Antelopes grazing as seen during the Chaminuka game drive

Chaminuka Day Visit: Seeing the Big 5 at short notice in Zambia

Dalek went on a solo trip along with his MBA cohort to spend an April week in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Any National Parks and associated safaris were off the table due to the solo trip. A quick search threw up Chaminuka Lodge private nature reserve as one of the top places to visit … Continue reading Chaminuka Day Visit: Seeing the Big 5 at short notice in Zambia

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24 hour Copenhagen Card: A Utility Maximizing Itinerary

The Copenhagen Card is highly recommended for any visitor to the Danish capital, even if it is not your first visit. However, the price point is structured in such a way that the 399 DKK (£47|$60) cost for getting a 24 hour card might seem like it would take some effort to recoup (compared to … Continue reading 24 hour Copenhagen Card: A Utility Maximizing Itinerary

Where to eat in Naples, Italy over a weekend

With less than 48 hours in the city of Naples, waiting in a crowd for a La Michele pizza was out of the question. So here are 7 places we visited for some Neopolitan specialities including 2 top-notch pizzerias.

A relaxing & romantic holiday in the Outer Hebrides without a car

Thanks to an excellent local bus service and knowledgable tour guides, we were able to spend a wonderful holiday on the Outer Hebrides without renting a car. This post has all the details with some photographs one can only take on these remote Scottish islands.

Glenlivet Open Day 2018 @ the Spirit of Speyside festival

A tasting led by Glenlivet's master distiller, a fantastic food pairing packed with flavour and a jaunt up a hill on an 8-wheeler are some of the fantastic highlights of Glenlivet's Open Day 2018 (part of the Spirit of Speyside whisky festival) that we describe in this post.

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

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

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

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