Eating restaurant alone
Going to a restaurant is a pleasant experience and one that many people enjoy as a group but why do so many people struggle with going to a restaurant on their own? By Phil Taylor Restaurants can be off-putting places for solo travellers and diners. Surrounded by couples and families, many dread the question, 'table for one?'. With two for one meals...
Denver airport Evil
Ever since opening in 1995, Denver International Airport has been the subject of conspiracy theories linking it to government cover-ups and the world's elite. The airport's artwork which includes a model of a demon horse with glowing red eyes and a statue of the Egyptian god of death have only fueled the rumours that the airport is a...
Most photographed beach
This ordinary ship from the Clyde has had an extraordinary life - from rescuing survivors at Dunkirk in its early years to its final resting place where it now features as the backdrop to the most photographed beach in Europe. This is the story of the MV Panagiotis. MV Panagiotis – From the Clyde to Zakynthos By James McKean Constructed on...
Campervan Scotland
Covid travel restrictions has turned 2020 into the year of staycations and has subsequently witnessed the biggest uptake in the hiring and purchasing of campervans, caravans, and motorhomes – especially in Scotland. With its vast remoteness, its accessibility, and its award-winning landscapes, Scotland is one of the most ideal countries for campervan-based holidays in the world. By James McKean As much...
Come fly with me? Many airlines will probably get a negative answer to that question this year as Covid lockdown measures continue. But what if you have Avios points accumulating? Well, it is not necessarily all bad news as British Airways recently announced a 6 month extension on any unused companion vouchers members. What are the options then if...
The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis for the airline industry, but it is also an opportunity to reevaluate the design of the passenger experience and totally re-think seat design. By Bev Cleary Ever had that ‘sinking’ feeling when you find out that your airline seat is the ‘dreaded’ middle one? Let’s face it, many of us have been there – quite...
Barra beach landing
The Isle of Barra holds many fascinating sights for a tourist. Even your arrival by plane will be an experience - it is the only pace in the world where scheduled commercial flights land on a beach! By Phil Taylor Just off the mainland of North Western Scotland is the wonderful Outer Hebrides which is full of history, idyllic views, and...
Isle of Rum
Despite being the biggest of Scotland’s Small Isles, the Isle of Rum is the least populated island. The majority of its 25,850-hectare surface area lies uninhabited, with the entirety of its minor population of thirty-or-so people residing in the small village of Kinloch, which is located on its eastern shore. Despite its lack in residents, Rum remains a popular...
As we know Scotland is one awesome country. A country full of adventure, comfort and amazing views all wrapped up into one perfect package. So why would you not find some of the most amazing pubs in this country? We are going to look at the most quirky and remote pub in Scotland, so if you want an escapade...
Backpacking over 40
Backpacking at 40, 50 and beyond doesn't necessarily mean staying in hostels and surviving on $10 a day. Though it can do if you want it to! However, for a new breed of 'flashpackers' in their 40s and beyond, financial freedom means they can add a few luxuries to their trip. By Bev Cleary They used to say that life ‘begins...