Scotland with Kids - Glamis Castle

Everest cozies up with a new friend on the tour bus

This is part of a series about my trip to Scotland courtesy of Adventures by Disney

On a full-length tour of Scotland, we would spend some time in Edinburgh before heading up into the Highlands, but on our condensed tour we headed out of Edinburgh right away. It didn't ...

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Children's Travel Book Review: Wee Gillis

Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf is a great book for kids headed to Scotland

Did you read Wee Gillis as a child? In this Caldecott Honor winning book by the author of The Story of Ferdinand, a Scotsman who was half highlander and half lowlander tries to figure out which part of his family he "belongs" to. Not knowing exactly which heritage to follow ...

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Photo Friday: Bigger than a Balloon Animal

Balloon Sculpture at the National Museum of Scotland

We visited the National Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh with the purpose of learning a bit about Scottish history before heading into the highlands, a hard sell with two kids in tow. What a warm welcome we got from this sculpture, made entirely of balloons which was made recently by ...

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Scotland with Kids - Getting Started with Adventures by Disney

Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland

Our week in Scotland is past, and I'm still wading through mountains of photos and memories. I've struggled with how to share such a big trip with you - somehow a post per day of the trip seems like too much, but obviously the description I've been giving ...

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Scotland with Kids: Exploring and Adjusting

Taking off from Seattle - don't we look well rested and energetic?

My kids are delirious, and not in a good way. Our long haul flight from Newark to Edinburgh landed at 8am. They had done their best to sleep on the plane, making me jealous of the way their tiny foldable bodies snuggle into an airline seat. They successfully navigated customs ...

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Photo Friday: Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland

The queen visits for three weeks in the summertime, and the other royals use it as they wish, but we were glad they weren't there this April because it gave us a chance to explore.

I would have never guessed it, but my kids have discovered history on the ...

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