Tagged by: Scotland

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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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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An American Expat in Scotland

Date Posted: April 26, 2017
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat

An American Expat in Scotland

Moving to a new country can be daunting…finding new friends, figuring out which items you like from the grocery store, hell, just finding a grocery store can be a challenge! You’ve uprooted yourself and plopped down into a whole new environment. Luckily, for an American expat in Scotland, the transition really actually isn’t that hard.

Moving to a new country can be daunting...finding new friends, figuring out which items you like from the grocery store,...

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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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