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10 Things to Do in the Scottish Highlands

April 18, 2019

There really is no place on earth like the Scottish Highlands. This region of the UK is a natural playground of rugged mountains, intriguing legends, compelling music and entertainment and so much more. Set foot in this culture-lover's paradise, and you won't want to leave...

The Loch Ness Monster

April 17, 2019

She’s mysterious, elusive and very real to the countless people who claim to have seen her. The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie as she’s been nicknamed, has captivated the minds of both visitors and Scottish natives for more than 1500 years.

The Great Scottish Clans

April 16, 2019

Pride, honor, tradition – the Scottish clan system has them all. The clans' colorful history, rich customs and vibrant heritage left a deep impact on the overall culture of Scotland. Things weren't always easy - in fact, challenges were more common than not. The Scottish...

Best Places to Propose in Ireland & the UK

January 31, 2019

You’re ready to take that next step. It’s the most important question you’ll ever ask. Why not set the scene in one of the world’s most beautiful places?

 It’s no secret that Ireland and the United Kingdom are full of stunning scenery and breathtaking views. For a fairytale...

Harry Potter Filming Locations

May 29, 2018

Enormous billows of smoke float upward to join the clouds. You gaze skyward and take in the elegant glass windows that compose the ceiling. All around there are people shuffling from one place to the next. The conductor bellows the last call for your train so you hop on and...

11 Reasons to Visit Scotland in the Off Season

April 04, 2018

People often balk at the idea of traveling in the off-season. Some simply can't get the time off work but for those who can, traveling in the period between October and February can be even more rewarding than traveling in high-season - especially when it comes to countries...

7 Reasons Why People Should Take a Group Tour

April 04, 2018

People often wonder what the best type of vacation is for them. Here we make the case for traveling with a group. Groups can consist of 10 people that you do know or 100 that you don't - or vice versa or both. There can be a special reason for traveling such as a family...

Why Visit Scotland

April 04, 2018

Scotland may be tucked behind Ireland and England, but there are plenty of reasons to make it a priority on your trip to the United Kingdom.

Scotland Christmas and New Year's Traditions

January 16, 2018

Have you ever wondered how the holiday season is celebrated in other countries? This week, the (Christmassy) spotlight is on Scotland and its traditions at this time of year. Scotland is not only a great place to visit during a Spring or Summer vacation, but also during the...

Scotland Know Before You Go

January 15, 2018

Scotland has much to offer travelers of all kinds. Conveniently located above England, Scotland can be the perfect spot to start a trip in the United Kingdom. Whether it is a golfing trip where the sport was born or a tour in the beautiful highlands, Scotland has something...