To Scotland I Go!

Alright, Readers, I’m going to let you in on a secret that I just figured out this past week: planning travel is hard work!

This weekend I have the privilege of traveling to Scotland (!!!!) which is so so exciting. However, saying that is one thing, but planning it and carrying through is completely another. I’ve discovered that there are a lot of details to think about when traveling. Lets see…

  • When traveling for a short period of time, you have to think about the different clothes you’re going to stuff in your backpack (because that’s the only piece of luggage you’re going to take), and you want to look semi-decent. Let’s be real, there’s only going to be one pair of shoes, and most likely one pair of pants. It’ll be scary, but liberating living out of a backpack, especially for my usually over-packed self!
  • You have to book a taxi to take you to the airport (at 3:30 a.m. Oh. My).
  • Gotta print out the boarding passes BEFOREHAND or you get charged.
  • You have to get the proper currency. Scotland runs in pounds, not euros like Ireland. Not a huge deal, but it needs to be done.
  • Have to find/book tours or places to go for when we get there. Getting there is only half the battle! The real trick is finding awesome places to go when you actually get to Scotland. (More to come on that soon because I have some pretty great excursions planned. :))

Writing it all out seems a bit silly because these are just normal items that need to be accomplished to go anyplace, but when they’re piggybacked on class and schoolwork it seems a little overwhelming. To be honest, I probably will be a bit stressed until I get through the airport tomorrow morning. Wish me luck readers, I can’t wait to tell you all about Scotland!

Until next time!

This was the picture taken before Meg and I traveled to Ireland. Hopefully going to Scotland won't be this nerve-wracking!
This was the picture taken before Meg and I traveled to Ireland. Hopefully going to Scotland won’t be this nerve-wracking!
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Published by Mikaila Bisson

Hi there! I'm a Hope Senior from Sterling Heights, Michigan (about 45 minutes North of Detroit). I'm an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis (fitting), and have a Business minor. I'm super active in Hope life. I am a Student Ambassador, the Senior Treasurer on the Executive Board of Nykerk, and was involved in Orientation as an AD. I also work on campus at the Career Development Center as a Career Advisor, and at Hope's Physical Plant. I love playing any kind of sport (soccer's my favorite!), have a weakness for shoes, eat dessert twice a day, read like its my job, am currently watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and have a passion for Golden Retrievers. Contact me at because I'd love to hear from any and everyone. Also feel free to follow my super trendy Instagram account at @miktroubleee or my equally as trendy, even more Hope-filled Twitter account at @hopemikaila17 .

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