Bio: I've always felt the need to record travel and walking experiences, initially through photos and now through this site. It helps me re-live memories of some of the truly wonderful places which I have been privileged to enjoy. So far, my travels have taken me to a fair proportion of Southern Europe/the Mediterranean; to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia, with lots of time on safari; and a little hiking and exploring in the Canadian Rockies, California, Utah and Arizona, Iceland and Norway. Greenland and Spitsbergen was a dream which I fulfilled a couple of years back too. My heart, however, will always be in Scotland which I still think is the most beautiful country I've seen anywhere. I love giving advice in Tripadvisor's Scotland Forum, under the scotlandmac moniker, about how to see the best of Scotland. I was lucky enough to escape the rat race 10 years ago, when an early retirement option came up and I waved goodbye to a long career which included teaching English and also being a Manager in Local Government. My passion is the Great Outdoors, walking and wildlife watching as well as taking photographs. I also enjoy ancient villages and pretty towns, great cities and gardens, old churches , castles and art galleries. And good food! And most of all, enjoying my two now grown up adult sons as they build their own lives and memories. There are a growing number of walks described in the blog but I am not some Wild Woman of the Mountains, fearless and intrepid (I wish). I suffer from vertigo which has got worse as I've got older so any walks herein, do not include anything scary. I avoid these types of experiences like the plague! I really hope my ramblings help and please drop me a line if I can help in more detail in any way.