Deep Time Edinburgh Castle

If I asked you to name the festivals that Edinburgh is known for, I suspect you’d probably tell me all about the comedy-focused Fringe Festival. Which is a pretty great festival, with hundreds of venues popping up all over the city and serving up some of the world’s best comedy and drama, ranging from brand new acts to internationally recognised names.

What you might not know is that during August, Edinburgh plays host to no less than six festivals, many of which run in parallel to each other. This is in addition to the six other festivals that run through the course of the year, bringing the total number of festivals that the cities Festivals team manages to a rather staggering twelve.

Visiting Edinburgh for the August Festivals

Deep Time Edinburgh Castle

If I asked you to name the festivals that Edinburgh is known for, I suspect you’d probably tell me all about the comedy-focused Fringe Festival. Which is a pretty great festival, with hundreds of venues popping up all over the city and serving up some of the world’s best comedy and drama, ranging from brand new acts to internationally recognised names.

What you might not know is that during August, Edinburgh plays host to no less than six festivals, many of which run in parallel to each other. This is in addition to the six other festivals that run through the course of the year, bringing the total number of festivals that the cities Festivals team manages to a rather staggering twelve.

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Route 66 Texas road marker

From New Mexico, our 2000+ mile Route 66 adventure continued on into Texas, the fourth state on our trip, where Route 66 covers just under 200 miles.

We had much better weather here than in New Mexico, with (mostly!) wide open blue skies to accompany us on our journey. Here are some of our favourite photos from our Route 66 journey across the Lone Star State!

Highlights of Route 66 Texas – In Photos

Route 66 Texas road marker

From New Mexico, our 2000+ mile Route 66 adventure continued on into Texas, the fourth state on our trip, where Route 66 covers just under 200 miles.

We had much better weather here than in New Mexico, with (mostly!) wide open blue skies to accompany us on our journey. Here are some of our favourite photos from our Route 66 journey across the Lone Star State!

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California Beach

The United States is pretty much the perfect country to road trip in, with great roads, cheap gas and hundreds of gorgeous destinations to choose from. We’ve taken a number of fantastic US road trips, including Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway, the Oregon Trail and a route through the Deep South, and have never failed to have a fantastic time.

One of our favourite states to explore though has to be California. With a mix of an excellent climate, some of the best National Parks in the country, and world famous cities to explore, you’re never going to run short of things to do in California.

A Two Week California Road Trip Itinerary

California Beach

The United States is pretty much the perfect country to road trip in, with great roads, cheap gas and hundreds of gorgeous destinations to choose from. We’ve taken a number of fantastic US road trips, including Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway, the Oregon Trail and a route through the Deep South, and have never failed to have a fantastic time.

One of our favourite states to explore though has to be California. With a mix of an excellent climate, some of the best National Parks in the country, and world famous cities to explore, you’re never going to run short of things to do in California.

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Guide to Public Transportation Options in London

So you’ve decided to visit London! Fantastic idea, it’s an excellent city, with enough activities to keep you busy for however long you choose to stay. For more inspiration, check out my London must-do’s, my guide to what to do for two days in London, and the best photography locations in London.

Then, if you’re looking to save money on sight-seeing, check out Jess’s fantastic review of the London Pass.

Guide to Public Transportation Options in London

Guide to Public Transportation Options in London

So you’ve decided to visit London! Fantastic idea, it’s an excellent city, with enough activities to keep you busy for however long you choose to stay. For more inspiration, check out my London must-do’s, my guide to what to do for two days in London, and the best photography locations in London.

Then, if you’re looking to save money on sight-seeing, check out Jess’s fantastic review of the London Pass.

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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh is definitely one of my favourite cities in the UK. And there is a lot to do here, so much so that I’ve already penned a detailed post on the essential sights for a visit to Edinburgh.

But, as with any city, there’s a lot more to do than one blog post can cover, with attractions and activities seemingly around every corner – plenty to fill many days of sight seeing.

12 Edinburgh Experiences You Might Have Missed

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh is definitely one of my favourite cities in the UK. And there is a lot to do here, so much so that I’ve already penned a detailed post on the essential sights for a visit to Edinburgh.

But, as with any city, there’s a lot more to do than one blog post can cover, with attractions and activities seemingly around every corner – plenty to fill many days of sight seeing.

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Stirling Castle and highland coos

We recently had the pleasure of being invited on a number of tours around Scotland with Rabbie’s Trail Burners, departing from Edinburgh. If you’re not familiar with Rabbie’s, they’re a Scottish tour company who offer small group tours (maximum 16 people) across the UK and Ireland.

They started in 1993, and were Scotland’s first five star tour company. Today they offer all sorts of tours, from day trips to multi-day experiences. We did three tours with them over the course of a week – two tours of the Scottish Borders (which Jess has written about here), and one tour focused on Malt Whisky. You can probably guess which of the these 3 tours was my top choice!

