Category Archives: Travel Tales

Travel resources and travel articles from expat freelance writer Amanda Walkins. Follow her travels around the world.

Visiting Loch Ness & Seeking the Elusive Nessie in Scotland

Urquhart Castle Loch Ness Scotland

This long-lost story of spending a weekend on Loch Ness was unearthed from the archives. While it isn’t a day trip from Edinburgh, it certainly is a common stop along the tourist track. However, we stayed in a lesser-visited part of the region and highly recommend you step away from the busier parts of Loch […]

A Quick Visit to the Three Cities in Malta

Fort St. Angelo Birgu Malta

On the other side of the Grand Harbour from Valletta, you’ll find an area called the Three Cities. Their history goes back to Phoenician times – the area has always been a popular maritime community. But even if you’re not a history buff, at least make a quick visit to the Three Cities in Malta to […]

What it’s Like Visiting the Isle of Arran in Scotland in 3 Days

beach on Isle of Arran in Scotalnd

The Isle of Arran in Scotland is frequently called Scotland in Miniature, and for good reason. This tiny island boasts everything the mainland has, from ancient standing stones and beautiful castles to whisky distilleries, beaches, and highlands. As my first Scottish island, visiting the Isle of Arran has officially set the bar very high for […]

Wanderful: For Women in Travel, a Global Community & Thriving Sisterhood

Women in Travel Summit group photo in Portland Maine 2019

A community for women in travel — both as industry professionals and as travel lovers — offers a space for connection, inspiration, and empowerment. That’s why I joined Wanderful so long ago. As a woman who travels solo frequently and a woman travel creator and professional, this network just makes sense. If you’re a woman […]

Garifuna Cultural Center in Roatan – A Must-See!

Nora and Audrey Flores of the Flamingo Cultural Center in Roatan standing in front of the history of Roatan timeline

I visited the Garifuna Cultural Center in Roatan back in December (formerly known as the Flamingo Cultural Center). Since we’re not traveling anywhere now (or in the near future) I want to shine a light on the amazing work this organization is doing on the island. When it’s safe to do so, please, go visit! […]