• I ❤ Social Media!

    I love social media!! When it’s used for good and not evil. Like when someone, let’s call her Nice UK Stranger Lady On Instagram, is sitting behind Tobias Menzies in a London restaurant and posts a picture of it. I then (cautiously) engage in conversation (not to appear too crazy) subtly (or not so subtly)

  • New York Comic Con 2018 Part 2: Veni, Vidi, Vici

    There are many benefits to living in New York City and one of them is when Outlander comes to New York Comic Con! This was the first year they came and thus it was my first time attending the Con as a fan (disregard that one time being dragged to only see the Exhibitors Hall by a

  • New York Comic Con 2018 Part 1: Executive Producer Ron D. Moore

    Kicking off the big weekend I attended Outlander Executive Producer Ron D. Moore’s panel on Friday to get myself ready for Saturday. It was at a smaller venue near the mammoth Javits Center and so it was more intimate. Chris Parnell, the Sony Pictures Television Co-President, along with Mark A. Altman a “trekspert” and author, both moderated

  • Outlander NJ Con 2018 Recap!

    I did it! I made it through my first con! I learned so much! To summarize my time in a few words at the Creation Entertainment New Jersey Con 2018: lotsa cosplay, meeting new friends, seeing old friends, fun at the cast Q&As, blink-and-it’s-over pics with the cast, bad expo center food, and fun that

  • Drums of Autumn Quotes

    I’m getting ready for Season 4 by reading “Drums of Autumn” by Diana Gabaldon. Here are some of my favorite quotes so far that I posted on Instagram. If you’re on Insta make sure you follow me! What are your favorites?  

  • How Deep is Your Wallet?

      In August, I’m headed to the Outlander Con in New Jersey. It’s my first con as a devoted fan and I’m super excited! Three days of über fans congregating amidst the divine aura of the actors in the middle of the Holy Land of Secaucus New Jersey. Alright I think I’ve made my point

  • Urban in Scotland: Argyll the West Coast

    Rolling out of bed at 8:00am, I putter around my dark hotel room. I’m getting ready for my last full day in Scotland and I’m spending it with Àdhamh Ò’Broin the Gaelic consultant famously known in the Outlander fandom for consulting on the show. He is taking me around Argyll a western county of Scotland.

  • Outlander Season 3 Collector’s Edition: What’s in the box?

    As Droughtlander labors on, super fans like me pre-ordered the Season 3 Collector’s Edition and when it arrived, gleefully unwrapped the package with a smirk not unlike that of the Amazon’s logo. The first thing I noticed was how light it was compared to the hulking Season One Collector’s Edition but on second thought there

  • Urban in Scotland: Glasgow – Am I being punked?

    After horse back riding and searching for food in Oban, I begin driving down to Glasgow along the A82. Loch Lomond quietly extends its long length on my left flanked by sloping hills. Around the bends of the road, my car speeds hugging the curves but eventually slows to a crawl. I’m closer to the

  • Urban in Scotland: Mallaig & Oban – Fairies Welcome

      Driving from Edinbane, the northern part of Skye, I wind down the roads to catch the ferry back to the mainland. The sun is out and its rays dance on the lochs, glittering along the shore amidst the deep blue water. My eye catches a wee sign posted on the side of the road

  • Isle of Skye: “I Wouldn’t Cross the Street for an Accordion”

    It’s a beautiful clear morning in Glencoe and I begin making my way west to Mallaig to jump on a ferry that heads for Isle of Skye. After driving the previous two days from Edinburgh, I gas up before getting on the ferry because I hear gas stations on Skye are limited (there are a

  • When Tobias Heard My Twitter Handle – San Diego Comic Con 2017

    The genius actor behind Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall in “Outlander”, the bumbling Edmure Tully on “Game of Thrones”, the tortured Brutus in “Rome”, the-gynecologist-with-a-penchant-for-gay-clubs Dr.Harries in “Catastrophe”, the smooth Nathaniel (“The Bodyguard”) Bloom in “The Honourable Woman”, and finally The Sexy, Smart, and Talented Boyfriend Lead in my quirky/rom-com/dramedy feature film co-starring me as The Neurotic

  • Urban in Scotland: Ghost Stories

    Claire: It looks like you’ve seen a ghost. Frank: I’m not at all sure that I haven’t.             A year and a half ago, I began researching a trip to Scotland and my friend Sarah tells me about the short time she spent in Edinburgh years ago. “It has a

  • Urban in Scotland: A 3 Day Outlander Tour

    Inverness Tours with Hugh Allison I can’t say enough about Hugh Allison! His 2017 tours were largely booked seven months prior to my trip – He’s that good. He’s really wonderful and makes my trip extra special. The depth of his knowledge about Scottish history is bottomless! He’s a tall, avuncular man in his 50s

  • Urban in Scotland: Day 6 – Cranesmuir, Wentworth Prison, Inverness

    It’s my first morning in Edinburgh and I have planned a big day to visit a bunch of Outlander locations. The rain has subsided and resorted itself to overcast and cool weather. The night before I meet Sharon my host at Ramsay’s B&B. I tell her all the places I’m going to hit the next day.            

  • Urban in Scotland Series

      I was surprised and delighted to experience this small country. If you asked me only a few years ago if I’d ever visit, I’d scoff and say “No! What’s there?” Sometimes what you don’t know can keep you from experiencing so much! Say what you will but Outlander on Starz inspired me to visit

  • Urban in Scotland: Day 1 Glasgow & the West End

    When I arrive in Glasgow on a late Wednesday morning, the weather is fine. Hey I didn’t come here for the sun (there is none)! Although on my first day, it’s none of that Scottish “dreich” (Scots word for the wet, cold, gloomy weather) that I hear so much about. Yes it was cloudy but

  • Urban in Scotland: The Itinerary & Music List

    If you asked me over two years ago if I was interested in traveling to Scotland, I would’ve said nope. Well after two seasons of Outlander and a few books by Diana Gabaldon, I’m just days away from traveling to this small country that has claimed a piece of people’s hearts! See my itinerary below and then take

  • What Would Claire Do?: Traveling Solo

               The hem of my blue skirt flaps in the wind as I bike along a dirt path on a main road that heads back into a small town. I’m beating the sun’s descent below the humid horizon as my legs peddle faster. The dampness of my hair clings to my

  • #VoyagerVirgin: The Voyage up to the 20th Chapter

    Before I embark on my first voyage to Scotland, I’ve been reading “Voyager”, the third book of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” book series. This is not only the first time I’m reading the book but also reading it before I watch the season on Starz TV. I’m sensing a theme of a lot of firsts! I’m

  • Wrap It Up! The Urban Outlander’s 2016 Posts

    2016? Done. This was the first year of my website and it’s been fun! Earlier this year I was bored (and unemployed) so I thought I might indulge my obsession and begin a blog. Yes there are so many Outlander blogs out there but there’s only one of me! Thanks to any and all who

  • Byee 2016! Hello Outlander Season 3 2017!

    It’s a Special Holiday Edition: Jamie in a stocking (kind of), EW came out with an official Season 3 photo and it sent people into a tizzy – what’s up with the anti-Frank Randall comments? Are you signing up for Sam Heughan’s My Peak Challenge 2017? I salute you from my couch. Also, I’m about

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