Chances are if you’ve visited my blog more than a handful of times (thank you!) you’ll know that I’m fiercely proud of and passionate about my beloved Scotland. I adore the country I was born in and have lived in for the entirety of my twenty-six years on this planet and although I mention how much I love it often […]
When you think of great locations for stargazing around the world Scotland probably isn’t somewhere that immediately springs to mind. I’ve lived in Scotland all my life and I’m a little ashamed to admit I didn’t realise there are some parts of the country that have absolutely perfect conditions for admiring the stars in the night sky.
For my stargazing in […]
1. Stay in a castle
There are believed to have been more than 3,000 castles in Scotland at one point and many still remain throughout the country. Many simply disappeared over time, others have become crumbling ruins, and many have been maintained and turned into glamorous hotels! Pretend you’re a princess for the night and book into one that you love!
2. Go […]
I’ve travelled quite a bit by myself and don’t think much of heading somewhere alone. It’s something I recommend every to try, even if it’s just once, as I’m a firm believer that solo travel makes you realise things about yourself you would otherwise probably never know.
There are lots of countries that are ‘easier’ for solo travellers to explore. By […]
Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever eaten a meal? Have you munched down a bland sandwich while sitting on the floor of an airport waiting for your flight? Or eaten a greasy burger in your car during a day out?
Last week I had dinner in the back of a truck and it was definitely the weirdest place I’ve ever eaten […]
So you’re thinking of visiting Edinburgh on a short trip and you’re wondering how much you can cram into one day? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s my pick of the top things to do, see and eat and where to stay if you’ve got 24 hours in Edinburgh.
Everyone knows that one of the best parts of visiting […]
I’ve been lucky enough to have visited hundreds of incredible hotels around the world, but everywhere I go I always find myself comparing hotels to The Witchery by The Castle in Edinburgh.
I visited The Witchery two years ago, whilst writing a review for a book that was to be published by LateRooms and I fell head over heels in love […]
I’ve been lucky enough to stay in many lovely hotels around the world, many of them thanks to this blog. This past weekend I stayed at one of the best ones yet – the Old Course Hotel in beautiful St Andrews, Scotland.
Thomas and I had a busy weekend ahead celebrating at a 2 year old’s birthday party, a 50th birthday […]
For so many years I’ve found myself frustrated when speaking to people who tell me they’ve visited Scotland, but not been outside of Edinburgh. Sure, Edinburgh is beautiful and has the gorgeous architecture and charming city-vibe, but there’s so much more to my amazing country than just this.
If you’re visiting Scotland and would like to see more of what it […]
After staying in Hotel du Vin in St Andrews and absolutely loving it, when I wanted to book a little mini-break for Thomas and I in Glasgow, Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens seemed like the perfect choice.
We both love the West End of the city so staying at a hotel just five minutes walk from the Botanic Gardens […]