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.

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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.

Scotland travel tips (Ayrshire, Glencoe, Carrbridge) – Part 1

Summarized and unblogged travel tips from our past Scotland travels by public transport. This post covers Glencoe, Carrbridge and South Ayrshire.

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

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

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)

Visiting North Wales, UK – where nature & history meet

Even though we've lived in the UK for a few years now, we'd never been to Wales. Having spent a weekend there recently, we can safely describe it as a "more-accessible Scotland", especially for people who live in the Midlands & London. We spent most of our weekend based in Bangor between 2 interesting yet wildly … Continue reading Visiting North Wales, UK – where nature & history meet

A guide to Islay, Scotland – A whisky lovers dream destination

One of the absolute must-do stops from Dalek's Scotland trip was Islay, the Scottish island famed over the world for its whisky. What was surprising was how much natural beauty was present on the island and how friendly the locals were. This guide will summarise our Islay experiences along with tips for getting around by public transport. … Continue reading A guide to Islay, Scotland – A whisky lovers dream destination

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