The day before embarking on the Summer 2014 voyage, fellow student Taylor Vincent and I split the price of a hotel in London, England, after connecting a month before through Facebook. Sharing an uncanny amount of interests and passions, we instantly became close friends. Within a week or two of the voyage we already were throwing around ideas for making our own adventures in the upcoming countries–as many students do on their own independent travel in port. One of our most anticipated locations was Scotland, so we knew we had to experience it to the fullest that we could.
Throughout our journey, we relied on the kindness of the local people of Scotland, constantly being surprised at their eagerness to help us.¬†Though we had only a small taste of all that the country has to offer, I can say with full confidence that this will be one of the places that someday, I will see again.