Hey I’m Yvette!
I’m from New Zealand, but I now call Scotland home.
Over the past few years I’ve been on some wild adventures; I’ve lived in a van in the Canadian Rockies, worked in the mountains at a ski resort, and I’ve hiked the length of Scotland solo.
I also grew up on a farm, so nature and the outdoors are very important to me. I believe adventure is they key to happiness and fulfilment. Whether it’s hiking, snowboarding or simply being in nature- I love being outdoors and going on adventures.
I live in a small village in West Lothian, Scotland, with my husband, the Haggis and our dog, Angus.
The purpose of this blog is to inspire as many people as possible to travel and create amazing memories. I like to include the must-sees as well as hidden gems in my travel guides. You’ll find plenty of helpful information on my blog, and I hope you’ll say hello and leave me a comment on the guides you find useful!
You can learn more about me here.
“I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.”
Christmas in Scotland
The History of Christmas in Scotland
Did you know Christmas was banned in Scotland for 400 years?
How to Have a Scotland Themed Christmas
How to have a traditional Scottish Christmas, anywhere in the world.
Guide to Christmas Markets in Scotland
My guide to the best Christmas markets in Scotland and how to visit.
A Guide to Riding + Photographing the Jacobite Steam Train
A bucket-list experience for all Harry Potter loves- ride the real life Hogwarts Express!
Scotland Travel Blog
If you’re planning a trip to Scotland, my Scotland travel blog is the perfect place to start. I’ve written a serious on planning your trip- from the planning stages up until you step onto the plane to fly home. The three guides below will give you an excellent introduction to planning your trip to Scotland.
PLANNING A TRIP TO SCOTLAND
WHAT TO PACK FOR A TRIP TO SCOTLAND
THE PERFECT 10 DAY SCOTLAND ITINERARY
Scotland Travel Inspiration
If you’re looking for inspiration for your travels in Scotland, this section of my Scotland travel blog will help! I’ve written a series of helpful itineraries, day trips, and guides on locations and attractions I have loved exploring while living in Scotland.
The Perfect 2 Day Glencoe Road Trip
20 Hidden Gems in Scotland
15 Romantic Places in Scotland
How to Spend 2 Days in Edinburgh
Isle of Skye 2-Day Itinerary
Hidden Gems in the Scottish Borders
Highlights of the North Coast 500
The Best Pubs in Scotland
How to Spend 5 Days on Islay
Start A Travel Blog
Do you have a passion for travel, want to make the world a better place, and make an income doing what you love? Read my guide on how to start a travel blog!
New Zealand is where I grew up, and Aotearoa will always be my home. While I cannot be there as often as I like, I would love to help you plan a trip to one of the most beautiful countries in the world.