Our rendezvous with the past and present of Harris Tweed on the Outer Hebrides

We got an exclusive look and a greater appreciation of one of Scotland's most famous products - Harris Tweed. See what we learnt about the traditions of the fabric through the work of two people highly regarded in the industry

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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 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

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 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 Ploumanach beach in Brittany

Top 7 Incredibly Beautiful Villages in Europe *

We have been extremely lucky to see a fair amount of (*western) Europe since moving to the UK so we set out to select 7 of the most beautiful villages we've encountered in our European travels. In line with the socio-political climate, the UK is still part of Western Europe 😛 We try to make … Continue reading Top 7 Incredibly Beautiful Villages in Europe *

Camping, hiking & beaches at Arisaig & Isle of Rum, Scotland (Day 23 & 24)

Day 23 of the Great Scotland Camping Trip was a day of moderate travel but high rewards. The day started with a trip from Fort Augustus to Mallaig via Fort William. I really wanted to stay the night at the Invercaimbe campsite in the Back of Keppoch in Arisaig but it was the only campsite … Continue reading Camping, hiking & beaches at Arisaig & Isle of Rum, Scotland (Day 23 & 24)

9 speciality food items from across Scotland

Scotland is home to some famous food items such as (the very divisive) Haggis & Salmon. It is also home to a number of hard-working farmers / butchers / fishmongers / food artisans who bring some world-class produce to the local communities. Through this post, we want to introduce 9 such speciality food items that … Continue reading 9 speciality food items from across Scotland

How to get into camping & backpacking – An everyman’s guide

Are you looking at friends / people camping on social media and wanted to try it yourself? Or do you just want to pick up a life skill that helps you be more organized / self-sufficient? If the answer to any question above is Yes, this guide might just be for you. This is an everyman's … Continue reading How to get into camping & backpacking – An everyman’s guide