One of our favourite things to do on a sunny London Sunday? Grab a canvas bag and head down to Columbia Road Flower Market to pick up a gorgeous bunch of flowers and eavesdrop on the proper East End market traders.
Want to discover some of the finest whisky, gin and ale that Scotland can offer? Then use our guide to the best distillery and brewery tours on the North Coast 500 route.
From luxury castles, picturesque campsites and budget-friendly hostels to cosy, welcoming B&Bs and eco-retreats, there is an accommodation option for every trip along the NC500. Take a look at where we lay our heads during our time on the route.
Okay, so we're not saying that we're 100% happy to be back in the UK - but there are definitely some major pluses to returning to this little island we call home.