Make Sure Scotland is on Your Bucket List

My, oh my! There are over a thousand ways to experience an overwhelming vacation in Scotland and we have no idea where to even start from. Is it the train rides through the magnificent landscapes, the castles to sightsee, spending the hours of the day in a museum, Munro bagging, and discovering the secrets to whiskey distillation?

We could go on and on with things you can do, and there are 100s of exciting possibilities, but you have to pack your bags for the vacation of a lifetime.  We went with some friends and co-owners of our business to celebrate our 10 years of being in business. We run a 24 hour towing service in Mesa, Arizona and we were finally able to save enough for our dream vacation.  Here are a few places we visited and recommend.

We really won’t want to brag excessively, but when it comes to the top places to visit for an amazing vacation; Scotland has so many mighty options and you may even be tempted to want to visit all the top attractions in in this beautiful country. Some of the best places you shouldn’t miss when you visit include:

Deep Sea World

You’ll get to come up close with one of the places with the biggest collection of sharks at the largest underwater tunnels in the world at Deep Sea World, which is the National Aquarium in Scotland. This is where hundreds of captivating underwater creatures like seahorses, seals, stingrays, and giant sand tiger sharks are housed.

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

You will get to visit one of the best attractions in Scotland for an enjoyable day with your family and your kids will definitely love it. If you want a real experience of the wildlife, you can come here to see elephant, giraffes, lions, tigers and you can take a boat ride down to Chimp Island if you like.

National War Museum

Within the four walls of Edinburgh Castle, you’ll get to realize and learn about the impact of war in the history of Scotland as well as her reputation in other countries. You can relive some of the moments of the dark days of the world war by witnessing it all by yourself.

In addition to these top three places, you can also visit the Arbroath Abbey, Riverside Museum, The Helix, Stirling Castle, National Museum of Scotland and much more!

Festivals and Events

If you can’t find Scots dancing to the electrifying music and drums or tasting delicious cuisines, then they are definitely celebrating their culture and heritage, wearing elaborate costumes as they dance around the streets, participating in adrenaline-pumping sports. Some of their festivals events include- Hogmanay and New Year, highland games, Edinburgh summer festivals, and music festivals.

Scottish Food and Drinks

Do you know Scotland is the number one country with the most amazing food in the world? If, you haven’t heard, then remember you heard it here first, and you should remember to thank us later while munching on one of their best meals there. Is it the Aberdeen Angus beef, Stornoway Black Pudding, Arbroath Smokies, shellfish and Shetland salmon to the Scottish ales, scones, whiskey, and haggis, not to forget the famous shortbread. If you are a sucker for good food, you are highly welcome to paradise!

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Flying For The First Time: Things to Know

Yes, there are still people that didn’t fly with an airline before. And, this can be intimidating for first-time flyers. There are a couple of things that you can do to ensure that you know what to do so that you can get be comfortable and that you are able to enjoy your flight. With this information, you will know for sure that you are going to have a great flying experience. Even if this is the first time that you are flying.

Make sure that you know what documents you need

It is important to make sure that you know what documents you need in order for you to fly. It will also depend if you are going to fly internationally and locally.

If you are flying international, you need to make sure that you have your passport ready. There are some countries where you also need to have a visa. These are things that you should make sure about before you are booking your ticket. The last thing that you want is to purchase a ticket, and then you don’t have the right documentation to fly.

The size of your luggage is important

This is essential. You are allowed to take a certain amount of luggage with you. Meaning that there is a weight restriction that your luggage can be. And, if you are exceeding the limit, you are going to pay a huge penalty for the heavier luggage.

So, you should make sure that you know what the weight and size limit is of your luggage. Then, you will know that you won’t have any problems when you are arriving at the airport.

There are some things that you aren’t allowed to take with you on a plane

A mistake that so many beginner flyers are making. They don’t know that there are somethings that you aren’t allowed to take with you on the airplane. And, that there are some items that are limited with the amount that you are able to take with you.

You should ask and make sure about the products that you aren’t allowed to take with you. And, the products where there are only a limited allowed.

The food that is being served on the plane

The last thing that you should consider is the food that they are serving on the plane. Some of the airlines provide free food that you can get when you are flying on long distances. However, this doesn’t mean that if you are flying long distance that you are going to get free food. You should make sure what the airline that you are using is providing for free and what you should pay extra for.

Flying for the first time can be scary. Especially, if you don’t know what you are allowed to do and what you should not be doing. With doing a small amount of research, you will be able to make sure that you are going to get all the information to make your first flight an adventure that you will never forget.

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April 2021