2103, 2016

Why Scotland is Perfect for Solo Travellers

By |March 21st, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|4 Comments

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 […]

1502, 2016

Dining in the Back of a Truck

By |February 15th, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

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 […]

2501, 2016

How to Spend 24 Hours in Edinburgh

By |January 25th, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|2 Comments

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 […]

401, 2016

Returning to The Witchery by The Castle

By |January 4th, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

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 […]

2109, 2015

Staying at The Old Course Hotel St Andrews

By |September 21st, 2015|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

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 […]

909, 2015

Beyond Edinburgh: There’s More to Scotland Than The Capital

By |September 9th, 2015|Destinations, Scotland|6 Comments

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 […]

1908, 2015

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens Glasgow

By |August 19th, 2015|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

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 […]

1208, 2015

5 Great Hotels in Glasgow

By |August 12th, 2015|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Although Glasgow is only a 20 minute drive from the little village that I live in I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels in the city. I love a little staycation, so I’ve stayed in a few different hotels on little mini breaks in the city and also stayed in a few during press trips and for various events in […]

708, 2015

Best Glasgow Museums

By |August 7th, 2015|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|1 Comment

Glasgow is such a cultural city and there are so many great museums dotted all over the city that you could spend weeks visiting them all. Best of all, the vast majority of them are all completely free, making for loads of cheap and fun days out.

These are my picks of the best Glasgow museums…
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 
I loved […]

2707, 2015

Best Scottish Islands to Visit

By |July 27th, 2015|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|2 Comments

Scotland is lucky enough to have islands dotted all around it’s beautiful coastline, in-fact there’s almost 800 of them! If you’re a visitor to Scotland, or a local who’s planning some island hopping, or just wondering which island to visit next then it can be know where to start.

Each of the 790 islands are different, some are easy to get […]