Scotland

Fitness | Travel | Walking

Arthur’s Seat

The views from this old volcano are stunning, and not terribly hard to earn. But Arthur’s Seat does present challenges. Most notably the tricky combination of mud, craggy rock face and people. The sheer numbers of people ensure more mud, more slippery rock, more erosion. The stream of people making their way up to the…

Lifestyle | Travel

Breaking Free of Spreadsheet Travel

“Buddhists believe that we live our everyday lives as if inside an eggshell.  Just as an unhatched chicken has few clues about what life is truly like, most of us are only vaguely aware of the greater world that surrounds us.” – Rolf Potts, Vagabonding I’ve been re-reading Vagabonding again.  It’s been about ten years…

Lifestyle | Travel

Working Around the Edges

It occurred to me that many of my bucket list places to visit skirt the outer edges of populated areas.  I’ve written about a few places that are literally the edges – like the precipitous cliffs of Portugal and the easternmost point of the North American Continent in Cape St. Vincent, Newfoundland.  I love being…