Adventures Around Scotland may be less than a year old, however I have enjoyed more amazing travel experiences than I could ever have imagined and visited so many beautiful places around Scotland, many for the first time. It has been hard to narrow months of blog posts into a few highlights, however the ones I have chosen really stand out for me and still bring a smile to my face when I think back, always a good sign!
I've decided to split my favourite adventures into my top 5 experiences and top 5 places I visited during 2014, I've included links to all the relevant blog posts if you feel inspired to check out any of these places for yourself.
MY TOP FIVE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES OF 2014
1. The Commonwealth Flotilla
My most memorable experience of the year and a true 'once in a lifetime' moment had to be taking part in the Commonwealth Flotilla. Sailing up the Clyde with tens of thousands of people lining the banks of the river, waving and cheering, was a sight I'll never forget. Read more...
2. Standing on top of the Forth Bridge
Earlier this year I wrote a blog post with my Scottish Bucket List. One of the things I really wanted to do was climb to the top of the Forth Bridge and little did I know that a short time later I would be enjoying the view from the top of one of Scotland's most famous icons. Read more...
3. Opening night of the Kelpies
I had a few sneaky peeks at the Kelpies as they were being constructed and immediately fell in love with them. An event I wasn't going to miss was the opening night of these beauties and it didn't disappoint. The lighting, pyrotechnics and soundtrack were truly spectacular. Read more...
4. Sailing on a luxury catamaran
Sailing on a luxury catamaran was not something I had imagined I'd be doing in 2014. However, having my own crew, delicious food and rather deluxe boat was a pretty glamorous way to enjoy a trip along the west coast. Relaxing on deck and enjoying the stunning views made for a pretty memorable day.
5. Firth of Forth boat tour
A common theme to my top experiences seems to be boat trips and my tour down the Firth of Forth on The Forth Belle was another fantastic day out. Iconic bridges, close up wildlife and fascinating commentary all contributed to this being one of the best tours I've experienced in Scotland. Read more...
Watch out for my next blog on the 5 top places i visited in Scotland this year...
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