So you've decided to visit Scotland! This is so exciting! You've saved a million photos and videos online. You have a list of must see places that has become impossibly long. You have followed all the blogs about Scotland, joined every forum and Facebook Group. You have preemptively apologised to your family and friends for the onslaught of Scottish posts they are about to see. You can barely contain your excitement!
But when it comes time to sit down and actually plan out your trip, you start to feel overwhelmed by the details. You start to notice the glaring gaps in the available information. You find a plethora of information for Glencoe and Edinburgh for example, but the internet is a lot less generous when it comes to say, Caithness. I know the struggle - I have been there. And my spontaneous style of wandering has given me unique insights into the country's hidden gems as well as the popular tourist destinations. I have stumbled upon so many things, because the lifestyle I have chosen and the sacrifices I have made give me the opportunity to travel Scotland in a topsy turvy fashion. I've traveled by car, by train, by bus, by ferry, and by foot. I've traveled solo and with friends. Scotland is overflowing with treasures - there truly is something for everyone. But it can be a bit daunting facing all of those treasures when you're a first time visitor.
Enter, yours truly! One of my most important goals has been to turn my platform into a way to help others realize the dream of visiting Scotland. I am happiest when I am sharing my passion for Scotland with others, and I love being able to pass on my experiences - be they successes or mistakes. I offer consulting services catered to the type of visit you are planning. For those interested in packages with group travel, I partner with a travel agency as their Scotland Travel Consultant, as a way to help my readers access deals on group and private tours, accommodations etc. For those who want a self directed trip I offer consulting. This involves reviewing your itinerary, answering any questions you may have, and if I don't have the answer, getting you connected with the people who do. I also offer full itinerary creation from start to finish.
We all have different preferences when we travel, and what matters most is that your trip is tailored to you. If you enjoy big bus tours, great! If you're an independent traveler like me and group tours aren't your thing, thats great too! There is no "right way" to see Scotland. Variety makes the world go round, and it would be pretty boring if we all liked exactly the same things. So I welcome you to get in touch - lets chat and see if there I can help ease the stress and bring the fun back into your trip planning!
And don't forget, if you want to plan your trip on your own, the Scottish Wanderlust community is always free! You can browse the forum on the website here: Scottish Wanderlust Forum. And you can join the Facebook Group here: Scottish Wanderlust on Facebook.
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Planning Your Trip
Visit Scotland - Scotland's National Tourist Board
UK Highway Code - The official page for driving regulations in the UK
National Museums Scotland - A network of museums for varying interests - art, history, culture, science, technology and more
Historic Environment Scotland - the lead public body established to investigate care for and promote Scotland's historic environment
Ancestry.com - Find your own roots, you never know where the search will take you!