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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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August Adventures: Islands, Cities & A Failed Camping Trip

July was a busy month after being in lockdown for so long - but I think August may just have been even busier! We've had friends to visit, we've taken trips to other cities, we've been on a train for the first time since January, and we've even been on a tour (a boat tour,… Continue reading August Adventures: Islands, Cities & A Failed Camping Trip

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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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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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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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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