Beyond Our Horizons Weekly Travel Roundup: Week 3 feat. Emilia Romagna, Italy

We took our first proper trip of 2019 to the foodie region of Emilia-Romagna in central Italy. Our base was the city of Bologna which has two American-Italian food faves named after it: Spaghetti Bolognese and Baloney. Outside of sharing many meals together (a Valentine Day trip classic), we also made stops at the nearby … Continue reading Beyond Our Horizons Weekly Travel Roundup: Week 3 feat. Emilia Romagna, Italy

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Beyond Our Horizons Weekly Travel Roundup: Wk 2 feat. Denmark

Dalek spent 4 days (9th-12th Jan) in Copenhagen, Denmark as part of a "Business Insights in Europe" trip. The country's commitment to sustainability (the focus of our trip) is pretty remarkable but there are a few tips and highlights worth checking out for any traveller. Many more pictures and details will be filled in when … Continue reading Beyond Our Horizons Weekly Travel Roundup: Wk 2 feat. Denmark

Beyond Our Horizons Weekly Travel Roundup: Wk 1 feat. Scotland, India

Long time, no see. Discredit where it is due, we have not done well in terms of posting new content over the past year. 2018 was a year of ups and downs which resulted in us deprioritize blogging a tiny bit. We feel a bit frustrated that we do not get to share any useful … Continue reading Beyond Our Horizons Weekly Travel Roundup: Wk 1 feat. Scotland, India

Rotterdam by public transport – A long weekend in Europe’s coolest city

Although it might be a pre-emptive proclamation, we believe that Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, is Europe's coolest city in our opinion (and maybe just a bit behind Portland, OR in our "World's Coolest City" ranking). We've made a couple of trips to the city and this post summarises our highlights covering … Continue reading Rotterdam by public transport – A long weekend in Europe’s coolest city

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.

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.

A lovely summer daytrip around the Isle of Harris, Scotland

An absolutely spectacular daytrip around the Isle of Harris with a local tour operator covering the best beaches, an introduction to Harris Tweed and a drive down Bays Road and its gorgeous landscapes

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