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You’ve landed on our United Kingdom page. We’re currently living in Scotland and traveling around the beautiful country as often as we can while getting out to other parts of the U.K. too! You can scroll through all our United Kingdom posts to find what you fancy most, or click on the country you want more details about!



 



 

  • Marcliffe Hotel and Spa | The Most Desirable Stay in Aberdeen

    Marcliffe Hotel and Spa | The Most Desirable Stay in Aberdeen

    When planning a holiday in Scotland, it’s a complete shame if it’s surrounded solely around cities.  However, we understand that sometimes the city is where we (you) have to be, and in those cases, we always look for something connected to nature. The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa was just that. The Marcliffe offers a lovely Read more about Marcliffe Hotel and Spa | The Most Desirable Stay in Aberdeen[…]Read More »
  • Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems | Seven Things to See Other Than the Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems | Seven Things to See Other Than the Edinburgh Castle

      Our first time to Edinburgh was only after 11 months of living in Scotland. We knew heading into a big city, we wanted to find as many escapes from the city feel as we could. We’ve come up with Seven of Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems, all of which will get you off those busy streets Read more about Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems | Seven Things to See Other Than the Edinburgh Castle[…]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 »
  • The Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

    The Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

        A Fiddle Festival?! Who wouldn’t want to experience that?? For nearly thirty years, the Shetland Islands in Scotland have held an annual Fiddle Festival. It’s a true taste of Scottish culture mixed with Shetland love, and is loads of fun!     During Jason’s placement in Shetland, we wanted to get in on Read more about The Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival[…]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 »
  • 9 Things You Need to Know for Your Shetland Holiday

    9 Things You Need to Know for Your Shetland Holiday

    Shetland is an absolutely stunning part of Scotland, or rather the world for that matter. A Shetland holiday comes at the cost of going somewhere extremely remote, however, the remoteness is precisely what makes a Shetland holiday the finest! Being unprepared for Shetland can ruin your trip, so we’ve come up with nine tips for Read more about 9 Things You Need to Know for Your Shetland Holiday[…]Read More »
  • Six Hidden Gems in London

    Six Hidden Gems in London

    When thinking of a trip to London, most people imagine the postcard perfect phone booths and red double decker buses, or the iconic images of the Tower Bridge and Big Ben. However, London has way more to offer. There are six hidden gems in London that need to be on your must see list for Read more about Six Hidden Gems in London[…]Read More »
  • NorthLink Ferry : Your Gateway to Orkney and Shetland

    NorthLink Ferry : Your Gateway to Orkney and Shetland

    NorthLink Ferry offers the most affordable transportation to Orkney and Shetland from Aberdeen. However, that affordable price comes at the cost of an 8-14-hour ferry ride! Wandering how you’re going to survive this journey?! We’ve got all the tips you need!!     Our Experience   Here ya have it… when we were taking the Read more about NorthLink Ferry : Your Gateway to Orkney and Shetland[…]Read More »
  • 11 Things You Should Know When Moving to the UK

    11 Things You Should Know When Moving to the UK

    Moving to the UK can be both exciting and extremely scary all at the same time. When you move to a new place, especially a new country, it often seems like you’re going in blind. During our move to Scotland, we found eleven things that we think everyone should know when moving to the UK. Read more about 11 Things You Should Know When Moving to the UK[…]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 »
  • The Black Isle

    The Black Isle

    If The Black Isle isn’t on your must see list of Scotland, it needs to go on it now! It’s an absolutely remarkable area of the country and certainly not one to miss! You can get to The Black Isle by bus from Inverness, and honestly can see all major parts of the isle with Read more about The Black Isle[…]Read More »
  • Cromarty

    Cromarty

    The Black Isle is our new back yard, and man, are we stoked about it!  Often times when talking to people about Inverness, The Black Isle comes as a highly recommended place to see. After spending a weekend in The Black Isle, we couldn’t agree more.     This last weekend marked the end of Read more about Cromarty[…]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 »
  • Oban.. A Distillery And So Much More!

    Oban.. A Distillery And So Much More!

