Travel Stories

Explore the Isle of Lewis and Harris to See Scotland’s Best

Luskentyre on Lewis and Harris

Back in May this year, I explored the Isle of Lewis and Harris on the Haggis Adventures Hebridean Hopper Tour. While the Isle of Skye remains my favorite place in …

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How I Didn’t See the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

I still feel a little baffled that I managed to visit Copenhagen without seeing their key attraction. In my defense, it might be one of the most overrated attractions in …

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Here’s What I Didn’t Do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Central Square

As I go through my travels, I’m constantly leaving activities in my wake which I didn’t get a chance to do. After all, that’s the Law of the Traveler. Amsterdam …

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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, it is my favorite part of Sweden. When you visit Karlskrona, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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