Two years ago when I planned my first trip to Scotland, I had the average international traveler’s to-do list: Currency Exchange, Transportation Requirements, Accommodation Bookings, etc. But planning a trip with COVID-19 lurking around every corner requires a bit more thought than your average hop across the pond.
The romanticized, version of the Jacobite conflict which spanned 50+ years of Scottish history, tends to oversimplify things, and as the story has been told and retold down through the generations, opinions and third-hand accounts have now been cemented in many people’s minds as fact. The Battle of Culloden is a great example of a tall tale growing taller. So, let’s dive a little deeper into what we actually know about the Battle of Culloden and the events surrounding it.
In my off time, I was out exploring as I so often love to do. Travelling is a passion of mine, and while COVID-19 has certainly put a cramp in my style, it hasn’t completely stopped me! This past weekend I revisited Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to enjoy the vibrant colors of the Blue Ridge in autumn.
For fans of Outlander, the phrase “Take me home to Lallybroch” has been branded on our hearts and in our minds for all time. But when Outlander was picked up by Starz in 2013, the film location chosen by the producers left many fans scratching their heads. Could they make this stunning creation into Jamie Fraser’s beloved childhood home? Short answer, yes.
When Jamie Fraser first laid eyes on the area that would later become Fraser’s Ridge in Drums of Autumn, he fell in love, and after visiting the area of North Carolina that inspired Diana Gabaldon, I could easily see why.