The Shetland Islands are famous for their natural beauty, like its birds, but it also is a lovely seaside town and has some amazing prehistoric archaeological sites. The main town of Shetland is the quaint Lerwick – a beautiful stonebuilt seaside town with a great selection of pubs and restaurants and a super cute stretch of independent shops (Like the delightful Ninian http://www.ninianshetland.co.uk/index.php ). Shetland is proud of their Viking history and are a strong fishing culture. One cute architectural feature […]


In the last 4 years, we’ve visited so many sites in Europe. Many of these were top touristy cities like Paris, Rome, Berlin and Barcelona. But this time, we went somewhere a little unusual – the northern-most part of the United Kingdom. We visited the beautiful Shetland Islands. And the key reason? Puffins. Google told me that the Shetland Islands was one of the few places in the UK you could see Puffins without getting on an hour long boat trip. Indeed, for our first […]