Shouldering the backpack I carried across Scotland for the past six weeks, I stood in the long line at Portland airport customs.
“Business or pleasure?” The customs agent asked with a clichéd tone.
“Business,” I replied, explaining my job as a travel writer for PlanetWare.com. I kept my answer simple, though, I might have lied to a federal customs officer. But I was weary of raising red flags by rambling about the merits of solo travel writing.
It was all pleasure six weeks earlier landing in Edinburgh. The first 10 days of my trip were spent photographing the top free things to do and top things to do in the city. I wasted little time checking things off my list.Continue reading