Travel Guides

My Amazing Week on the Hebridean Hopper with Haggis Adventures

Haggis Adventures Herbidean Hopper

I’ve just completed what was unquestionably the most exhilarating week of my life. On Wednesday morning I left at 8:30 am with Haggis Adventures on the 5-day Hebridean Hopper Tour. We went to Lewis and Harris Island in the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides and all over Scotland, led by the amazing tour guide Jamie. …

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What the 2016 Beltane Fire Festival Was Like

Beltane Fire Festival 2016

On Saturday, April 30th, around 10,000 visitors crowded atop Calton Hill in Edinburgh for the Beltane Fire Festival 2016. 300 performers entertained the audience for over three hours with aesthetic costumes, acro-yoga, drums, mythology, comedy and, of course, FIRE. The Beltane Fire Festival is an ancient tradition, with roots in Irish and Celtic lore, to welcome in the new summer season. …

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Why the Pentlands is Edinburgh’s Best Hike

Glencorse Reservoir in the Pentlands

Recently I wrote about hiking Arthur’s Seat, which I though was great. But Holyrood has nothing on the Pentlands. I already consider Scotland as the most beautiful place in the world I’ve been to (still have Iceland and New Zealand on the bucket list), and some parts are simply exquisite. The northern edge of these rolling hills are located a …

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10 Sculptures That are Meant to be Rubbed

Andras Hadik Statue for Sculptures to be Fondled

All around the world, there are sculptures and statues which have significance when you touch them. It could be anything from good luck, fertility or simply returning to the same city in the future. And you could be touching anything from a toe to the head, a breast or a ball. Umm, yeah. You didn’t think that was just a …

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5 Must-Visit Restaurants in Ghent, Belgium

Picturesque Ghent (Restaurants in Ghent)

Ghent is one of my favorite cities I’ve traveled to. During three days in 2015, I had a chance to see a good portion of the center of town, toured around by my amazing couchsurfing host Nele. I also took the free walking tour where Maria gave me some great suggestions where to eat. By the end of my visit …

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