First off, thank you so much rabbies for running such a smooth and delightful operation. It was an absolute treat to see Scotland this way.
Second, our tour guide Gillian was absolutely amazing. She was so sweet, knowledgeable and personable. I took to heart everything she shared about Scotland, and appreciated her openness to share her own personal feelings and anecdotes about the places we visited. Gillian is truly a kindred spirit, and it was a pleasure to speak with her about music and whisky!
During this trip, we stopped at so many beautiful places. I had the opportunity to buy whisky that you can only get in Pitlochry, I ran several miles at the Falls of Bruar, as well as in Inverness and I met so many wonderful people on and throughout the tour.
Glencoe is truly a place beyond words. I was actually really car sick that entire second day, but when we reached Glencoe, I was literally knocked to my knees at the beauty of it all. Despite feeling sick, I walked around, breathed in the cold air and laid on the ground, sinking into the vastness of that magical place.
I am also very grateful we visited Loch Morlich, which I didnt know was a natural beach. My grandmothers love for the beach and bodies of water have distilled in me the same serenity whenever Im near the water, so I could not pass up the opportunity to jump in, even on a rainy Scotland day. When I told Gillian that it was in part to honor my grandmother, she completely understood and told me my grandma would be proud. Im extremely grateful for the small gesture of support in that moment, and it made the whole experience truly indescribable.
As a writer though, I have put that experience into words.
If youre open to exploring beautiful scenery, meeting wonderful people and learning a little about yourself in the process, I highly recommend rabbies tours, especially if Gillian is driving!