Western Europe

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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Tips for the Cheapest Car Rental in Scotland – Easirent

Car Rental in Scotland

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

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Setting up my Dad on a Farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Dad on a Farm

I’ve just returned to Edinburgh after leaving my dad on a farm in a tiny settlement called Tyrie, on the northern coast of Aberdeenshire. I’m not going to say it wasn’t a tearful goodbye. After getting to see my dad for the first time in nearly a year, and the second time in two years, I’m leaving him behind again. …

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9 Free Attractions to Visit in Edinburgh

Edinburgh with Dugald Stewart Monument, Free Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is my favorite city in the world, but it’s certainly not considered cheap to visit. It’s the second most expensive city in the UK to live in (after London), and attractions seem to be priced accordingly. A ticket to the Edinburgh Castle costs £16.50 and other attractions average around £10 each. However, there are plenty of free attractions in …

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My Failed Attempt at Setting up a Home Base in Edinburgh

Evening in the Meadows

When I arrived in Edinburgh on April 30th, 2015, I came to see the Beltane Fire Festival. Within 48 hours, the city became my favorite in the world. I determined to set up a home base here. 18 months later, I realized my mistake. My original stint in Edinburgh lasted five weeks. During that time I met with Brendon Vince of Nerd Travels. …

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