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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dream Destination Blogfest

To celebrate the launch of their books

Soul Cutter and The Ghosts of Aquinnah

Lexa and Julie invite you to a

Blog-hop and Giveaway!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Beaches of Hawaii? Slopes of Vail? Cancun, Paris, or Rome?

Where is your Dream Destination?

My dream destination is Scotland. Why? Because my ancestors came from there and I'd love to walk the land they walked and the places in between. I love their stubborn independence, tenacity and resiliency. Just think... the ROMANS, the conquerors of the world, couldn't subdue or "civilize" the Scots so they built a wall to keep them out. 

I'd like to spend a month or two... Consequently I couldn't pick just one picture.

Cliffs on the north side of Lunan Bay
Cliffs on the north side of Lunan Bay - - 196079

The River Don
River Don near Alford

Dunnottar Castle
Castle on the hill

Lock Etive
Loch Etive

Melrose Abbey

Sweetheart Abbey
Sweetheart Abbey Dumfries Scotland

Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock Castle from the air 1

The village of Neilston with Glasgow in the distance.  
Editted Neilston village (Glasgow beyond)

Edinburgh Castle

Scotland Glencoe

 Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel

Standing Stones of Callanish (photo by David Kernow)
File:Standing Stones of Callanish (Callanish I) (9605427).jpg

Lock Tummel
Queens View - Loch Tummel

Scone Palace
Scone Palace

City of Perth
Perth from the transmitter on Craigie Hill - - 12100

Loch Lomond
View of loch lomond

North Uist
North Uist near Solas

Today and tomorrow
Go to Lexa and Julie’s blog to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway
and use the Linky tool to visit the other bloggers
to see the wonderful places they want to visit!

*Lexa and Julie will give a special prize for the Best Picture*
Rafflecopter Prizes to be announced next week.


  1. That was Lexa's choice as well. You'd dig it, Bish. Very beautiful country. Has a magical feel to it.

  2. You and Lexa can go together. Great pics! How can you NOT want to go there after collecting those! All the great hikes you can take and countryside picnics you can enjoy there!

    Hope you do end up going there soon! Go for it! I decided to finally go to my dream place! I've waited long enough.

  3. Great pictures! Scotland would be a neat place to visit. I'd like to see the castles.

  4. Second time I'd seen Scotland and yes I'd also love to travel there. I love their accents and the beauty of the land. Maybe, some day...wishing upon a star.

  5. I've always wanted to go to Scotland and now even more so after seeing these pictures! It's almost like a magic land, just amazing.

    Thanks so much for taking part in our hop! :)

  6. What fabulous pictures! (I'd say you have a great shot at that "special prize"!)

    Scotland holds a special place in my heart, too. My father and his family emigrated here from Scotland, and my grandmother told me such enchanting stories about her life there, I could practically smell the heather.

  7. Bish,
    These are some awesome pictures! My fave is the one with the sky as backdrop to the castle.

  8. That's it! I want to go to Scotland, too. Your pictures have convinced me ;-D

  9. Now I want to go to Scotland even more!! It's just remarkable that those great old castles are still standing. Just look at the flying buttresses on that chapel, and the castle in the lake is incredible! I hope we both get to go there for real someday. Thanks so much for joining in the hop! :-)

  10. So you will enjoy reading How the Irish Saved Civilization by Cahill :)

    I'd love to go to Jerusalem.

  11. I have some Scottish ancestry too and I'd also love to visit Scotland one day! Especially Edinburgh, which looks like such a gorgeous city. :)

  12. I would also love to visit Scotland! The photos are absolutely breathtaking! I might have a problem seeing men in kilts though, as many of them probably have better legs than I do!


  13. Gorgeous pictures. I'd like to go in the spring and summer and see that beautiful green landscape.

  14. Great choice! I think you and Lexa were dreaming the same dreams today. I hope you get to go someday.

  15. Scotland seems to be a popular destination. I can see why. Those photos are GORGEOUS!!!

  16. I've never seen Scotland look so beautiful! Now I want to go there too...

  17. I've never seen Scotland look so beautiful! Now I want to go there too...

  18. Ug. I got through about half of these images and started begging for it to stop. Fine. I'll repair my teleportation device. And then my time stopper. Must visit...

  19. Awesome pictures. Especially the one of Dunnottar Castle. I commented on one blog today that we have so many people who want to go to Scotland, we should all pitch in and charter a plane.

  20. I would go to England or Israel. Love the pictures!

  21. It's so incredibly blue AND green. Looks gorgeous.
    I hope you get there someday. I hope I get there someday too.

    Have a nice weekend.

  22. Scotland is really very lovely. I love that photo you posted of the white sand beach on North Uist and spectacular Melrose Abbey.Thank you for sharing. New follower

  23. Beautiful photos! Scotland is fantastic. I'd definitely like to visit someday.

  24. Excellent choice. Scotland seems like magical place with all its gorgeous landscapes and stunning-looking castles.

    Great post!

  25. Oh, yes!

    But as your poor old sister is getting older, would wish to hire a horse or two to help with the much wanted climbing!


  26. another scotland! u know what, i was wondering what all the scotland buzz was about but after seeing ur pics... wow! i especially like Dunnottar Castle

  27. Scotland certainly seems magical. I love the photos of the abbeys (well, I love all the photos, but those are my favorite).

    The Warrior Muse

  28. Bish, those pics are "out-of-this-world" gorgeous!
    It IS a beautiful place. And you're not the first to choose Scotland.
    Writer In Transit

  29. I have always wanted to go to Scotland and those pictures now make me want to go even more!
    Also, I just wanted to share, I am hosting a massive book giveaway (14 authors, 15 books)

  30. Those pics are amazing. I'm ashamed to say I've not yet visited Scotland - but I do want to!

  31. Excellent pictures. Where did you get them, by the way? I'd love to add them to my Pinterest collection of castles.


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