Travel Stories

What Life is Like After Three Years on the Road

Selfie at the Border (Three Years)

Three years ago on January 28th, 2015 I boarded a plane in Portland, Oregon via Los Angeles to London with a one-way ticket to travel the world. I touched down …

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My Short Winter Road Trip Around Scotland

Selfie at Meeting of Three Waters

To kick off the new year, I made a short winter road trip with a fellow traveler around Scotland to see the country covered in snow, and also to pick …

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Discovering Bristol’s Best Escape Room at Puzzlair

I love puzzles. I started solving 500-piece puzzles in an hour when I was 5. Then in 2015, I discovered escape rooms in Riga, Latvia with some friends. I’ve been …

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My 2018 Itinerary: Time To See the Rest of Europe

Selfie Boarding Easijet at Inverness

I’m a little embarrassed to say I only made it to 10 countries in 2017, the same as in 2016, and only six were new. I’m wondering if I’ll be …

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What it’s Like Behind the Scenes at the Edinburgh Christmas Market

Selfie at the Edinburgh Christmas Market

In 2016, I found one of my friends selling candied nuts at the Edinburgh Christmas Market. He looked to be having great fun, so I figured I’d apply to work …

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A Guide to Spending Three Days in Luang Prabang, Laos

Selfie at Kuang Si Waterfalls

Luang Prabang was one of my last cities to explore in SE Asia in 2017. I spent three days there, as part of a week vacation from my home base …

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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.

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.

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