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…

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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…

London Day Trip: The Mount Vineyard, Kent

While we were hiking along the Eynsford Circular, we passed this sign while crossing through a golf course. We were intrigued. “Best Wine in Kent” had to mean something, right? Andrew Googled it as we continued our walk to Shoreham for lunch. He discovered that The Mount Vineyard does tastings…

London Day Trip: Hiking the Eynsford Circular

Our latest hike took us to Eynsford in Kent, where we walked a long the Eynsford Circular. This lovely country stroll was a nice walk, even in the rain. Getting There | The Walk | The Sights Getting to the Eynsford Circular Just 45 minutes by train from Blackfriars, trains…

Hiking from Leatherhead to Leith Hill

In the run-up to our big hiking trip in June, we’ve been embarking on roughly one hike per month here in the UK in addition to our training in the gym. For February’s hike, Andrew chose a route that would be easy to get to from London, offer us some…

Scottish Highlands Adventure: The Caledonian Sleeper, Ullapool and Scaling Stac Pollaidh

Though we travel a heck of a lot, what has made our expat experience so wonderful and our transition to living in London so easy are the friendships that anchor us here. We are so incredibly lucky to have met many wonderful people in London, and our main crew are…