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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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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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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

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A Day On Skye (Which Is Definitely Not Enough)

When we started planning our North Coast 500 trip, I knew we needed to make a detour over to Skye. After all, I've lived in Scotland (on and off) for 30 years... ...and had NEVER been there!! When people plan a trip to Scotland, it's as if there are only two destinations here: Edinburgh and… Continue reading A Day On Skye (Which Is Definitely Not Enough)

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15 Quirky & Unique Places To Eat & Drink In Edinburgh

We've lived in Edinburgh for just over a year now, and in that time I've cultivated a solid list of favourite pubs, bars and eateries. While Glasgow certainly ticks all the nightlife boxes and gets most of the attention on that front, it's for that reason that I'd like to share some of Edinburgh's quirky,… Continue reading 15 Quirky & Unique Places To Eat & Drink In Edinburgh

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Glencoe Hikes, Glenfinnan Bridges & Scottish Castles

A few months ago, my friend and I set off on a week-long adventure around Scotland. My friend had wanted to do the North Coast 500 road trip; and being that she had never been to Scotland outside of Edinburgh, I wanted to make sure we hit up some of the highlights of my beautiful… Continue reading Glencoe Hikes, Glenfinnan Bridges & Scottish Castles