Friday’s Featured Food: Deep Fried Mars Bar in Edinburgh, Scotland

You have to admire the Scottish even if you don’t love them. They have quirky off the wall stuff that will only ever be relevant in Scotland. OK, and occassionally the Northern Irish will dig them too. One such delicacy on the Friday’s Featured Food corner is the deep fried Mars Bar! I’d already toured Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Deep Fried Mars Bar in Edinburgh, Scotland[…]

Staying at The Baxter, A Cool Boutique Hostel in Edinburgh, Scotland

You might have read that I was recently back in Scotland for the first time in 6 years. Perhaps even more surprisingly it was my first visit to Edinburgh, the capital city. These days mixing up guest houses with night trains with hotels with hostels has its crazy diverse travel moments. But here in Edinburgh, Read more about Staying at The Baxter, A Cool Boutique Hostel in Edinburgh, Scotland[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Haggis, Tatties and Neeps in Edinburgh, Scotland

It had been a whopping 6 years since I had been to Scotland when I decided to hit up Edinburgh. It was an easy choice to make for me. Firstly, cheap Ryanair flights made it a budget place to head to but secondly it was a new city. My many jaunts to Scotland had taken Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Haggis, Tatties and Neeps in Edinburgh, Scotland[…]

Backpacking in Scotland: Top 10 Sights in Edinburgh

I had been to Scotland around 20 times in my life – but mostly to Glasgow, Irvine or Stranraer. Growing up in Northern Ireland made that an easy option as a child and teenager. However i had never once been to Edinburgh until I turned 34. After checking into the cool boutique hostel The Baxter, Read more about Backpacking in Scotland: Top 10 Sights in Edinburgh[…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Dual Nationality, Holding Multiple Passports

Today on Tuesday’s Travel Essentials it’s time to take advantage of all the passports you can get. You’ll need them – trust me. When you go travelling, your passports fill up quickly with visas and stamps so it’s essential to have a back up – dual nationality and multiple passports is the best way to Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Dual Nationality, Holding Multiple Passports[…]

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Westray to Papa Westray: The Shortest Flight in the World at 47 Seconds!

If you follow Don’t Stop Living you will know that I NEVER write about places I haven’t been unless it’s in a “I want to go there” way and this post is just inspired by my love for unusual and off the beaten track destinations. I haven’t been to Scotland since 2008 and despite spending Read more about Westray to Papa Westray: The Shortest Flight in the World at 47 Seconds![…]

Jonny Blair Dan Darch and Neil Macey at the Scotland border

World Borders: How to get from Scotland to England (Glasgow to Carlisle train)

On my series where I cross borders of the world, this ranges from passport stamping borders, internal country borders and indeed the Equator. While England and Scotland are very much separate countries, they use the same currency (British Pound) and are both part of the United Kingdom. That doesn’t stop there being a border though! Read more about World Borders: How to get from Scotland to England (Glasgow to Carlisle train)[…]