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What's a travel website without real life stories? We think sharing our stories with you will help you see the reality of traveling, and we hope it gives you that extra nudge to get out and explore. Here on Our Stories, you'll find all our personal traveling experiences. These posts contain the good, the bad, and the best experiences of where we've been. We hope you can read them and get inspired to travel! As always, if you have any questions or comments, leave them below! 🙂 


 

  • Poland in December | Our First Time to Eastern Europe Together

    Poland in December | Our First Time to Eastern Europe Together

    If we’re honest here, before heading to Poland in December 2016 for a long weekend trip, we had never even heard of the country – or at least anything about it. But when we found tickets for 8 USD straight from Aberdeen, we had to jump on the opportunity for adventure.   Way back in Read more about Poland in December | Our First Time to Eastern Europe Together[…]Read More »
  • Wait, What?! Heather’s in the States?!?!

    Wait, What?! Heather’s in the States?!?!

    So, I (Heather) am back in the United States. Yes, not we… just me, myself, and I. This is a first. A Big First. And I’m still not sure how I feel about it.   If you followed along with our Instagram posts, you know Jay and I just had the trip of a lifetime. Read more about Wait, What?! Heather’s in the States?!?![…]Read More »
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

      Something about this time of year makes it the best time of the year to many. Whether it’s time with friends and family, a time to step back and look at your life in a new perspective, or just the joyfulness that fills the streets, this time of the year is magical. For us, however, Read more about It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year[…]Read More »
  • Edinburgh Christmas Market, A Wee Beer Festival, and Weekend Extras

    Edinburgh Christmas Market, A Wee Beer Festival, and Weekend Extras

      It’s no wonder why so many people say a visit to Edinburgh during the Christmas Season is a must. Edinburgh hosts loads of Christmas festivities scattered throughout the city, with the major attraction being the Edinburgh Christmas Market right in the center. With great food, lovely handmade crafts, and even carnival rides, the Edinburgh Read more about Edinburgh Christmas Market, A Wee Beer Festival, and Weekend Extras[…]Read More »
  • Madrid – The Result of a Four Day Weekend While Living In The UK

    Madrid – The Result of a Four Day Weekend While Living In The UK

      When we moved to the UK, we both wanted to make the most of how close everything within the EU is. Being from the states, we used to only dream of taking a four-day weekend to explore another country. Here in Scotland, that dream has turned into a reality! We knew that once the Read more about Madrid – The Result of a Four Day Weekend While Living In The UK[…]Read More »
  • Six Weeks in The Shetland Islands : Jay’s 2nd Clinical Placement

    Six Weeks in The Shetland Islands : Jay’s 2nd Clinical Placement

        How can it be that Jason’s second clinical placement has already come and gone? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were moving to Scotland? The past ten months in Scotland has absolutely flown by, and our six weeks in the Shetland Islands is no exception. Our time in the Shetland Islands came and Read more about Six Weeks in The Shetland Islands : Jay’s 2nd Clinical Placement[…]Read More »
  • The Two Behind Arbours Abroad

    The Two Behind Arbours Abroad

    Seeing how we share every bit of our current lives with you, we thought we should rewind a bit and tell you where the heck Arbours Abroad came from. For our friends and family that have been around from the beginning, this will be a trip down memory lane. To all you new readers, we Read more about The Two Behind Arbours Abroad[…]Read More »
  • Our London Getaway – A Quick Celebratory Trip

    Our London Getaway – A Quick Celebratory Trip

    As most of you know, we are absolutely loving our time here in Scotland. In fact, we’re absolutely loving every blessing of our lives the Lord has poured out on us, and school in Scotland is definitely one of those blessing. It’s crazy the way the Lord intervenes in our lives and how perfectly He Read more about Our London Getaway – A Quick Celebratory Trip[…]Read More »
  • We’re Back in Aberdeen… Our September Update

