Celebrating Robbie Burns in Scotland on January 25th is a cornerstone of Scottish life. On the birthday of the great Scottish poet friends and community gather to honour the esteemed bard. People in Scotland, and around the globe, mark this event with a celebratory evening of food, music, and most importantly, poetry. Burns Night Suppers are a great feast! And one not to be missed. Today, Burns Suppers are held all over the world, however if you are lucky enough to find yourself in Scotland the end of January then partaking in a Burns Night celebration is a must! Join us in exploring the festivities and traditions around Scotland.
Food & Fun
Empire Biscuits are a sweet tea popular in the United Kingdom, particularly Scotland. With the foundation of a traditional Scottish shortbread recipe, these delicate cookies are sandwiched together with raspberry jam, topped with icing and a cherry. Perfect match for afternoon tea! We share a family recipe for Empire Biscuits and our picks for the best bakeries in Scotland to eat Empire Biscuits!
In the spirit of the holidays, we wanted to examine some of our family Christmas traditions and explore which ones our Irish ancestors would recognize. Family Christmas traditions are practices and customs that evolve over the years, they adapt with changing family, cultural and historical dynamics, and they adapt as families find themselves in new corners of the world and with new members. These traditions are ones that we have grown up with – Meaghan in Cape Breton and Peggy in Alberta. We also believe that these are Christmas traditions at the core of many holiday celebrations for families of Irish decent.
We are thrilled to announce we have been nominated for, and accepted, a blogger peer recognition award – Liebster Award. We are just three short months in this blogging journey and we have been blown away how warmly we’ve been welcomed into the travel blogger community! We are also so grateful to our readers from around the world who have found their way to our site, and are joining our journey.
It’s that time of the year again! Holiday shopping will consume all weekends until the end of December. And if you are looking for gifts for the frequent flyer in your life, look no further… We decided to play Oprah and selected our favourite things! These are all items we own (or are tops on our holiday wish list!) and personally love. Happy Holidays!
To celebrate National Book Lovers Day, the Wandering Gaels are sharing their favourite travel and heritage books. We hope our picks will inspire you, motivate you and take you on a new journey!
Ireland has a long and bloody history, that has left behind restless spirits and spine tingling tales. From old castles to battle fields and jails, these spots around Ireland hold many secrets and some unwanted guests… Tour with us what we believe are Ireland’s most haunted places this Halloween.
When it comes to Food & Fun on this site, you can expect to read and connect with recipes that were part of our family celebrations and traditions, food we love when traveling and connects us with our cultural heritage. We will be sharing music that inspires us. And books that help us along our journey.