• The North Coast 500 – The home straight

    This will be my final update on our North Coast 500 journey, though they’ll be plenty of other Scotland-based content to come from the great places we stayed after we completed the NC 500 route. The last post ended as we began to head down the East coast and back towards Inverness. Now I won’t lie to you because that’s…

  • The North Coast 500 – Reaching the north coast of Scotland

    When I last left you on our North Coast 5000 journey we had stopped in Gairloch, just 150 miles in and starting to climb up the West coast. This next instalment of our journey takes us all the way up and along the North coast of Scotland, to the highest point in the UK and to some of the most…

  • The North Coast 500 – The first 150 miles

    A few weeks back we completed the North Coast 500 which is a 500 mile road trip around the north of Scotland. The guide book we bought estimated that this would take us around a week, but we took a slight detour over to the Isle of Skye, so it actually took us about nine days to complete. If you’re…

  • How to be more present and mindful while travelling

    As we sat at home last Friday night, glass of wine in hand, we found ourselves flicking through our photo album from our 2015 European road trip. I know, I know, the thought of a photo album that isn’t online seems crazy these days! But there’s something so lovely about holding a physical album and pouring back through the old…

  • How can you really get to know a destination?

    Do you have a place in the world that you absolutely love visiting and always want to learn more about each time you go? Perhaps there’s a destination on your bucket list that you’ve always wanted to visit. I believe you can fall in love with a place after just a day (in fact I have done). But it takes…

  • Our travel highlights from 2018

    As 2018 is almost behind us, I thought it would be nice to take a look back over some of our travel highlight from the year just gone – especially with so much to look forward to in the year ahead! It’s been such a busy year that it was almost too hard to pull together the highlights, but there…

  • How to spend a budget weekend in Edinburgh!

    We recently went for a long weekend break to Edinburgh, Scotland. The aim was to enjoy a city break on a budget, and we started this off in style with a nine hour overnight bus ride. The journey was a bit of a struggle, but for £48 for the two of us to get from London to Edinburgh, and back,…