I’m not sure about you but at this time of year my mind wanders to holidays. As each day gets longer we are one step closer to waving goodbye to Winter and saying hello to Spring. With the first big holiday of Easter just around the corner, it’s time to start making plans for the months ahead and giving yourself something to look forward to.
Ordinarily we might head for Skyscanner in search of some cheap sun and a dose of Vitamin D. But with global travel in a precarious position, now seems the ideal time to consider a staycation instead.
While we may not always have the weather on our side, Scotland certainly packs a punch when it comes to awe inspiring landscapes and playing in the great outdoors. In fact, did you know Scotland was voted the most beautiful country in the world by Rough Guide, not once, but three years running? Exploring the beauty on our own doorstep may just be the adventure you’re looking for this year.
Spotlight on service: Great Rail Tours:
So, in the spirit of the staycation it seemed only right to put the spotlight this month on our weekly trips to the Highlands on behalf of Great Rail.
Yep, you may be thinking what do we have to do with trains…surely they go faster than us and are more than capable of moving things? Well yes you are right but for the folk who have booked a highland tour with Great Rail, the travel is all part of the experience. And the last thing they want to be dealing with is lugging their large suitcase down the narrow passage of a train and jostling for space to store it.
So, while the happy holidaymakers board their train, their luggage is carefully loaded into our van, driven up to the Highlands and is waiting at their hotel for them on arrival. Talk about stress free travel!
The other winner in this scenario is anyone who wishes to take advantage of our vans on either leg of this journey. On these occasions we can offer very competitive rates on removals and deliveries because you only need to pay for travel and time one way.
We can offer full removals, part loads or single item moves to and from the areas of Fort William, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Glasgow and Edinburgh on a weekly basis from April. Just get in touch to discuss your needs!
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Nine Scottish sights you must see in your lifetime
From beaches to rival the Caribbean, and rugged scenery to take your breath away, there are hidden gems to be found all over Scotland. So, check out the awe inspiring landscape on our own doorstop with these must see sights in Scotland that every one should know about.
Stay in Style
If you want to put a truly unique twist on your Scottish staycation then check out QuirkyAccom.com. The team have put together a directory of genuinely quirky holiday properties that will make any trip extra special and very memorable…and It’s not just Scotland, they have scoured the globe if you are wanting to venture beyond the border!
From lighthouses to train carriages, tree houses to shipping containers, they have found them all and put them together in one handy place. And the best part is all profits generated from the site go to charity with over £145k donated to good causes so far.
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8 top tips to make a rental feel like a home
Sometimes a staycation can mean enjoying a bit of down time in your own home. But if your renting it can be hard to get those warm and fuzzy feelings about a magnolia box with furniture that’s probably seen better days. So, check out our 8 simple tricks to turn your rental into a cosy home that won’t cost the earth, or you your deposit.
Thanks for reading!
Dave Burgess MSc
Image Credits: header photo by Damien Ramage on unsplash, Great Rail photo by Jack Anstey on Unsplash, Isle of Skye photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash, Bedroom photo by Timothy Buck on Unsplash.