Blog posts from Scotland 2018
Scotland 2018: long layover in London

Scotland 2018: long layover in London

Continuing the trend of nice weather on this trip, we were treated to a beautiful sunny day in London. We thought heading towards the Thames would be a good way to enjoy the weather, so we decided...

Scotland 2018: Speyside food + snacks

Scotland 2018: Speyside food + snacks

Thursday On our way to the Tomintoul Distillery tour, we grabbed some caffeine at the Caoldair Coffee and Craft Shop. I had a scalding hot latte that took me forever to drink (I finally had to get a...

Scotland 2018: Glen Grant garden walk

Scotland 2018: Glen Grant garden walk

On Sunday morning before our scheduled Glen Moray heritage tour we took a detour to the Glen Grant Distillery to explore their garden walk. One of the few activities in Speyside we did that didn't...

Scotland 2018: Spirit of Speyside whisky bars

Scotland 2018: Spirit of Speyside whisky bars

Besides the Spirit of Speyside festival events we also visited several of the famous whiskey bars in the area. The Quaich, Craigellachie Hotel, Craigellachie Located just up the road from our...

Scotland 2018: Spirit of Speyside distillery tours

Scotland 2018: Spirit of Speyside distillery tours

Tomintoul Our first distillery tour of this trip. Through the festival, we scored four of the ten tickets available. Unfortunately for us, four extra people were added to our tour group that also...

Scotland 2018: Fort William food & drink

Scotland 2018: Fort William food & drink

Eric and I did not spend much time exploring Ft William itself, mostly using it as a jumping off point for Glen Coe but we did have some memorable eating and drinking experiences in town. Tuesday...

Scotland 2018: Glen Coe, Hidden Valley, Glen Etive

Scotland 2018: Glen Coe, Hidden Valley, Glen Etive

Needing a break, our friends took Wednesday off from hiking, so Leandra and I set off on our own to explore Glen Coe. On an earlier trip we had driven through and loved the views, so for this trip...

Scotland 2018: Inverness + Drumnadrochit

Scotland 2018: Inverness + Drumnadrochit

Our first stop was the Clava Cairn burial mounds, just a few miles from the airport. These tomb mounds are ancient, dating back to the Bronze age, and the entrances are situated to line up with...

Scotland 2018: introduction

Scotland 2018: introduction

Scotland is definitely one of our favorite places, and over the past five years (2017, 2015, 2013) we've explored many different regions. When some well-priced tickets became available for the first...

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