10 Free & Cheap Edinburgh Attractions

It’s getting close to the three year anniversary (really? three years!?) of my trip to Europe, and since Edinburgh was my favorite city of the three that we visited, I’ve been reminiscing about it a bit and wanted to share some tips on how to have a fun trip to Edinburgh on a budget! I’m hoping to go back to Edinburgh in a few years … Continue reading 10 Free & Cheap Edinburgh Attractions

Quick Guide: Edinburgh

IN SHORT People often think of Paris as a literary city, but Edinburgh has a fascinating history of its own in that respect. Great writers like Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have called Edinburgh home, and even J.K. Rowling is said to have penned much of the first Harry Potter novels in a cafe sitting below Edinburgh Castle (inspiration … Continue reading Quick Guide: Edinburgh

10 Free London Attractions

London is a fabulous, cosmopolitan city with a plethora of things to do. Luckily for the budget-savvy traveler, quite a few of those awesome things are also free! Here are a list of some of my favorite free London attractions. 1. British Museum The British Museum is full of art, archaeological specimens, and historical artifacts. There’s so much to see there–the game-changing Rosetta Stone, the … Continue reading 10 Free London Attractions

London: Harrods, Abbey Road & British Museum

Today, our last day in London, was definitely a fun day! Sarah, Tawny, Emily, the other Laura, and Chase joined us for the first part of the day (we split up at lunch time). We started out by visiting one of the oldest and largest department stores in the world, Harrods. It’s known as a very fancy department store, but many of the items there … Continue reading London: Harrods, Abbey Road & British Museum

London: Westminster Abbey & Piccadilly Circus

​Today we got up early to finish packing and catch our train to London. As we were walking to our subway station and saying goodbye and good riddance to Paris, we were greeted by a scene of two men fighting fairly violently right in front of our subway station. It was pretty scary. One of them was whacking the other one with who knows what … Continue reading London: Westminster Abbey & Piccadilly Circus

Edinburgh

Edinburgh: Calton Hill, Firth of Forth & Greyfriars Bobby

Today was our free day in Edinburgh, and we packed in a lot! We started out with a quest to find a tin whistle, something Mickey wanted to buy while she was here. We hadn’t found any in the last two days, but she’d found a place online last night which opened at 10am, so at 9:00 we set off and got off the bus … Continue reading Edinburgh: Calton Hill, Firth of Forth & Greyfriars Bobby

Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle & the Royal Mile

​We ate breakfast at our hotel today (it was just yogurt, toast, and jam, and we missed our English breakfasts from London a little) and then set off for Edinburgh Castle. We took a bus ride up most of the hill to it, and then walked up part of the Royal Mile before arriving at the castle. Mickey and I started our Edinburgh Castle experience … Continue reading Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle & the Royal Mile