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

Utrecht day trip to The Hague and Gouda feat. best meal in Holland

Our 1st full day of Netherlands travel was spent on a short daytrip to the city of Den Haag (The Hague) and the village of Gouda, a 40 min train ride from our base Utrecht. The main reason for visiting The Hague was the Escher Museum but we went on to enjoy Gouda, the Mauritshuis museum … Continue reading Utrecht day trip to The Hague and Gouda feat. best meal in Holland

A weekend in Rome, Italy – Sunshine, food & history galore

It will be a challenge to condense our long weekend in Rome, our first time visiting Italy, in one post. It was quite a change from the prior weekend spent in central Switzerland during our #monthoftravel. We enjoyed this city absolutely crammed with millennia of history in very sunny weather (finally). No matter how many pictures … Continue reading A weekend in Rome, Italy – Sunshine, food & history galore

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)