northern ireland

Road Tripping Northern Ireland In One Day

A couple of weeks ago, we headed over to our neighbours across the sea to finally visit the fourth of our united countries - Northern Ireland. As per our usual mad travel plans, I curated a solid itinerary that would allow us to check out the Giant's Causeway and a few other north coast highlights,… Continue reading Road Tripping Northern Ireland In One Day

england

What To Do In Liverpool On A Monday

Whenever I think of a blog post title in advance of actually doing the trip, nothing ever goes to plan (see: A Perfect Weekend In Perthshire, which was far from perfect). In this case, I had come up with the satisfyingly alliterated A Day At The Docks: A Layover In Liverpool, which would involve a… Continue reading What To Do In Liverpool On A Monday

wales

Scenes From Snowdonia: A Long Weekend In North Wales

This year has been all about the scenic landscapes of the UK - Skye, the Outer Hebrides, the Lake District, and finally, we made it to Wales to check out whether Snowdonia National Park really is as beautiful as the rest of them. Spoiler alert: it is. But first, we had a couple of towns… Continue reading Scenes From Snowdonia: A Long Weekend In North Wales

england

Meres, Tarns & Waters: A Short Stint In The Lake District

Last month, we finally crossed the border for the first time in eighteen months - over to the beautiful Lake District. I hadn't been to the Lake District since I was eight years old, so my memory of it is patchy at best. I remember staying with my aunt & uncle and being allergic to… Continue reading Meres, Tarns & Waters: A Short Stint In The Lake District

travel musings · united kingdom

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

scotland

Camping & Castles: An Aberdeenshire Adventure

All throughout lockdown, I was jonesing for one type of trip in particular: a camping trip. I just wanted to park up near a loch or the bottom of a mountain and take our tent into the middle of nowhere and just be away from it all. I've always been a "west coast is best… Continue reading Camping & Castles: An Aberdeenshire Adventure

scotland

Exploring The Cute Coastal Towns Of Fife, Scotland

Considering I've now lived across the bridge from Fife for over eighteen months, I had seen very little of my neighbouring county until recently. The Kingdom Of Fife. It sounds so grand, doesn't it? Truthfully, Fife has never really piqued my interest in the way that other places around Scotland have. Until last year, I… Continue reading Exploring The Cute Coastal Towns Of Fife, Scotland

scotland · travel musings

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

scotland · united kingdom

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

scotland

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)