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Edinburgh’s 10 Best Walks & Where To Find Them

We might still be stuck in our local areas for the next few weeks, but the one thing I am thankful for is that Edinburgh is full to the brim with great walks commanding beautiful views. Lockdown has meant getting out and exploring a bit closer to home, which isn't always a bad thing -… Continue reading Edinburgh’s 10 Best Walks & Where To Find Them

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Photo Friday: 20 Photos Of Glorious Glencoe

Whenever someone asks where they should go in Scotland, my immediate answer is GLENCOE! (Complete with capitals and exclamation mark.) It's a typical choice, and it's one of the most popular places in Scotland. But as with many popular places, there is a damn good reason for it. I feel a little guilty as I've… Continue reading Photo Friday: 20 Photos Of Glorious Glencoe

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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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How To Spend The Perfect Sunday In Edinburgh

Last Sunday, we took a walk to the other side of Edinburgh's city centre to visit a market, bumped into some friends, took a walk into town with them, and grabbed a hot chocolate with a view of the castle before heading home again. It was, given the storm of 2020, a perfect day. It… Continue reading How To Spend The Perfect Sunday In Edinburgh

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Fall Foliage & Failed Frolics In Picturesque Perthshire

Last month, we had planned a weekend trip to Perthshire - one of the only things we'd actually planned in advance this year, which was a slight risk - and I was excited to explore more of this part of Scotland. I've always enjoyed Perthshire - the shores of Kinloch Rannoch and the charming town… Continue reading Fall Foliage & Failed Frolics In Picturesque Perthshire

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Four Islands, One Epic Weekend On The Isle Of Mull

After a wonderful trip a few weeks ago, I have some important news: the Isle Of Mull might just be my new favourite place in Scotland! As with most trips this summer, our trip to Mull was fairly spontaneous, and although I was looking forward to seeing what Scotland's fourth largest island had to offer,… Continue reading Four Islands, One Epic Weekend On The Isle Of Mull