Scotland – 5 Days, 4 Nights

Short fall getaway, no crowds, lower cost Scotland is a gorgeous, friendly, and compact destination. This makes it a great option for a shorter vacation if you’re limited on time. Also it pairs very well with a visit to England. If you can spare a day to visit the Highlands, even if only the southernContinue reading “Scotland – 5 Days, 4 Nights”

Scotland – Edinburgh – Castle & Old Town

Castles, Camera Obscura, and traditional dishes On our last full day we explored Edinburgh Castle, gathered to watch the daily firing of the One O’Clock gun, and looked up my husband’s family crest. Our family name comes from southern Scotland near the English border.  The Murdocks used to travel back and forth pillaging from theContinue reading “Scotland – Edinburgh – Castle & Old Town”

Scotland – Small Group Tour – Day 2

Loch Ness & Glencoe Hunting for Nessie at Urquhart Castle and looking for James Bonds’ Skyfall Day two and it was time to hunt for Nessie, we toured Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. The scenery was amazing, we arrived as the sun was rising. It was a gorgeous sunny day and we captured some amazingContinue reading “Scotland – Small Group Tour – Day 2”

Scotland – Small Group Tour – Day 1

Highlands & Rainy Hikes More sights, more rest, and no stress Up until this point we had never vacationed on a group tour. We usually engage in completely independent travel, but we made the decision to go to Scotland with only about three weeks until departure. Because of this I had limited time to doContinue reading “Scotland – Small Group Tour – Day 1”

Scotland – Edinburgh – HMS Britannia & Harry Potter

Scotland had been on my family’s wish list for awhile, and we are lucky to have the first week in November off from school. That time  is a great opportunity to travel because it’s shoulder or off season. We are fortunate that where we live I have one week that I can always travel offContinue reading “Scotland – Edinburgh – HMS Britannia & Harry Potter”