Charleston’s Tides Folly Beach Hotel … a Great Stay Pre- or Post-Cruise

I recently visited Charleston, South Carolina, and have a few recommendations there, including the Tides Folly Beach Hotel… a perfect sanctuary on the Atlantic to prepare for your cruise or unwind afterwards. Our trip to Tides Folly Beach Hotel in Charleston started off in a whirlwind as I am sure most American vacations do. I finished up a conference call on my headset while packing, loading the car and pulling out of my driveway around 3 p.m. …

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Today we visited Eileen Donan Castle, one of the most famous castles in Scotland

Editor’s Note: Will Garrett and his father, Edward, sailed on the Scottish Highlander luxury barge operated by European Waterways earlier this month. Will filed daily reports published throughout the barge cruise. His father’s review of the trip appears here. DAY 6: Fort Augustus We were to leave for Eilean Donan Castle by 9 a.m., which is one of the most famous castles in Scotland and has been showcased in a multitude of films. We left the barge …

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Our final day on the Scottish Highlander finishes with an elegant Captain’s Dinner

Editors Note: Twenty-six-year old-Will Garrett and his father Edward sailed on the Scottish Highlander luxury barge operated by European Waterways earlier this month. Will filed a daily report and these are being published throughout this week. His father’s review of the trip appears here. DAYS 8-9: Gairlochy to Banavie This morning we visited the battlefields of Glencoe, followed by a visit to the Ben Nevis distillery. This was a neat tour that delved into the secrets of …

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A trip on Loch Ness and an exploration of Urquhart Castle

DAY 5: Loch Ness /Urquhart Castle Today’s journey started off with a bacon and egg breakfast before leaving the port in Inverness (which is also called “The Gateway to Loch Ness”). We cruised the Loch for several hours and I kept an eye out for Nessie…the locals say she is very shy. Unfortunately, I was unable to get a picture of her… After docking the boat in Inverness we continued our journey with a visit to the …

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Today we took a highland hike in Scotland, then visited a war memorial and woolen shops

Editors Note: Will Garrett and his father, Edward, sailed on the Scottish Highlander luxury barge operated by European Waterways earlier this month. Will filed a daily report and these are being published throughout this week. His father’s review of the trip appears here. DAY 7: Cullochy Loch to Gairlochy This morning a group of us took a highland hill hike.  It was raining pretty hard, so we all dressed in layered rain gear to combat the elements that …

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Our first day on the Scottish Highlander includes a visit to Cawdor Castle

Editors Note: Twenty-six-year old-Will Garrett and his father Edward sailed on the Scottish Highlander luxury barge operated by European Waterways earlier this month. Will filed a daily report and these will be published this week. DAY 4: Traveling to Inverness/Dochgarroch Today started off rather early. This morning, we took the train into Inverness. It took us 3-1/2 hours by train to reach the town where we would meet our barge, the Scottish Highlander, for our cruise down …

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Scottish adventure: Day two in Edinburgh

Editors Note: Twenty-six-year old-Will Garrett and his father Edward sailed on the Scottish Highlander luxury barge operated by European Waterways earlier this month. Will filed a daily report and these will be published this week. DAY 3: Edinburgh After a traditional Scottish breakfast, we began a long walk through the city of Edinburgh by heading towards the Queens Garden which is overlooked by the castle. The flowers were amazingly brilliant  and the grass was a magnificent color …

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An adventure in the Scottish Highlands begins with a day in Edinburgh

Editors Note: Twenty-six-year old-Will Garrett and his father Edward sailed on the Scottish Highlander luxury barge operated by European Waterways earlier this month. Will filed a daily report and these will be published this week. DAY 1: Detroit to St. Paul My trip began by leaving DTW (Detroit) and traveling to Minnesota (where my father lives) so that we could start our journey to Scotland together.  We had an uneventful evening and retired to bed early …wanted …

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William Garrett Bio

William “Will” Edward Garrett III is a young professional and world traveler with a passion for high adventure. His interests include mountain climbing, snow skiing and water skiing, which he has done extensively throughout the USA and the Caribbean. Some favorite spots include St. Thomas-USVI and Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. “Visit the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch for whitewater rafting, fly fishing, hiking, mountain-biking, snowshoeing and golfing. There is no better spot for these activities than the Colorado Rockies, …

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