    The cutest little place that started as a fishing village, now thriving on the distillery in the heart of the town. Yes, we learned on our distillery tour that the town of Oban was once a small fishing village. The potential the village held was huge, and in 1794 Hugh and John Stevenson grabbed hold Read more about Oban.. A Distillery And So Much More![…]Read More »
  • Glen Etive

    Glen Etive

    We have yet to leave a glen disappointed. Each and every glen we have been to, regardless of rain or shine, has been beautiful in its own way. The nature each glen provides seems to be different from the last, and Glen Etive had a sweet twist.   {Traveler’s Tip… Heading west on A82, you Read more about Glen Etive[…]Read More »
  • Glen Lyon

    Glen Lyon

    Here in Scotland a glen is a canyon.. and there are many, many, many of them to explore! One of our favorite glens thus far has been Glen Lyon, a surprise stop on our trip over to Oban!   With a six-day break, we had to head out in Isobel for a bit. Our game Read more about Glen Lyon[…]Read More »
  • Skye to Aberdeen.. Part Four

    Skye to Aberdeen.. Part Four

    Let’s talk about traveling through Scotland… With Scotland being the relatively small country that it is, one can really get from one place to another in no time at all. (That coming from two native Oregonians who drive the length of Oregon in four hours.) I know, some people reading this think four hours?! That’s Read more about Skye to Aberdeen.. Part Four[…]Read More »
  • The Western Side of Skye.. Part Three of the Inaugural #VanTrails Trip

    The Western Side of Skye.. Part Three of the Inaugural #VanTrails Trip

    Isle of Skye is 50 miles long and 25 miles wide, but with the ragged coastline and multiple sea lochs, the coast of Skye includes over 400 miles of beautiful scenery. These crazy sea lochs led our second loop of Skye to be not a loop at all, but rather a crazy, squiggly line down Read more about The Western Side of Skye.. Part Three of the Inaugural #VanTrails Trip[…]Read More »
  • The Northern Loop of Skye

    The Northern Loop of Skye

    Rolling over and coming to the realization that wow, we are in Skye at the trailhead of our very first hike in the area was really like a dream. It was one of those times where you try hard to focus on whether or not this was reality. The reality part sunk in once we Read more about The Northern Loop of Skye[…]Read More »
  • Aberdeen to Skye.. Inaugural trip for #VanTrails

    Aberdeen to Skye.. Inaugural trip for #VanTrails

    Heading out of Aberdeen, we decided to make our way up the coast over to Inverness, and then through The Highlands into Skye. Oh man the freedom of being in our own car.. no, our own van. How do we explain the giddiness that shook down to our souls, the joy streaming through the smiles Read more about Aberdeen to Skye.. Inaugural trip for #VanTrails[…]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 »
  • Purchasing a Car in the United Kingdom

    Purchasing a Car in the United Kingdom

    There are many things to think about when purchasing a car in the UK. Being a foreigner on top of being a student makes things a bit more tricky.. or rather expensive. Let’s look at practicality, affordability, and where to buy a car.   Practicality: Public transportation is readily available in most major parks of Read more about Purchasing a Car in the United Kingdom[…]Read More »
  • So… We Bought A Van… Surprised?!?!

    So… We Bought A Van… Surprised?!?!

    How in the world did we think we were going to live in a country with amazing Creation to explore without having a car? Coming over here, having a car wasn’t even a thought.. After being here for about a month and realizing all the beauty this country has to offer not having a car Read more about So… We Bought A Van… Surprised?!?![…]Read More »
  • Inside Dunnottar Castle

    Inside Dunnottar Castle

    After a weekend away from castles and simply enjoying the countryside by bikes, we were ready to go back to another castle! Waking up on Sunday to gorgeous weather, we decided to try heading to Dunnottar again–This time heading out with our friends Sydney and Dalton.   We had a bit more time to prepare Read more about Inside Dunnottar Castle[…]Read More »
  • Our First Scottish Castles

    Our First Scottish Castles

    When living in Scotland it’s basically a must to explore any and all castles possible. For the first few weeks over here, we were so busy getting everything arranged with finding a flat and getting the busywork of moving somewhere new situated that we didn’t even realize we had been here for nearly a month Read more about Our First Scottish Castles[…]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 »

 



 





 


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