This adventure is made possible with help from Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and is supported by ETAG, EventScotland, Homecoming Scotland, VisitScotland, Edinburgh Festivals, Marketing Edinburgh and Haggis Adventures. However, as always, the opinions here are completely my own.
Few things cause more happiness for me than discovering new places. Yet more than once in my blogging career, I’ve found myself revisiting places I’ve already been, to renew the flame of a love that was ignited during an inaugural visit. Tomorrow, I’ll be getting on a plane to Scotland for the purposes of the latter, for another Blogmanay!
I was in Scotland when 2012 became 2013 and it was far and away the best New Years experience I’ve ever had. Between Hogmanay in Edinburgh, a Highlands tour with Haggis Adventures, an adventure in St. Andrews that included a private Loony Dook in the North Sea to a quiet retreat in the hills near Gleneagles in our own manor house – my first visit to Scotland left an indelible mark on me that I tell people about pretty much weekly. I wrote this post with all seriousness, there is some kind of magic to the country that even has a name…
What’s on tap for my return? Some more of the same things I experienced last year at Blogmanay and a few new things. The events are listed here. It will include a different group than last year but I will still be blessed enough to see friends I’ve made through travel blogging and most of all, I cannot wait to share photographs from Scotland with you on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and here on the blog. The very best thing about doing what I do, is sharing my travels with the world. I really love inspiring people to choose to travel to places they otherwise might not.
Scotland is a very special place, one I think everyone should visit. So while this will be a repeat for me, I actually hope it won’t be my last trip!