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.

In 2014, I quit my life to become a travel blogger. Skye Travels is written to encourage and help you to follow your dreams, whether they be a life of travel, a much-need vacation or some other path in your life. I also write to help you in your travels once you begin. If you ever need help from me, you have only to ask. I also offer services for promotional content on my blog, one-on-one travel advice, social media management and, if I’m in town, authentic Thai Massage. If you’d like to work with me, please click here.

If you want to read more about me, click my About Me page. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy my stories. I write just for you.

Travel Stories

10 Activities for a 2-Day Visit in Karlskrona, Sweden

Karlskrona Harbor

Karlskrona has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. Spread across 33 main islands, and countless smaller ones, so far, it is my favorite part of Sweden. When you visit Karlskrona yourself, as you must do, here are some tips. 1. Kayak Through the Karlskrona Waterways Karlskrona Kayak operates kayak tours in Karlskrona. There are portions of the waterways …

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I Had the Best Meal of My Life at Skeppsgossen

Selfie at Skeppsgossen

Had you told me that I would find the best meal ever in Sweden, I’d never have believed you. Skeppsgossen Restaurant in Karlskrona has claimed that title. I had already taken the Guided Food Tour of Stockholm and learned that the culinary creations of Sweden include much more than meatballs. But I was not expecting to find Italian food as good as …

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Swedish Food is So Much More Than Meatballs!

Better than Meatballs Winery Tour

Recently I took part in The Nordic Experience with Guided Food Tours Stockholm. I learned that there is far more to the Swedish cuisine than just meatballs and fish. A LOT more! At 2 PM on July 13th, after arriving back from Landsort, I met up with a dozen other bloggers outside the Hötorgshallen food court. For the next six hours, we wined and …

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Sleep, Dine, Sightsee and Swim at Landsort, Sweden

Landsort Lighthouse

At the bottom of the Stockholm Archipelago is Landsort, a picturesque village on the 4 km-long Öja Island 65 km south of Stockholm. Complete with two harbors on each side of the island, a seven-story “hotel” tower and a lighthouse, it’s no wonder this is where many Swedes spend their summer (and winter) holidays. To get to Landsort, take the …

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Why June 2016 was my Favorite Month in my Travels

Skye Travels in June Collage

Two days after I arrived in Edinburgh in April, I found out I was a British citizen and posted on Facebook that it was the best day of my life. It was. The last week of May, I took the 5-Day Haggis Adventures’ Hebridean Hopper Tour. I considered that week the best of my life. But Scotland has just gotten better, and …

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What it Took to Get My British Citizenship and Passport

Selfie with British Citizenship

The story of getting my British citizenship and UK passport actually begins long before I began traveling the world. In a sense, it was the true catalyst which led me onto my path as a travel blogger and world traveler. In June 2012, I was offered an opportunity to become the CEO of the London branch of my company. At the time …

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