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I am 100% comfortable calling Edinburgh the most beautiful city I have EVER been to. It’s one of those places that needs to be on your bucket list when visiting Scotland as it’s not only stunning, but teaming with life, culture and must-sees. To be honest, I have written this blog post in the form of text messages now at least 5 times. I figured that it was finally time to put it in writing – a list of things/places/activities that you should definitely check out when visiting Edinburgh. (If you're looking for a unique night out in Edinburgh check out this VLOG). This is a list collaboration from my Scottish bible, word of mouth
After an a weekend exploring the lively capital of Dublin (check out the perfect weekend here!), it was time to get out into the countryside! We jumped in our rental car and started our full day trek to Cork, Ireland. The wonderful array of stops included a delicious, healthy breakfast at the Happy Pear, magical vibes at Glendalough and a step back in time at Kilkenny Castle. The grand finale, Cork, did not disappoint! Delicious dinner and even more exciting breakfast in the English market to follow. Hope you enjoy our trip South as much as we did! Coming up next? The Wild Atlantic Way!
We've FINALLY visited Ireland! The only country that rivals Scotland in terms of folk music, spectacular landscapes and drinking culture. With the parents coming to visit we decided to do as much as possible - start with 3 days in Dublin and then head South. Rent a car and drive the coast finishing at the Cliffs of Moher. For my and your sake, I've broken the trip up into a few sections. Starting with DUBLIN! We attempted to see everything that Dublin has to offer and feel like we made a pretty good dent in it all. From the indulgent tours of Guinness & Jameson Distillery to an eye-opening look into the history of Ireland
Ferry or Cruise? Haarlem or Amsterdam? We were totally unsure what to expect as we embarked on the Amsterdam Mini Cruise with DFDS Seaways. Departing from Newcastle, England it was an overnight trip to IJmuiden, Netherlands with the promise of spending a day in Amsterdam before heading back towards the U.K. that night. Thanks to an ItIsOn voucher we got super cheap tickets & it was an adventure that we just couldn't turn down! However as we had visited Amsterdam before (and absolutely loved it - check out the secrets to falling in love with Amsterdam here!) we decided to pull a little reversal and explore the city of Haarlem instead! Was Haarlem worth the visit?
Wild Camping: A phenomenon in Scotland that allows people to camp, for free, on most all unenclosed land. Hit the road, not a care about lodging, sleeping in the great outdoors and save some cash. Sounds too good to be true, right? Wild camping has been an amazing experience for us here in Scotland. Whether it's in a tent or just in our car, it has definitely added to the flexibility, spontaneity and ruggedness of our Scottish adventures. We've found some AMAZING spots in Oban, Glencoe and Isle of Skye. (Oban is my personal fav - peaceful, isolated view looking over the entire city & harbour... Take me back!) Being it's Scotland, rain is a
With so many activities and sights on Isle of Skye, Scotland - where do you start? Well, I have THE answer for you. A half-day with Misty Isle Boat Trips. Departing from Elgol, Skye, Misty Isle Boat Trips takes you into the heart of the dramatic Black Cuillins. A beautiful boat trip out where the humorous guides teach you about the islands in the distance and keep their eyes peeled for dolphins. The Cuillins themselves are impressionable deep dark hills jutting out of the water and on their base lives a vibrant, active colony of seals! Once parked a short, easy hike takes you up to Loch Coruisk - rated as one of the best views