Category: Advice

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Mobiles and WiFi

These days we want to stay connected while we are on holiday.   Gone are the days of sending a picture postcard which would inevitably arrive after we returned.    But enough of nostalgia...

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How do I get there?

Route planning I’ve noticed people planning journey times from Google Maps.   That might be fine – but especially in rural Scotland, some of the times or routes suggested are crazy. For long distance...

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Blogs for ideas

We’ve some members and friends who have either personally or professionally written blogs on some of their experiences travelling in Scotland. Barbara Geisler has spent plenty of time in Scotland, exploring both with her...

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It’s fun to travel with friends …

Scotland has some great ‘driving roads’ and attracts people from all over the world who want to drive and experience some fantastic roads with stunning scenery.   And often it’s groups that do this...

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Accommodation

I’m not going to talk about the big international sites here. They have massive advertising budgets and often charge accommodation providers significant commissions (often 20-30%). So even if you find somewhere via the big...

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Driving – play nice please

I was on the island of Jersey recently and noticed the hire cars all had an H plate – standing for Hire but I was told by a local that they called then Horrors ...

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Maps

There is excellent mapping available from a number of sources for Scotland.  Let’s take you on a tour.  I can’t list every option available so I’ll mainly tell you about those I use.  Do use...

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Frankly – toilets

We all pee and poo but we rarely talk about it, beyond the slight anxiety about where the next publicly available toilets might be.  Different countries and cultures have different rules so let’s talk...