Months before this trip began I was so excited that we were going to have the opportunity to visit the Isle of Skye. The Isle of Skye is known for its natural rugged landscape, medieval castles, picturesque villages, and its rich history. Personally, the landscape in the Isle of Skye is what I always pictured when I imagined Scotland. Everywhere we visited while in the Isle I was just in awe that we were able to experience the natural scenery and landscape in this magnitude. The infamous flat top mountains were absolutely breathtaking and the way the water hit the bottom of the mountains was powerful yet calm. The bed and breakfast that we stayed in on the island had a very hometown feel to it. Everyone on the trip bonded over hot tea and card games while the owner of the Inn graciously made us some toast. I had the opportunity to talk to the inn owner and hear his family story. Throughout this trip I found it so interesting and enlightening to hear about individual people’s journeys and experiences. I was able to relate more than I thought I would to the locals and their views. It became abundantly clear that the locals on the Isle had a quiet and simple life and I don’t believe they would have it any other way. While exploring the Island we had the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Scotland’s most infamous livestock; the highland cow and sheep. It was a surreal experience to think about the families that tend to these farms and animals. It reminded me ever so slightly of home and how no matter where you are in the world, some things just never change. It truly felt like something out of a movie and I felt so privileged to be able to experience the Isle of Skye firsthand.