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Introducing Scotland’s Eighth City: Dunfermline

Last week, it was announced that various towns around the British Isles, and even as far afield as the Falkland Islands, would become cities as part of the Jubilee celebrations. This means that Scotland is no longer the country of seven cities - we've gained an eighth! Dunfermline is a well-deserved choice, given that it… Continue reading Introducing Scotland’s Eighth City: Dunfermline

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Staying In Scotland’s Oldest Hotel & Exploring More Of Perthshire

A couple of weeks ago, we headed up to sunny Perthshire to stay in Scotland's oldest inn: the Kenmore Hotel. We stumbled across Kenmore a couple of years ago, perched on the edge of the exceptionally beautiful Loch Tay, and very quickly decided we needed to back and explore the area properly. And what better… Continue reading Staying In Scotland’s Oldest Hotel & Exploring More Of Perthshire

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… A Year: Our 2022 Plans

With everything that's happened in the past couple of weeks, let alone the past couple of years, it's difficult to feel excited about upcoming travel plans, but... that being said, I AM thrilled to finally have several trips booked! We've got a mix of weekend trips, actual holidays in the sun, and finally, the most… Continue reading It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… A Year: Our 2022 Plans

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What To Expect At The Dog Sled Rally In Aviemore

Yesterday, we went to the final day of the annual dog sled rally in Aviemore; one of the few opportunities to watch sled dogs in action in the UK, and one of the most prestigious events for sled dogs in the country. I'd only actually heard of the sled dog rally recently when I saw… Continue reading What To Expect At The Dog Sled Rally In Aviemore

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10 Spooky Places To Visit In Scotland

Scotland is certainly no stranger to spooky stories about paranormal activity and tragic legends leading to the living dead haunting castle rooms and even the great outdoors where the cobwebs should have been long blown away. So many hotels and pubs brand themselves the "most haunted pub in Scotland" with ghost stories to match, to… Continue reading 10 Spooky Places To Visit In Scotland

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10 Fun Facts & Observations About Lewis & Harris

Can you believe I still have things to write about Lewis & Harris?! After our trip in August, we have firmly fallen in love with the place, and I've written pretty extensively about our visit. (A little too extensively, according to a couple of people, but a thorough guide isn't always a bad thing, right?)… Continue reading 10 Fun Facts & Observations About Lewis & Harris

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Landscapes & History On Lewis & Harris: A Five Day Itinerary

Last month, we finally embarked on a trip to the Outer Hebrides - a very unintentionally overlooked area of Scotland for us. I was particularly excited to see the legendary beaches of Harris, along with iconic historical sites such as the Callanish Stones and the Gearrannan blackhouse village on Lewis. It's also one of the… Continue reading Landscapes & History On Lewis & Harris: A Five Day Itinerary

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Photo Friday: The Incredible Beaches Of Lewis & Harris

We just returned a couple of weeks ago from a fantastic trip to Lewis & Harris - our long-overdue first visit to the Outer Hebrides. I'd meant to do this post pretty much straight away, but apparently planning a wedding takes precedent over absolutely everything else in your life, taking up far more of your… Continue reading Photo Friday: The Incredible Beaches Of Lewis & Harris

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Glasgow: Scotland’s “Second City” That Shouldn’t Be Missed

When it comes to Scottish cities, it seems like Glasgow often falls to the wayside in favour of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh. To be honest with you (and this will come as no surprise), I do prefer Edinburgh; after all, I live here after years of yearning to move to the city. But it's not to… Continue reading Glasgow: Scotland’s “Second City” That Shouldn’t Be Missed

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Spending A Perfect Weekend On Skye

The first time I visited Skye, we only spent 24 hours on the island, and quickly learned that a day is not enough. Of course, I knew that before we went - I just wanted to see some of the highlights before we headed further north. This time, we spent a full weekend there, which… Continue reading Spending A Perfect Weekend On Skye