Tagged by: Scotland travel

Easy Day Trips from Edinburgh Scotland

Date Posted: July 2, 2019
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Edinburgh Castle image for easy day trip options from Edinburgh

Day trips from Edinburgh can be easily arranged so you can explore beyond the city. While there is ample to do in Edinburgh itself, getting outside the city can show you more of Scotland from different angles.

For some Edinburgh day trip ideas, I pulled together my favorite days out that we’ve done in the years we’ve lived here. There are probably plenty more to do, too! But, so far, these seven are my favorites.

Day trips from Edinburgh can be easily arranged so you can explore beyond the city. While there is ample to do in Edinbu...

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Rabbie’s Tour of St Andrews and Fife

Date Posted: April 2, 2019
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

St Andrews and Fife Rabbie's tour in Scotland

If you’re visiting Scotland and basing much of your time around Edinburgh, you can easily take a day trip to many interesting locations. While public transportation is readily available and accessible, sometimes it just doesn’t quite get you where you want to go. For those places, it’s worthwhile taking a tour.

Rabbie’s tours are my personal favorite option for getting out of the city and seeing more. I did the Edinburgh city tour with Rabbie’s, which offers a fabulous overview of Edinburgh’s history and geography. After that, the Rabbie’s tour of St Andrews and Fife was the option my family chose when they came to visit us.

And what an excellent choice it was!

If you're visiting Scotland and basing much of your time around Edinburgh, you can easily take a day trip to many intere...

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Housesitting in Edinburgh with TrustedHousesitters

Date Posted: January 17, 2019
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting

We’ve been housesitting with TrustedHousesitters for more than two years now and we continue to love our experiences, so I wanted to share more in-depth here. Housesitting in Edinburgh has offered us interesting and varied experiences between having our own apartments in the area. We have stayed by the sea and in city center. We have also stayed outside the city, including on the estate of a 15th century castle!

To give you an idea of what housesitting or petsitting with TrustedHousesitters actually looks like, here’s a glimpse into our Edinburgh experiences thus far over the past year.

We've been housesitting with TrustedHousesitters for more than two years now and we continue to love our experiences, so...

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The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

Date Posted: October 17, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

A quick visit to Pitlochry over the summer left us wanting to see more – and we also noticed promotional materials for The Enchanted Forest. If you know me at all, you know sparkly lights get me every time. Fill a forest with them and play magical music, I simply can’t resist. The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry was calling my name.

A quick visit to Pitlochry over the summer left us wanting to see more - and we also noticed promotional materials...

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Hogmanay in Edinburgh Info and Advice

Date Posted: October 10, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

Edinburgh is known as the Festival City, with 12 main celebrations programmed throughout the year plus several others in between. While we’ve just finished the August madness of five festivals happening simultaneously (still wrapping my newbie head around what just happened), the next biggest moment for the city is coming up soon. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start planning for Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

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The Real Mary King’s Close Edinburgh Tour

Date Posted: August 9, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Edinburgh skyline in a fog sets the mood for the Real Mary King's Close tour

Edinburgh is a city of many levels. You should keep your eyes on the ground to be sure you don’t trip over uneven cobblestones or stumble down a set of stairs. But you should also keep your eyes up so you don’t miss a unicorn sighting or breathtaking castle view. Yet the most interesting level of Edinburgh can be found underneath the Royal Mile in The Real Mary King’s Close Edinburgh Tour.

Edinburgh is a city of many levels. You should keep your eyes on the ground to be sure you don't trip over uneven cobble...

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Rabbie’s Edinburgh City Tour

Date Posted: July 28, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

After attending the recent Travel Massive event in Edinburgh, I realized there were so many opportunities to easily check out more of Edinburgh than I knew existed. First, I heard about Invisible Edinburgh and took the first tour available with them. Next, I was introduced to Rabbie’s Edinburgh City Tour.

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Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women Tour

Date Posted: July 18, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

By far one of the most interesting and admirable projects I’ve come across lately has to be Invisible Edinburgh. This social enterprise (read: What is a Social Enterprise and How Can I Get Involved?) offers training to individuals coming from homelessness so they can become walking tour guides. Taking the Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women tour was a truly enlightening experience for this new expat in Edinburgh.

By far one of the most interesting and admirable projects I've come across lately has to be Invisible Edinburgh. This so...

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