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I love to travel: and I’d also love to take you along with me. Er, metaphorically speaking, I mean. Like, you can read my blog posts, but you can’t actually come on holiday with me, because that would just be weird, OK? Where was I? Oh yeah: having lived in Scotland my entire life, I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the country (And, well, visiting all of the Outlander filming locations I can find…), and my posts on Scotland cover all of our adventures here. Once you’re done with those, you’ll also find info on my travels within the rest of the UK and Europe, and to the United States. Finally, although I’m in no real position to be handing out travel advice, I’ve written some anyway, including posts on how to pack a suitcasewhat to wear to the airport and more. Or, of course, you can simply choose to read all of my travel blog posts in chronological order: enjoy!

 

Exploring Scotland | Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Perthshire

Exploring Scotland | Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Perthshire

When I said that Highland Heather Lodges, where we had a three-day stay last month, ...

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Florida with a Toddler: Our Tips

Florida with a Toddler: Our Tips

When we made the decision to take our then 16-month old toddler on holiday to ...

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Florida With Kids | A family day at Volcano Bay water park, Orlando

Florida With Kids | A family day at Volcano Bay water park, Orlando

Earlier this summer, Max, Terry and I were invited to try out Universal Orlando's water ...

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Our trip to California & Las Vegas

Footage from our trip to Los Angeles, Sequoia National Park, and Las Vegas, in September 2015.

Scotland

I’ve lived in Scotland my whole life… so you’d think I’d have pretty much seen it all by now, huh? There’s always something new to explore, though, so whether I’m hunting down Outlander filming locations, or ticking another castle off the list, there’s plenty to keep me busy. Over the past few years, Terry and I have staycationed in Aberdeen , Edinburgh and the Isle of Arran, taken day trips to Millport, Fife and the beautiful village of Culross, and sailed to Loch Leven and Inchmaholme Island. Those are just a few of our Scottish adventures, though, so check out the archive here, or take a look at some of my most recent posts below…

Exploring Scotland | Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Perthshire

Exploring Scotland | Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Perthshire

When I said that Highland Heather Lodges, where we had a three-day stay last month, ...

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Exploring Scotland | Drummond Castle Gardens, Crieff

Exploring Scotland | Drummond Castle Gardens, Crieff

Drummond Castle Gardens are always right at the top of any list of things to ...

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Three Days at Highland Heather Lodges, Crieff

Three Days at Highland Heather Lodges, Crieff

What's the best cure in the world for the post-holiday blues? Booking another trip, of ...

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Travel Advice
The United States

One of my earliest memories is of visiting the U.S. (Montana and Idaho) and Canada when I was just 5 years old. I’ve been going back ever since, and it’s one of my favourite travel destinations. Most of my U.S. adventures are focused around my favourite states – California and Florida – and you’ll find everything from national parks and monuments to theme parks, beaches and bars. Come and take a look

Florida With Kids | A family day at Volcano Bay water park, Orlando

Florida With Kids | A family day at Volcano Bay water park, Orlando

Earlier this summer, Max, Terry and I were invited to try out Universal Orlando's water ...

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A Stroll Down Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, Florida

A Stroll Down Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, Florida

In my last post about our trip to Universal Orlando, we were at Islands of ...

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Florida Travel  | Disney’s Boardwalk at Dusk

Florida Travel | Disney’s Boardwalk at Dusk

You know how people like to talk about their "happy place," and how they go ...

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Europe

I’ll be honest: this section is still very much a work in process, and, in addition to visits to cities like London and Bruges, many of the European Adventures you’ll find here revolve around beach holidays to destinations like the Canary Islands and similar. There’s a lot to be said for winter sun, however, and when we do take a beach break, we don’t stick to the resort, preferring to get out and explore the local area, and take in some of the lesser-known sites. We’ve stood on top of Europe’s highest mountain, taken the Go-Pro to one of the world’s biggest water parks, and much more. See all of our European Adventures here.

TRAVEL: A Winter Week in Tenerife

TRAVEL: A Winter Week in Tenerife

Our first foreign holiday with a baby.

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TRAVEL | A Day Trip to Bruges, Belgium

TRAVEL | A Day Trip to Bruges, Belgium

How we spent a few hours in Bruges.

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Our First Holiday With Max | Kent / London / Bruges

Our First Holiday With Max | Kent / London / Bruges

We took a road trip with a 7-month old, and lived to tell the tale...

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