• Ben Venue Walk Route Loch Achray
    Europe,  Scotland,  United Kingdom

    Ben Venue – Hiking Guide

    After taking a trip to the Trossachs and climbing Ben A’an during some time off work, I remembered why so many people love escaping from the urban environment of the central belt of Scotland. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is beautiful and only a short drive from Glasgow. This week I decided to step it up a little from Ben A’an and take on Ben Venue. Well, technically that is not true. I arrived at Ben Ledi at 8.15 am and the car park was already full. As I had been torn all week between walking Ben Venue or Ben Ledi, I used Ben Venue as my fallback…

  • View from Top of Ben Aan
    Scotland,  United Kingdom

    Ben A’an in Summer – Hiking Guide

    Scotland is packed with rolling hills and this specific little Scottish hill has the most stunning views and is the perfect day hike from Glasgow. Below you will find all you need to know about hiking Ben A’an, from how long to climb Ben A’an to where the Ben A’an car park is located. Since getting my camera, I had been dying to head up to Ben A’an for some photography and to test my (lack of) skills out. As I was hiking Ben A’an in summer, the sun was shining (even in Scotland!). As soon as I set off I knew that if I didn’t capture any good photos,…

  • Europe,  Scotland,  United Kingdom

    Covid-19 Lockdown: Travel Closer To Home

    First of all, if I knew my trip to Berlin in late December would still be referred to as “my last trip” in June, I would have stayed more than an extra night! That aside, since the UK Coronavirus lockdown began, I have been fortunate enough to be still working full time in the office. So, thankfully, I have managed to keep my mind busy and focused throughout this somewhat surreal time in all our lives. To be honest, I originally thought I would maybe have had so much free time. I had plans to improve my Spanish (from terrible to not terrible), learn how to play the Ukelele and…

  • Entrance to Glasglow
    Europe,  Scotland,  United Kingdom

    Glasglow: Festival Of Lights

    Since 2018 Glasgow has been home to Glasglow. This is effectively Glasgow’s festival of lights, brought to you by itison. The event is set in Glasgow Botanic Gardens. The festival takes the Botanic Gardens and amazingly transforms them into a magical world of sound, light and fantasy. Although only 2 years young, Glasglow attracts a large audience. In the event’s first year, they managed to sell 75,000 tickets over the course of the event. This is by far the city’s biggest Halloween event, and it’s growing. Unlike the other itison event, Elfingrove, which is more geared towards a younger audience, this really is fun for all the family. I attended…