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Sifting Through Western Sutherland?s Beaches

Sifting Through Western Sutherland?s Beaches

Scotland\'s northwestern coastline is studded with pristine strips of white and red sand beaches. More often than not you\'ll find yourself alone with the wind, waves, and gulls with nothing to remind you of the current era. As with so many...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-18 16:06:58
Boutique Style at Mackay?s Rooms

Boutique Style at Mackay?s Rooms

Before I explored the North Coast 500 I performed quite a bit of research to pick the best stopping points along that mammoth and beautiful drive through Scotland\'s northern highlands. There are vast stretches with no obvious place to bed down...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-11 16:06:49
Ramble On: The Wee Mad Road of Sutherland

Ramble On: The Wee Mad Road of Sutherland

Look at any map of Scotland and you\'ll quickly gain a sense of the hierarchy of roadways. "M" roads are the biggest, fastest roads only around the central belt, and then you descend through "A" and "B" roads, the...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-04 16:07:53
Picture This: Ben Hope Skybound from Strathmore

Picture This: Ben Hope Skybound from Strathmore

Beyond the deep sweep of Loch Eriboll and inland from Sutherland\'s wind-scoured coast, Strathmore holds Hope in its mountainous embrace. The enduring eminence of Ben Hope, Scotland\'s northernmost sentinel, reaches crag-faced for sky and space....
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-21 16:07:03
Escaping to Orkney Crofts? East Heddle

Escaping to Orkney Crofts? East Heddle

Upon my last visit to the Orkney Islands five years ago I found a series of renovated self-catering crofts in the heart of Orkney\'s mainland called Orkney Crofts. I spent a solid four nights in one of the smaller crofts, The Bu, with my dad as we...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-14 16:06:49
State of the Savage: November/December 2017

State of the Savage: November/December 2017

Scotland is a place, for me, that provides avenues to self-reflection and contemplation. It\'s an escape from the grasping, trivial, and ever-consuming distractions of modernity, tendrils I can\'t seem to escape ensconced in my routines back...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-07 16:07:20
Highland Gold in the Blackford Hills: Visiting Tullibardine Distillery

Highland Gold in the Blackford Hills: Visiting Tullibardine Distillery

My pair of trips to Perthshire in the past year afforded me time to visit distilleries that had managed to elude me. Chief among them was Tullibardine distillery, another of Scotland\'s doughty distilleries that has withstood the trials of time,...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-11-30 16:08:54
Handa Island, Sutherland?s Far-Flung Refuge

Handa Island, Sutherland?s Far-Flung Refuge

One of the first realizations upon joining the North Coast 500 is the sheer breadth of excursions at your fingertips. Ruined castles, sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, windswept heath, lonely islands, magnificent hikes, and some of the best open-road,...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-11-23 16:09:48
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