One Muir Adventure

Tomorrow, I head home from Scotland. I’ve been packing and cleaning all day, but there is one more story to share. Yesterday, I traveled to the lower east coast to the town of North Berwick. From there, I hiked a 15-mile section of the John Muir Way, a coast-to-coast trail named after the conservationist John […]

A Sore Backside and Sore Heart

My time in Scotland is drawing to a close, but I still have time to get in a few more adventures. Just recently, my friend Joe and I took a spontaneous bike ride through the countryside and stopped at a few destinations along the way. It wasn’t too much biking; we only went a completely […]

The Home of Golf

Hello, everyone! This post will cover two different days. The weather is pretty consistently good now (finally), so when me and three of my flatmates boarded a bus at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, we had blue skies the whole ride. Our destination: St. Andrews, the home of golf. My interests in Scotland have been 95 […]

The Isle of Arran

After three and a half months of waiting for the weather to improve, I finally got a chance to do something I’ve dreamed of for several years: hike the mountains of Scotland. Friday and Saturday boasted blue skies and warm temperatures, so my friend Roger and I set out early Friday morning for the Isle […]

Hiking the Borders… Almost

The weather is progressively getting better, and more hiking opportunities are emerging. This past Sunday, I departed for a trip that would last three days, but it fell short. I arrived in the town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders at around 3:00 in the afternoon with the intention of hiking half of St. Cuthbert’s […]

A Lake Amongst Lochs

It seems as though nature has heard my pleas of desperation; the weather has been dreary this week, but it is warming up significantly. I plan on taking some more intense trips within the next few weeks (mountains), but while the warm-up is under way, I decided to take an outing to another site that […]

Another Ruin… Finally!

Hello, everybody! Long time no see! I am aware that I have been absent from posting forĀ  quite a while, and I will fully explain why that is: First off, I have done pretty much everything there is to do within a 20 mile radius of Stirling. Second, I am saving my budget for hiking […]