7 Incredible Things to Do in Inveraray in 2 Days

Inveraray scotland at dusk

Prior to August 2019, I’d never heard of Inveraray. I would have struggled to spell it, let alone point to it on a map of Scotland. It was just the name of a place that I vaguely associated with a castle. Happily, a friend I was meeting there had a better knowledge of Scotland than […]

5 Amazing Things to do in Tobermory, Mull

mull scotland sea and rowan berries

Over my 30+ years of travelling to over 70 countries, I have been an epic failure at exploring destinations closer to home. But that’s often the way, isn’t it? In an understandable quest to visit exciting worldwide destinations, we are often guilty of ignoring places on our home shores. 2019 was the year that I […]

Virgin Trains (Avanti West Coast) First Class Review: Is It Worth It? (2020 Update)

virgin-trains-first-class-seat

Updated post: 08/01/20: January 2020 I love train travel; the sense of distance, the evolving landscape, the ability to stretch your legs. Whether it’s exploring Provence by rail, taking the leisurely journey on the Glacier Express through Switzerland or stepping on board Norway’s Flam Railway, I’m there. Regretfully, train travel closer to home happens less […]

7 Amazing Things to Do in Oban in Two Days

gull flying over oban harbour

I don’t know about you, but sometimes city life can get too much for me and makes me long to listen to the sound of crashing waves or walk amongst lush mountains. To retreat, to recharge. Let me introduce you to my new sanctuary; Oban in the Western Highlands of Scotland.  Although not exactly a […]