For me, finding cheap, comfortable lodging is always the hardest part of travel planning. So when I had no idea where to stay in Scotland, I turned to VisitScotland.com for help to figure out accommodations in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and in the Highlands.
It’s been said that Edinburgh is the most beautiful city in Europe but until I got there, I didn’t believe it. It’s not that I expected Edinburgh to be unimpressive. It’s just that cities like Paris and Rome are usually on the receiving end of such accolades and, well, I hadn’t even heard of Edinburgh being beautiful until I started… [Keep reading...]
If you make the mistake of trying to rush through Edinburgh, Scotland and cramming as much as possible into a small amount of time, a session at the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is the perfect place to scale back and slow things down.
Edinburgh Castle is a highlight for many visitors who visit Scotland’s capital city each year. Its historic and cultural significance and its imposing presence overlooking the city from atop its perch of jagged black volcanic rock makes it one of those sights you just have to see.
I hadn’t known it before, but there’s awesome shopping in Edinburgh. Just make your way along Princes Street and there are myriad choices to satisfy your retail jones, from department stores to higher end shops. Even if you’re not in the market for something new, browsing the racks is always a lot of fun.
After a very mild fall, winter feels like it’s finally arrived on the Jersey Shore. And when it gets cold, my thoughts turn to anticipation of the longer days and warmer weather ahead. When the weather gets warmer, I’m having a backyard party and you’re all invited. I’ll be mixin’ up cocktails and it will be Pimm’s O’Clock all day… [Keep reading...]
Holyrood Park and its highest peak, Arthur’s Seat, are supposed to be one of the top Edinburgh attractions. The park is a 650-acre natural playground just a mile outside of the center of the city, with features like lush green hills and rugged crags trimming the landscape. From the top of ancient volcano Arthur’s Seat, roughly 822 feet high, you’re… [Keep reading...]