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July, 2016

  • 20 July

    The Stockholm Food Tour is So Much More Than Meatballs!

    Stockholm Food Tour at the Winery Hotel

    Recently I took part in The Nordic Experience Food Tour with Stockholm Food Tours. I learned that there is far more to Swedish cuisine than just meatballs and fish. A LOT more! The Nordic Experience Stockholm Food Tour At 2 PM on July 13th, after arriving back from Landsort, I met up with a dozen other bloggers outside the Hötorgshallen food …

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  • 14 July

    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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  • 6 July

    Why June 2016 was my Favorite Month in my Travels

    Skye Travels in June Collage

    Two days after I arrived in Edinburgh in April, I found out I was a British citizen and posted on Facebook that it was the best day of my life. It was. The last week of May, I took the 5-Day Haggis Adventures’ Hebridean Hopper Tour. I considered that week the best of my life. But Scotland has just gotten better, and …

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  • 4 July

    What it Took to Get My British Citizenship and Passport

    Selfie with British Citizenship

    The story of getting my British citizenship and UK passport actually begins long before I began traveling the world. In a sense, it was the true catalyst which led me onto my path as a travel blogger and world traveler. In June 2012, I was offered an opportunity to become the CEO of the London branch of my company. At the time …

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  • 2 July

    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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June, 2016

  • 30 June

    There’s a Cat Cafe in Edinburgh!

    Maison de Moggy Cat Cafe

    Do you love cats as much as I do? Turns out, there a place in Edinburgh you can satiate your feline fondness. Maison de Moggy is the first cat cafe in Scotland, and somewhere you should visit at least once. However, I’m betting you’ll fall in love and become a regular customer! The Maison de Moggy Cat Cafe is located …

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  • 26 June

    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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  • 24 June

    Jump on the Brand New Edinburgh City Tour

    Rabbie's Edinburgh City Tour

    On June 1st, 2016, Rabbie’s Tours launched their new Edinburgh City Tour. I was lucky enough to be on one of the very first rides, exploring Edinburgh through the sixteen-seat, glass-topped bus. After two months in Edinburgh, I was amazed that there were still enchanting locations in town I had yet to explore. This tour is important to take as …

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  • 22 June

    Camera Obscura in Edinburgh Brings Out the Kid in You

    Camera Obscura Interior Mirror

    I always passed off Camera Obscura as just another unnecessary tourist attraction at the top of the Royal Mile. Maybe that’s just because I didn’t understand what a camera obscura was. Boy was I wrong. I had no idea it would be so much fun! Camera obscura is Latin for dark room. It’s the final show, but what’s on the other …

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  • 10 June

    A Cruise is the Best Way to Explore Loch Ness

    Loch Ness Reflection

    There are almost too many things to do in Scotland. From islands to castles, sometimes it just comes down to personal taste. However, if you do manage to make your way all the way up to the fabled Loch Ness, there is one activity you absolutely must do. Since 1968, Cruise Loch Ness has been delivering boat tours of the …

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  • 1 June

    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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May, 2016

  • 21 May

    How Cheap Traveling from Edinburgh Can Be

    Cheap traveling from Edinburgh

    Yesterday I ran into a friend who’s £4000 journey to Thailand had fallen through. I couldn’t have been happier, since she would have paid exactly 571% more than she needed to. In ten minutes, I showed her just how cheap traveling from Edinburgh can be. Her original plan was to join a tour group going out to Thailand for a month …

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  • 19 May

    Visiting the Majestic Kelpies in Scotland’s Helix Park

    The Kelpies at the Helix Park

    You may not realize it, but you’ve heard of the Kelpies, probably without realizing it. Or at least one of them. The Loch Ness monster is the world’s most famous Kelpie. But there are two others which are rapidly gaining recognition. More than once I drove west from Edinburgh to Stirling and saw the massive statues off the highway. These 30-meter …

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  • 11 May

    Are You Brave Enough for a Ghost Tour in Edinburgh?

    Mercat Ghost Tour

    Do you believe in ghosts? Actually, it doesn’t matter. Ghosts are real whether you believe in them or not. If you don’t think they exist, you can always go for the historical tour instead of a ghost tour. But I dare you to spend the night in the monthly overnight vigil in the crypts. Go ahead, prove me wrong! There are …

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  • 6 May

    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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