Scotland

Scotland is one of our favorite countries in the world. It seems to be so unexplored by the majority of tourists, and yet all of the lochs could easily rival beaches in Bali.

Language in Scotland: English
Currency in Scotland: Pound
Best Payment Method in Scotland: Card, cash, contactless
Transport in Scotland: Car
Phone Plan for Scotland: Voxi for data (affiliate) around Europe and UK

  • 9 FANTASTIC Edinburgh Cafes (That You Can Also Work In)
    There is no shortage of fantastic Edinburgh cafes, but sometimes it’s nice to find coffee shops that you can sit in for several hours with your laptop and really get some work done. I’ve scoured Edinburgh and worked in many a coffee shop to find the best working cafes! Keep reading to learn more. Best
  • 15 INSANE Fun Facts About Scotland You Need to Know
    Scotland is more than just mysterious monsters and a nod to Harry Potter – in fact, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. There’s no doubt about it, wee bonnie Scotland stands apart from its British counterparts in terms of brimming with more culture and heritage than we know where to begin with. So, if
  • 15 MAGICAL Cocktail Bars in Edinburgh
    When you finish exploring the city for the day it is best to find places to drink in Edinburgh and share your impressions of the day with your travel companions. If you search for the most fantastic cocktail bars Edinburgh has a bunch of them. See our list below for the most popular locations you
  • 5 TOP Edinburgh Gin Tours To Ignite Your Taste Buds
    It’s a common misconception that Edinburgh is a whisky world, but in reality, it is also a gin haven! In fact, Edinburgh is considered the gin capital of the world and is home to several notable and prominent gin distilleries.  And it’s no secret – gin is no longer an old lady’s drink! On the
  • Puffins in Scotland: Where, When & How to See Them
    One of Scotland’s many appeals is that it is a well-known hotspot for the ‘clowns of the sea’, otherwise known as Atlantic puffins. These cute little birds generally hang about in the summer months (although technically, they can be spotted any time between March and early September). Known for their vibrantly colourful beaks and bright
  • 10 INCREDIBLE Plant Shops in Edinburgh
    If you want to keep your home fresh during the winter months and bring the rainforest to you, visit your favourite Edinburgh plant shop. Not only do indoor plants improve a room’s appearance, but they can also improve mental health, increase creativity, lower stress levels, and remove air pollutants, all of which contribute to a
  • 3 Days in Edinburgh for First Timers: See the City in 72 Hours
    Edinburgh is like an uncut gem of the country, with historical streets, museums, eateries, and so much outdoors that you can spend months here and still have something to surprise you on your next walk.  However, not everyone has weeks and months to spend exploring, and for those choosing Edinburgh as their destination in Scotland
  • 5 Highland Tours From Edinburgh to See the BEST of Scotland
    The Scottish Highlands boasts some of the most spectacular views in the world, as well as being home to the legendary Loch Ness monster. The best part is, if you’re looking to take in the sights of the historical city of Edinburgh, as well as taking a quick tour of the Scottish countryside, but are
  • Vegan Isle of Skye: 10 Places to Eat in Portree
    So you’re headed to the Isle of Skye – one of Scotland’s most popular places to visit outside of Edinburgh! The Isle of Skye is a beautiful place but it can be a little intimidating for vegans. So the question remains – can you find vegan food on the Isle of Skye? Yes – keep
  • 30 FREE Things To Do In Edinburgh (Local Secrets)
    As the UK’s second most visited city, you may think that a visit to this city is expensive. This cultural hub of Scotland is home to wonderful galleries and museums, but also attractions, festivals, and parks. Many of these attractions are free to enter, and they also provide free daily guided tours. Explore amazing free
  • 10 Day Scotland Road Trip: The ULTIMATE Itinerary
    Bagpipes, haggis, kilts, and gorgeous Highland views. What else comes to mind when you think of Scotland? If this is your first time exploring the magical country, you’re in the right place! This 10 day road trip itinerary (with options to extend) is the perfect way to get to know Scotland’s major towns and sites,
  • The BEST 5 Day Scotland Tours From Edinburgh
    Some places are just too vast and beautiful to cram all it has to offer in one day, and bonnie Scotland is no exception! So what better way to take in the mesmerizing sights of the scenic highlands than a multiday tour from Edinburgh? Whether you want to explore mountains, beaches, historical castles, vast lochs,
  • 7 Fantastic FREE Museums in Edinburgh
    Visiting Edinburgh is a wonderful experience for all history lovers, and if museums are your thing you should put on your itinerary these amazing free museums Edinburgh has to offer. Edinburgh attractions are numerous, and there are several awesome and affordable tours you can take to get familiar with the city, and then go explore
  • 10 PERFECT Gift From Scotland
    If you know someone with a soft spot for the rich and wonderful culture of bonnie Scotland, and would like to treat them to a gift (or gifts) that you know they’ll absolutely love, straight from the highlands themselves – stay tuned! Whether it’s a personalized gift, gift voucher, gift experience, or just generic Scottish
