The Cabot Trail is considered one of the world’s most scenic drives. It is where the mountains meet the sea and visitors are treated with a spectacular coastal drive across the Cape Breton Highlands. This posts explores Cape Breton’s Scottish roots and shares our favourite stops while driving the Cabot Trail and the Cape Breton Highlands.
Towering over the city centre of Edinburgh is the historic fortress and former royal resident, Edinburgh Castle. Walking up the hill, along the Royal Mile, it is easy to appreciate why this castle, with a complicated history, is the most famous castle in Scotland and why it was awarded the best heritage attraction in the UK. This post explores the connections between the castle and Nova Scotia, as well highlights our travel tips to explore the castle grounds.
To celebrate National Book Lovers Day, the Wandering Gaels are sharing their favourite travel and heritage books. We hope our picks will inspire you, motivate you and take you on a new journey!
Ireland has a long and bloody history, that has left behind restless spirits and spine tingling tales. From old castles to battle fields and jails, these spots around Ireland hold many secrets and some unwanted guests… Tour with us what we believe are Ireland’s most haunted places this Halloween.
Like us, more and more travellers are focusing their holidays on exploring family history and embarking on what’s called ‘heritage travel’. It is all about combining the challenges, excitement and fun of a vacation with a history lesson. As you may be expecting planning your own heritage vacation takes a little bit of research to get the most out of your travels. Here are our tips to get started!
The Wandering Gaels Project is the journey of two friends to explore their Celtic ancestry. Through travel, research and a little bit of fun – the girls welcome you along on their journey off-the-beaten-track to learn more about the places from where their families hail, and how the history, culture and tradition of these regions have shaped our communities today.