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

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The perfect Isle of Skye daytrip + a big announcement

There have been four Isle of Skye trips made by the Yolek household during the 3.5 years we have been in the UK. Skye's natural beauty, evidenced by our previous two posts here and here, warrant an annual visit. Being public-transport travellers can be an impediment to enjoying Skye and our secret to a successful … Continue reading The perfect Isle of Skye daytrip + a big announcement

Second Blogversary: Annual summary & more travel blog tips

It's 20th January 2018 - our blog turns 2 today!!ย ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆย This is the perfect time to write a new post after 2 months of hibernation. 2017 was a great year for the blog and most of the learnings we put up on our first blogversary post remain the most important for new travel bloggers. Hence, we'll … Continue reading Second Blogversary: Annual summary & more travel blog tips

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

Top restaurants in European cities (ranked by Yolek) – Part 2

This is Part 2 of our favourite restaurants in Europe covering Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. Do check out Part 1 as well covering countries to the West of these (France, UK, Iceland, etc). Leave a comment at the end with your favourite restaurants in any of these cities. Italy Rome The Netherlands … Continue reading Top restaurants in European cities (ranked by Yolek) – Part 2

Top restaurants in European cities (ranked by Yolek) – Part 1

Caveat emptor: This is a list compiled from our travels around Europe which are not comprehensive by any means. However, we have come across some absolute gems across our travel and want to share these with you. Picked on the basis of the taste and are mostly non-fancy places (and can be a dessert place … Continue reading Top restaurants in European cities (ranked by Yolek) – Part 1

A weekend in Oban, Scotland & 3 isles tour review

It's official, our summer of travel is over. Our holiday balances are empty and our blogging plate is overflowing. Most of our recent trips were repeat visits showing off our favourites to Yoda's parents but we managed to visit a few new places in the process. One of these new places was the beautiful port … Continue reading A weekend in Oban, Scotland & 3 isles tour review

The most famous cottage in England

Cotswolds day trip – see England’s iconic villages

The Cotswolds is a region of England marked as an AONB (Area of Outstanding National Beauty) and is within a stone's throw of where we live. But as we can't drive, we weren't able to visit the area till this summer where we decided to take a daytrip with the tour company Go Cotswolds. We'll … Continue reading Cotswolds day trip – see England’s iconic villages

A Champagne vineyard postcard

5 romantic things to do in Champagne, France – a dream come true

Our libation of choice as a couple is Champagne, it is a drink of romance & excitement. We have shelled out a fair amount of money at airport duty free stores / local stores to buy a bottle of Moet to celebrate a few occasions in our life. Not anymore! Our visit to the Champagne-Ardenne … Continue reading 5 romantic things to do in Champagne, France – a dream come true

England exploration weekend – Quick notes

If you've been following our Instagram stories, you know that we have spent the weekend exploring the heart of England covering Oxford on Saturday and the Cotswolds today (if you don't follow us on Instagram then consider following us, we post a new travel pic daily). Here are some quick highlights till we sort our … Continue reading England exploration weekend – Quick notes