, super shopping, and fabulous nightlife....

Go ahead stay in a castle on your next travel adventure

on 05/05/2016 in Anywhere
​Have you ever thought about living in a castle while on vacation?  In countries such as Germany, Ireland, France, Italy and Scotland, you can often stay in a castle for far less than a hotel.   •    Castle Hotel Auf Schönberg  This castle is surrounded by a beautiful view of the Rhine River along with vineyards and trails for hiking...

Sample the “Sean Connery of Single Malts” and more in Speyside

on 05/09/2016 in United Kingdom
By Anita Draycott Speyside is arguably the finest whisky-producing region in the world and a worthy place to devote yourself to a day of malt immersion. On The Glenlivet tour, our guide informed us that Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Charles Dickens were all partial to their brand. After viewing the various interactive displays and stills, we were invited to...

History of Reggae Music

on 04/06/2016 in Jamaica
I am going to share a secret with you about the history of Reggae Music. I think now is the opportune time as I think you are at a place that you can handle it. This genre did not originate with Bob Marley nor his world renown song One Love. The term reggae was derived from rege-rege, a  Jamaican phrase...