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Scotland Itinerary Ideas: Caithness

Scotland Itinerary Ideas: Caithness

Today I\'m rounding off my coverage of the North Coast 500 with another entry in what has become a venerable and popular series here. These itinerary ideas highlight different regions of Scotland and provide a handy batch of activities, sights,...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-04-19 16:06:23
Hiking in Perthshire?s Rannoch Forest

Hiking in Perthshire?s Rannoch Forest

Scotland instills in me a great desire to get outdoors, to explore the hills, coasts, and forests of the highlands and lowlands, and to reconnect with a part of me that falls silent beneath the barrage of routine life. I schedule a lot of activities...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-04-12 16:06:53
Sipping the Orcadian at Scapa Distillery

Sipping the Orcadian at Scapa Distillery

Scapa Flow is a sheltered body of water in the heart of the Orkney Islands archipelago. These calm waters have long been a focal point, from prehistory to the Vikings to the World Wars when a German fleet was scuttled here. It\'s along the...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-04-05 16:07:53
State of the Savage: March/April 2018

State of the Savage: March/April 2018

I\'ve been writing Traveling Savage for the past eight and a half years, and in that time I\'ve been responsible for 99% of the website design, build, and maintenance. I had next to no training before I built this site, though I\'ve had...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-03-30 16:07:32
Communion at Orkney?s Yesnaby Cliffs

Communion at Orkney?s Yesnaby Cliffs

I recently spent a week in the Orkney Islands celebrating my tenth wedding anniversary and exploring many new wrinkles in my favorite place. It\'s where Sarah and I spent the bulk of our honeymoon, and it didn\'t take any convincing to plan our...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-03-22 16:06:15
Picture This: Mist-Cloaked Dundurn

Picture This: Mist-Cloaked Dundurn

Loch Earn is a blue blade slicing Scotland\'s heart. The centuries fan out here where the loch becomes the river, and ancient names bleed from the æther: Dundurn, Dalriada, Pictland. This rocky knoll floats through the February mist and rain, its...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-03-15 16:06:39
Visiting Rob Roy MacGregor?s Grave

Visiting Rob Roy MacGregor?s Grave

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland\'s first national park, occupies a beautiful swath of the central highlands north of Glasgow and Stirling. The park is suitably famous for Loch Lomond, but a host of other lochs rest among the...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-03-08 16:08:54
A Jaunt to Dewar?s Aberfeldy Distillery

A Jaunt to Dewar?s Aberfeldy Distillery

Perthshire is a region of Scotland with the perfect blend of history, scenery, and culture. From the gorgeous Queen\'s View and Pass of Killiecrankie to Blair Castle and charming Dunkeld, there\'s a reason why Perthshire has the moniker...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-03-01 16:06:43
Digging Up Caithness?s Ancient Places

Digging Up Caithness?s Ancient Places

The signs of ancient history are visible everywhere you go in Scotland. From the heart of Neolithic Orkney to Inverness-shire\'s Clava Cairns to Kilmartin Glen in Argyll, history pierces the sediment of modernity. Despite Scotland\'s apparent...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-02-22 16:07:15
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