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Adventures in Scotland

Believe it or not, I STILL have lots to post from our time in Europe! And, I’m totally not complaining. I love that our European excursions live on with editing still on my queue, and blog posts still to be written and shared, all while new adventures are being lived:)It’s a win-win!

Today, I am SO excited to FINALLY be sharing our Scotland adventures with you! It’s really hard to rank our favorite European adventure, but Scotland is definitely up towards the top. This was a more spontaneous trip (as are a lot of our trips and adventures!)…and I’m SO glad we squeezed it in before I had to head back to the states to begin a very busy May wedding season!

We took a train out of Kings Cross on a late afternoon straight to Edinburgh. It was about a 5 hour speed-train ride- with the most gorgeous views traveling through the English and Scottish country side while the sunset. Truly spectacular.

We stayed in a sweet little hotel in the center of Edinburgh- the most beautiful old city. We loved Edinburgh, as it reminded us of much of the rest of the UK, but on a much smaller scale- which was super refreshing coming from a hugely bustling London! It was so wonderful to be just a short walks away from all the main sights in Edinburgh.

Upon arriving, we walked the streets of New Town Edinburgh in search of the perfect little hole-in-the wall dinner spot and stumbled upon the cutest little place- with the most YUMMY menu. I wish I had taken pictures of both Joey and I’s dishes- Scotland ended up being one of our favorite food spots (next to Italy’s pizza and amazing desserts!).

On our first full day, we decided to be brave and rent a car to explore the Highlands…the most adventurous part of our whole European adventure, for sure. I’m SO proud of Joey for braving driving the streets of a foreign country on a foreign side of the road! The views were totally worth the sheer fear of driving on the opposite side of the road:)

The highlands were among the most BEAUTIFUL country I’ve ever seen. I wish my pictures did the sights justice. Breathtakingly speechless views- I hope you all get a chance to go there someday!

On our final full day, we spent the day exploring lovely Edinburgh- exploring the castle, walking the Royal Mile, eating our weight in mussels ;), and watching the sunset at Calton Hill overlooking the whole city.

Scotland was a dream, and we feel so blessed to have been able to explore! Definitely hope to find ourselves back there one day…:D

First Full Day- The Scottish Highlands

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Second Full Day- Exploring Edinburgh

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Happy Wednesday, friends!

September 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Lindsay - Ahhh!!!! The ones of you on the rock and with the umbrella are my FAVES!! But let’s be honest, I like them all!!

September 17, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Alicia Lacey - These pictures are literally breathtaking! I want your travel life!! Also, I tell you all the time but you and Joey are SO freaking cute!!

September 17, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Emilia Jane - What an amazing trip!

September 17, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Caitlin - omggggg- amazing!! i’ve always wanted to go to scotland- especially the highlands. your photos are making me want to go even more now!!

September 17, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Renee - It looks like you had an amazing trip! The views are incredible!

September 17, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Jackie Phillips - Your trip looked like it was amazing! I am dying to visit Scotland, as that is where my family is from and my many great grandfathers castle remains are there!

September 17, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Sara - Oh Sarah – these pictures are stunning!! I will have to get to Scotland one day. You have inspired me!

September 17, 2014 - 8:22 pm

Marilyn Jordan - Sarah, these photos are simply gorgeous!! So many of them are museum quality shots. Good eye!!

September 20, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Christine Tapanes - I just looked at the Scotland pictures. So pretty there and I am glad you and Joey got to see it.. Hope George and I can go sometime.

October 6, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Christy Ledford - Ooh, Scotland is my favorite place in creation (although Oahu is a close second). Thank you for sharing. Any chance you have photos of St Andrews? And any chance you’re willing to print big (24×36? Or so) for some old friends, I mean paying customers.

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