When you’re planning travel to a city you’ve never been to, finding a place to stay is often one of the biggest challenges. It’s often a gamble whether you end up staying in terrific accommodations or the next step up from a roach motel. Sometimes you get the short end of the stick and other times, you get lucky. When… [Keep reading...]
It’s a sunny morning in Glasgow and I’m standing in front of the Doulton Fountain, the world’s largest terracotta fountain and one of the more famous Glasgow attractions. It squirts water. It’s tall. It’s ornate. And it’s orange. I know it’s supposed to be special, but for whatever reason, I just don’t get it.
Of all the things to do in Glasgow, the Glasgow Necropolis was my favorite attraction, hands down. They call it the “City of the Dead” and it really is like a city unto itself. The inhabitants just happen to be–well–deceased.
Active travel is where it’s at. For the longest time, I’ve fantasized about running in a road race abroad. I could just see myself: crossing the finish line, fists pumping, eyes blazing, heart thundering, and all of it happening against the backdrop of some of my favorite cities. So when I began planning my trip to Scotland and I found… [Keep reading...]
It’s a nine-hour ride, but going from London to Glasgow by bus really isn’t all that bad.