24 Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland - Without any of the tourist sites. A guide to simply 'living' in a foreign city for the day rather than trying to fit in all the touristy bits when you don't have enough time.
A guide to the towns in the Stirling Region of Scotland including the best things to do and see - "The area holds an enchanting mix of old medieval villages, natural lochs and rivers, Renaissance architecture, and cobblestone streets – all of which are set within a striking landscape where the rolling hills of the Lowlands rise to meet the mountains of the Highlands."
So you’ve seen Buckingham Palace, fed the pigeons in Trafalgar Square and viewed Big Ben from 14 different angles. But rather than go to the next thing on every Londoner’s list (Tower Of London? London Eye?) you want something a little less mainstream. So, just for you here’s our list of the very best non touristy things to do in London.
Discovering Hammersmith and Chiswick: A Different Side of London
Exploring Hammersmith and Chiswick in London - "But what of the rest of London? The lesser-known regions fanning out from the city center that embrace just as much historic eminence as the usual crop of sights found in a ‘Top 10 London’ Google search? Places like the residential streets that hug the riverbank connecting Hammersmith to Chiswick where instead of dodging aggressive taxis and double decker buses, pedestrians need only worry about skirting the occasional jogger."
The Scottish Highlands get all the attention but I personally love hiking in the Lowlands, especially the hills and valleys of the Stirling Region. Here's a guide to an incredible day hike to the summit of Dumyat.
Dare to Disobey Rick Steves in Northern Ireland, An Alternative Itinerary