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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

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Exploring The Cute Coastal Towns Of Fife, Scotland

Considering I've now lived across the bridge from Fife for over eighteen months, I've seen very little of my neighbouring county. 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 don't think I'd… 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

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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)

scotland · united kingdom

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

england · united kingdom

A Festive Weekend In York

York is one of those wonderfully quintessential English cities that manages to capture the imagination in a way that, to be honest, not many English cities do. We first visited in 2017 for a couple of hours, and again this summer for a couple of hours. Seeing a pattern? Us too, and it needed to… Continue reading A Festive Weekend In York

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Photo Friday: The Street Art Of Shoreditch, London

London never struck me as a huge city for street art. Apart from the famous Banksy artworks and the iconic Camden buildings, I couldn't have told you anything about any other murals in the city, or famous street art alleys like you have in Melbourne and San Francisco. But with the rise of the street… Continue reading Photo Friday: The Street Art Of Shoreditch, London

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Things I Find Strange About Vancouver (& Canada) – From A UK Perspective

Moving to the other side of the world was always going to be a culture shock. Although Canada is very similar to the UK in a lot of respects, there are plenty of things that have taken me aback, that I'm still getting used to, or that I just find a bit strange. Some of… Continue reading Things I Find Strange About Vancouver (& Canada) – From A UK Perspective

scotland · united kingdom

Scotland Road Trip Days 4 & 5: Finding Nessie, Inverness, Castles & Floods

I've got to be honest with you right now: I've always hated the Loch Ness monster. I don't know if it's because I kind of grew up with it, knowing that all these tourists come to see something that isn't even there, and it's all lost its novelty. Maybe it's because Scotland has so much… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Days 4 & 5: Finding Nessie, Inverness, Castles & Floods