Few know that the Scots were once forbidden by law to wear their tartans. This measure was taken because of the rather irritating tendency (at least to the English) for the Scots to want to return he whom they believed to the ‘legitimate king’ to the throne of England.
I’ve embarked on diving excursions in the Galapagos Islands, Cuba, and Mexico, but the Great Barrier Reef boasts the most colourful coral I’ve seen anywhere, and a host of reef life, including sea turtles, minke whales, dolphins and clownfish, not to mention a 7-foot whitetip shark who, “checked me out”…
Making our way to Edinburgh, we mounted Castlehill and crossed the large forecourt of the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. Our destination? Canada!
Symphony Nova Scotia’s special sci-fi concert that Hallowe’en evening was hosted by John Rhys-Davies, a Welsh actor who played Gimli the dwarf in the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, and our author George Burden had the chance to meet him!
Hunyadi Castle, in Eastern Transylvania, is the major sight in the town of Hunedoara, which is studded with abandoned factories that date back to the Ceausescu era of the 1970s and 80s. Hunyadi’s origins echo 15th century masonry, and Vlad Tepes, it is suspected, might have been imprisoned within its walls at one time.
The Charlottetown Farmers Market is a must for visitors to Prince Edward Island’s capital city.
“The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not ‘to have and to hold’ but ‘to give and serve.’ There can be no other meaning.” Explore the life of Sir Wilfred Grenfell!
Though not quite in the form it is now played today, basketball is the only major sport custom-designed by a physician!
With a population of a few hundred souls it may not seem a lot different from other small communities dotting the island – except for one small detail: 650 million-year-old mega-fossils that grace the shoreline.
While it sounds like it should be located in the fictional land of Westeros (from the hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ for the uninitiated), this exquisite Victorian B&B is in fact safely ensconced within the White Mountains of New Hampshire.