Autumn Road Trip Playlist | Guest Post

Last week I covered my road trip essentials (as part of my staycation series) and this week the lovely Aisasami is talking about an Autumn road trip playlist. Missed a part of my staycation series? Catch up here. Aisasami is an American living currently in the beautiful city of Nagoya located in Japan. She has been enjoying the island nation for about six and half years. By day, she is a preschool teacher. But by night, she is a writer on her blog “ai love music”, a music blog that is devoted to rare musical treasures from the past and Read More…

Road Trip Essentials

Last year I took a road trip from Edinburgh through the Scottish Highlands and up to Loch Ness. It was my first road trip without my parents and a great experience. I think I saw a lot more of the country than I would have by train or plane. I learnt a lot on that trip from what to bring, to road safety and how to prevent arguments with your passengers! So today I wanted to share my essentials for a great road trip as part of my staycation series. Road Trip Essentials Service and MOT It’s important your car Read More…

Edinburgh Zoo

Our second day in Edinburgh (and the third day of our road trip) saw us taking a trip to Edinburgh Zoo. We got up early, picked up some lunch to take with us and had some breakfast. Ah, the benefit of having our hotel next to a supermarket. 😉 Edinburgh zoo was a short 10 minute drive from our hotel, on the outskirts of the city centre. Funnily, if we wanted to use public transport, we needed to get a tram from the city centre. Which meant driving was the best option for us. But if you do want to Read More…

Edinburgh & The Castle on the Hill

After our trip to Alnwick, Ryan and I continued our road trip up to Scotland and our next destination – Edinburgh. We spent 1 and a half days in the city and another at Edinburgh Zoo (post on that to follow!). I got very excited when I saw the “border crossing” layby and insisted we pull over to take some photos. There’s also a layby the other side for those travelling into England. It took around 1 and a half hours from Alnwick to Edinburgh along a beautiful coastal route. I tried to take some photos from the car but Read More…

Alnwick Castle and Gardens

Ryan and I have just gotten home from our road trip through part of England and Scotland. It was a long drive but I’m happy we did it instead of using public transport, we came across some picturesque towns and villages. Our holiday started with a 6 and a half hour drive up the Fosseway, an old Roman road connecting Exeter to Lincoln . According to our Google Map route we drove 14 hours and 40 minutes on our way up to Scotland! Alnmouth – seaviews and a haunted hotel Our first destination was the small seaside village of Alnmouth, Read More…