Think you've seen Scotland after a trip to Edinburgh, Skye and the Highlands? Think again! Here is my off-beat Scotland bucket list for 2017!

2016 has been another crazy year for me in terms of traveling. I left the country often and to far away places, like Canada, the Faroe Islands, Monaco and Austria. Don’t get me wrong, I loved these trips, and seeing new countries (or ‘old’ ones again) is great – but after three years in Glasgow I feel like I still haven’t seen as much as I’d like to of Scotland. That’s why in 2017 I want to focus more in traveling within the country and made up an ever-growing Scotland bucket list to tick off along the way.
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Spending New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay in Edinburgh is one grand sparkling party - and makes for a good reason to visit Scotland in winter!

Hogmanay – or New Year’s Eve as the end-of-year celebrations on the 31st of December are called in most parts of Europe – is an incredible experience, and one very good reason to visit Scotland during the winter time. Fireworks and wild parties are a given anywhere in the country, but Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh go one massive step further. Here, Hogmanay is turned into a sparkling winter festival that lasts three days and attracts over 140,000 every year. Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for the party of the year(s) – here is everything you need to know in my quick guide to Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

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A city trip to Rome in November is a dream for photographers, because even in the gloomy light of November rain, the city's narrow lanes are pure eye candy!

On a recent trip to Rome in November I fell in love with this beautiful city all over again. Even though we chose to visit in November, not necessarily the best month to travel in Europe, Rome won over our hearts with its enchanting neighbourhoods, its rich history and the amazing food.

We are of course not the only ones who travel to Italy in winter, and to give you a better idea of how & why to plan your trip to Rome in November, read on and get inspired by my photos!
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Glasgow's food scene is on the rise. This Food Guide for Glasgow's East End is a selection of my favourites around my neighbourhood of Dennistoun & beyond.

Glasgow is slowly but steadily turning into a foodie hotspot, and that is not just because of its proximity to some of Scotland’s freshest local produce. Street food markets are sprouting like mushrooms and pop-up dining experiences like Section33 or the spiegeltent during the Glasgow Restaurant Festival keep everybody at the edges of their culinary seats. While some might say the epicentre of Glasgow’s food scene lies further West, I believe that the city’s East End is particularly interesting to watch. New restaurants, coffee shops and artisan eateries open on a regular basis, and slowly change the gritty feel of the neighbourhood’s of Dennistoun, Bridgeton & Co. 
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Follow me on a road trip in Ontario including canoe camping and stops in Killarney, Halliburton, Niagara Falls and of course Toronto!

I have fallen head over heels for Canada one the first day of my first big solo backpacking adventure in 2012. Back then it was British Columbia and Alberta that stole my heart – Vancouver, the Rockies, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. Four years later I was set on a road trip in Ontario. I wanted to see Toronto and the Niagara Falls, but also get off the beaten path and into the forest, and finally try canoe camping. In these two weeks I saw enough to fill many notebooks and memory cards – and make a little video!
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