One Day in … York, United Kingdom

Founded by the Roman empire in 71 AD as Eboracum and surrounded by impressive city walls, York is an English city in Yorkshire in the north of the United Kingdom. Stepped in centuries worth of history and surrounded by countryside, the cobbled streets of the city echo the sentiments of the past, stark in contrast to…

Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands, Scotland

Medieval Castles of Scotland, United Kingdom

Fierce chainmail-clad warriors, epic battles of the north and stalwart stone fortresses. These are the images I had in my head as I planned my road trip around Scotland, all the while remaining keenly aware that imagination rarely informs reality. However, not only were these images of the history of Scotland accurate, the sites I saw…