My journey writing has brought into the world of Downton Abbey and the Northern Yorkshire Moors. When I was twelve years old, I spent a summer in Ripon, England and treasured the beauty of the area. This past summer, I journeyed to Scotland and hiked through the Highlands and miles of heather. The house above is Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott. His study was an oasis for a writer. Books. Hundreds of them lines the walls and his wooden desk in the middle of it all, allowing him to absorb the words as he sat among them all day. He’d surrounded himself with remarkable beauty and the wisdom of the past. The environment fostered volumes of epic stories.