Hiking the Highlands

The Scottish highlands offers some of the best adventures for lovers of the outdoors. From the contrasted Cairngorms National Park in the east to the bleak beauty of Isle of Skye in the west, the National Parks of Scotland is pure nature. And just now, in the glorious autumn, when the sun pierces the golden…

Top12 Free Things To Do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a wonderful city to explore if you’re an architecture buff, pub crawler, Harry Potter fan, history nerd or art lover. It’s filled with Victorian splendour and medieval gloom, a young crowd (among many tourists, we may add), green gardens and lots of atmosphere. It’s said to be the city in the world with…

All aboard? Escape to Scotland on the Caledonian Sleeper

Aboard the Caledonian Sleeper by Dave Douglas Davis Inverness is the gateway to the north of Scotland and the Scottish isles. The ancient Gaelic city on the River Ness is a launching point for explorers targeting Loch Ness, Skye, the Outer Hebrides, the Orkneys, and even the Shetlands. And although there are many ways to get to the UK’s northernmost city, the most…

A Getaway In Brighton

When most people picture England and the UK, they’re not usually thinking of coastal cities. Rather, the images that come to mind are of old and wonderful towns perched on rivers, or else set at the edges of sprawling, picturesque countryside. But particularly in the south of England, there are actually some brilliant coastal getaways…

Harry Potter’s London

In the previous article From Oxford til Edinburgh: In the footsteps of Harry Potter, we travelled to the spectacular and historical sites of the Harry Potter movies. We’ve been in Oxford, to Cotswold, Gloucester, York, Durham and all the way to Edinburgh. You can explore the location of these sites, and the sites mentioned below, on this…

Scotland in 6 letters: Whisky

All over the world, strong spirits have been called “Water of Life” and in Latin that’s translated to Aqua Vitae. In Scandinavia the interpretation is Akvavit and in Gaelic Scotland it is Uisge Beatha. Say that three times fast after a Whisky and it’ll sound like.. – yes, you guessed right: Whisky! In this rugged…

Top 5 Music Festivals in Europe

The festival season is almost over us; days of endless summer, laying on the grass and listening to new tunes or raving in front of the stage with like-minded spirits. Music festivals in Europe have gone from a series of concerts to a musical event. The different festivals often have a specific theme and people are…

Halloween in Europe

Although Halloween might have come from Ireland, originally the celebration of the celtic Samhain with candles inside carved beet-roots instead of pumpkins, it’s definitely an American celebration, which the Europeans slowly are warming up to. So if you’re in Europe in this murky time of year, despair not – we have some horrifying Halloween happenings…