Hadrian’s Wall And Manchester – Scotland and England Day 8

We started the day early, well before our AirBnB host was awake. Leaving the house as quietly as possible and dropping the keys back through the mail slot. A quick look at Yelp showed that there were only a couple of places open at that time. So we headed to the one that was on our way. Since I can’t seem to get through a post without mentioning this, be aware that convenience does not exist in the same way as the US. In fact, I think I could get used to living a bit of a slower life like …

Glen Coe And Glasgow – Scotland Day 7

We were sad to leave Skye and could have spent several more days there. Lesson learned, slow travel is better than trying to cram multiple locations into one trip. Breakfast After getting ready for the day we headed out to see what we could find for breakfast. The only place we could find was Cafe Sia. This is one of the few places that I have/had mixed reviews about. If you look at Yelp they have incredible reviews. Our experience wasn’t as great. The location itself was beautiful, especially the decor. The room was bright and filling with local photography. …

Loch Ness and Isle of Skye – Scotland Day 6

We woke up excited for the day and to head off to the Isle of Skye. Breakfast After getting ready we headed into the dining room at our AirBnB. Ethna had already set out coffee, tea, and bread. One of the perks of staying here was a cooked breakfast. She then brought out porridge and a baked grapefruit. I had always wondered what the difference between oatmeal and porridge were, honestly, I couldn’t tell much of a difference. This was the first time I had a baked grapefruit and to my surprise, it was quite nice. By this time I …

Dunnottar Castle and Inverness – Scotland Day 5

We woke up early in the beautiful Dean Village of Edinburgh. Needing to make our way to Waverley Station to pick-up our rental car. Walking through Edinburgh, along Princes Street and a quick stop in Prince Street Gardens. The Scott Monument looked gorgeous with the rising sun. Waverley Station Finally making it to the train stations, it was like taking a step back in time. The station was beautiful and luckily for us, there was a Caffe Nero next the the EuropCar. I got a White Chocolate Mocha Latte and a raspberry muffin. Dunnottar Castle Finally time to go to …

Shannon Airport and Edinburgh – Ireland and Scotland Day 4

So if you read the last post you’ll know that we were basically out of gas from the night before. We were rushing off to the airport to catch a flight to Edinburgh, Scotland. Patrick, the AirBnB host, offered to drive behind us just in case we did run out of gas on the way. He wasn’t awake yet and we decided to just take a chance and go for it. We found a gas station on google maps. Our fingers were crossed that we’d actually make it there as it was over 15km away. Cows Not even half a …

Ireland & the U.K. 2016

Another thing off of my list of 30 things to do before I turn 30. Over the next few weeks I’m going to go through my entire trip through Ireland & the U.K., as well as give lots of great travel tips along the way. We started off our trip by driving up to New Jersey and getting a flight out of JFK the next day. After that we spent three days in Ireland, four in Scotland, one in Wales and finally four in England. It was a magically trip and I’m hoping to go back to Scotland in the …