Tagged by: Scotland

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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Moving to a New Country: Lessons and Observations

Date Posted: February 8, 2019
Posted in: Expat Life

Moving to a New Country

It’s fair to say we’ve bounced around quite a bit in recent years. Moving to a new country has become second-nature to us now. We have our little routines and requirements to meet before we feel at home, which helps us to easily slip into daily life in new places all the time.

It's fair to say we've bounced around quite a bit in recent years. Moving to a new country has become second-nature to u...

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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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2018: The Year of Success

Date Posted: December 29, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Housesitting, Personal

2018 year in review expat blogger amanda walkins

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those numbers, this was not at all a successful year! But by many other standards, 2018 was a year of success for me both personally and professionally.

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those nu...

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How Can a US Citizen Get UK Residency Through Marriage

Date Posted: May 19, 2017
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Expat Life, Personal

How to get UK residency for a US citizen through marriage

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most important part of becoming an expat is the legal requirements involved. These are the details I can offer for how this US citizen got UK residency through marriage to an EU National. Please keep in mind that my experience will be different from yours, but this can at least offer a guideline from my perspective.

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most...

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The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

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

Visit The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

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 for T...

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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

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

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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