Back in the Summer my sweet friend Lauren from LA came to visit and we decided to plan an epic mini-adventure to Scotland with our friend Meaghan! I had never been before and was so excited to finally see this wonderful country!
We were only away for four or five days, but we drove all the way up to the Isle of Skye, seeing so many parts of the country on the way, and by chance were in Edinburgh for the start of the festival at the end of our trip (did you know it is the LARGEST ARTS FESTIVAL in the WORLD!?)! It was amazing.
We met other lovely travelers, had some beautiful conversations with local people, saw LOTS of sheep and pulled over in the car frequently in wonder of the pure beauty and magic of the scenery.
I have never felt AWE like I did driving through Scotland; Glencoe in particular. It is honestly a highlight of my life so far!
The landscape of Scotland was humbling, it was the kind of beauty that felt like it was sinking into me. It reminded me of our impermanence in a peaceful way, it reminded me of the infinity of time. It was special. We had a moment!!!
We used Airbnb.com for all of our accommodation which was mostly booked on the day we were intending to visit - which meant we stayed in some super random places from family homes, to bunkhouses, to a tipi with a firepit in the middle of nowhere! I am so grateful that it was possible for us to do all of this with ease.