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Scotland Road Trip Day 2: A Sunny Loch Lomond to… A Rainy Glencoe

Our luck with the weather improved on our second day of the Scotland road trip. For a whole twenty minutes. Luckily, those twenty minutes coincided with exactly the time we stopped in the gorgeous lochside village of Luss. In fact, all day the rain stopped and started at the right times, so in some ways… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Day 2: A Sunny Loch Lomond to… A Rainy Glencoe

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Scotland Road Trip Day 1: Glasgow to A Rainy Loch Lomond

We arrived, as usual, fashionably late into Glasgow. Our ferry into Liverpool from the Isle Of Man arrived right on time at 10am, and we planned to whizz up to Glasgow by lunchtime. Instead, we spent almost an hour in Liverpool trying to navigate endless roadworks and diversions right until we hit the M6, before having… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Day 1: Glasgow to A Rainy Loch Lomond

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7 Coastal Walks In Orkney You Need To Take

2017 is the year I’ve dedicated to exploring home. We are lucky in Orkney to have so much history, loads of islands, and possibly my favourite part: lots of coastal walks. I was starting to realise that the sheer number of walks on our little Scottish island that involve stunning cliffs and rugged coastal scenery… Continue reading 7 Coastal Walks In Orkney You Need To Take

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Taking All Of The Trains & Trams On The Isle Of Man

We decided to spend our final day on the Isle Of Man being the ultimate tourists: we were taking the electric railway north! And then the electric tram up Snaefell mountain! And then, back in Douglas, taking the horse-drawn tram along the promenade! And then… taking the steam train south! And in the middle of… Continue reading Taking All Of The Trains & Trams On The Isle Of Man

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A Day Road Tripping The Isle Of Man

If there was one fantastic decision we made on this trip, it was to take the car. I mean that for all aspects of the trip, but one part we were most looking forward to was exploring Ash’s “home town” of the Isle Of Man. I had visited the IoM once before, a few years… Continue reading A Day Road Tripping The Isle Of Man

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A Castle & A Cathedral: Exploring Scotland As We Pass Through

The first part of our Scotland & Isle Of Man trip had begun: we had just spent a night in Nairn, a small town near Inverness, and we now had a full day ahead to get down to Heysham in northern England to catch an absurdly-timed ferry at 2am to the Isle Of Man. We started the day having no… Continue reading A Castle & A Cathedral: Exploring Scotland As We Pass Through

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Photo Friday: Lots of cute at Edinburgh Zoo

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Photo Friday post! I need to make them a regular thing again. Let’s kick it off with something you would never kick – cute animals! Zoos can be a point of contention, but Edinburgh Zoo is very much focused on its conservation efforts and that shows everywhere… Continue reading Photo Friday: Lots of cute at Edinburgh Zoo

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My Highlights Of Edinburgh

There’s just something about Edinburgh. I can’t quite put my finger on it. I don’t know if it’s the beautiful buildings on every street, or the cobblestone streets that instantly add character, or the wild and raw history of the city, or the wonderfully friendly people, or the atmospheric suburbs, or the endless things to… Continue reading My Highlights Of Edinburgh

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Five Cities, Six Buses, Two Trains, One Week: My UK Adventure

When I started planning this trip, I was only going to hit up Edinburgh to see one of my favourite bands and catch up with a few friends. A weekend turned into a “long weekend” when I thought it might be a good idea to take an earlier ferry just in case, and my plan… Continue reading Five Cities, Six Buses, Two Trains, One Week: My UK Adventure

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#tbt: A Birthday Break To Greece

One thing Ash is absolutely passionate about when it comes to history is Greek mythology, so in the hunt for a birthday present a few years ago I naturally dug around for some cheap flights and treated him to a hotel break in the heart of Greek history: Athens! (am I the best girlfriend ever or… Continue reading #tbt: A Birthday Break To Greece