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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Passports

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 […]

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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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Gwyllyn the Bard

As part of the Outlander Immersion Tour, we have a special performance by Gwyllyn the Bard who played and sang in Castle Leoch in the Outlander TV show.  Gwyllyn, a charming man altogether, entertains with beautiful songs, fascinating stories about Scottish history, as well as discussing his work on the Outlander set. Above is a picture […]

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Tips for Booking Flights

Layovers One of the things that can really get your trip off to a bad start is missing a flight or having your luggage miss a flight.  I recommend a minimum of 2 hours for a layover and if you are connecting to a smaller airline or going through a large airport (like London Heathrow […]

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Ireland Sample Tours

Sample 10 day Driving Tour of Ireland Sample 10 Day Train Tour of Ireland with day trips Sample 13 Day Tour of Ireland – Self-Drive but using a Driver for 3 days for the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula

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