Travel Stories

Finding the Best Ghost Tours in Edinburgh

Mercat Ghost Tours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the most haunted city in the world, and ghosts are some of the key attractions. Graveyards, bus tours, hired actors and vaults all play their part, but which ghost …

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What the Da Vinci Code Didn’t Show You About Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel

Several miles south of Edinburgh sits the gorgeous Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by Ron Howard’s adaptation of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. While it is the scene of the …

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How Not to Find the Right Train in Ukraine, and Other Mishaps

Selfie Waiting for Bus in Ukraine

To everyone looking for a comfortable, fast train in Ukraine, I’m happy to say a great option exists. Unfortunately, I did not manage to get on it myself. Here’s what …

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Locked In Edinburgh: Can You Escape From an Old Gin Distillery

Whether you’re a local or a tourist in Edinburgh, you’ll love Locked in Edinburgh. Escape Rooms are some of the most fun activities you can enjoy. In a rainy city …

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Enjoying the Happiest Place in Scotland at Edinburgh’s Chihuahua Cafe

Selfie with Lady Bee at the Edinburgh Chuhuahua Cafe

In my search to find the most enjoyable activities in Edinburgh, I ran across the newly opened Chihuahua Cafe. What could be better than cuddling eight small dogs for an …

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10 Places I Enjoyed Visiting in Kiev, Ukraine

Selfie in Kiev

Do you ever experience culture shock? After 44 countries, I didn’t think I would anymore. Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, proved me wrong. This formerly communistic city has a wealth …

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Business Card SelfieHello and welcome to Skye Travels. Yes, Skye is my real name. My mom was debating between Aaron and Zach, and finally chose Zach. When she mentioned this to my grandmother, she said no way. My family heritage is Dutch and German, and Zach means the same as “sack.” My granny said there was no way her grandson would be called a brown paper sack, and said instead I needed to be named after something without limits, like the sky. My mom had been quite a hippy, and readily agreed. Additionally, both my parents had been to the Isle of Skye, a decade apart, and thought the island was the most beautiful place in the world, so used the spelling for my name. Ironically, I’ve since been to the Isle of Skye myself, and I agree with their assessment.

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