  • The Ultimate Guide to Edinburgh Christmas Markets
    The festive season in Edinburgh is world-renowned and this year it will last from the 19th of November to the 3rd of January. There are numerous events and festivities you can enjoy in the city with the highlights being Edinburgh Christmas markets and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. In December, there are many activities to do in Edinburgh,
  • 10 Unusual Edinburgh Gift Experiences They’ll LOVE
    If you’re looking to treat a loved one (or yourself!) to an unusual gift experience in Edinburgh – one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world – you’ve come to the right place! Whatever your budget or a particular idea of a fantastic city break experience is, we guarantee we’ve got something
  • 10 Edinburgh Markets You CAN’T Miss
    A visit to Edinburgh without a visit to Edinburgh markets would not be complete. To experience the city to its fullest and be part of the locals’ life, you have to stop by a few markets, try the food and get some souvenirs or presents. In the evening, enjoy live music entertainment, local beer, and
  • Isle of May Boat Trip: Read This BEFORE Seeing the Puffins
    Just a short train ride from Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s most incredible and easily accessible nature reserves: the Isle of May. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about taking an Isle of May boat trip and how to see incredible puffins! Where Is the Isle of May? The Isle of May is
  • 31 SCRUMPTIOUS Vegan Restaurants in Edinburgh
    You might not expect a city with only 537,000 people (2020) to have some of the best vegan scenes in the world. Say hello to Edinburgh! The incredible capital of Scotland is home to an endless number of vegan restaurants, so keep reading to discover the best vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Edinburgh and beyond!
  • Colinton Tunnel: Everything There’s to Know Before You Go
    They say there’s always light at the end of the tunnel, but when the tunnel in question is the Colinton Tunnel in Scotland, there’s not only light but also a splash of bright colors everywhere. Located in southwest Edinburgh, this artsy tunnel is close to the Water of Leith Walkway and is free and open
  • 11 Edinburgh Parks You Can NOT Miss
    When visiting the city, especially for longer trips, you should know where the hidden gems are. Green areas like these beautiful Edinburgh parks will be your hideout from the city noise, you can walk your dog, stroll, jog, or picnic in these parks alone or with your loved ones! Some of them, like Holyrood Park,
  • Cramond Island: The ULTIMATE Guide to Visiting
    Cramond Island is one of Edinburgh’s more hidden gems that boasts historical ruins, views to remember, and a day of filling your lungs with fresh sea air.  Cramond Island is a landmass that visitors can reach without the need of a ferry. And no, we’re not recommending you take a dip in the icy Scottish
  • Top 10 Splurge-Worthy 5 Star Hotels in Edinburgh
    If you have decided to treat yourself to a holiday in a beautiful 5-star hotels Edinburgh is a great destination for that. With its rich history and gorgeous photo opportunities on every corner, time spent in this city will fly by so fast! 1.  Market Street Hotel Make a Reservation Price: ££ Location: 6 Market
  • 12 Gorgeous Bookshops in Edinburgh You NEED to Visit
    The historical Scottish city of Edinburgh is known for its culture, beautiful architecture, the Fringe Festival, and of course – the castle. But did you know it’s also a hotspot for literary lovers? Edinburgh is known for being one of the top European cities boasting some of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. So
  • 15 STUNNING Rooftop Bars in Edinburgh With Gorgeous Views
    Edinburgh is a city blessed with the best of both worlds. It is the perfect mix of classic architecture with a contemporary lifestyle. It also has some of the best bars in the world with breathtaking views that are perfect for a night out, date night, or a wild celebration. If you want to soak
  • Duddingston: Edinburgh’s Hidden Loch & Village
    Located just around the bend behind Arthur’s Seat, is a small village, loch, and gardens, unknown to many Edinburgh tourists and locals alike. Keep reading to discover the history, what to do, and how to find Edinburgh’s hidden village, loch, and gardens. Duddingston Village: The History The village of Duddingston is one of the oldest villages
  • 10 FANTASTIC Edinburgh Walking Tours
    A city like Edinburgh can be seen in a few days, but its welcoming vibe and ever-changing restaurant and activity scene will make you want to spend more time there! One of the best ways to explore the city and learn more about the history and culture is through Edinburgh walking tours. The best way
  • 21 Unusual Things To Do in Edinburgh, Scotland
    For such a small city, Edinburgh has no shortage of incredible attractions – including activities that are free, affordable, or on occasion, worth the splurge! Keep reading to discover the best things to do in Edinburgh for every budget. Get a Skyline View of Edinburgh at the National Museum of Scotland Price:  FreeAccessibility: Accessible via elevator
  • Van Gogh Alive Review: Is the Immersive Experience Worth £22?
