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Dinosaurs, Wildlife & An Off-Season Trip To Yellowstone

You may remember that we very nearly didn't make it to Yellowstone at all. Well, it almost happened again - when we were right outside. Considering we were now completely in off-season, we had hit lucky for almost all of our road trip, from missing a snow storm in the Canadian Rockies, to having absolutely… Continue reading Dinosaurs, Wildlife & An Off-Season Trip To Yellowstone

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scotland · united kingdom

Scotland Road Trip Day 2: A Sunny Loch Lomond to… A Rainy Glencoe

Our luck with the weather improved on our second day of the Scotland road trip. For a whole twenty minutes. Luckily, those twenty minutes coincided with exactly the time we stopped in the gorgeous lochside village of Luss. In fact, all day the rain stopped and started at the right times, so in some ways… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Day 2: A Sunny Loch Lomond to… A Rainy Glencoe

scotland · united kingdom

Photo Friday: Lots Of Cute At Edinburgh Zoo

It's been a while since I've done a Photo Friday post! I need to make them a regular thing again. Let's kick it off with something you would never kick - cute animals! Zoos can be a point of contention, but Edinburgh Zoo is very much focused on its conservation efforts and that shows everywhere… Continue reading Photo Friday: Lots Of Cute At Edinburgh Zoo

australia

Australian Wildlife: The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected

You hear it all the time. Everything in Australia wants to kill you. I'm not gonna lie, guys: I've wanted to visit Australia for as long as I can remember, but I've always been terrified of the idea of spiders the size of dinner plates and crocodiles biting your arm off and snakes hiding in… Continue reading Australian Wildlife: The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected

asia · australia · cambodia · canada · hongkong · malaysia · new zealand · north america · oceania · singapore · thailand · usa · vietnam

Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

Happy Friday, and a very merry Christmas Eve eve! Before we delve into my best of 2016 post, I've been meaning to do this one for a while - a huge photo essay of our 18 month trip around the world! Throughout 2015 and 2016, we spent three months exploring South East Asia followed by… Continue reading Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

orkney · scotland · united kingdom

Why You Should Visit Orkney

Welcome to my 100th post on An Orcadian Abroad! What better way to celebrate than by writing about my own home town - the reason behind the name of my blog? Orkney is hideously overlooked when it comes to Scottish islands, particularly amongst travel bloggers, so it's about time someone shone a light onto it.… Continue reading Why You Should Visit Orkney

canada · north america

Relaxing In Kimberley: The Bavarian City Of The Canadian Rockies

I am very blessed to have family in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains - easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. My aunt and uncle live in a little town on the edge of the Kootenays called Kimberley, while their two sons live with their families a couple ofΒ hours in… Continue reading Relaxing In Kimberley: The Bavarian City Of The Canadian Rockies

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Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

First of all, apologies for being so quiet recently – I've been yo-yo-ing between patches of internet for the past two months which has made it super difficult to update. I have loads more to write about Australia after this including tips and highlights, but I'll make sure to catch up with everything we've been… Continue reading Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

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Starting Our Australian East Coast Road Trip In Noosa

After my second visit to Noosa, one of the main towns on Australia's Sunshine Coast, I have come to one conclusion. It's basically impossible to take a photo where it doesn't look beautiful. I fell in love with Noosa over Christmas, when we celebrated the holidays on the beach with a couple of great backpacker… Continue reading Starting Our Australian East Coast Road Trip In Noosa

new zealand · oceania

North Island to South Island Journey in Pictures

I can't say I'd ever heard much about the ferry journey from Wellington to Picton. As far as I was concerned, it was a nice way to get between the two islands and judging by the map of fjords and forks, perhaps there would be a little bit of scenery. So imagine my surprise when… Continue reading North Island to South Island Journey in Pictures