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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Edinburgh

First stop on our Falling for Scotland tour was the magically misty city of Edinburgh – a destination both Kemey and I know fairly well but can never seem to get enough of. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn

Falling for Scotland is easy to do this time of year, especially when seeing the country by car. Continue reading

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2015 Edinburgh Fringe: Must See Shows (OneTravel)

For fans of live performance, August in Edinburgh means one thing: Fringe! The largest arts festival in the world, the three-week Scottish shindig brings the opportunity to be entertained by a heaving variety of world class, up-and-coming, and often rather … Continue reading

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Affordable Hotel Stays in Edinburgh

If you are planning any type of a leisure trip or holiday to Scotland one of the places you may want to visit the most is Edinburgh. There is a great deal for you to see and do in the … Continue reading

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Get a Free Hot Chocolate at Hotel Chocolat Cafes All Valentine’s Week!

To show my readers how much I appreciate each and every one of you for supporting my blog, I’ve come up with a sweetheart of an offer that’s good all Valentine’s Week: FREE hot chocolate from Hotel Chocolat! Continue reading

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Celebrate Halloween in Edinburgh (CheapOair)

Where better to spend a night of spooky merrymaking than in Edinburgh – purportedly the most haunted city in not just Scotland or the UK but the whole of Europe. From ghost stories to frightfully fun parties, here’s a roundup of some this great city’s best Halloween events and activities. Continue reading

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Edfringe by @KemeyLafond

Here’s a participant’s perspective – with photos! – of this year’s Fringe from designer (and tikchris contributor) Kemey Lafond who shares insight from her first time working at Edinburgh’s world famous performing arts festival. Continue reading

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Theatre Sneak Preview: Sincerely, Mr Toad

Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do Finalist, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) leads a 12 strong cast in Sincerely, Mr Toad, a brand new musical from Sell A Door Theatre Company in association with Greenwich Theatre. The show explores the life of Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows, and looks at the tragic events that inspired the popular writer’s most famous work. Continue reading

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How to Discover Your Scottish Ancestry (CheapOair)

Here’s a list of five great places throughout Scotland where you can delve into the local archives and learn about your family and clan’s history … Continue reading

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Four Sweet Eateries for Edinburgh Lovers (CheapOair)

Lovebirds looking for a romantic restaurant in Edinburgh for Valentine’s Day are spoilt for choice. That is if they act fast to make a reservation. There are plenty of great places to enjoy a delicious meal in an intimate and elegant setting. Here’s a list of four brilliant Edinburgh eateries to visit with your sweetheart. Continue reading

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Contemporary Masterpieces on View in Edinburgh (CheapOair)

From Death To Death And Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection … brings together works from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, one of the most important collections of contemporary art, with a number … Continue reading

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My Best of 2012 on CheapOair (CheapOair)

From Miami to Burgundy and all sorts of excellent destinations in between, I had a blast blogging for CheapOair this past year. As 2012 draws to a close, I thought now would be a great time to highlight five of … Continue reading

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Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection List of Artists in the exhibition: Marina Abramovic, Jean Arp, Balthus, Matthew Barney, Hans Bellmer, Joseph Beuys, Boyle Family, … Continue reading

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Dubh Prais: Traditional Scottish Cooking on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile (CheapOair)

Located in the heart of the Royal Mile, Dubh Prais offers a hearty helping of welcoming Scottish character and, despite its tourist laden locale, has an authentically homey and off-the-beaten track feel to it. Read my complete post at the … Continue reading

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The Scots Fiddle Festival, Edinburgh (CheapOair)

The UK’s biggest fiddle festival and one of Europe’s leading events in its field is back for a 17th consecutive go at bringing the world’s best fiddle players and fans together for a full weekend of “all things fiddle.” Read … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival (CheapOair)

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. It takes place every August over three weeks in, yep you guessed it, Edinburgh. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog. Photo/Shadowgate

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Festival Promenade Promises August of Art and Fun in Edinburgh (OneTravel)

The inspiration behind the launch of Festival Promenade comes from a quote about Edinburgh by Scottish novelist and poet, Robert Louis Stevenson: This profusion of eccentricities, this dream in masonry and living rock, is not a drop-scene in a theatre, but … Continue reading

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An Edinburgh Brasserie Where it’s an Honour to Dine (CheapOair)

The thoughtful menu alone makes The Honours well worth a visit. However, it should be noted that the elegant art deco feel of the restaurant, along with some of the most impeccably gracious service you’ll probably ever come across in … Continue reading

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Exploring Leith, the Port of Edinburgh (CheapOair)

Visitors to this little slice of historic waterfront Scotland experience what might best be summed up as a microcosm of 21st century Britain. Exploring Leith, the Port of Edinburgh CheapOair, 3 May 2012

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The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh (CheapOair)

… a thorough and well-rounded introduction to Scotland’s most famous export along with plenty of tips on making the most of any wee dram. The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh CheapOair, 3 April 2012

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Chu-chuhk-a-chuhk Chu-chuhk-a-chuhk

Chu-chuhk-a-chuhk chu-chuhk-a-chuhk chu-chuhk-a-chuhk. All through the night. I love sleeping overnight on long train journeys. That is, if I’m in a sleeper car, anyway. The rhythm of the train barrelling down the tracks lulls me into dreamland, and then when … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Scotland: Edinburgh Whisky Tasting (Urban Travel Blog)

The Spirit of Scotland: Edinburgh Whisky Tasting Urban Travel Blog, Jan 14, 2012 Located within the terribly touristic (if still incredibly scenic and evocative) Royal Mile is The Scotch Whisky Experience, offering a “sensational journey” taking folks through the “magical craft” of … Continue reading

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2011 Highlights

Here’s a round up of all the things I blogged about this year and still have me thinking “yeah, that was awesome” as 2011 now comes to a close. The list isn’t about personal triumphs or such and there are … Continue reading

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Photo Story: Leith Docks (Urban Travel Blog)

Photo Story: Leith Docks Urban Travel Blog, Dec 1st, 2011 Edinburgh’s port, Leith, offers visitors to this little slice of waterfront Scotland a microcosm of 21st century Britain. Post-industrial, mixed use, but largely residential with lots and lots of restaurants, pubs … Continue reading

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Overnight London-Edinburgh on the Caledonian Sleeper (OneTravel)

Overnight London-Edinburgh on the Caledonian Sleeper OneTravel, Oct 04, 2011 If you’re hoping to experience the bright lights and big city sights of both London and Edinburgh (as indeed you should!) during your upcoming vacation in Great Britain, and you’d like to maximize your … Continue reading

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The Honours, Martin Wishart’s Edinburgh Brasserie (Great British Chefs)

The Honours, Martin Wishart’s Edinburgh Brasserie Great British Chefs, 3 October 2011 Edinburgh. It’s as delicious a destination as any you’ll find. With five Michelin Starred restaurants and an increasingly aware and sophisticated foodie scene continuing to grow, Edinburgh offers … Continue reading

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I Wanna Go Back to Edinburgh

A friend of mine was chatting to me the other day about her recent trip up to Edinburgh. The convo left me reminiscing about how much I love that town and had me seriously hankering for a return visit. It’s … Continue reading

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Oh Sure, Sean Connery’s in the Loo But Where’s the Frickin’ WiFi!!!??? (Qype does London)

Oh Sure, Sean Connery’s in the Loo But Where’s the Frickin’ WiFi!!!??? Qype does London, July 4th 2009 I stayed at the Balmoral. Grand structure, historic hotel, exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, more than decent bar, lovely spa, nice room … Continue reading

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