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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.

Telford & the Ironbridge Gorge

Checking out the world's first iron bridge in Telford! This gorgeous area of the Severn Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it's not nearly as brown and dreadful as "Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution" makes it sound. 

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.

5 Ways England Surprised Us

Monday marked the one year anniversary of our move to England. Craaazyyyyy! We've been rather reflective lately, thinking back on the places visited and lessons learned, what we miss about America and which British customs we plan to bring home. Overall, we have been pleasantly surprised by many aspects of life in the UK. Here are 5 things that particularly surprised us...

Doyles Take England: Devon and Exmoor National Park

Three nights in Devon with lots of hiking! Devon has coastline in both the north and the south, touching both the Bristol Channel and the English Channel. We stayed in a small town called Lynton in the northern part of the county, very close to Somerset, with views over the Bristol Channel. Exmoor National Park is in North Devon, and we planned to explore that area during our stay. Everything about this area was beautiful...

Weekend on England's Jurassic Coast

One bucket list item that we've been dying to check off our list this summer is a visit to the Jurassic Coast on the English Channel. This part of the coast is England's only natural World Heritage Site, which places it in the same category as the Great Barrier Reef, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone. Of the 1,000 or so World Heritage Sites, less than 200 are naturally occurring, and England's Jurassic Coast looked positively dreamy

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a popular walking destination in England made up of river valleys and hills. A "dale" is a valley, a word derived from old Nordic and Germanic languages. Dales throughout the county of Yorkshire are named after their corresponding river: Swaledale, Wharfedale, etc. After a fabulous breakfast in Leeds, we drove to tiny Kettlewell and tackled the Great Whernside walking route, heading for the rocky summit of Wharfedale. Gorgeous day!!