Romantic overnight train trips: UK based journeys to swoon over!

Waverley Station in edinburgh is the destination of many romantic overnight train trips from London

Can you imagine having a romantic meal in London, perhaps then seeing a show and then whisking away your partner to another part of the UK on a gorgeous overnight train? Swoon! I love train travel in the UK and find the slow, meandering pace romantic in its own right. But overnight trains are something … Read more

10 days in London and Scotland: a full itinerary

St Pauls cathedral in London and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh

Can you think of a better contrast than the bright lights of London’s city centre and the remote countryside of Scotland? It’s amazing to think that these two different landscapes exist and can be so easily combined. I’ve explored London and Scotland countless times over the past 20+ years and have used my experience with … Read more

Inverness to John o’ Groats: things to see on a drive to the top of Scotland (2023)

There's a lot to do on a drive from Inverness to John o'groats including boat trips and the famous sign

If you find yourself in the North of Scotland it’s very tempting to make the trip from Inverness to John o’Groats. It’s not that far and it ticks off a place that many have on their bucket list – yes, the northern tip of Scotland! Actually, if you’re looking for the most northern point of … Read more

Visiting Clava Cairns in 2024 – how to get to this ancient site and Outlander location

Clava Cairns ancient site

Scotland just knows how to wow with atmospheric sites, history that goes way back and incredible vistas. Clava Cairns will wow you as well! The location has become so much more popular due to its connection with the Outlander books and TV series and as such it’s now on many people’s Scotland bucket list! If … Read more

Harry Potter Train in Scotland: how to visit and ride the Hogwarts Express in 2023

Harry Potter train in Scotland going over viaduct

If your vacation won’t be complete without visiting the Harry Potter train in Scotland then this post is going to be for you. We’ll be looking at where the train is, how to get to the departure point, tickets and some alternatives as well. I’ve always been a big fan of Harry Potter so a … Read more