Edinburgh is an exciting and vibrant city and the perfect place for that special weekend getaway. As well as plenty of shopping and site seeing, Edinburgh also has some excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes to offer, so here is a quick guide to all the best places to eat and drink during your stay.
The Scots love their breakfasts, so you will find plenty of cafes, delicatessens and pubs offering breakfast service from 7am right through to lunchtime and one of if you find yourself in the north of the city in the morning a trip to Porto & Fi is a must. This is a great little café style delicatessen with views over the River Forth, which serves excellent tea, coffee to go with your breakfast or brunch. Some of the most popular dishes include sliced Parma ham and eggs, and a selection of freshly baked pain au chocolat and small pastries served with cups of deep rich coffee. Another great place for breakfast is Urban Angel, which specialises in cooking ethically with fair-trade and organic produce, and a favourite dish in this smart café is the eggs benedict with locally smoked haddock.
If you love mixing travel with wild encounters with nature, you will never ran out of things to do in Scotland. The best things to do in Scotland ranges from hiking, sledding, biking, kayaking and a lot more. And all these while working with huskies, enjoying a great view, or getting up close and personal with animals that you never imagined you’ll get up close to in your life time. Here is a good list for your Scotland adventure:
Time travel at one of the geopark
Yes, you can go back in time when you visit Scotland. Well, not literally go back in time but at least see how the earth might have been like ages ago at one of Scotland’s geopark. Go to the North West Highlands and you will see an amazing landscape which was barely touched and barely changed since the last ice age.
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Everyone is awaiting the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton this coming 29 April at the West Minster Abbey. The world has been a big rumor mill where the royal honeymoon will be. Will it be in Maldives? Australia? Or perhaps Nepal? The future king and queen received a ton of invitations from family friends and governments, and we shall await for the official announcement.
Is it the royal honeymoon destination that defines the couple or is it the other way around? For the mean time, let us look back at some of the best royal honeymoon destinations that we know of:
Prince Charles and Lady Diana spent their honeymoon by sailing in the Mediterranean. They were on honeymoon for a few months. They spent some time in Hampshire and then they were off to Gibraltar. They also spent some time at the Balmoral Estate of the Royal Family in Scotland.
The British Isles are the perfect destination for a hiking trip, as these unique countries have beautiful and diverse landscapes, from the lush valleys and mountains of Wales to the beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise waters of Cornwall.
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Drinking a glass of wine in a simple room is not the same experience as sipping exact one under a canopy of stars. What defines the taste of any wine is the when and where you are sipping it.
This concept may anger the more logical minded members of the wine industry but several companies are already investing in wine tasting rooms. These tasting rooms offer a relaxed vibe and elegant window views of beautiful locales and are increasingly becoming part of big brewers’ calling cards.
The practice of making these structures to lure in possible customers have been started by newer wine industries belonging to Chile and Argentina and several states like Michigan in the United States for the American continent. In Europe, New Zealand and Austria have these rooms to lure in buyers. These architecturally elegant and scenery centered rooms invites the tasters to focus on their senses and the taste the wines provide.
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Small villages give you a good big picture of the soul of a country. You can appreciate the cobblestoned streets, olive groves, old churches, and the fresh air.
Below we feature some of the most beautiful, small villages you can find when you travel around Europe.
Bolgheri is a small town of 1,000 residents, just 40 miles south of Pisa. A road lined by about 2,500 cypress trees will lead you to the town set around vineyards of the southern portion of Maremma. Make sure you make a stop at the Caffe della Posta and try the redwines of Bolgheri which is said to be competing well with the French Bordeaux.
Check out the Relais Sant ‘Elena where you can have a good night sleep at one of their 15 rooms with canopy beds, relax by the fireplace, and have a blast during a pasta-making crash course.
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For most travelers, it’s not really about the destination. It’s about the journey. This is never truer for anyone else than for those who love to drive. Some people find that driving actually relaxes them. If you’re planning to fly out of the U.S. and rent a car to explore the landscape, these are the best driving routes to take.
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While this driving route is not ideal for those who are only used to casual driving, people who love challenges will find this interesting. Filled with narrow, two-lane highways, adventurous drivers will be kept on the edge of their seats while traversing this path. The best road to take is Highway 1. However, word has it that it has plenty of potholes. You’ll need a pretty sturdy vehicle for this drive.