• Europe Travel

    Top 5 Things To Do in Aviemore, Scotland

    A one-street town in the middle of nowhere. Cozy cafes and b&bs. Hiking and adventure activities galore. Known as “The Gateway to the Cairngorms,” there are so many things to do in Aviemore that it’s hard to get them all in. Feeling the distinct need for an escape to nature, Daniel and I grabbed the train up to Aviemore, Scotland for a few days of rest, relaxation, and cute animals last December–and it was everything we needed it to be. If you only have a few days in Aviemore, then here are the top things to do. Traveling to Scotland? Here are a few more posts about my adopted country…

  • Europe Travel,  Featured,  Travel Photography

    30+ Pictures of the Scottish Highlands That Will Inspire You To Go

    There are a lot of places in this world that I love, but none of them quite beat my adopted home of Scotland. Although I left for what would turn out to basically be for good a few weeks ago (thanks, pandemic, for canceling the rest of my semester and college life), I think I’ll always be a little bit a lot in love with this place. Over the 3 1/2 (of what was supposed to be 4) years I spent living in Scotland, I explored so much (though not as much as I wish I had). And I want to share some of those adventures with you while we’re…

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    Europe Travel

    The Best Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh with Rabbie’s Review

    Disclaimer: I received the West Highlands & Isle of Skye tour from Edinburgh with Rabbies free of charge in exchange for my honest review. They also covered my accommodation. Rolling hills, highland cows, the Harry Potter train, and moody fog… there’s really nothing that is more synonymous with Scotland than the West Highlands and the Isle of Skye. When I was first planning my trip to the Highlands, I thought I might try to do it with public transportation, seeing as I had absolutely no desire to try to drive a manual car on the wrong side of the road. But it quickly became apparent that, while technically possible, traveling…

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    Europe Travel,  Study Abroad

    25 Things Nobody Tells You About Studying Abroad in Scotland

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! When I first decided to study abroad in Scotland for the duration of my undergraduate degree, I really didn’t think that there was much to prepare for. After all, how much difference is there really between the US and Scotland? Speaking the same language (mostly) means that we’re pretty similar, right? Wrong. In fact, over the past two years I’ve been studying abroad in Scotland, I have come across a LOT of…

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    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    Scottish Castle Hopping // A Day Trip from Home

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! When my mother came to visit me at university this past April, one of the top things on her list to do was to take a day trip out of my little university town to visit a Scottish castle or two. Because I didn’t have class on Wednesdays this semester (score), I was luckily able to accompany her. Early Wednesday morning on the week she visited me, we were met by our…

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    History and Nessie Spotting // Visiting Urquhart Castle

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! When our bus from Inverness to Drumnadrochit flew right past our stop and started making its way out of town, we knew we had made a BIG mistake. How in the world were we going to get to our hotel to check in? Would we have to walk? It was starting to look like it. But then again, maybe, just maybe, things would turn out okay. And they did! As it turned…