Time (Zone) Travel: All Thanks to Longitude

‘Dinner at 7?’ asks my colleague. Beneath us, the Superfast Ferry eases into the Ionian Sea from its Mediterranean berth. ‘Greek time or Italian?’ I query. ‘Or are you being insufferably obdurate, and remaining on UK time?’ I wonder if it is only British people who choose not to adjust their watches when travelling. London … Read moreTime (Zone) Travel: All Thanks to Longitude

5 Reasons To Add the Shetland Islands to Your Europe Itinerary

At Sixty degrees North, they are literally the UK’s “Top” islands. The Shetland Islands aren’t just ponies and Fair Isle sweaters. Shetland is a magical, ice-carved archipelago thriving in the North Atlantic, with a unique history and culture. And with its northerly latitude, Shetland can enjoy up to nineteen hours of sunshine in midsummer. The … Read more5 Reasons To Add the Shetland Islands to Your Europe Itinerary

Scotland’s Scone Palace: A Wealth of Regal History

How difficult can it be to locate a water nymph in a fountain? Between myriad copper and green beech trees – 2000 to be specific, all maddeningly grown to thwart human progress – it is proving trickier than I’d thought. Welcome to Scone Palace’s unique tartan maze. Escaping from 800 meters (2600 feet) of hedged, … Read moreScotland’s Scone Palace: A Wealth of Regal History