Backpacking around Scotland without a car – My firsthand experience

My name is Anirudh and I'm one of the VisitScotland Community Ambassadors (Horizons@ on the VisitScotland iKnow community forum). I've lived and worked in Edinburgh, Scotland for 3.5 years now and I have done all of my travel around Scotland by public transport. My single longest trip across the country was an epic 4-week camping … Continue reading Backpacking around Scotland without a car – My firsthand experience

The Eilean Donan Castle near Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

8 Scotland castles reachable by public transport

Continuing the theme of summarizing Scottish travel nuggets into practical posts (see list at the end of this post), here's a list of 8 Scottish Castles reachable by public transport. No car needed for any of these and the list will be a mix of city castles (frequent connections) and remote-ish castles (infrequent connections). Scotland … Continue reading 8 Scotland castles reachable by public transport

Iceland first-timer recommendations & practical tips

This post will be the summary of our first Iceland trip lasting 4 days where we did all the first-time tourist things travellers normally do (see Reykjavik, try Icelandic cuisine, do the Golden Circle tour, take another day trip, try to see the northern lights). This post will be full of practical tips & recommendations … Continue reading Iceland first-timer recommendations & practical tips

Best of Scotland in 1 Week

Scotland is a ruggedly beautiful country that attracts tourists from around the world. We provide a sample week long itinerary based mostly on public transit to help you see the best of Scotland.

Rural Scotland

Scotland has a lot of places with rugged beauty & a fair number of them are relatively remote. This is an aggregator blog post for all our rural Scotland writeups. Each writeup contains pictures & details on how to get there by public transit. Click on the map to jump straight to a post / … Continue reading Rural Scotland