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Scotland, the home of Golf

on 04/17/2016 in Scotland
BY Anita Draycott Looking for the ultimate golf vacation. Scotland won’t disappoint. Consider this bit of trivia: Golf was first played in Scotland more than 600 years ago and today it is home to more than 550 courses across the length and breadth of the country Scotland was the host nation of The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Scotland regularly...

Fun and Games at Gleneagles

on 04/17/2016 in Gleneagles
By Anita Draycott Gleneagles, dubbed “the Palace in the Glenns” celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014, which coincided with it also being the site of the Ryder Cup. The golf experience at Gleneagles is second to none. It was named “Best Golf Resort in the World” in the 2013 Daily Telegraph Ultratravel Awards. James Braid, five-time winner of The Open,...

Islay: Home to the Peatiest Single Malts on the Planet

on 04/17/2016 in Islay
By Anita Draycott To reach the Hebridean island of Islay (pronounced eye-la), home to some of the peatiest single malts on the planet, I took the ferry from Kennacraig on Loch Fyne. Approaching Port Ellen, the smoke belching from the chimneys of three of Islay’s iconic distilleries (Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg) stung my nostrils. Set on the jagged coast punctuated...

A Wee Dram or Two at Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain

on 04/17/2016 in Tain
By Anita Draycott At the Glenmorangie Distillery in Tain, I gleaned the basics about whisky production. The three ingredients for making whisky are barley, water and yeast. But the alchemy depends on where that water comes from, how long the barley is malted, the shape of the stills and the skill of the master blender. These factors and more give...

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...