Travel Stories

A Bath in Bath: Enjoying the Thermae Spa

Selfie at Thermae Spa in Bath

Bath, England was one of the first locations I visited in my travels. Last week I returned to do the activities I missed in my last trip, namely a visit to the Thermae Spa. What a luxurious experience! Thermae Spa is a unique experience, up there with the Blue Lagoon in Iceland (at the top of my bucket list). The waters …

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Checking Greenwich and the Cutty Sark Off the Bucket List

Selfie at the Prime Meridian in Greenwich

London was the first city I traveled to when I set out on my never-ending journey from the USA. Within six months, I had visited four times, and seen many of the landmarks. Unfortunately, London is one of the biggest cities I’ve been to in my travels. After those four visits, I’d hardly scratched the surface. This week I returned for …

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10 Activities for The Perfect Day Trip from Edinburgh

Selfie with Hairy Coo (Day Trip Edinburgh)

While there is a plethora of activities to do in Edinburgh, there are also some wonderful attractions in the rest of Scotland. The Isle of Skye is my favorite, and the most beautiful place in the world, but it takes half a day to get there. If you are limited on time, here are several activities you can do within …

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Best Places to Eat in Edinburgh on a Budget

Fish and Chips at Skein Inn (Eat in Edinburgh)

You might be struggling to find a good place to eat in Edinburgh if you’re traveling on a budget. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. While most places will charge £10-£15 for a meal, and some places on the Royal Mile are far more expensive than that, I’ve found several places where you can get a meal for £5 or less. Not …

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Seals, Barbecues and Coffee in a Lighthouse: A Saltstänk Adventure

Saltstänk in Karlskrona, Sweden doesn’t offer the usual vacation package. When you think of a holiday, sleeping in a sleeping bag under the stars might not be your first choice. However, if you’re the adventurous type like me, you’ll jump for the opportunity. I certainly did! I was introduced to Karlskrona by Visit Sweden. The city is the only one …

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Tips for the Best Car Rental in Scotland

Car Rental in Scotland

Getting a car rental in Scotland, let alone anywhere else, can be a nightmare and cost a fortune. However, in Scotland (and the rest of the UK), Easirent is by far the best option. Here are the pros and cons. Why Easirent is the best company for a car rental in Scotland You probably didn’t know that most car companies are …

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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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