Arriving to Glasgow Airport
Glasgow is one of the easiest airports to arrive into. But there is one quirky thing – ok actually 2 quirky things: 1) You may exit from the back of the plane so if you’re paying extra to sit up front, then you might be the last one off the plane. But this means you’re […]
Covid Testing Requirements US->UK
The Short Version (as of Aug 13, 2021) If you’re vaccinated then you don’t have to quarantine upon arrival. And you currently need 3 tests: 1) One prior to leaving the US (see this link from the gov.scot), 2) a Day 2 PCR test in Scotland and 3) another test prior to your return. You […]
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Midges in Scotland???
Are you worried about going on mid-summer Outlander Tours because of midges? I can understand why you would be worried about it when you see the scary headlines about them. But Midges thrive on still, humid conditions and are most active at dawn and dusk and the so-called ‘midge season’ runs from May to September in […]
Why Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance can cover medical, dental, trip cancellation, trip interruption, medical transportation and more. It is not just for flight delays or lost luggage. One of the main reasons to have Travel Insurance is for health reasons: yours, your traveling companions, your parents, your kids… You might be asking, “Won’t my regular health insurance cover me […]
Portree – restaurants with map
Here are some restaurants that you might wish to make reservations at before you get to Portree. Cuchullin Restaurant Seafood Phone: +44 1478 612750Dulse and Brose Elevated Scottish comfort food & drinks in a cottage-style building with rustic bistro interiors. Phone: +44 1478 612846 Menu: bosvillehotel.co.uk Scorrybreac Restaurant Local produce from the island features heavily […]
Hiking & Shoes
I usually take what I call “hiking shoes” – they’re like hiking boots but stop at the ankle like tennis shoes. For the Immersion and Redoux tours, there are castles and parks that include a fair amount of walking outside. It is usually paved (but sometimes could be gravel paths, grass or dirt/mud) and usually […]
To apply for a passport, see this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/apply-in-person.html To Renew your passport, see this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/renew-by-mail.html Different countries have different rules about the expiration date of your passport and whether they’ll let you into their country or not. So it is always good to check the specific country’s rules. Search on “passport expiration date rules […]
Dublin Day Trips
Newgrange Newgrange passage tomb is Ireland’s best known prehistoric monument. Built around 3200 BC by Stone Age farmers, Newgrange is 1,000 older than Stonehenge and centuries older than the great pyramids of Egypt. The mound itself is 85 meters (93 yards) in diameter and 13.5 meters (15 yards) high, and on an area of about 1 […]
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