Scotland: A Collection of Castles and a Fond Farewell

On our last full day in Scotland (sob!) we left Oban and headed back toward Edinburgh, taking a very picturesque route along the way. We stopped first at a viewpoint on Loch Awe, right across from Kilchurn Castle. While we were not super close to the castle, it was still gorgeous from afar! We continued … More Scotland: A Collection of Castles and a Fond Farewell

Scotland: Crannogs, Forests, and Whisky, Oh My

From St. Andrews, we headed north, delving further into the countryside, aka the land of beautiful scenery and abundant sheep. Arriving in the evening, we made ourselves cozy in Kenmore, which was the tiniest of towns. In fact, it appeared to pretty much consist of our hotel, a post office, a church, and Loch Tay … More Scotland: Crannogs, Forests, and Whisky, Oh My

St. Andrews: On Royalty, Ruins, and Golf, I Guess

Any good American millennial woman with a royals obsession would likely think of one thing and one thing alone when asked what they associate with St. Andrews, Scotland: William and Kate met there, of course! I mean, duh. So that was the background I took into my visit there, but as it turns out, there’s … More St. Andrews: On Royalty, Ruins, and Golf, I Guess

Scotland: Crossing the Firth of Forth and Chasing Outlander in Culross

Though Edinburgh was wonderful, the part of my trip I was most looking forward to was the chance to get out and explore more of Scotland. You know: rolling hills, stunning scenery, cozy pubs, sheep. And so I was very excited when we set out, heading north. We came first to the Firth of Forth. … More Scotland: Crossing the Firth of Forth and Chasing Outlander in Culross

Edinburgh: Palaces, Castles, Yachts, and …. Dolly the Sheep

The first time I visited Edinburgh, I was there for all of a whopping 36 hours. I loved the city and I packed a lot into my time there, but obviously it was far too brief. I’ve wanted to make my way back to Edinburgh – and to explore more of Scotland beyond Edinburgh – … More Edinburgh: Palaces, Castles, Yachts, and …. Dolly the Sheep

Edinburgh: Into the Great Outdoors at Arthur’s Seat & Princes Street

While in Edinburgh, I spent the majority of my time outside. It was cold and rainy when I visited – perhaps just as you would expect from Scotland – but I refused to let that deter me as there were plenty of parks and gardens to explore. After my weekend in the city, I immediately … More Edinburgh: Into the Great Outdoors at Arthur’s Seat & Princes Street