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The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part Four: Experiences on the Mountain

Posted by on July 21st 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Inspiration, Kilimanjaro

The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part Four: Experiences on the Mountain
At dawn

Your days on the mountain start at sunrise with steaming cups of coffee and delicious hot breakfasts served in the mess tent. (For more information on Kilimanjaro food and meals click here: mountain food is the source of success). Sandgrouse do high altitudes in style! A quick briefing follows breakfast – letting you know what to expect over the day ahead whilst the porters forge ahead with your tents and kit. Fortified, you trek on, the porters control the pace and pick...

Visit Hopetoun House Scotland's finest stately home

Posted by on July 13th 2016 in Europe, Luxury, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Visit Hopetoun House Scotland's finest stately home
THE RESPLENDENT HOPETOUN HOUSE - HOME TO THE MARQUIS OF LINLITHGOW 

Located only a few miles outside of Edinburgh is one of the Scotland's most beautiful and impressive family homes, in fact this is often said to be the country's finest stately home. The glorious Hopetoun House is the home to the Marquis of Linlithgow and has been the ancestral seat of the Hope family whom still occupy the South Wing for over 200 years.  

(The magnificent and ornate state rooms within...

Luxury Scotland Holidays planned by Edinburgh based Sandgrouse Travel

Posted by on July 9th 2016 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Photography, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Luxury Scotland Holidays planned by Edinburgh based Sandgrouse Travel

We can tailormake your next holiday to include everything you dream of whilst here in Scotland. Our 'Luxury Scotland' itineraries can include anything you wish, from a round of golf at the famous St. Andrews Old Course to whisky tasting at a single malt distillery on Islay. With Sandgrouse Travel, you have access to extraordinary experiences, and you could even be staying in some of Scotland's best castles. The below series of photographs gives you a sneak peak, sometimes literally through the keyhole, into some of the great monuments...

Wilderness Dreaming: Plan Your Outdoor Holiday & Find Your Inner Reset Button

Posted by on July 1st 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Inspiration, Luxury, Scandinavia , Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Wilderness Dreaming: Plan Your Outdoor Holiday & Find Your Inner Reset Button
DISCOVER SOMETHING BIGGER & SPEND MORE TIME OUTDOORS 

We at Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions find ourselves being called back to magical parts of the world in a reoccuring cycle. From here at home in Scotland and within the UK, to remote corners of world such as Scandinavia and Africa we go in search of our 'fix'. These callings lurk within us all and if neglected they become almost nagging desires. It is this same emotion that is essentially the driving force behind people booking a holiday (or two or three) each year.

People need...

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