As you read this, we are on a plane to Scotland. About a week ago we decided that it might be fun to take a trip to Scotland - it was a very spontaneous thing, which seems to be the way we do things these days.
We will be spending about 9 days exploring different parts of Scotland, from Edinburgh to Fort William, Glasgow and Stirling – but besides being a spontaneous trip, Scotland really is a place we can’t wait to explore.
The highlands seem amazing, and there are so many places we want to see that it has been difficult trying to narrow it down and make it fit into our trip.
It seems to be very popular taking one of those Caledonian travel tours, and see a large part of Scotland in one day, so we might take one of those for a day as well – but in the meantime our our itinerary looks like this:
- Fort Williams
VisitScotland has given us 2 city passes for Edinburgh, which we can use on over 30 attractions for free - ghost tours, whiskey tasting, pub tours, underground tours, museums etc … how many can we do in 2 days?!?
Fort William is promoted as the adventure capital of the UK and the nature seems amazing, so we have teamed up with Alpinebikes for some awesome mountain biking action & Crannog Boat Cruises so we can explore the beauty of the highlands from the water.
Amazing scenery, adventure outdoor things like skiing, mountain biking and even surfing – plus Edinburgh seems like a great city.
This will also be the first time we will travel without our 40L backpacks.
Yes, we have decided to change the way we travel, leave our beloved backpacks behind, and start traveling with our new carry-on roller-bags.
Which means NO more hassle and worry about if Ryan Air will allow our backpacks as carry-on luggage or not and no more shoulder pain carrying them around – hopefully …
We’re also going to attend the Edinburgh travel tweet up on Thursday night, so if you’re going – we’ll see you there!
If you have any tips for things to do, restaurants to visit, food to try and places to visit etc – share below.