My 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets

I was recently tagged by Marta and Chris at to write my 3 best kept travel secrets. So here they are:


The Water of Leith

There is a stunning walkway running along the water of leith in Edinburgh that not even many locals have seen. You can enter it half way along in the picturesque area of Stockbridge, and walk along past the historical St Bernards Well and tranquil Dean Village. There is an exit a few miles along that will take you up to the the Dean Gallery (my favourite gallery in Edinburgh) and the nearby Gallery of Modern Art. The best part about this walkway though is the fact that you can be just a few miles away from Princes Street (Edinburgh’s busiest street), but feel like you are miles away in the countryside.


Thistle’s Cove

Thistle’s Cove is a beach situated in the Cape Le Grand National Park near Esperance in South West Australia. Often overshadowed by the more famous Lucky Bay, Thistle’s Cove is in my opinion far more beautiful, and (more importantly) secluded than the more well known and nearby Lucky Bay. The pure white sand, vibrant blue water, and stunning surrounding scenery have made this my favourite beach in all of Australia.


Linlithgow Loch (Blackness Rd Entrance)

Linlithgow is where I grew up as a kid. Anytime I’m back home and missing life on the road I always take a walk around the beautiful Linlithgow Loch. We do get some tourists here due to the history of the town and it being the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, however if you take a walk to the outskirts of the town there is a second entrance to the Loch which offers a much more scenic and secluded path. The entrance at Blackness Road offers views of the loch, palace, and the outer lying countryside and farms. It is possibly the only thing which keeps me sane when I am not travelling and is a peaceful place to have a picnic in summer or bring out the sketchbook.


Now i’ve told some of my best kept travel secrets, what’s your take?

Now it’s your turn:

Nomadic Chick

The Aussie Nomad

Turkeys For Life

Cornelius Aesop

Grrrl Traveler


3 Responses to “My 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets”

  1. marta says:

    now I know why I have to convince Chris to go back to Australia, to do the West Coast. That Thistle’s Cove is absolutely stunning! Why I didn’t know it before ummmm

    • jane says:

      yeah thistles cove is amazing. the west coast has some amazing beaches you should definitely check them out next time you’re there 🙂

  2. Wow, great list, Runaway! Linlithgow– wow, thanks for sharing that one. Hmm… never really thought about my best kept secrets before. Will mull that one over and get back to you. Thanks for sharing and tagging me!


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