Hey I'm Yvette
I’m so glad you’re here! 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, hiked the Stairway to Heaven in Hawaii, 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 fulfillment. Whether it’s hiking, snowboarding or simply being in nature- I love being outdoors and going on adventures.
I used to work as a journalist and as a travel consultant, and I combined my love of writing and travel to create my blog, Wayfaring Kiwi.
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!
I live in a tiny 11th century village in West Lothian, Scotland, with my husband, the Haggis and our dog, Angus. Click here to read more about me. You can learn more about me here.
PLANNING A TRIP TO SCOTLAND?
READ MY SCOTLAND TRAVEL GUIDE
Scotland TRAVEL BLOG
Bonnie Scotland- the land where my ancestors worked before immigrating to New Zealand after the Highland Clearances. Scotland is my ancestral and physical home, and I love exploring her every chance I get. Here are some of my favourite travel guides and itineraries from my Scotland travel blog. I recommend reading all of these guides when you are planning a trip to Scotland.- I’ve included lots of helpful advice.
You can find the rest of my Scotland travel blog posts here.
MY SCOTLAND ESSENTIALS
✨ On a budget? Grab my Scotland Bucket List Planner
✨ Organising a big trip? Grab my Ultimate Scotland Planner
✨ Want to tick off all the must-sees? Grab my Must-See Scotland Essential Travel Planners
✨ Have a question about travelling around Scotland? Join my Facebook groups Scotland Travel Tips and Scotland Travel Tips for Locals
✨ Love podcasts? Listen to my Scotland podcast Life in Scotland
✨ Want more Scotland? Join my exclusive Scotland community Secrets of Scotland to unlock bonus content
If you love nature, hiking, and wildlife- you will love these blog posts. When you’re looking for inspiration for an outdoor adventure, check them out.
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I don’t just write about travel. Writing about mental health and finding joy is another passion of mine. I speak openly about my battle with anxiety and depression on my blog, and I offer lots of advice on what has helped me to stay positive and keep smiling.