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A Complete Guide to Visiting Landsort, Sweden

Landsort Lighthouse

At the bottom of the Stockholm Archipelago is Landsort, a picturesque village on the 3-mile-long Öja Island 65 km south of Stockholm. Complete with two harbors on each side of the island, a seven-story hotel tower in the old boat tower and a lighthouse, it’s no wonder this is where many Swedes spend their summer (and winter) holidays. It’s not …

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How to Find the Gold Cave on the Isle of Skye

Gold Cave on the Isle of Skye

The gold cave on the Isle of Skye is one of the most secluded and unknown spots on the island. It wasn’t on Google Maps until recently, and most locals have never heard about it. It might not be as spectacular as Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa, but because it’s so hard to find, it’s also practically empty. …

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What it’s Like to Run the Tough Mudder for the First Time

I’ve just finished running the Tough Mudder 2016 in Scotland! Now when I get asked questions like “One Amazing Thing You’ve Done,” I’ll have an instant response! Please note: As a participant I wisely left my camera behind, so I don’t have a lot of photos. As soon as the pro’s that work at the course send them, I’ll update this …

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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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