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Tales of a Backpacker

Claire Sturzaker, is a 30-something foodie traveller who just can’t keep still!

Her mission is to share with you the very best of a destination without breaking the bank,
but still spending money on those special once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Haggis Adventures

Claire embarked on a Highland Fling tour with Haggis Adventures spending 7 days in Scotland, exploring beautiful scenery, delicious food and enjoying true Scottish hospitality. Here is a short excerpt from her blog post.


We spent the night at Oban, at the Backpackers Plus Hostel. Oban is a nice little coastal town, I had fish and chips for tea and walked up to McCaig’s Tower for nice views of the bay. However, the real highlight of Oban was a Ceilidh Dance. The View in Oban hosts traditional Ceilidh nights several nights a week (currently on Mondays, Thursdays and some Saturdays over the summer) for £9 per person.

"You can join in for one of the most fun and entertaining nights you’ll have in Scotland!"

Trees for Life at Dundreggan

Haggis Adventures partner with Trees for Life UK to help repopulate an area now known as Haggis Wood. We planted two trees among the others that previous Haggis tour groups planted, doing a small bit for the environment. Trees for Life is a wonderful project, and you can volunteer there to plant trees for a week yourself.

About the author

Daniel MacIntyre

Daniel MacIntyre


Daniel is an experienced business development consultant, digital marketing manager and director of The View, Oban’s live music venue and bar.

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