• A Drive Through the Scottish Highlands


    It’s true… saturated green for miles on end. And just when you think it can’t get any prettier,

    a mountain juts out or a highland cow appears.



    A friend and I planned this trip on a whim. We were visiting Edinburgh for the weekend and knew we had to find a way to

    see The Highlands. I can confidently say I’d return in a heartbeat… the fresh air, pace of life and

    breathtaking views around every corner made my nature-loving heart skip a beat.



    It’s hard to pick a favorite, but hiking The Storr was surreal. One moment the sun was shining and the next,

    pouring rain. This drastic cycle repeated over a handful of times and made it impossible to hike without rain boots.

    I plunged knee deep into a number of mud ditches and couldn’t help but laugh at what a scraggly bunch we all turned

    out to be. With views of the ocean spanning out into the horizon and rolling hills as far as the eye could see,

    the sight from the top was breathtaking.



    From Eilean Donan Castle to the shores of Loch Ness to Mealt Falls and more, we drove all over Isle of Skye for three

    days and squeezed countless destinations in thanks to MacBackpackers. Our tour guide, Mark, was fantastic and gave an

    in-depth recount of the historical details pertaining to each location. We listened to Celtic music, dunked our faces

    in the “Fountain of Youth,” and made friends with a few highland cows along the way. Less of a “touristy” drive

    and more of an interactive experience, I’d say it was the perfect way to maximize our time in

    Scotland without having to stress over the details.


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