Riding the Magical Harry Potter Train in Scotland (The Jacobite Steam Train)

the jacobite steam train going over a curved viaduct known as the harry potter bridge

For what time did you order sunshine? This was one of the trickier questions put to the attendant on The Jacobite steam train, also known as the Harry Potter Train (or Hogwarts Express). By way of a response, she merely smiled and continued her journey through the train carriage, her trolley laden with the inevitable […]

33 Best Places to Travel Alone in Europe: Solo Travel Guide

map showing the best places to travel alone in europe

Be inspired to plan your next solo trip with this list of the best places to visit in Europe as a solo traveller. Are you itching to take your first solo travel trip but are unsure where to go? Given that there are so many options and considerations, choosing your ideal solo travel destination can be a […]

7 Best Things to Do in Inveraray, Scotland

turrets of grey stones of inveraray castle in scotland

From a story-book castle to a historic jail to epic landscapes, here are the very best things to do in Inveraray, Scotland.  Inveraray is a set piece of Georgian architecture in a remarkable setting. This charming county town of Argyll, with its characteristic black and white terraces, sits on the western shore of Loch Fyne, […]

8 Best Things to do in Tobermory, Mull (Scotland)

mull scotland sea and rowan berries

Mull, the second-largest island in the Inner Hebrides, is the stuff of romantic fantasies. Its mountainous core, dominated by the 3,196-foot peak of Ben More, is encircled by 300 miles of coastline, with blinding white sandy coves lapped by emerald waves. It is a wildly beautiful place. Even if you don’t have a car, Mull […]