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Visa & Immigration Stories From The Road

A couple of times now, I've touched on the time we tried and failed to get into China, and almost always, I'll get a handful of comments asking what happened. I always summarise the story as succinctly as I can, but truthfully it's hard to tell the story properly in one quick comment. The story… Continue reading Visa & Immigration Stories From The Road

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An Anniversary Trip – Staying In A Castle In Argyll & Bute

In happier times, we celebrated our ten year anniversary. Ten. YEARS! It's hard to believe it was only a few months ago, in January, that we set off from Edinburgh for a weekend of rare luxury in a castle over on the west coast of Scotland. It was an area I've never visited either, so… Continue reading An Anniversary Trip – Staying In A Castle In Argyll & Bute

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50 Photos To Make You Want To Visit Edinburgh

I'm not going to lie... I've been really lacking motivation recently. Not just for the blog, but for virtually everything in my life. I thought I was okay. I could see light at the end of the tunnel, and I still can, but it feels like we're wading through treacle trying to get there. I've… Continue reading 50 Photos To Make You Want To Visit Edinburgh

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Thinking About The Future: 10 Trips I Want To Take

Having been stuck indoors for the past two months, our Japan trip cruelly ripped out from beneath us days before our departure date, to say I'm getting itchy feet is a massive understatement. For a while, I couldn't think about travel. For one thing, we were focused on our wedding and putting contingency plans in… Continue reading Thinking About The Future: 10 Trips I Want To Take

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Photo Friday: Glasgow Street Art & Mural Trail

It's been a while since I did a Photo Friday post, and it's been hard to build up the motivation to look through travel photos when we don't know when we'll ever be able to travel again, let alone with everything that has been going on in our lives personally. On that note, I wanted… Continue reading Photo Friday: Glasgow Street Art & Mural Trail

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On Lockdown, Loss And Dealing With Grief

Everything has been changing so quickly recently. The flowers and trees look different every time I leave the house. Last weekend, I went for a beautiful walk across the centre of Edinburgh, and my stroll was filled with purpose and positivity. Where we had been reeling first from cancelling our dream trip to Japan, to… Continue reading On Lockdown, Loss And Dealing With Grief

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A Shout Out To America’s National Parks

It's National Park Week over in the USA - and with the exception of a couple of pretty awesome cities, the national parks are my absolute favourite thing about America. Sadly nobody can visit the national parks at the moment, but I wanted to do a round up of the ones I've been to -… Continue reading A Shout Out To America’s National Parks

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Alphabet Adventures: Journeys Around The World From A-Z

I've had a post in my drafts folder for months now, with just the title and nothing else. It's called "Traveletti Alphabetti Spaghetti", which perhaps I should have kept it as because it's ridiculous, but this week a few people have been posting their "Alphabet Adventures" on Twitter, which, let's face it, makes a lot… Continue reading Alphabet Adventures: Journeys Around The World From A-Z

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14 Things To Do While You’re Self-Isolating

A hell of a lot has changed this week, huh? We've gone from most-things-as-normal to everybody-stay-at-home in the space of a few days. Any other time, any other year, I wouldn't have really minded. As of yesterday, pubs and restaurants are shut in the UK, but I can live with that. Working from home? Fine… Continue reading 14 Things To Do While You’re Self-Isolating

scotland · united kingdom

A Camping Guide To The North Coast 500 In Scotland

A few months ago, my friend and I set off on a week-long adventure around Scotland, with a focus on the famous North Coast 500 route. We were doing it all on a budget, which meant taking my car and camping in a tent as we went. Luckily, camping in Scotland is made even easier… Continue reading A Camping Guide To The North Coast 500 In Scotland