If you asked me over two years ago if I was interested in traveling to Scotland, I would’ve said nope. Well after two seasons of Outlander and a few books by Diana Gabaldon, I’m just days away from traveling to this small country that has claimed a piece of people’s hearts! See my itinerary below and then take a look at some song choices – What are your favorite driving songs?
Also, check out My 5 Tips to Traveling Solo post!
Will you be in Scotland? Connect with me if you are!
Wednesday April 26th: 1st day in Glasgow
Thursday April 27th – Saturday 29th: Inverness is the jump-off for a 3 day Outlander Tour with Inverness Tours!
Sunday April 30th – Tuesday May 2nd: Edinburgh and surrounding Outlander locations (Fife, Culross, Preston Mill, Midhope Castle aka Lallybroch, Blackness Castle)
Tuesday May 2nd: Drummond Castle and Gardens (aka Versailles in Season 2), Rannach Moor, Glencoe
Wednesday May 3rd – Friday May 5th: Isle of Skye (Sing me that song!)
Friday May 5th: Argyll
Saturday May 6th – Tuesday May 9th: Glasgow
*Bonus: Gaelic Consulant Àdhamh Ô Broin will be giving me a tour!
This American will be driving for half of this trip so got any tips for me? Apparently I have to be a “nice” driver as opposed to the aggressive-every-woman-for-herself-NYC-style I’m used to. Hrmph.
Driving around Scotland = Carpool Karaoke! I’ll be rocking some Madonna (she has connections with Scotland of course), Arcade Fire, Al Green & more Motown, Beck, The Kills, The Clash….
What are your favorite driving songs to sing out loud? Here are some ideas I’ve received:
All Right Now/Free,
Don’t stand so close to me/Police
No sleep til(Scotland)Brooklyn/BeastieBoys <–I’m not a Beastie Boys fan but I appreciate the creativity
2 tickets to Paradise/Eddie Money
Mony Mony/Billy Idol
The Proclaimers (a la “I’d Walk 100 Miles”/Benny & Joon, anyone?)
Staying Alive/Bee Gees
Mull of Kintyre/Paul McCartney
I Will Survive/Gloria Gaynor
Scottish folk band Capercallie – Album “dusk till dawn” – “perfect for touring Scotland”
“Flower of Scotland”
“Scotland the Brave”
And of course…Outlander: Season 1 & 2 Soundtracks
Something from Sam Heughan’s Apple Music list from last year?
Follow my Voyage, give me some tips or music suggestions!
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