Exploring Scotland: Hiking Ben A’an, The Trossachs

Scotland might be my home country but I’m ashamed to admit that, at 27, there is still so much I haven’t seen. When I started travelling last year, I promised myself that every time I came back to Scotland, I would try and fit in as much as possible – to travel in my own country as I would if I were abroad. I’ve been back from Sardinia for just over a month and, despite the typically non-summery Scottish weather, I’ve managed to fit in a lot of backyard travelling…including a day exploring the beautiful Ben A’an.

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The View From…Loch Voil, Balquhidder, Scotland

When getting lost looks like this, involves stumbling upon a Scottish legend’s grave and a sipping a cold pint at Monachyle MHOR, it’s really not so bad! One of the things I wanted to do this year was to explore more of Scotland, especially some of the amazing places that are literally on my doorstep. My sister and I took a backyard road trip in the general direction of Loch Voil, Balquhidder and decided to keep going for as long as there was light! Continue reading

Review: The Fat Cyclist Cafe, Stirling

Stirling isn’t short on great places to get coffee or breakfast, but it is short on places that serve them all day. After trying to make it in time for the breakfast at The Filling Station, and missing it by 15 minutes, a friend and I spent a hungry half an hour wandering around the city looking for anywhere that would give us some form of brunch food at 1 pm on a Sunday afternoon. Luckily, although probably not for my waistline, we stumbled upon The Fat Cyclist Cafe Stirling, which has since become my new favourite place – for breakfast, coffee and pretty much everything else. Continue reading