As you tour Scotland's capital city you'll notice people posing in front of a statue of a small dog. Learn the story of Greyfriars Bobby, the small hero behind this Edinburgh dog statue. Wondering About that Edinburgh Dog Statue? The Story of Greyfriars Bobby This little dog statue immediately caught my kids' attention when we arrived in Edinburgh during the summer of … [Read more...] about Wondering About that Edinburgh Dog Statue? The Story of Greyfriars Bobby
What to see in Scotland - particularly Edinburgh, but also the surrounding area. A guide to visiting Scotland, and places to see in Scotland while traveling with kids. Last summer, Mike took 16 college students to Edinburgh. I tagged along with the kids. We were in Edinburgh for a month, with a few outings outside the capital city on weekends. Mike and I know Edinburgh and … [Read more...] about What to See in Scotland with Kids
Did you know that you can tour Scotland's parliament? Scottish Parliament tours bring government to life by allowing for a hands-on look at history and government. Touring Scottish Parliament If you find yourself in Edinburgh, we definitely recommend taking the time to tour the Scottish Parliament. Tours are free, and there are a variety of tours to choose from. The outside … [Read more...] about Did You Know You Can Tour Scottish Parliament?
Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017. Setting goals each month makes it easier to stay accountable. April was a hard month, so it was pretty amazing to end it by dropping the kids off for a one-night sleepover with cousins while Mike and I escaped to Half Moon Bay. This was our first time child-free since Emma was born in 2006! The kids had a blast with … [Read more...] about Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017
Holyrood Palace (the Palace of Holyroodhouse) is a working royal residence in Scotland. Tour this royal residence when the royal family is not in residence! Everyone knows that the British Royal Family spends much of their time in Buckingham Palace, but did you know that they spend their summers in Edinburgh, Scotland? Specifically, they come and stay in the Palace of … [Read more...] about Visiting Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh – The Palace of Holyroodhouse