Birdsong and sirens are the soundtrack to my days, now. Amidst the regular chatter of the birds outside are three, clear descending notes: a song so smooth, so distinct, that it stands out from all the rest. After some online…
Travelling (Or Not) in the Time of Coronavirus
At the start of the year, as I always do, I wrote about my 2020 travel plans. The travel plan I was most looking forward to, unsurprisingly, was returning home to Scotland for Easter. With my brother’s school holidays coinciding…
A Day Trip to Mount Rainier National Park
The view in front of us reminded me of a scene from a children’s storybook, like Heidi, or Hansel and Gretel. Colourful wildflowers swaying in the slightest chill of a breeze. Straight-backed pine trees pointing at a cornflower blue sky….
Travel Plans and Dreams for 2020
The new year – the new decade – might be a week or two old now, but I’m still enjoying that blank slate, fresh start feel that comes with the early days of January. I’ve got a new planner to…
2019: The Year in Review on Stories My Suitcase Could Tell
I always love reading annual review posts in magazines, newspapers and blogs. There’s something comforting, almost nostalgic, about taking stock of the year that’s been. And this year, of course, there are the added “decade in review” articles to enjoy,…
Stories My Suitcase Could Tell Turns 8!
I open the Notes app on my iPhone and start typing, closing it as I get off the bus and tackle the subway. I open it again the next day, and the day after. In fits and starts, in half…
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