Well folks, here is the final installment in My Planning a Scottish Holiday Series. In the next couple of days I will be leaving for Scotland. I started this planning journey in mid 2018 and I now have a detailed and comprehensive plan (the Manifesto) of what I am doing and where I am going. As stated in a previous post I have my travelling companion, Iain, all ready to go.
I’m looking forward to the “doing” now the planning is done.
I have attached a blank copy of the detailed itinerary pages I talk about in the video. Please feel free to use them and let me know if they have been helpful.
Template detailed itinerary 1
PS Notice Ii didn’t say anything about how heavy my bag was? The 15kg limit I set myself has been blown! I’m up to 19kg!
I have booked the flights! Yes it’s still months to go but since I was using frequent flyer points and they only set aside a limited number of places for award tickets I decided to get in early. So a nearly free flight!
This video discusses why I have chosen to fly with Korean Airlines even though they are not always the cheapest or the most direct route to my destinations. I think being loyal to this one brand has been worthwhile. I am a member of the Morning Calm Club which gives me access to the Prestige Class Lounge at the airport and priority baggage handling as well as extra baggage limits. I have had one free upgrade and now the “free” ticket. It was free except for taxes and the fact that I have flown with them for eight international return trips!
I have also recommended an app called Tripit, which aggregates all your travel information into one place which you can access from any device or computer. So even though I still have my trusty printed spreadsheet; I also have this electronic version that sends me alerts if any flight/booking details changes.
Next episode, I will have the itinerary pretty much finalised.
In this very short episode you can see the method I use to select the places I will visit on my Scottish road trip. I look at the map, do some internet research and add it to the list. Eventually, it will lead to a more or less coherent itinerary.
More or less…..
I made this clip using the new Adobe Rush… not sure about it yet…
PS: Now that I am up to watching the final episodes in Neil Oliver’s History of Scotland I understand why the castle looks like a French chateaux. I had not realised that there was such a strong connection between Scotland and France. I need to study more history!
Episode 2:the Map is Up!
Robyn struggles with the giant map of Scotland unveiled in the last episode, but it ends up on the wall. A few “must sees” are plotted out. So much more to find out!
(oh THOSE islands ARE the Orkney Islands!! D’oh)
Vlog Post: Episode 1.
Here is the first episode of my “Planning a Scottish Vacation” series. Should be fun!
I wonder if Outlander has had any effect on tourism is Scotland!! 🙂