Sometimes we can take what's on our doorstep for granted - and so last year it was our New Year's resolution to travel more of the UK. I'd seen some amazing photographs of the Isle of Skye but decided to wait for some good weather - we went in May, and despite one cloudy day, we had the most amazing luck weather wise. It gave me an amazing taster for the rest of Scotland so I will definitely be doing some more island hopping soon!
Transport: We drove up to the Isle of Skye from Manchester stopping to climb Ben Nevis. There is a bridge from Skye to the mainland, which we took on our return journey. But on our way out opted to take a very small car ferry to make the small trip - it was actually a much nicer way to approach Skye and I would recommend doing it at least on way. Skye is perfect for driving around and we based ourselves in Portree in the North but could reach all parts of the Island comfortably in a day.
Accommodation: I used my favourite booking.com to book a short stay apartment on one of the main streets in Portree. Portree is a really cute town and if you aren't staying here I would suggest popping in for a look, and although there are other more remote and beautiful parts of Skye to stay this suited us more as it was close to restaurants and shops. I found that booking a short stay apartment was much cheaper than a hotel and the hotels book out very early - you definitely need to book ahead.
Food and Drink: This was brilliant on Skye - I found my world's favourite cafe here, in Portree there were plenty of excellent restaurants and of course lots of whiskey to taste!