If you are undecided about road tripping through the Scottish Highlands, just go. Simply get in a car, add a bottle or two of wine for an evening, a couple of snacks, good company and a GPS.  That’s all you need for an amazing journey of awe-inspiring landscapes, curious beauty and quirky discoveries.

Sipping our way through the Scottish Isles

Sipping our way through the Scottish Isles

A realm of faerie-stories, kilted clansmen and bagpipes, we knew that visiting the Scottish highlands we were going to see beautiful scenery, but we weren’t quite prepared for the variety of stunning vistas that seemed to appear ever time we turned a corner. From the civilised streets of Edinburgh we wended our way into the Northern Highlands, stopping overnight to visit Nessie in Loch Ness, snuck as many castles stops as I could into the… View Post

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Things to do (if you fall for a sailor and find yourself spending time) in Aberdeen, Scotland – Part 2

Bottle of rum Glass of beer in hand, Alana also spent a few hours of her recent trip to Aberdeen tasting her way around the city. When in Rome and all that… ————————————————————— Drink some craft beer I’ll admit I was in a bit of a bad mood when I arrived in Aberdeen due to some issues with my flight but Brewdog helped turn my mood around. The decor is trendy craft brew pub standard… View Post

Things to do (if you fall for a …

Things to do (if you fall for a sailor and find yourself spending time) in Aberdeen, Scotland – Part 1

Scottish Sea shanty singing aside (rounds are usually best I’ve found) my lovely guest poster Alana (she of the SantaCon legend and Guildford walking track) has kindly offered to pop back in with a round of adventures and recommendations in Aberdeen. I adore that Alana likes to travel the way I do, explore and get under the skin of a city off the beaten track, really taking the time to wander and taste the beer.… View Post

Edinburgh #travelthursdays

Edinburgh #travelthursdays

Edinburgh holds a special place in my heart. It’s funky, uncompromising, unexpected and friendly. It’s also the place that hubby and I first travelled together. Not the world’s most challenging trip – straight up on the train from London – but in some ways it was. It’s perfect for a long weekend/city break. We hired somewhere central and cheerful to stay and basically wandered the city, going wherever the fancy took us.  Warning: these photos are… View Post