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TRAVEL: Isle of Islay, Queen of the Hebrides, Scotland

TRAVEL: Isle of Islay, Queen of the Hebrides, Scotland

Words & Photos by Cindy Mackey If you enjoyed Local Hero, the 1983 movie about the oil businessman who finds himself on a Scottish island inhabited by stubborn locals, then you’ll love the real-life version during a vacation on the Isle of Islay (EYE-luh), part of the Inner Hebrides. Just a 20-minute flight from Glasgow

What We Did On Our Summer Beercation

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Virginia has caught quite a beer buzz in the past few years! Since July 2012 when breweries were able to begin selling beer by the glass directly to the public in on-site tasting rooms, thanks to State Bill 604, Virginia has seen dozens of brewery start-ups, expansion of existing

Charleston Kicks

By Marisa Marsey     It took three passes along fabled East Bay Street in a driving rain and a blur of antebellum manses before I finally espied tiny Unity Alley, home to McCrady’s – the historic restaurant where James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock launched his upward professional trajectory – but GPS-stress evaporated the

Paddle-boarding at Chick’s Beach

By Lucy Mills   It took its time but summer eventually arrived and now it feels like that transitional period of change for many people, which can only be described as preparing for a ‘mid-year-new-year.’  Some of you are going back to work after a summer with the kids, others are returning to college or