Skip to Content

Amazing Scotland Itinerary: 7 Days in Scotland

Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From stunning mountains to lovely lochs and glens, prettiest castles to popular movie locations, world-famous whiskies to thousands of years of fascinating history – there is so much to see and explore in this small country. We would recommend spending at least seven days …

Read More about Amazing Scotland Itinerary: 7 Days in Scotland

Top Edinburgh Ghost Tours to Take on Halloween & The Rest of the Year

Top Edinburgh Ghost Tours To Take on Halloween Ghost stories have been around since ancient times. Whether you are a believer or not, there comes a certain shiver when a good ghost story is told. There’s something about ghosts during the fall when Halloween is just around the corner. Nowadays, people can enjoy the spooky …

Read More about Top Edinburgh Ghost Tours to Take on Halloween & The Rest of the Year

The Most Romantic Valentines Day Destinations in Europe

The Most Romantic Valentines Day Destinations in Europe A trip for Valentines Day? What a way to make some everlasting memories with the man or woman on your side. Here are some ideas for the most romantic Valentines Day destinations in Europe: The Most Romantic City in Europe: Paris by  Honeymoon Always You can’t go without …

Read More about The Most Romantic Valentines Day Destinations in Europe

Edinburgh’s Rose Street—A Beer Aficionado’s Nirvana

The medieval stone city of Edinburgh boasts a staggering 700 pubs for its population of just under 500,000, the highest concentration of pubs in Great Britain. And the epicenter of Edinburgh’s beer sampling scene, as any local will tell you, is Rose Street, only a brisk 10-minute walk down the hill from the Royal Mile …

Read More about Edinburgh’s Rose Street—A Beer Aficionado’s Nirvana

The Spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The opening sights and sounds of the Edinburgh Tattoo are spectacular, set against the backdrop of ancient Edinburgh Castle. In the distance, behind the castle walls, I hear the sinister rattle of dozens of snare drums followed by the wail of a single bagpipe. Then, suddenly, 600 pipers fire up their instruments in a loud …

Read More about The Spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

A Walk through Literary Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, as it serves up a delicious array of libraries, bookshops, historic authors, literary monuments, and scenic tours. In the 1700s, Edinburgh was the heart of the Scottish Enlightenment, and it gained the nickname “Athens of the North” for its classical architecture and reputation for producing literary and …

Read More about A Walk through Literary Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Few places in Scotland encapsulate the country’s history, culture, heritage and architecture like Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Stretching gently down from Edinburgh Castle, curled up like a gigantic stone sleeping dragon at the top end, to the majestic Baroque Palace of Holyroodhouse at its lower end, the Royal Mile is an esplanade to be savoured with …

Read More about Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Best Places to Stay in Edinburgh

Lets have a look at some of the best places to stay in Edinburgh for all sorts of budgets. But, first things first. If you are planning on visiting Edinburgh during the festival months of August and September, make sure you book accommodation in advance. The town is at its buzzing best during these months but finding a …

Read More about Best Places to Stay in Edinburgh

The Best Places to Eat (and Drink) in Edinburgh

One of the better lines from the movie, So I Married An Axe Murderer, is when Mike Myers’ character says, “I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.” While certainly not a universal truth, who could argue that the Deep Fried Mars Bar was not the result of a sober conversation.  But, overall, …

Read More about The Best Places to Eat (and Drink) in Edinburgh
Europe Up Close