    Did someone say modern art? Edinburgh’s Van Gogh Alive immersive experience is giving an art gallery a new meaning with a sensory experience. Keep reading for our full Van Gogh Alive review to discover if it’s worth visiting this Edinburgh attraction. Van Gogh Alive vs Van Gogh the Immersive Experience On a rainy day in
  • Tantra Edinburgh Review: Indian Food & Cocktails With a Flair
    Cocktails that look like works of art, dry ice galore, and marked vegan wines – what’s not to love about Edinburgh’s newest Indian restaurant and cocktail bar? Keep reading for a full review of Tantra in Edinburgh to see if it’s worth the buzz! Looking For Something Else? What is Tantra? Googling “What is Tantra”
  • 10 Quirky Edinburgh Hostels You’ll LOVE Staying In
    Edinburgh is a silent competitor to many popular European destinations, but over the past few years, the UK is getting more of the recognition that it deserves. Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most incredible cities and along with London, it has so much to explore, eat, and see. But history is not the only
  • 13 EPIC Edinburgh Photography Spots You NEED to See
    A city with history, character, and beauty, all easily walkable and with so many amazing activities. Welcome to Edinburgh, Scotland! I honestly don’t know how Scotland isn’t the new Bali. Granted, the beaches aren’t really meant for lounging on the sun, but the mountains are unparalleled beauties. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons I love
  • 19 BEST Staycations in the UK to Book Today
    Ready to feel like you’re headed to the Mediterranean for a beach holiday? Or maybe a cozy cottage nestled in snow covered mountains? Wherever you want your adventures to take you, the United Kingdom can meet your requirements! We asked travel blogs to recommend the BEST staycations in the UK. Keep reading to discover an
  • 7 AMAZING Summer Destinations to Visit in England by Train
    The quiet humming of the tracks, the gentle rocking of the carriage, the snotty children touching the shared table. For the most part, train travel is easily one of the most enjoyable, and sustainable ways to travel and to see the United Kingdom. Keep reading to discover the seven best places to visit in England
  • Where to Stay in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Arthur’s Seat, the Royal Mile, and Calton Hill, just to name a few of the incredible sites in Edinburgh, Scotland. If you’re headed to this incredible city, you’ll need an equally impressive place to stay. Keep reading to discover where to stay in Edinburgh to be close to major attractions, restaurants, and shopping at an
  • Practical Tips for Taking Pictures of Scotland
    Between the rolling highlands, the sound of bagpipes floating in the breeze, and castles galore, Scotland is easily one of the best countries in the world. Capturing beautiful pictures of Scotland on your trip is essential! Whether you’re planning a Scottish road trip or hopping on a bus tour to the Isle of Skye, keep
  • Heart of Scotland Tour Review – 3 Day Edinburgh to Isle of Skye Bus Tour
    In 2018, my mother and I thought it would be a great idea to do a 10 day road trip of Scotland. Now, keep in mind that we have both spent the majority of our lives in the United States, where roads are wide and nearly always two lanes. Not to mention, in Indiana, where
  • Rabbies Black Isle Tour Review: Scotland’s Hidden Gem?
    Winding roads, cool beaches, bottlenose dolphins, locally made beer, and someone else driving. Scotland is an incredibly beautiful country, but for those who aren’t accustomed to driving on small, one-way roads, a bus tour is the way to go. The Rabbie’s Black Isle Tour from Inverness to the Black Isles of Scotland review will give