Blog posts from UK 2015
UK 2015: London – Day 2

UK 2015: London – Day 2

Friday morning we awoke to a beautiful morning of blue skies, so we decided to explore Notting Hill. We started along the famous Portobello Road, and quickly found several interesting shops and road...

UK 2015: London – Day 1

UK 2015: London – Day 1

Thursday We arrived in London's Kings Cross station, adjacent to the beautiful old brick St. Pancras station. Due to our unfortunate visit to the lost & found office, we also saw the famous...

UK 2015: First Class train to London

UK 2015: First Class train to London

There was enough drama with our connecting flight from London to Edinburgh (AA and BA changing the flight time - multiple times) that we were happy we chose the train for the return leg. Because we...

UK 2015: Edinburgh

UK 2015: Edinburgh

Tuesday We dropped off the car after a long day of driving and walked back toward the airport's tram station. For 5£ each we were in the heart of Edinburgh in about 20 minutes. Thankfully the key...

UK 2015: Speyside to Edinburgh

UK 2015: Speyside to Edinburgh

Our group discussed a few options for what to do along the way to Edinburgh, and Eric and I were outvoted in favor of a trip to the east coast for castle and shore views. Our first stop was in...

UK 2015: Exploring Speyside

UK 2015: Exploring Speyside

Monday was our day that revolved completely around whisky tasting in Speyside. We started off rather early with a 10am reservation for the 'Essential' tour and tasting at Benromach. Although we...

UK 2015: Grantown-on-Spey

UK 2015: Grantown-on-Spey

After our long day in the car, I needed to get a quick walk around town to check out the snow.   As I was taking photos of the church, the pastor's wife waved me over and invited me for post-church...

UK 2015: Glencoe and Ben Nevis

UK 2015: Glencoe and Ben Nevis

Heading north out of Callander we stopped briefly at the Trossachs Mills for a few shots of Hamish and Honey, the wooly highland cows. A few miles down the road, and though my car registered the...

UK 2015: West Trossachs & Callander

UK 2015: West Trossachs & Callander

We got a bit of a later start due to our late night before... but after coffee and some pastries we were ready to roll. On our 2013 trip we explored the east side which was twistier with more scenic...

UK 2015: Glasgow nights

UK 2015: Glasgow nights

We only had two nights in Glasgow, but based on our experiences here we definitely want to go back; hopefully, next time we will experience some things in the day too! Thursday night Situated just...

UK 2015: Southern Scotland daytrip

UK 2015: Southern Scotland daytrip

One of the major to-dos on our trip was for our friend to visit her family castle,  MacClellan's Castle. Located in southern Scotland, we decided to make it a day-trip from Glasgow and visit several...

UK 2015: Stirling

UK 2015: Stirling

We landed at the Edinburgh airport in the late morning, and feeling reasonably energetic, we decided to make a side trip to Stirling instead of heading straight to Glasgow. The rental car took about...

UK 2015: overview

UK 2015: overview

In late April we traveled to the UK with a group of friends. Altogether we spent eight days traveling around Scotland, where Leandra drove over 900 miles (!) in six days; then onto London for two...

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