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  • 'Two Fat Ladies': Clarissa Dickson Wright dies at 66
    'Two Fat Ladies': Clarissa Dickson Wright dies at 66
    "Two Fat Ladies" cooking show co-star dies at 66. Clarissa Dickson Wright, co-host of the BBC program died in Edinburgh, Scotland of an undisclosed illness. According to United Press International on Mar. 19, she was featured in the...
  • Poetry illustrated.
    A life in illustration - the old & new world of commercial art
    Last October I visited my home city of Edinburgh in Scotland. This is the last article, for now, stemming from that visit. It spotlights Edinburgh as it used to be and an artist who is still following his calling.In the last 50 years technology...
  • The Honours, Edinburgh, history and cuisine under one roof
    The Honours, Edinburgh, history and cuisine under one roof
    Word has it that this Edinburgh cuisine landmark was once ‘James Bond’ actor Sean Connery’s favorite eatery when Cosmo Tamburri ran his Italian restaurant here back in the '70s.Seeing satisfaction on the faces of diners in...
  • Christmas Under the Dome in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Christmas Under the Dome in Edinburgh, Scotland
    If you find yourself In Edinburgh, Scotland during this holiday season, probably one of the more magical experiences you might have for a meal is at the Dome on George Street in New Town. Located just two blocks from the bustle of Prince Street...
  • Trendsetting Edinburgh Hotels for Foodies
    A Pair of Trendsetting Edinburgh Hotels for Foodies
    Nira CaledoniaNira Caledonia translates roughly to ‘Pure Scotland’ in Latin. Set in the new town district of Edinburgh in a classic Georgian building, this hotel is a stylish retreat a world apart from other Scottish hotels.Hotel...
  • The 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    The 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    It’s one of those events that should be on everyone’s bucket list – The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Held on the esplanade of the historic Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, the 2013 Tattoo performances began August 4th and are...
  • Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties
    Scotland's National Dish: Haggis
    What is haggis? This hearty dish consists of minced sheep’s liver, heart, and lungs, mixed with suet and oatmeal and seasoned with diced onions and spices. All this is then cooked in the sheep’s stomach. It’s also served with...
  • 44 Scotland Street
    Reviewsday: Serial novels '44 Scotland Street' entertain and enlighten
    Alexander McCall Smith is something of a marvel among authors. He isn't the author of a book series, he is the author of at least four series of books, in addition to multiple other novels, story collections, and children's books. And...
  • tattoed granny
    Scottish Grandmother gets scalp tattoo instead of wigs
    Ann McDonald of Edinburgh had a great idea to cope with her hair loss. She suffered from alopecia and a thyroid disorder three years ago which caused her to lose all of her hair. Depressed over her hair loss she came up with a novel idea when she...
  • Scottish Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
    Five Scottish Christmas traditions tourists can enjoy
    Christmas celebrations actually were banned in Scotland for hundreds of years thanks first to Oliver Cromwell and then the Church of Scotland. It’s only been about 50 years since the restrictions were finally lifted. Nevertheless, Scotland...
  • Dublin Airport
    European weekend escapes from London
    European travel affords the savvy traveler the opportunity to experience and enjoy several different cultures, people, and places in a short time, due to the proximity of several countries in a relatively small area. The first step to achieving...
  • Haunted Edinburgh
    Haunted Edinburgh
    It’s almost that time of year guys and gals! Halloween might not be here just yet, but in the meantime let’s explore some of the creepiest and coolest places on earth to visit! Edinburgh, Scotland.This locale...
  • An American goes to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    An American goes to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    What is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? Basically, it’s an amazing place where, for 25 days, in a picturesque city in Scotland, you can attend live shows from morning ‘til nearly dawn the next day, every day. The variety of shows is...
  • On Board Azamara Club Cruises, Service Is The Name Of The Game
    On Board Azamara Club Cruises, Service Is The Name Of The Game (Video)
    Ashore at the iconic destinations visited by Azamara Club Cruises, getting deep into places we may have heard about for a lifetime is done well. Thoughtfully planned itineraries have taken us to castles, distilleries, UNESCO world heritage sites...
  • Your Cruise Questions Answered: Azamara Club Cruises
    Your Cruise Questions Answered: Azamara Club Cruises (Video)
    Circling England on our sailing of Azamara Club Cruises boutique ship Azamara Journey we’ve been to Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands so far. Along the way your questions have been answered via a series of posts covering many...