Travel Diary: The Ineffable Isle of Skye

By: Alexis Gautier

To travel to the Isle of Skye is like going back in time. The landscapes of this magical designation in Scotland will take your breath away! 


It exists all around us - in the mountains, in wildflowers and rainbows, in the rush of the wind, in the moment you snap a photo and capture THE shot. Magic is everywhere, and it is patiently waiting for our senses to get stronger and sharper - waiting for us to notice it with eyes bright.

You'd have to be blind to not recognize the magic that exists in the Isle of Skye and Highlands of Scotland. I can't even begin to describe all the beauty I witnessed in three short days. There's only one word I can come up with to describe it.


Skye is ineffable.

So I'll let the pictures speak for themselves :)

One of the best decisions I've made during my travels thus far was to book a MacBackpackers tour (I did the 3 day Isle of Skye tour for anyone wondering). Our guide was Mark, and he truly made the whole experience a memory that I will hold onto for the rest of my life. His story telling brought the history of the land to life in a way that made you feel like you were a part of it, witnessing firsthand. So thank you Mark for the passion you showed towards your home, and for allowing us to fall in love with it too.

In three short, filled to the brim days, we explored historic battlefields, the famous fairy pools, and quaint towns.

We saw castles and waterfalls crashing into the ocean.

We went on the most enchanting hikes I've ever been on that effortlessly took my breath away.

We heard tales of warriors, monsters, and fairies.

We visited the lake where the Loch Ness monster lurks in the shadowy depths.

We got to come up close with Scottish highlands cows.

And we definitely saw our fair share of Scottish sheep, who roam free in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

I don't know what kind of spell Skye cast on me. All I know is that when I go back through these photos, I always find myself daydreaming of being back - looking up to the mountains, whose peaks hide in the clouds - standing on the edge of a cliff with thoughts of free falling into the ocean -always in a 360 spin in constant awe... in constant wonder.

Yes, magic does exist, and you will find it in Skye.

About our Guest Blogger:

Alexis Gautier is a Florida native who loves to capture moments through the lens. Her passions include travel, photography, music, inspiring & motivating others to follow their dreams. She always seems to be in a new and amazing corner of the world, and we're honored that she takes Lotus and Luna along for the ride! Follow her on instagram and vimeo! You can also use her code ALEXIS20 for 20% off Lotus and Luna!

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