Iona

Places Things 07-03-2015 Ferry Crossing to Iona

We Americans are used to notion of driving anywhere we want to go. We’re accustomed to land, lots of land, stretching out over the contours of a gigantic continent. No wilderness will stop us from laying railroad track and pouring new highways to take us where we need to go. Heck, this is the home of the cross-country …

Places Things 05-29-2015 A Deep Breath at Iona

It was a day that felt like a scene out of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. After riding a couple of ferries and the sort of gigantic, air-conditioned bus that makes you feel like a tourist, we had crossed over to the tiny Scottish Isle of Iona. And we had done it with a couple of energetic …

Places 03-03-2015 Lonely Ruins on the Isle of Iona

This tiny pile of stones is interesting enough to look at, and the surrounding scenery is truly stunning. But the story behind these weathered ruins fires up my soul. After two years of saving, planning, and daydreaming, my family made our way to Scotland. We drove a “hired” van all over the country, exploring grand …

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