Highland Cows are some of the most precious and recognizable creatures on Earth. They have long, wavy, reddish-brown hair, and long, wide horns that give them a distinct, adorable look. They’re one of the things that initially drew me to the Isle of Skye, among many, many others, so I wanted to find some of these cuties for myself, and I found an entire fold, which is what herds of Highland Cattle are properly called. I hope you enjoy these pictures of these gentle giants grazing in the rain, and that one day you are able to go and see them for yourself.
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The Isle of Skye is, in my opinion, the most beautiful part of Scotland, which is saying a lot, because Scotland is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. This list of 10 of the most incredible things to see and do on the Isle of Skye will help visitors plan their own incredible Highland adventure and enjoy all that Skye has to offer. From magical Fairy Pools and spectacular seaside views of dolphins and whales jumping out of the water to breathtaking mountains and foggy, fern covered glens, Scotland has so much to offer every adventurer and outdoor enthusiast willing to seek out its beauty.
Arguably Scotland’s most famous castle, Eilean Donan is one of the world’s most photographed castles. It appears in numerous films and TV shows like Highlander, James Bond – The World is Not Enough, and many others, also making it one of the most filmed castles in Scotland. Built sometime in the early 1200s, the castle was destroyed in 1719, and rebuilt by 1932, and is now one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks.
The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye in north-western Scotland are one of my favorite places we’ve ever been. This was the place we decided to renew our vows on our fifth wedding anniversary, and it couldn’t have been anymore perfect. The water was unbelievably clear, there was hardly anyone else around, and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking. Read on to learn how to get there, where to park, what to bring, and the best times to visit.
This 10-Day Scotland and England Itinerary is a condensed version of our month in the United Kingdom. From London to Endinburgh and the Isle of Skye to Glasgow, and dozens of places in between, this will show you how to spend 10 perfect days in England and Scotland, and it includes flexible options to extend your stay in the United Kingdom for up to 3 weeks, or you can cut out things that aren’t what you’re looking for to make it a whirlwind 7-day holiday. I hope this helps you plan the adventure of a lifetime from London to the Scottish Highlands and beyond.
Regal Glengarry Castle Hotel in Invergarry, Scotland was the perfect place for us to base our adventures in the Scottish Highlands during our anniversary trip in our ancestral homeland. This enchanting former castle was near Loch Ness, Inverness, and not terribly far from the Isle of Skye, which made it the perfect place for us to get a taste of country life in Scotland, while still being within driving distance of many fascinating points of interest and nearby cities.
My Chicago Guide, created in partnership with Choose Chicago, will share the most interesting things to do, the best luxury accomodations, and the best places to eat in the Windy City. I love visiting Chicago, and it’s always been a special place for me and my husband, because we have so many happy memories here together. I can’t wait to share the many, many reasons we love Chicago!
Our Valentine’s Day weekend plans included things like trying a new type of massage, a luxurious seafood dinner, an epic brunch, and escaping from a train robbery? Read on to see what we did on Valentine’s Day weekend, and let me know what you did to celebrate this romantic holiday in the comments!
Traveling to a new or unsafe place, particularly if you’re alone, can be nerve wracking or even downright scary, but it doesn’t have to be. These tips will give you the tools and awareness you need to be able to check your room for hidden cameras, secure doors to adjoining rooms occupied by another guest, make sure no one else can access your room, and help you keep an eye on your belongings and rented space, even when you’re out and about. I hope these tips help you travel more confidently and fearlessly.
Picking the perfect destination for your next vacation can be a very daunting task. It has to be perfect, because otherwise you’ll waste precious vacation time and your hard earned money. To prevent this from happening, I’m sharing my process for picking my next travel destination, so that you can use it to ensure that your next trip perfectly matches your interests, budget, vacation duration and more, while also allowing you to begin planning for future travels.
2020 was certainly a year. The pandemic shut down most of the world back in late February – early March, and nothing has been the same since. In early 2020 I had to indefinitely postpone more than 45 trips, some of which had been in the works for more than a year, I missed out…