Scotland Road Trip Part V: The Search for Nessie

This is part of a series of posts about our road trip around Scotland.  We started off with a drive from the Lakes to Glasgow, then headed north to Oban in search of scenery and whisky and then to the remote and beautiful Isle of Skye. Now it was time to turn eastward to Inverness. We…

Scotland Road Trip Part IV: Around the Trotternish

We had one full day to spend on Skye, and decided to spend it driving around the Trotternish Peninsula, home to some of the most dramatic scenery on the island.  With a slight detour and stop for a walk and some sheep, followed by lunch in Portree, we headed to toward the Old Man of…

Scotland Road Trip Part III: From Oban to Skye

I’ll start by saying that it was this trip to Scotland that converted me to Black Pudding. I know it’s a superfood. I know it’s made of boiled down blood, offal and oats. I’m a picky eater, but when cooked right (generally fried), a high quality black pudding can be a delicious part of your…

Scotland Road Trip Part II: Glasgow to Oban

After a hearty breakfast of New York style bagel sandwiches we headed further north. Seriously, there was an America themed breakfast place just down the street from our hotel. The snow started when we reached the heights of Rest and Be Thankful Pass and fortunately let off when our elevation dropped.  We stopped in the…

Scotland Road Trip Part I: From the Lakes to Glasgow

After spending half a week touring around the lakes, Lucas, my parents and I headed out on a road trip of Scotland. We’d taken them up Catbells, around our hometown as well as Ambleside, Bowness and Keswick, the Lake District staples. It was time to head north in our trusty hire car. (The fiesta would…