Scotland.

My first week abroad was honestly one of the toughest weeks of my life. Its easy to say I’m an unlucky sufferer of chronic anxiety, and with a terrible case of jet lag and leaving my close family and friends behind, it was at an all time high. It wasn’t until we were finally on the road that I found my feet again, and remembered why I made this massive step in the first place. For my love of travel…


After purchasing our new home on wheels, we set off up North to the Highlands. Let’s just say my expectations were exceeded over and over again, as we made our way through the shores of Loch Lomond, the intensely eery and beautiful mountains of glencoe, the nostalgic Harry Potter rail roads in Glenfinnan, and the magical island of Skye. Honestly words can not describe what our eyes were greeted with at every new destination, scenery was so amazing and a photographers dream!

The place that really stood out to me, and now holds a special place in my heart, is Isle of Skye. The main town, Portree, is the most adorable little town with brightly painted houses set alongside a beautiful natural harbour that is fringed with high mountains and cliffs. We only spent two nights and one full day on the island exploring, which was enough time to see most of the stunning landscapes and hidden gems that it had to offer. If you’re planning to climb the Old Man of Storr, I strongly suggest you wear hiking gear or you might end up in tears haha! If you can, climb to the top of the Storr, because the views are extraordinarily beautiful and not to be missed.

If crystal clear, sparkling blue water holes sounds enticing to you, then Fairy Pools is a must see! It’s like stepping into a real life fairytale. Kyle and I regretfully didn’t bring our swimmers, and the temptation to swim was so unbearable we almost bit the bullet and jumped in fully clothed. So if you are visiting in the summer, pack your swimmers, be brave, and go for a swim :).

Honestly Scotland is such a beautiful country, and the people are overly nice and super generous. A big thank you to all of Kyles family who made us feel so welcome, and helped us to get settled. Don’t know where we would be without you all! Bye for now Scotland.. see you again when the snow starts falling.

Hayls x


                                                                           


1-5: Edinburgh / 6-7: Falls of Falloch / 8-12 & 15: Loch Lomond / 13-14 & 16: The Highlands / 17-19: Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail / 20: Eilean Donan Castle / 21-22: Portree / 23-27: The Old Man of Storr / 28-30: Fairy Pools / 31: Kilt Rock / 32: Glencoe, Lost Valley / 33-35: Neist Point

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19 Comments

    1. haylsaway

      August 3, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Thanks els, always inspired by your blog 😄 xx

  1. Vanillaholica

    August 3, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Your pictures are amazing ! I just had to follow you here as well 🙂
    So looking forward to new posts !

    Love Vivi,
    vanillaholica.com

    1. haylsaway

      August 3, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Aw thank you it’s nice to get sweet feedback 😊 plenty more posts to come 💕

  2. Katie

    August 3, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I had tears in my eyes and a knot in my chest thinking about you Being so jet lagged and your anxiety spinning out of control. But you wrote that so well and you’re so right, it’s what you’ve worked so hard for and I’m so happy for you but still crying ☺️☺️☺️😓

    1. haylsaway

      August 3, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Oh god it was so bad Katie.. But I got through and now I’m happier than ever 😄 love you! And thanks for the support 💕

  3. Lesley hunter

    August 3, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Love this Hayley, and yes I was crying! Xx

    1. haylsaway

      August 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      Thanks Lesley 💕 so happy I’ve finally got it up xx

  4. Daria (@dotdaria)

    August 3, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I love your blog and this first post! I didn’t even know Scotland was this beautiful and I live in the North of England! x

    1. haylsaway

      August 3, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Oh wow thank you 😄 it’s definitely a fun hobby ! Scotland is beautiful especially up north. We got surprisingly good weather too 😊

  5. John Andersen

    August 3, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    You are fabulous ….?! And my daughter how lucky am I ❤️😇

    1. haylsaway

      August 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks dad😊 miss you

  6. Jo

    August 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I admire your bravery to leave everything and start this journey. That is my goal one day soon as soon. The fear of income scares me but the thought of leaving my family is the worst.

  7. Les Petits Pas de Juls

    January 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Your pictures are absolutely breath-taking! It’s a real pleasure to browse through them and catch up on your travels.
    Scotland looks so beautiful! And that train in the middle sure looks like straight out of “Harry Potter”! 😉
    Enjoy the road!

  8. felicitoustimes

    January 31, 2017 at 6:29 am

    I’m currently 16years old, and I too someday wish to travel the world, visit new places, and enlighten myself about new cultures.Just like you, I love you travel 🙂
    Oh, and I love your blog xx

    1. haylsaway

      January 31, 2017 at 7:21 am

      That is so great your determination will definitely get you traveling 🙌🏼😊 thank you for following along on my journey 😘 x

  9. Charlotte

    August 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Hayley, love your pictures and your blog so much! Me and my boyfriend are currently looking to do the same Thing next year 🙂 which lenses did you use for those pictures? Any recommendations for good camera lenses? Thanks a million 🙂
    Charlotte
    Xox

    1. haylsaway

      August 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Hey charlotte! I use a canon 24-70 and a 16-35 mm. Both amazing lenses! Wide angle is my fav 🙌🏼

      1. Charlotte

        August 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm

        Thanks for your quick response! I will have a look to those ones 🙂 xox

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