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

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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

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

3 things to do in Dunoon, Scotland – a perfect weekend destination

The best places to visit in Scotland (read the Highlands & Islands) are pretty far from Edinburgh & Glasgow so there's very little time left for relaxation and a touch of sightseeing if you bravely attempt to touch Skye and return in one weekend. Dunoon in the region of Argyll (within the Cowal peninsula) is actually … Continue reading 3 things to do in Dunoon, Scotland – a perfect weekend destination

A rainy weekend in Lake District, England

For the first time in 2017, we went on a trip with Ankita & Shane Barb & Bert from 22 Nelson Street. We had grand plans of a "spring is here" weekend in the Lake District (which we think is the most picturesque place in England). However the weather dampened our hopes, literally! Only in the last 3 hours … Continue reading A rainy weekend in Lake District, England

Top 5 Whisky related experiences in Scotland

We're back with another top 5 list (following up our top 5 campsites in Scotland post), this time collating our top 5 (scotch) whisky related experiences in the bonnie country of Scotland. Again, we have a narrow exposure to the broad spectrum of Scottish distilleries so this is a very personal list. We hope this … Continue reading Top 5 Whisky related experiences in Scotland

The top 5 backpacker campsites in Scotland*

Apologies in advance for the title as we have barely scratched the surface of campsites within the bonnie country of Scotland. However, we felt the need to describe our top camping experiences as backpackers to help other travellers to Scotland planning to visit this summer. We'd also highly appreciate a comment with your favourite Scottish campsite … Continue reading The top 5 backpacker campsites in Scotland*

Orkney, Scotland – A cornucopia of history & views

Orkney Islands is an archipelago off the north coast of Scotland comprising 70 islands and is a history lovers dream. Nowhere else in our travels have we found Stone Age historical artefacts this accessible to the public and we find it fascinating to be able to physically see them (multiple Unesco World Heritage sites). Plus the … Continue reading Orkney, Scotland – A cornucopia of history & views

Unbridled joy at the Isle of Hoy, Scotland (Day 20)

Orkney Islands are a set of 70 islands just off the north coast of Scotland. Day 20 of my Scotland camping trip was a day trip to the Isle of Hoy from my base of Stromness on mainland Orkney. Where I would love to write just a single summary post for the Orkney Islands, this single … Continue reading Unbridled joy at the Isle of Hoy, Scotland (Day 20)

Birmingham, England: A European Christmas Special

Regardless of Brexit, the UK remains a country within the continent of Europe and will always remain so. 😊 Birmingham, UK claims to be the home of the largest Christmas market outside Germany & Austria (whose Christmas we have covered for Munich & Salzburg) so we visited it's Frankfurt Christmas market for the second year in a … Continue reading Birmingham, England: A European Christmas Special