Things to do in Aberdeen City Centre: 6 things to add to your itinerary

By Sharon Wang As a current resident of Aberdeen, I have had the pleasure of exploring this underrated and overlooked city.   The third largest city in Scotland, it is modern and international while maintaining an amazing history. There are two old towns, think quaint cobblestone streets and Gothic buildings- that’s Old Aberdeen. The other isContinue reading “Things to do in Aberdeen City Centre: 6 things to add to your itinerary”

Holidays by ferry in the UK: 7 trips to consider

When you picture exploring the UK, what comes to mind? Most people consider romantic city breaks, a hiking trip in a national park, or perhaps a road trip – usually driving around Scotland. Ferry trips are often overlooked yet can be some of the best adventures that the UK offers. Holidays by ferry can get you toContinue reading “Holidays by ferry in the UK: 7 trips to consider”

Things to see in Aberdeen: 6 must see attractions in the great outdoors

Aberdeen is known for a lot of things, such as being the oil capital of Europe and having a great football team (in the 80s, I may add), but not so much for the stunning range of spectacles it has to offer. There is a wide variety of things to see in Aberdeen and theContinue reading “Things to see in Aberdeen: 6 must see attractions in the great outdoors”

The best places for whale watching in the UK: 7 locations to try

There is no other feeling like spotting your first whale. My first whale was at sixteen on a solo trip to Tenerife, where I volunteered in marine conservation. I spent the time monitoring pilot whales and various dolphins. Funnily enough, I instantly looked forward to whale sightings more than dolphins! Whales have a sedate graceContinue reading “The best places for whale watching in the UK: 7 locations to try”

Best road trips in Scotland: 5 routes for you to drive

Scotland is likely your first thought when it comes to UK road trips. Scotland has some of the most remote roads and dramatic scenery across the UK. Whether you make it to John O’ Groats, the Battlefield of Culloden, the Isle of Skye, or even catch a ferry to the Shetland Islands, you can expectContinue reading “Best road trips in Scotland: 5 routes for you to drive”

Things to do in Glasgow: 10 attractions for your itinerary

Much like Derry and Belfast in Northern Ireland, Glasgow is often skipped over in favour of Edinburgh. Both cities are great Scottish destinations, so make sure you don’t make the common mistake! Glasgow is full of culture, oomph, and history. Edinburgh does have a reputation as the safest, more interesting of the cities, but this isn’t a fair judgement. BothContinue reading “Things to do in Glasgow: 10 attractions for your itinerary”

Things to do in Edinburgh: 10 attractions for your itinerary

Edinburgh hardly needs an introduction. It condenses everything that symbolises the best of Scottish culture into an aesthetic, weekend break-sized city. History? Check. Local hiking? Check. Loveable hospitality? Double-check. The question is not if you’ll visit, but things to do in Edinburgh when you do. It can be hard to sift out the excellent fromContinue reading “Things to do in Edinburgh: 10 attractions for your itinerary”

Romantic UK city breaks for couples: 6 cities to visit

Nothing says a heartfelt gesture like a romantic city escape. A short UK break provides a chance for quality time and romance – all without the stress and cost of overseas travel. Whether you’d like a big city feel with plenty of restaurants and entertainment or a distinctive small-city atmosphere, I’ve picked six romantic destinationsContinue reading “Romantic UK city breaks for couples: 6 cities to visit”

The best bonfire night events to attend in the UK

Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night – whatever you choose to call it, the 5th of November is a marked night of celebrations in the UK. Across the country, celebrators flock to firework displays and festivities to commemorate the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Expect toffee apples, hissing explosions of colour, and consistently high spirits amongstContinue reading “The best bonfire night events to attend in the UK”

Places to visit in Scotland: 8 best destinations

Think irregular cliff coastlines, still grey-blue lochs, and untamed Highland hills. Then picture film festivals, medieval castles, and tucking into hearty traditional food by a fireplace in a city pub. It’s no wonder that Scotland attracted over 150 million visits in 2019. The best of both worlds; Scotland offers romantic, remote adventures and cultural cityContinue reading “Places to visit in Scotland: 8 best destinations”