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My Favorite Edinburgh Shop for Modern Tartans: Ness

Edinburgh is the perfect place to experience everything I love about Europe– cobblestone roads, medieval buildings, a warren of hidden underground streets, and even some greenery within the city limits. The city of Edinburgh is big enough to keep you entertained, but small enough to keep it all manageable. Walk the Royal Mile and in […]

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Why I Never Buy Sunscreen in the US

European Sunscreen– the Most Useful Souvenir? Sunscreen is bulky, messy, and not particularly interesting, so you may be wondering why I would suggest picking up some tubes on your next vacation outside the US. It’s simple– the sunscreens available in Europe, Japan, Australia and many other parts of the world blow our sunscreen away. Foreign […]

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Royal Mile Shops: Good buys or Tourist traps in Edinburgh, Scotland?

The Royal Mile– a walk through Edinburgh’s history While we may try to avoid a town’s busy high street (and its touristy shops) when we travel, sometimes the high street itself is the prime attraction. The Royal Mile in Edinburgh is not a typical high street– it’s an ancient set of connecting roads cutting directly […]

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