Welcome to my little corner of the internet where I share our travels and experiences living in Scotland. What started as an online diary back in 2015 when we moved from Herefordshire has now become a Scottish travel blog with a splash of lifestyle thrown in for good measure. My passion for this place I now call home is what drives me to pound the pavements of cities, get my boots dirty (and usually wet) wandering the glens and mountains across Scotland. I am a relative new comer to the world of wild or cold water swimming too, but it is by far one of my favourite ways to explore Scotland and experience it’s wildlife.
With my best friend, partner and travel companion, affectionately known as “Dude” throughout my blog, we continue to plan road trips, city breaks, wild camping and spa days. As a Scotland travel blogger I want to show you the tourist hotspots along with the spaces where the silence is deafening; a full, rounded aide for anyone planning their next holiday or to follow from afar whilst you read my posts on your lunch break.
We moved here for a change of lifestyle, to buy bicycles and a canoe (and use them!). To spend more time outdoors, learn new skills, meet new people and have plenty of new adventures. For this to become a way of life, using our precious time off wisely and having plans. To live our lives as tourists in our own country; to explore and share with you the hottest events, the quietest picnic stops and get out in all weathers!
The weather in Scotland is certainly part of the charm. It’s unpredictability will mean leaving home in a t-shirt and flip flops but changing into wellies and a mac as you get out of the car! Through my Scottish travel blog I want to show you that Scotland is a place to visit all year round. If you only come in summer you are missing out on dramatic misty glens and raging waterfalls, Christmas markets and Hogmanay celebrations.
Scotland definitely doesn’t go into hibernation in the cooler months. In fact, Perthshire rivals New England for it’s autumnal colour of the trees. The salmon can be seen leaping in the rivers to reach their spawning grounds and on a clear night you have a good chance of see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) across the skies. All amazing spectacles that you won’t see here in the summer months.
I wanted this to be a Scottish travel blog that you would be inspired by, plan your trips by and continue to read to get your Scotland “fix” even after your visit. I hope you enjoy my ramblings and adventures as much as I enjoy sharing them with you. My Instagram is full of daily walks, wildlife and wild swimming, so please feel free to join me there too.