Inverness

Where to stay in Inverness: Jean and Bill’s

Where to stay in Inverness: Jean and Bill’s

[SGMT] Where To Stay in Inverness — During our two nights in Inverness, we stayed at Jean and Bill Munro’s home, which we booked through Airbnb, and it was perfect. Jean and Bill are both retirees and they have a spare room in the second floor of […]

It’s Not About Where You’ve Been

It’s Not About Where You’ve Been

♥ ♥ If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my travels this year, it’s this. It’s not about what you’ve seen or where you’ve been. It’s about what you thought when you saw it. It’s about how you felt when you got there. It’s about who you were […]

Inverness to Kyle of Localsh

Inverness to Kyle of Localsh

* They say it’s the journey, not the destination. On the train ride from Inverness to Kyle of Localsh, that’s certainly true. The train journeys between Fort William and Mallaig and between Inverness and Kyle of Localsh are generally acknowledged to be among the best in the world in terms […]

Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield

* Because I don’t have the words. If you want to know a bit more about the Jacobite Rebellions, Andrew Ross MacDonald’s website is a good place to start. Andrew, of Hame Tours, is a local historian, folklorist and traditional Scots singer and his guidance […]

Outlander

Outlander

* Scotland wasted no time being Scotland. Mere minutes after we pulled out of Edinburgh on our way to Inverness, the skies — already overcast to begin with — started dropping big beads of rain on the roof and windows of our train. No matter. […]

Inside the Caledonian Sleeper

Inside the Caledonian Sleeper

* * Sleeper trains can save you time and money, but of the ones I’ve had the opportunity to try, the most that can be said about their comfort level is that they’re tolerable. I’ve been on one of the top bunks of a 6-couchette […]