Escape from New York: Extended Travel

Exploring Scotland: Photo Tour That Will Make You Book A Flight

A week exploring Scotland is just enough time to whet the appetite and make you want to go back again.  I have included a sampling of pictures from a recent trip I took that will hopefully get you excited to plan a Scottish adventure.


A main reason I travel and one way to experience a local culture is through their food.  Before I travel I always make a list of local foods I want to try.  I also find the days and locations for farmers markets in cities I am visiting .  Finally, when I arrive I ask every local I meet where they would recommend I eat and then try and find those restaurants.

I had quite a long list before this trip and nothing disappointed.  From the pics below, the Haggis was a real standout.  Everyone has their own recipe but the one I tried had a nice level of spice and multiple levels of flavor.

Everything from the porridge to the fish and finally the beer and whisky were all delicious.  A note about whisky tasting in Scotland: the pours are 25 ml which is about 1/2 a shot in the US (so it’s like trying 2 for 1.) Prices range from £4-8 which isn’t cheap but worth getting to try a variety of Scotches from the Lowlands, Highlands and Isles.

Scottish Oat Porridge

Scottish Oat Porridge

Meat Pies Scotland

Meat Pies

Smoked Fish Scotland

Smoked Fish

Cullen Skink

Cullen Skink

Scottish Smoked Salmon with Capers

Scottish Smoked Salmon

Scotish Salmon and Potatoes

Salmon and Potatoes

Fish and Chips Scotland

Fish and Chips

Haggis Neeps and Tatties

Haggis, Neeps & Tatties

Clafouti in Scotland


Tennents Beer in Scotland

Tennents Beer

Cold Town Beer

Cold Town Beer

Clydeside Distillery

Clydeside Distillery

Scotch Tasting Arran Malt 10 Year Old

Arran Malt Scotch

Outdoor Adventures

Scotland has so many opportunities to go on leisurely walks or challenging hikes.  Take advantage of any and all outdoor activities that present themselves when you are traveling through this beautiful country.

Spotting the Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness Monster

River in the Scottish Highlands

Highlands in Scotland

Helensburgh Scotland

Scottish Countryside

River Tay in Perth Scotland

River Tay in Perth

Exploring City Life

Wherever I travel I set a goal to walk a certain number of miles per day.  Typically I will try and walk the perimeter of a city making sure I get a mix of both more touristy and local locations.

Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby

Bagpipes in Scotland

Bagpipes in Scotland

Dean Village Edinburgh Scotland

Dean Village Edinburgh

Dusk in Edinburgh

Streets in Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland

City Views

Evening in Edinburgh Scotland

Evening in Scotland

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