Falling for the Highlands

A few years ago I fell head over heels in love with the highlands.  That is, the lochs (or lakes) -- Lomond and Ness, legends (Nessie), history (Rob Roy, William Wallace, a.k.a. “Brave Heart”, clans, ruins and castles ), snow-capped mountains (Ben Nevis) and Hairy-Coo-dotted Highlands of Scotland.  During a cold, windy and wet President’s …

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Faint heart never won fair lady: Nemours, a testament to love

Declarations of love come in many ways.  Some are modest, wrapped in flowers, chocolate, cards and letters.  Others arrive in lavish trinkets of gold or diamonds.  And then there are  extravagant gestures.  These days, adoration can take the form of proposals made to the backdrop of a flash mob dancing, or showers of luxury gifts …

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When Necessity calls, head west, old men (and women)

"It's not about the destination for us; it's the journey" said Lam when asked "Where are you heading?" by a petite, fit, dark-haired young woman outside a convenience store.  She'd  heard the guys talking about the unique name and many bars that we had seen while riding through Funkstown, Maryland. We were on our way …

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