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The Edinburgh Military Tattoo: A MUST Add to Your Edinburgh Itinerary

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a stirring and inspiring display of the best of Scotland’s history and culture, and it is a must see if you are planning a visit to Edinburgh in the summer time. I would even go as far as to suggest that it is well worth planning your whole trip around, […]

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Where to Buy Good Whisky in Scotland and Edinburgh

Where to Buy Good Whisky in London and Edinburgh

Don’t think you like whisky?  I wasn’t crazy about it, either, until after our first visit to Scotland.  Drinking the national drink in the place that it was made gave me a new appreciation for the wide range of subtle flavors in good whisky. Since then, my love of whiskey has expanded to other types […]

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A Tour of the Edinburgh Royal Mile

Edinburgh is one of my favorite European cities.  Its casual elegance and easy going attitude make it an easy place to spend a few days.  The scale of the city makes it very walkable and not overwhelming like larger cities that we have been to. The Edinburgh Royal Mile is divided into a number of […]

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Fabulous Friday Foto: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

If you ever have the opportunity to attend the Edinburgh Tattoo, you should.  This is one of those “once in a lifetime” things that is worth a splurge (and if it is an options, do spend the extra money for the good tickets with a straight on view of the castle!) The event plays out in front of […]

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A rainbow in the Scottish highlands

Fabulous Friday Foto: A Rainbow Seen While In the Highlands of Scotland

The abundance of rain that falls on the Highlands of Scotland does have a upside. Lots and lots of rainbows. This photo was taken while we were driving around the Highlands near Fort William. The clouds parted and the sun came out for just long enough for us to snap this photo. If you have […]

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Red Phone Booth Scotland

Fabulous Friday Foto: An Out of the Way Red Phone Booth in the Scottish Highlands

Ah, the ubiquitous red telephone booth.  It is such a well known symbol of all that is Brittish.  You never have to worry about being far from a phone in the UK.  You can be well connected even out here, on the western edge of Scotland in the Scottish Highlands on the Isle of Skye, where we […]

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Buildings on the Canal in Amsterdam

Where I am Going on My Summer Vacations!

It is going to be an incredible summer for me and for There and Back Again Travel Blog!  I have been home for a record 4 months in a row, and I am going stir crazy and I am ready to fly! Make sure to use the buttons on the right to connect with There […]

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Fish and Chips

The Best Fish and Chips in Scotland

The grease seeped tantalizingly through the paper wrapper as I unwrapped my precious bundle like a child on Christmas morning.  I had been waiting for months, trying to hold back my excitement and now the moment was finally here. I impatiently bit into the too hot piece of fish, sinking my teeth into the firm […]

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Whiskey in a gas station in Scotland

Looking Down and Road: Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival

The selection of whiskey available in a gas station in Scotland is bigger than many liquor stores here in the USA. I don’t care what most women think.  Whiskey is not just for the boys. In all honesty, I didn’t drink whiskey before our first trip to Scotland.  I also had no idea at the […]

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Fireworks display

Hogmanay in Edinburgh – Celebrating New Years Eve Scottish Style!

There is a slight chance, if all of the planets align properly and the standby travel angels are looking over us, that we might get to go somewhere really cool for New Year’s Eve this year.  Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland. The planets did not align properly last New Year’s Eve (and I think the standby […]

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