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An Open Letter to the Man Playing Bagpipes Outside My Bedroom, Daily, From 9 am

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Monica Heisey

The problem is this: you have chosen as your outdoor concert space the area immediately below my bedroom window. Therefore I have been awoken for the past several days by bagpipes, commencing with militaristic regularity at 9:00 am.

Mother Always Said, 'Don't Talk to Strangers'

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Michael Blomquist

Here I am in Edinburgh actively making myself vulnerable to strangers each and every day.

Why Edinburgh Fringe Comics Need Therapy

Taylor Glenn | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Taylor Glenn

If you've never been to the Fringe, let me paint a little picture: imagine being an athlete headed for Olympics, except instead of training for the big event with daily exercise and drills, you down BLT triples, sleep weird hours, and drink like a sailor to cope with stress.

Packing for the Edinburgh Festival -- A Guide

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Monica Heisey

I don't want to brag, but I am incredible at packing suitcases. I have some helpful things to share with audience members, or, gulp, reviewers and critics who will be headed to Edinburgh this August for the controlled chaos that is the Festival Fringe.

How to Prepare For Your Guaranteed Centre College Study Abroad Experience

Amanda Draughn | Posted 10.01.2012 | College
Amanda Draughn

One of the things I first noticed when applying to Centre College three years ago was "The Centre Commitment." It guarantees that all students who "me...

What's This Fringe Thing, Anyway?

Michael Blomquist | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Michael Blomquist

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in the world. Sounds impressive, eh? Well, it is and it sort of isn't.

The 10 Best Shows At The World's Largest Arts Festival

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home

Every August, the Scottish capital of Edinburgh becomes host to the world’s largest arts festival. The Edinburgh Festival & Festival Fringe is known...

WATCH: Baby Lion Plays With Dog, Bunny

Posted 06.22.2012 | Good News

Simba the lion cub, Monty the dog and Thumper the rabbit are best playmates. Don't believe us? Get a load of the trio playing together in this ado...

Jan Gehl: Cities for People (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Architect and urban designer Jan Gehl has dedicated a significant proportion of his career to making cities better places for people by studying public spaces and their impact on civic society.

PHOTOS: Wild Festivals Worth Traveling For

Kensington Tours | Posted 06.28.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

From the wildest street parties to time-honored cultural traditions, take a look at this collection of fantastic festival photos from around the globe.

A Remembrance In Edinburgh

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 03.10.2012 | Travel
Barry Yourgrau

As my plane descended towards Scotland, I boasted to the guy next to me that the first thing I'd do in Glasgow was grab a meat pie and a pint of Tennant's 80 shilling ale.

PHOTOS: 10 Worthy New Year's Destinations

BootsnAll | Posted 02.27.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

This list gives any traveler or adventure seeker a starting point for celebrating New Year's Eve in a unique and different way.

Hunting Down My 'Auld Country' Scottish Roots

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

One bird calls and calls. Then stops. It's silent when we get to a granite cottage. Ivy covers its walls and row after row of potted flowers guard its door. Marigolds. Just what my grandparents grew.

Sean Connery's Childhood Home To Be Edinburgh Landmark

Posted 11.26.2011 | Travel

A developer is hoping to turn the low income housing site where Sean Connery spent his tender years into a tourist attraction devoted to the famous Sc...

Planning A Cruise On The Holland America Eurodam? Check Out Our Guide First

The Huffington Post | Summar Ghias | Posted 10.31.2011 | Travel

Holland America's Eurodam is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the...

Seaplanes, Bikes And City Life In Scotland

Lea Lane | Posted 11.07.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

Sitting up front and watching the pilot fly this Cessna gave me the illusion of co-piloting, but I preferred watching the panorama unfold below: mountains to the west, and lochs and rivers contrasting with green hillsides.

Couture Crashpads (PHOTOS)

Black Tomato | Posted 11.06.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Check out our pick of the smartest couture crash pads where style drips from every door knob.

Why Google's Eric Schmidt Is Only Partly Right About Science & Tech Education

Ewan McIntosh | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
Ewan McIntosh

It's a shame that Eric Schmidt he didn't Google a little more on the education system of the country in which he was speaking. Scotland.

Comedian Dressed As Gaddafi Is Attacked

AP | Posted 10.21.2011 | Home

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- A British comedian says he was attacked with a bottle at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival while dressed as Moammar Gadhafi. Jeff ...

WATCH: Edinburgh Fringe Festival Kicks Off

Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts

The worlds largest art festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) kicked off today in Scotland, and as usual, theater lovers are everywhere....

World's Most Pierced Woman Says 'I Do'

Posted 08.09.2011 | World

When you have almost 7,000 rings already, what's one more? Deemed as the "world's most pierced woman," Elaine Davidson married Douglas Watson, a co...

Rosita Missoni On Fashion, Her Hotels & The Royal Wedding

Melanie Nayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

The Missoni name is synonymous with luxury fashion and decor, so it's no surprise the Missoni-brand hotels embody both. The minimalist design perfecte...

The World's Most Walkable Cities (PHOTOS)

Frommer's | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Frommer's

By design or purely by accident, each of these 10 cities beckons you to wander its boulevards, paths, and parks.

Shane Danielsen: Among the Grifters

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The river is turning into a place to drown. --Frederick Seidel, "I Do" Summer in Berlin brings many pleasures - and little incentive to stay indoo...

SLIDESHOW: Fringe Festival Performers Hit The Streets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been running since August 6th, but it hasn't lost any steam as it comes to it's final lap (the Festival ends August ...