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Edinburgh’s 10 Best Walks & Where To Find Them

We might still be stuck in our local areas for the next few weeks, but the one thing I am thankful for is that Edinburgh is full to the brim with great walks commanding beautiful views. Lockdown has meant getting out and exploring a bit closer to home, which isn't always a bad thing -… Continue reading Edinburgh’s 10 Best Walks & Where To Find Them

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Photo Friday: 20 Photos Of Glorious Glencoe

Whenever someone asks where they should go in Scotland, my immediate answer is GLENCOE! (Complete with capitals and exclamation mark.) It's a typical choice, and it's one of the most popular places in Scotland. But as with many popular places, there is a damn good reason for it. I feel a little guilty as I've… Continue reading Photo Friday: 20 Photos Of Glorious Glencoe

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Exploring Scotland & The World Virtually With Google Street View

I don't know about you, but I am addicted to maps. Whenever Ash finds me perusing Google Maps, he basically sighs and leaves me to it, knowing that he's lost me for another evening. And lately, it hasn't just been maps - it's been Google Street View as well. I never used to like the… Continue reading Exploring Scotland & The World Virtually With Google Street View

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Staycations in 2021 – What We’ve Got Planned

2020 was the year of staycations. 2021... is also going to be the year of staycations. If you're wondering what a staycation is, the definition is a surprisingly controversial topic. For some, staycations are holidays within your own city; for others, they are holidays within your own country, whether it's a hotel city break or… Continue reading Staycations in 2021 – What We’ve Got Planned

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Photo Friday: Silly Signs Around The World

With very little travel content to write lately, I've been going through my Asia posts, some of the earliest blog posts I wrote on this site, to update them and make them a little more useful, entertaining and just generally upgrading them with more photos (apparently I used to think 10 photos was enough to… Continue reading Photo Friday: Silly Signs Around The World

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2021 Challenges (oh yes, I’m doing it)

I'm sure you'll all agree with me when I say the best word to describe how I feel about 2021 is apprehensive. Normally in my yearly round-up posts, I set out some goals for what I want to achieve in the upcoming year. And while I touched on some goals, they were general goals; not… Continue reading 2021 Challenges (oh yes, I’m doing it)

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2020: An Insane Year In Review

Wow, 2020. What a shit storm, eh? I haven't been on a single plane, I haven't been home to Orkney since April 2019, we haven't seen Ash's parents in over a year. Who saw any of this coming? A year ago, we were celebrating what was undoubtedly going to be the best year of our… Continue reading 2020: An Insane Year In Review

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Welcome To South Queensferry: Our New Home!

Finally, after the absolute riot that 2020 has been, something good happened in our lives. We bought a house! An actual, real, brick house. It's kind of scary after years of travel and seasonal jobs, to be finally settling down in a place we're going to call a permanent home. Settling down? What's that?! Does… Continue reading Welcome To South Queensferry: Our New Home!

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A Festive Photo Friday: Christmas In Edinburgh

And just like that, it's December! I'd been planning to write a Christmas guide to Edinburgh since last Christmas, but given that virtually everything is cancelled this year, from Christmas markets to drinks at the Dome, it seems a little silly to write a post all about things that aren't even happening. Edinburgh is still… Continue reading A Festive Photo Friday: Christmas In Edinburgh

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A Local’s Guide To Leith, Edinburgh’s Coolest Neighbourhood

For the past 18 months, we've been privileged to live in our favourite neighbourhood in Edinburgh, Leith. Leith is the sort of place that feels like its own entity despite being swallowed up by the city long ago to drop its port town roots. There's a community here that you wouldn't expect so close to… Continue reading A Local’s Guide To Leith, Edinburgh’s Coolest Neighbourhood