15 Easy Day Trips from Edinburgh by Train or Bus

exterior view of edinburgh castle

Are you planning a car-free holiday in Scotland? From picturesque fishing villages to historic castles, there’s no shortage of places to visit from Edinburgh by public transport. Here are my favourite day trips from Edinburgh by train or bus. These fabulous destinations are easy to reach without a car and within a two-hour journey of […]

My Travelodge Inverness City Centre Review

room at Travelodge Inverness City Centre with bed and desk which may be the best cheap hotel in inverness

Inverness, the ‘Capital of the Highlands’, is the perfect base from which to explore Loch Ness, the Speyside whisky region and beyond, especially if you are visiting Scotland without a car. However, accommodation can be pricey, especially if you are visiting in high season. So which is the best cheap hotel in Inverness? On my […]

3 Days in Inverness: Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

close up of brown highland cow in inverness scotland

Are you looking for an Inverness 3-day itinerary? Then you’ve come to the right place. I used the so-called Capital of the Highlands as a base for exploring some of Scotland’s most popular destinations, including Loch Ness and the Highlands. Moreover, with its attractive riverside setting, rich history and friendly people, Inverness is also a […]

My Caledonian Sleeper Review: Is the Club Room Worth It?

blue exterior of carriage of train considered in caledonian sleeper first class review

Sleeper trains are more than just a practical way of covering a large distance in one overnight journey. They are laden with the promise of excitement and adventure, evoking the golden age of rail travel romanticised by Agatha Christie. Minus the murders, that is.   A UK staycation gave me the chance to try out […]