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

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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

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*

Spirit of Scotland Travelpass : Is it worth it?

What is this pass? The Spirit of Scotland travelpass is pre-dominantly a rail rover ticket (similar to a Eurail pass in mainland Europe) where one can take unlimited train & ferry journeys along with a few bus journeys for £134 (4 days out of 8) / £179.70 (8 days out of 15). Travellers to Scotland, … Continue reading Spirit of Scotland Travelpass : Is it worth it?

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

A Weekend in Yorkshire & Derbyshire, England

In an attempt to travel to parts of the UK not called London or Scotland, we made plans to visit some bits of the Yorkshire & Derbyshire region, lead by the city of York & the Peak District National Park. We had a lot of fun in both places as the former is a romantic & charming … Continue reading A Weekend in Yorkshire & Derbyshire, England

Best of Scotland in 1 Week

Scotland is a ruggedly beautiful country that attracts tourists from around the world. We provide a sample week long itinerary based mostly on public transit to help you see the best of Scotland.

London, England : Attractions

London is one of the world's most popular cities for travellers to visit clocking in around 20 million visitors in 2017. It is an even more attractive destination to visit after the Sterling took a 'pound'ing making a travellers money go farther than before. Being the megalopolis that London is (which we have visited too … Continue reading London, England : Attractions

That story about losing your passport

after Dalek's illustrious, eventful passport loss, I was expecting to damage/lose mine while having an adventure of some sorts.