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  • Christmas Lights

    December 16th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    There is something special about seeing Christmas lights shining in the snow. As it’s still a bit quiet in this neck of the woods, Peter and I took the opportunity to take a few days off and make a quick trip to Ottawa, Canada to visit family and friends.While we absolutely love living in the … read full article

    Icelandic volcano close-up.

    April 18th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    In April 2002 our family spent 10 magnificent days in Iceland on a personal tour designed for us by ISAFOLD Travel. With the news of the continuing eruption of the Eyjafjallajökul volcano I sent a note to our friends at Isafold Travel to ask after their safety – and yes they are all safe – and … read full article

    Spring in Boston

    April 13th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    Last week we were in Boston. Having only one full day to discover the wonders of this great city was, of course, not nearly long enough however we set off early to do as much exploring as we could in the time available.  We passed shops and homes decked with window boxes of bright flowers … read full article

    National Tartan Day – in Boston

    April 7th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    In 1998 National Tartan Day was officially recognized on a permanent basis when the U.S. Senate passed Global Scot, an organization that seeks to develop and expand Scotland’s standing in the global business community by utilising the talents of leading Scots, and of people with an affinity for Scotland, to establish a worldwide network of individuals … read full article

    PAII Conference in Austin TX

    March 11th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    We spent this week at the annual conference of PAII – the Professional Association of Innkeepers International – in Austin, TX learning about trends in the industry. We picked up a number of great ideas, we had a wonderful chance to network with other innkeepers around the country, and had some fun as well! Watch … read full article

    Links!

    January 10th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    In addition to telling almost everything we can think about regarding West Hill House and the surrounding area, our website also has some useful links to other travel information. Check these out for information on other B&Bs around the US and Canada that we can personally recommend, and for information about Scotland. Almost every guest … read full article

    Scotland 2009

    August 11th, 2009 by Peter MacLaren

    Our Scotland 2009 Trip Highlights