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North East Falconry Center, Huntly, Scotland

The North East Falconry Center in Huntly is a humble, yet fantastic experience for Audubon fans of all ages.  Falconry has made a huge comeback over the last twenty years. Sure, there’s the actual working falconers who make a living training fine birds of prey to hunt for game birds like grouse and bring them in with the help of a hunting dog. But then there’s the...

The Elephant House Tea Room, Edinburgh

Bohemian students, artists, writers and business people sitting on the one coffee and leaching the free Wi-Fi are the bane of a cafe owner’s existence. But what if one of those patrons actually became the best in the world in what they do? Lets just say the free Wi-Fi and coffee has been more than paid off by one prominent writer at this Edinburgh establishment. The...

Innis and Gunn Beer Kitchen, Edinburgh

Innis and Gunn looks, sounds and tastes like a beer that has been around for a hundred years, but in all truth, it is only coming up to its fifteenth birthday. We first discovered Innis and Gunn at the Gordon Ramsay Pub at Atlantic City. He had it recommended in the menu as his ideal beverage partner for the ridiculously sumptuous treacle wings. Upon returning to New...

Review: Minetta Tavern, NY

Michelin star winning burgers and its Italian heritage has made Greenwich Village mainstay, the Minetta Tavern a hot spot for casual dining for the fine dining set. As local Greenwich Village residents, the Minetta Tavern has been on our list of places to try since first moving to the neighborhood three years ago. Its position on a crowded corner of McDougall and...

Montville, Maleny and the Blackall Ranges, Australia

Montville is a charming hilltop village in the Blackall Ranges nestled above the Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. When the stifling heat, humidity and near perfect beaches get too much for you (yeah right!) there is a place you can escape too. Imagine a tropical haven where the temperature drops cool enough to enjoy a hot chocolate or Devonshire tea – even in summer...

Castillo De San Cristobal, Old San Juan

Its cannons may inspire imagery of marauding pirates, but the Castillo De San Cristobal has played a strictly defensive role in protecting the tropical walled city of San Juan. Finished in 1783, the baroque fort is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the new world. The stronghold of Castillo De San Cristobal overlooks the whole of Old San Juan from the...

Old Market Hall, Helsinki, Finland

The Old Market Hall is top of most foodies’ list when exploring gourmet options around the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Built in 1888 Vanhakauppahalli (the Old Market Hall) has been the destination for fine foods for over 140 years. Very much like a delicatessen, smoked cheeses and dried meats, hang from hooks. Fishmongers display their wares, fresh from the waters of...

Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia

Arlington Cemetery provides a moving memorial to fallen heroes and space for quiet contemplation. What do the men of Band of Brothers’s Easy Company, astronauts, former presidents, Hollywood actors and a jazz great all have in common? They’re all buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Arlington’s esteemed internees include Lee Marvin, Glenn Miller...

Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, San Juan, PR

Views abound at the Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in Old San Juan. It’s a shame that the residents don’t even get to see them. Ever heard the saying, I think I’ve died and gone to heaven? Well nowhere does this feel truer than in Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. In terms of a tomb with a view, there’s not a dud space in the house. Puns...

St Olaf’s Church (Oleviste kogudus), Tallinn, Estonia

St Olaf’s church offers one of the best views of Tallinn’s old town that you can find. Which is great if you’re not scared of heights – like Bernie. I’ll admit it. I hate heights. They hate me too. I’m a little scared of them. OK. Petrified. So why in God’s name would I willingly part with a few Euros to stand precariously on wooden planks at the top of 600...