Edinburgh: The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile is the road that connects the Edinburgh Castle and the Palace Holyrood. After exploring the castle, we decided to stroll the mile and check out the shops along the walk.  While exploring,…

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The Edinburgh Castle

From Lady Wynd, there’s 2 ways to get to the Edinburgh Castle: across the road from us was a very long sets of stairs leading up to the castle, or follow the road through Greenmarket…

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Edinburgh: Breakfast at Coffee Mill

Good morning, Edinburgh!!  It’s day 4 of our trip and we are on our own to explore Edinburgh.  We had tickets for the Castle at 9:30 and decided to yelp a place nearby for breakfast.  The Coffee…

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Edinburgh, Scotland: AirBnb

Typically when I travel, I like to stay in boutique hotels.  Lately, I’ve been noticing my friends taking advantage of AirBnb’s, so I made my first reservation in Edinburgh.  The other AirBnb was booked by…

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Dean’s of Huntly

When you think of Scottish shortbread, most people will think of Walkers.  You see that plaid package everywhere, in the supermarket, at the airport, and when we were at the AirBnb we passed by the…

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Ballindalloch, Scotland: The Glenlivet

Scotland is known for the whiskey and have working distilleries located throughout the country.  You can even plan your visit by using the Whiskey Trail guide, which will tell you how long it’ll take to…

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Aberlour, Scotland: Our AirBnb and dinner at The Mash Tun

After the Castle, we drove around the Highlands before heading to our AirBnb located in Aberlour, which is also home to a whiskey distillery (which unfortunately didn’t have time to visit).  The AirBnB was located in…

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To Urquhart Castle + Loch Ness

Traveling from Dundee, Steven and Yvonne headed toward the Scottish Highlands toward Loch Ness. Yes, were Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster supposedly resides. The drive took about 3 hours to get there. Thankfully, Steve and…

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Dundee, Scotland: APEX City Quay Hotel

By the time we got to Dundee, Scotland, it was close to 2:00 am. Yvonne booked us at Malmaison Hotel, only to discover (at 2:00) they overbooked and had no room for us. Thankfully, the…

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Sept 2017: LAX –> Edinburgh

Vacation time!! This time it’s going to Edinburgh, Scotland to visit friends (and taste some whiskey!) and then to London.  This is Stephen’s first time visiting the UK (aside from a layover in the airport)…

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