8 of The Best London Views That Aren’t the London Eye

London is a beautiful city. It’s ever-evolving skyline is filled with historical landmarks, incredible architecture and eye-catching skyscrapers. With so much to see and so much variety, sometimes the best views are from above! Luckily there are many vantage points in London with incredible views of the city, both free…

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Edinburgh, Scotland

After visiting Loch Ness, exploring the Isle of Skye, and making our way back southwards via Glencoe and the Tossachs, we arrived in Edinburgh on a Sunday evening for the last day of our Scottish adventure with my parents. This beautiful city was the perfect backdrop for the end of…

Isle of Skye to Edinburgh via Fort William

This post is a special post – it marks the 100th post on basicbonvivant.com. Thank you so much for visiting, reading and following along. It has been a blast to share this very unique time in our lives with you and I hope you’ve found it useful for your own…

Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye in Scotland had been on our travel bucket list since we first arrived in the UK. This almost mystical, beautiful part of Scotland was an area we hoped to explore by car, so instead of our usual weekend whirlwind trip, we booked three nights there with…

Edinburgh to Isle of Skye via Loch Ness

Our trip to Scotland was a special one. Instead of just the two of us taking off an expat adventure, we met my parents in Edinburgh and the four of us hit the road to explore more of the Highlands and Isle of Skye. We’d been to Scotland and the…

Brecon Beacons, Wales

Great Britain has some phenomenal national parks. We’ve been lucky to visit a few, like our trip to Snowdonia National Park in Wales last summer. Recently, we returned to Wales to challenge ourselves with a hike and check out Brecon Beacons National Park. Andrew, our trip planner extraordinaire and the…

Memories of Venice, Italy

Our recent Slovenian adventure involved flying through Venice Marco Polo. When we were planning the trip, I found it a bit difficult to stay focused on the new and incredible sights we’d be seeing in Slovenia when Venice was right there. We’d been there before, so I knew how magical…