Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, Scotland

In 2009 I was at Turnberry Resort in Scotland, tromping from hole to hole on the Ailsa Course and watching as Tom Watson took the lead on the first day of The (British) Open. The Brits are very fond of the five-time Open champion, and they stood to clap enthusiastically–but decorously, with no whistling and […]

England’s Bovey Castle

As our train from London trundled southwest to Devon, the countryside had a fresh-washed look, vibrant green accented with hardy yellow daffodils. We were taking a chance, visiting England in March. It had been raining. It could rain more. And it did. A lot. However, it is the most fun we’ve ever had on a […]