Archive for the ‘Scotland’ Category

‘Study Break’ in Edinburgh‘Study Break’ in Edinburgh

With exams quickly approaching and deadlines looming I decided to quickly and effectively solve all my problems by doing the responsible thing: going on a study break. Why Scotland? It is a well known fact that Scottish weather is ‘freezing’ at best, and it does take a few hours to get on the train. But, […]

A Scottish Highland Road Trip

Last September a friend and I decided to partake in the Loch Ness Marathon. We thought it would also be a great idea to see a bit of the Scottish Highlands after the run. The race was finished and we spent a day relaxing around the quaint town of Inverness, with the river and castle […]

What facilities are most important to holidaying silver surfers?

The popular stereotype would have you believe that younger people are all heading off to foreign climes in search of fun and adventure while the older generation are content to stay at home. In reality, the facts and figures don’t support this preconception. More than a third of holidays are taken by over 50s and […]

Garmin nuvi 30 budget Sat Nav

If you’re holidaying in the UK or Europe and travelling by car, there’s a good chance you’ll be using a “sat nav”. There are plenty to choose from on the UK market, but perhaps one of the more affordable is the  Garmin range of sat nav. Here we review the Garmin nuvi 30 as part […]

Let Channel 4 TV help you curb excessive Holiday Spending

Channel 4’s SuperScrimpers is back. Do you enjoy spending money on holidays even when you don’t have it? We all love a good holiday or weekend break, but for some of us Brits it’s bit of an obsession, scanning travel websites for holiday deals and being drawn into travel agents every week on lunch breaks. […]

Flying from Bristol or Cardiff

When you consider booking your next holiday abroad, try thinking outside the box when it comes to where you fly from. Many people will simply choose the airport closest to them when searching for cheapest flights. Or they will only consider the largest and busiest airports from the drop down menu. As of 2011 the […]

Hand Picked Hotels in the UK

Hotel accommodation in the UK varies greatly in the level of service, the quality of the hotel and the hotel’s surroundings. For many, it’s just a place to get one’s head down for the evening, but for some, staying in a hotel means much more. Visiting a hotel can be for a variety of reasons […]

The Western Isles or Outer Hebrides?

Many people in the UK and Europe would not think of the Western Isles as somewhere to go on vacation, in fact many people would not even know where the Western Isles are. Some confusion can be blamed on the fact that this small strip of islands off the North West coast of Scotland are […]