    We’re Back in Aberdeen… Our September Update

    We haven’t given everyone an update in quite some time as to how we are doing and what we’re up to… so we thought we would share a bit with you all!!   First off… We went to Thailand for a month back in July. If you missed that trip, head here to see all about Read more about We’re Back in Aberdeen… Our September Update[…]Read More »
  • Time For Thailand.. Our Summer Holiday

    Time For Thailand.. Our Summer Holiday

    With a month off and a small budget accompanied with a huge desire to go to Southeast Asia, we decided it was finally time to make it happen.  We bought our tickets to Thailand a week before flying out and had no real plans of what we would see or do. We just had to Read more about Time For Thailand.. Our Summer Holiday[…]Read More »
  • Italian Vacation

    Italian Vacation

    Vacation season is upon us and boy do we have everything at our fingertips!!   We have absolutely loved traveling through Scotland in our beloved van, Isobel!! However, when Jay was told he had a week off in the middle of June, we were prepared to leave Isobel and explore elsewhere! Guys, get this… not Read more about Italian Vacation[…]Read More »
  • Moving to Inverness

    Moving to Inverness

    So we moved to Inverness. Here’s the questions I presume are going through most of your heads. First, what in the world/where in the world is Inverness? And second, didn’t we just move to Aberdeen, why are we moving again?   I guess I should back up a bit.   With Jason’s physiotherapy program (physical Read more about Moving to Inverness[…]Read More »
  • Spring Break

    Spring Break

      Bikinis, sun kissed skin, and margaritas on the beach right?? Or rather, scarves and beanies, rain, rain, rain, and hot chocolate in the van!! Yes, we chose rain over sunshine.. but we had to get to Skye!!   Skye?!?! What’s Skye? Where’s Skye? Why would you go there?!   When talking with locals about Read more about Spring Break[…]Read More »
  • Our Move to Scotland

    Our Move to Scotland

      Woo hoo, we took the plunge–Packed up all our things and moved to Scotland. Time has gone by so incredibly fast. We couldn’t believe how quick the move crept up on us, and now it’s hard to believe we have been in Aberdeen for over two months!   Just a refresher.. First, we know Read more about Our Move to Scotland[…]Read More »
  • Coming Out of the Closet

    Coming Out of the Closet

    This blog contains information that may be offending to some. Please read with an open mind, as we try and give you the slightest understanding of how we feel.     Starting at the end of the world in Ushuaia, flying to the northernmost part of Argentina, busing to Uruguay, flying to Lima, then to Read more about Coming Out of the Closet[…]Read More »
  • Life on a Farm

    Life on a Farm

      Volunteering was one of our goals while backpacking through South America. We weren’t sure where or when this was going to happen, however, we knew when we were supposed to stop and volunteer it would be clear to us. When we went out to the Trankurra Farm for Alex and Jon’s birthday dinner, we Read more about Life on a Farm[…]Read More »
  • Disneyland

    Disneyland

    The drive to get Daniel was full of lots of different emotions. We were excited to be seeing Daniel and the family, but this also meant that our road trip journey was at its end. The road trip was full of so many great things, and was such a freeing experience, that it was hard Read more about Disneyland[…]Read More »
  • Stranded in Flagstaff, Arizona

    Stranded in Flagstaff, Arizona

    Clunk, gurgle, gurgle.. “Is that our car?” “No that’s not good ol’ Zippy, she’s a champ!” Clunk, gurgle, gurgle.. (A bit louder this time) “Uhh.. yep, that’s definitely our car!” “We’re almost to Jiffy Lube, we can make it!” Gurgle, gurgle, no power.. “I think we can roll down to that gas station.” And there Read more about Stranded in Flagstaff, Arizona[…]Read More »
  • And We’re Off

    And We’re Off

    Wow, what an adventure we have begun…and a bit later than what we were hoping, but hey, it’s a road trip, that’s expected right?   Our original plan was to leave Friday afternoon – we quickly realized that was an extremely unrealistic goal with how much we had to pack and whom we still needed Read more about And We’re Off[…]Read More »

 



 

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