Berkshire: Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and The Queen’s favorite weekend home. If the flag flying above the castle is the Royal Standard, chances are the Queen will be there too. Our tour bus dropped us off near the village of Winsdor […]

London: Harrods (at Knightsbridge)

Harrods is a luxury department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London. Founded in 1849 by Charles Henry Harrod, the store has gone though changes. The department store was acquired by House of Fraser in 1959, which in turn was purchased by the Fayed brothers in 1985. […]

Edinburgh: The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile is the road that connects the Edinburgh Castle and the Palace Holyrood. After exploring the castle, we decided to stroll the mile and check out the shops along the walk.  While exploring, we stumbled across the University of Edinburgh, hidden just off the path of […]

The Edinburgh Castle

From Lady Wynd, there’s 2 ways to get to the Edinburgh Castle: across the road from us was a very long sets of stairs leading up to the castle, or follow the road through Greenmarket Street, and head up to the castle gradually.  We took the road, which […]

Edinburgh: Breakfast at Coffee Mill

Good morning, Edinburgh!!  It’s day 4 of our trip and we are on our own to explore Edinburgh.  We had tickets for the Castle at 9:30 and decided to yelp a place nearby for breakfast.  The Coffee Mill came up with decent reviews, and they had the Scottish Breakfast, too! […]

Edinburgh, Scotland: AirBnb

Typically when I travel, I like to stay in boutique hotels.  Lately, I’ve been noticing my friends taking advantage of AirBnb’s, so I made my first reservation in Edinburgh.  The other AirBnb was booked by Yvonne, and it was her first experience, too.  We both liked the affordable […]

Dean’s of Huntly

When you think of Scottish shortbread, most people will think of Walkers.  You see that plaid package everywhere, in the supermarket, at the airport, and when we were at the AirBnb we passed by the factory.  Yvonne suggested we visit Dean’s of Huntly, which she thought had a […]

Ballindalloch, Scotland: The Glenlivet

Scotland is known for the whiskey and have working distilleries located throughout the country.  You can even plan your visit by using the Whiskey Trail guide, which will tell you how long it’ll take to go from one destination to another.  The weather was not cooperating, so Stephen […]

To Urquhart Castle + Loch Ness

Traveling from Dundee, Steven and Yvonne headed toward the Scottish Highlands toward Loch Ness. Yes, were Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster supposedly resides. The drive took about 3 hours to get there. Thankfully, Steve and Yvonne knew their way around because I was completely lost on where we […]

Sept 2017: LAX –> Edinburgh

Vacation time!! This time it’s going to Edinburgh, Scotland to visit friends (and taste some whiskey!) and then to London.  This is Stephen’s first time visiting the UK (aside from a layover in the airport) and the last time I was in London was back in 2011. We […]