All tagged Castles

Glamping in Scotland

Connor's surprise glamping getaway was such a blast! So cozy, comfortable, and such a gorgeous location! Dundas Castle is only 15-20 minutes outside Edinburgh so you can enjoy hiking and city life all in one weekend.

Lisbon

Portugal is such a lovely country - beautiful towns, friendly people, officially the best wine, and very convenient. In Lisbon, we focused on exploring outside, taking advantage of the sunshine, trying local flavors, and relaxing by the river front. The city also has museums and a highly rated botanical garden for chillier or rainier visits. 

Scottish Highlands

The day after Christmas, Connor and I loaded up a rental car and took off for the mountains and lochs of the Scottish Highlands. After a full day driving, we arrived near Lochgoilhead and settled into one of the best Airbnbs of the last couple years. Our hosts converted an old stable into a gorgeous eco tiny home (she is an architect) and it's now a Grade II listed building. Fresh baked sourdough, a fire in the stove, piles of wool blankets, and a puppy named Pixie greeted us. We immediately regretted not booking the place for more than two nights.

Budapest Trip Report: 3 Day City Break

Our first adventure to Eastern Europe! We spent 3 days exploring Buda, Pest, and Óbuda, the three cities that united to form Budapest, capital of Hungary. Budapest has quite the list of World Heritage Sites and I think we actually made it to all of them, including riding the second-oldest metro line in the world.

Edinburgh - Thanksgiving Road Trip Part II

On our first day in Edinburgh we hiked up Arthur's Seat, stared in wonder at the view, and explored Holyrood Park. The boys conducted their own city-wide pub crawl and I explored as many corners of the city as I could reach on foot. The castle is gorgeous, shops fantastic, and streets beautiful! 

Warwick Day Trip

On Saturday morning, we jumped on a train to Warwick and 25 minutes later we were exploring the streets of a little castle town. The River Avon runs through the heart of the city and past Warwick Castle, built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and later fortified with stone and restored in the 12th century.