Escape from Lockdown: Our Trip to the Mystic Isle of Skye (Part III)

After a wild journey to Skye and jam-packed Tuesday, it was already time to leave the isle. (So, with that said, this post is primarily about some incredible places on the mainland.)

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Escape from Lockdown: Our Trip to the Mystic Isle of Skye (Part II)

When Anya and I woke up, we were well-rested and eager for a full day exploring Skye. (Okay, Anya might’ve been a wee bit groggy.) Outside our door, Wallace was waiting with tail wagging. He grabbed an oversized stick (oversized stuff seems to be in fashion nowadays), and tossed it at my feet with expectant eyes. I played with him for a few minutes before we set off.

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Escape from Lockdown: Our Trip to the Mystic Isle of Skye (Part I)

When lockdown in Scotland ended, Anya and I were ready to dive into the deep end of our newfound freedom, so we hopped in the car for a quick trip to the Isle of Skye. For those who don’t know, Skye is a Scottish island known for its dramatic landscapes, including fresh springs, cliffs, mountains and rock formations. I’d seen thousands of pictures of Skye on Instagram, and I was soon to discover that the photos didn’t do it justice.

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Sexual Harassment and Assault as a Female Traveller

Trigger warning: This post discusses sexual harassment and assault.

I’ve lived in a few different countries in my life. I can tell you that misogyny, sexism and sexual harassment and assault are not exclusive to any one country. I’ve been a victim in Italy, the Czech Republic, the UK and at home in the U.S. It’s not something I or many other women talk about much, but then Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, was kidnapped while walking home from a friend’s house in London. She was murdered, and now millions of women in the UK and beyond are grieving her loss and remembering all the times they felt threatened or were harmed by men.

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