A Whisky Tasting Tour of Scotland with Rabbie’s

Stirling Castle and highland coos

We recently had the pleasure of being invited on a number of tours around Scotland with Rabbie’s Trail Burners, departing from Edinburgh. If you’re not familiar with Rabbie’s, they’re a Scottish tour company who offer small group tours (maximum 16 people) across the UK and Ireland.

They started in 1993, and were Scotland’s first five star tour company. Today they offer all sorts of tours, from day trips to multi-day experiences. We did three tours with them over the course of a week – two tours of the Scottish Borders (which Jess has written about here), and one tour focused on Malt Whisky. You can probably guess which of the these 3 tours was my top choice!

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Two Week Thailand Itinerary Post

I’ve travelled extensively in Thailand, and it’s easily one of my favourite countries in Asia – the friendly people, the excellent food, the relaxed vibe all make for a fantastic country to travel in. I’ve written a great deal on Thailand already, but haven’t put together a suggested itinerary post, as I’ve done for other countries like Sri Lanka, the UK and New Zealand.

Time to change that! Here’s everything you need to know for the perfect Thailand trip, including information on getting around, the food, cultural considerations, budget, information on accommodation – and more! Enjoy, and pop any questions in the comments at the end. First though:

Why Should You Visit Thailand?

Thailand is a fantastic country to visit, particularly if this is your first trip to Asia. It’s an easy country to travel in, with friendly and welcoming people. It’s also relatively easy on the wallet – perhaps not as cheap as other parts of Asia, but certainly very much in the budget category.

Two Weeks in Thailand: A Suggested Itinerary

Two Week Thailand Itinerary Post

I’ve travelled extensively in Thailand, and it’s easily one of my favourite countries in Asia – the friendly people, the excellent food, the relaxed vibe all make for a fantastic country to travel in. I’ve written a great deal on Thailand already, but haven’t put together a suggested itinerary post, as I’ve done for other countries like Sri Lanka, the UK and New Zealand.

Time to change that! Here’s everything you need to know for the perfect Thailand trip, including information on getting around, the food, cultural considerations, budget, information on accommodation – and more! Enjoy, and pop any questions in the comments at the end. First though:

Why Should You Visit Thailand?

Thailand is a fantastic country to visit, particularly if this is your first trip to Asia. It’s an easy country to travel in, with friendly and welcoming people. It’s also relatively easy on the wallet – perhaps not as cheap as other parts of Asia, but certainly very much in the budget category.

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Ceylon Tea Trails Sri Lanka

We were in Sri Lanka recently for a brief trip where I was talking at the PTBA TBC Asia conference. We did want to spend a bit of time exploring, particularly as Jess hadn’t visited before, but we only had four full days to tour, so had to be pretty focused on what we wanted to see.

As a tea lover, Jess was keen to visit a tea plantation – Sri Lanka being world famous for its tea production. I was particularly interested in wildlife spotting, and in particular, heading south to Yala to see leopards, something I had failed to do on my previous two trips to the country.

A Four Day Sri Lanka Tour

Ceylon Tea Trails Sri Lanka

We were in Sri Lanka recently for a brief trip where I was talking at the PTBA TBC Asia conference. We did want to spend a bit of time exploring, particularly as Jess hadn’t visited before, but we only had four full days to tour, so had to be pretty focused on what we wanted to see.

As a tea lover, Jess was keen to visit a tea plantation – Sri Lanka being world famous for its tea production. I was particularly interested in wildlife spotting, and in particular, heading south to Yala to see leopards, something I had failed to do on my previous two trips to the country.

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Rocky Mountain National Park bear Lake rd

Jess and I recently visited Colorado, which was my first visit to this wonderfully mountainous part of the US. We were primarily there to attend a travel influencers conference, but we tacked on a few days to do a bit of sight-seeing, starting off in the capital of Denver, where I watched my first ever baseball game, after which we headed out to explore some of those incredible mountains.

Two Days Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park bear Lake rd

Jess and I recently visited Colorado, which was my first visit to this wonderfully mountainous part of the US. We were primarily there to attend a travel influencers conference, but we tacked on a few days to do a bit of sight-seeing, starting off in the capital of Denver, where I watched my first ever baseball game, after which we headed out to explore some of those incredible mountains.

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Sunset New Orleans Canal St

We had the pleasure of undertaking a fantastic roadtrip in early 2016, starting in Charleston, South Carolina, winding our way through four states, and ultimately ending up in New Orleans, with stops in Savannah, Birmingham, Baton Rouge, and many more along the route.

Visiting New Orleans During Mardi Gras

Sunset New Orleans Canal St

We had the pleasure of undertaking a fantastic roadtrip in early 2016, starting in Charleston, South Carolina, winding our way through four states, and ultimately ending up in New Orleans, with stops in Savannah, Birmingham, Baton Rouge, and many more along the route.

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