• 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

  • That’s a Wrap on 2017! The Posts, Pics, Tweets, and Squees

      My trip to Scotland and the premiere of Season 3 were my focal points in 2017. The first few months, I geared up for my trip to the Motherland and joined Instagram:   Merrell wins the Which Are Best For Exploring Scotland sneaker? Need the best for my Outlander tour! #scotland #9moredays #Scotlandprep #kicks

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • Jumping Over the Moon: “The Making of Outlander” Book

    When I heard that a book was coming out about the making of the first two seasons of Starz’s Outlander, I was over the moon. No I really jumped over the moon that’s how excited I was!   Tara Bennett’s book, “The Making of Outlander”, hits my sweet spots: Production + Outlander = How my

  • Dragonfly in Amber: Reflections on the book & the TV adaptation

                So Season 2 ended (with a bang I think!) and “Dragonfly in Amber” (aka DIA) beckoned me from my bookshelf as Droughtlander began. I read DIA for the first time after Season 2 ended. This was a theme I began after seeing Season 1 and then reading the first book “Outlander”. All of this

  • How are you dealing with Droughtlander?

    We’re waiting for Season 3 so how are you dealing with Droughtlander? Rereading the books or starting them for the first time? Watching Season 1 and 2 (again)? Are you watching other shows? It’s a long one but lets get through it together! Here’s what I’ve been up to…    

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  • How Jen Had A Conversation With Tobias Menzies

    More like, “How I’m About to Have a Conversation with Jen about Tobias Menzies and How He Continues to Slay Us”   “But Tobias. Oh, Tobias. Here’s the thing about Tobias…the sincerity that cuts through your soul, is present in this performance. Almost like the role was created for him… and it’s a wonderful journey

  • Season 2 – Ep 13 – Dragonfly in Amber

    It’s the last episode of Season 2! I got my box of tissues but I’m groovin’ to the 60s music. There’s so much to talk about! Great performances by Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan but where’s the Bahston accent Brianna? Claire is still chasing Jamie’s ghost and she pulls a Lady Macbeth. Dougal, we’ll miss

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  • From Scotland to Paris Panel – I’m going!

    It’s fun hanging out with friends but it’s better when you can also hang out with the Cast and Crew of your favorite show! We’re going to the “From Scotland to Paris” Panel in NYC! Will you be there or streaming it live? SO excited! It’s the last week of Droughtlander and doesn’t it feel

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  • Outlander Takes Over NYC in the Last Week of Droughtlander!

    From my couch in Queens, special guest Sarah and I talk about all the buzz happening in our fair city as we gear up for the last week of Droughtlander! Tartan parades! A-list panels! TV Appearances with Sam and Cait! It might be cold the next few days but the Outlander heat is ON! Also

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  • Outlanderland in NYC

    Click on the photos and bask in the posh fabrics, meticulous embroidery, and faux candelabras on the train as we ride into the last two weeks of Droughtlander…     Alas, it was like Outlander-land in New York City today! I liken it to a fan’s Disneyworld because there’s a train you can ride too.

  • Like a DIA Virgin – Trying to Stay Touched for the Verra First Time

    With one more month to go before the Season 2 premiere, there are so many exciting events going on in the Outlander world! An influx of new promo pics, latest trailer, new characters, spoilers, and Tartan parades leaves this Urban Outlander’s head swirling! Where to begin and how to participate in all of the fandom

  • Cold in NYC but HOT in deleted Wedding scene

    There’s a blizzard a blowin here in the city so I’m warming up with my favorite deleted scenes from Season 1’s The Wedding episode (and a few others)! Hands down that this episode is my favorite (The Reckoning a close second). To me, it’s perfect in terms of structure, narration, and character development. Much to

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