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Running With Ghosts in Edinburgh

Natalie Compagno | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Edinburgh is haunted. Everyone knows that. Especially the spirits that linger year-round with no regard for the passing of All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day. I am in Edinburgh for a few days to enjoy its charms as well as ghouls.

The World's Most Beautiful Coastal Drives

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

After rounding up the best coastal drives in the U.S., Australia, and Ireland, you responded with your favorite ocean roads around the globe.

Guys, We Found Spongebob's House

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel

Friends, we have found the home of Spongebob Squarepants. Okay, fine. Not really. But this pineapple-adorned home is definitely reminiscent of the...

16 Enchanting UK Spots To Visit Other Than London

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel

London is wonderful, everyone knows that -- it's one of the most visited cities on Earth. And VisitBritian is very appreciative for the tourism... but...

Glasgow: From Pubs to Parks In Scotland's 'Second City'

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Glasgow has been busy brushing the soot off its sandstone and washing behind its no-longer-industrial ears. What has emerged after decades of careful restoration is a Victorian city where you can breathe the beautiful air.

The Adorable Seaside Town That Beats All Other Adorable Seaside Towns

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel

When life in the metropolitan U.K. gets dramatic and ridiculous, Scotland provides a merry little old-world escape (for proof, please review our recen...

What's There To Do In Glasgow?

AP | By PAUL KELBIE | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The image of Scotland's largest city as a hard and dirty industrial center is long gone. Instead, this former European Capi...

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Scotland

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Danielle Petrie. With miles and miles of breathtaking scenery, from rolling hills to islands...

Orkney's Surprising Neolithic Wonders

Historvius | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Historvius

When we think of historical places which date back thousands of years it's natural to think of the Pyramids, Stonehenge or the ruins of ancient Mesopo...

Discover Scotland On Your Own Two Feet

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel

TARBERT, Scotland (AP) — I don't have much to tell you about Scotland, really. It's true, they have whisky, and kilts, and some people speak with an...

Experience Legends And Epic Views At Dunnottar Castle

Posted 02.28.2014 | Travel

The ruins of Dunnottar Castle sit on a dramatic cliff on the northeast coast of Scotland. The castle is incredibly rich in history and also offers som...

Scotland Really Is A Place To Love, Here Are Some Reasons Why

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel

It's hard not to love Scotland, especially this week, when the country became the 17th in the world to legalize gay marriage. Scotland is a small ...

6 of U.K.'s Most Remote Tourist Destinations

Holiday Lettings | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Holiday Lettings

Rugged and windswept, the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland are among the most isolated and mysterious places in the U.K.

Of Towers and Turrets: Castles in Scotland

Alison Chino | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

We have four children, three of them boys, so there is nothing I love more than to release them in a castle ruin where they can run free and engage in imaginary battles.

Guides' Variety Hour: Scotland, Haggis, and Happy Birthday Robbie Burns

Rick Steves | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

On January 25th, it was the birthday of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns. Robbie Burns was one of the Romantic Age poets who stoked Scottish natio...

If You're Scared of Ghosts, This Isn't For You

Erin Ruberry | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

When a historic attraction has been featured on a show called Most Haunted and gets its own WikiHow entry for "How to Survive a Trip to Mary King's Close," you're guaranteed a pretty spooky experience.

10 Must-See Destinations Near Edinburgh, Scotland

Holiday Lettings | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Holiday Lettings

Here are ten must-see places that are easily accessible by car or public transport and range from the birthplace of the Scottish saltire and the scene of notorious 16th century witch trials to the home of Rugby Sevens.

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

Erin Ruberry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

2013-11-04-Screenshot20131104at9.06.18AM.jpgAfter spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've found the most beautiful castle in the world.

10 Hidden Islands You've Never Heard of

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Go ahead and become a castaway for a day or two. Here are 10 secret places -- from the mysterious North Atlantic to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean -- where you can completely surrender to island time.

One Final Duty-Free Gauntlet Before Leaving Scotland

Rick Steves | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

This video clip may show what seems like any old airport, but after two weeks in unpolished Scotland, it came as a jolt to me. At Glasgow's airport, t...

Scotland Tour: All Tours Must Pass

Rick Steves | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

It is always a bit emotional at the end of a tour, when we say goodbye to our bus driver and guide. We have a tour culture where bus drivers eat meals...

Scotland Tour: Some Drum Fun with a Bodhrán

Rick Steves | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Celtic music (both Irish and Scottish) stirs me. It's a great part of travel here. I see the tumult of the past and the love of heritage in the eyes o...

Scotland Tour: Enjoying a Natural High, High in the Highlands

Rick Steves | Posted 09.29.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Driving through the remote and evocative Highlands valley called Glencoe, our guide, Liz, and I conspired to find a place where we could simply stop t...

Scotland Tour: British Commandos Memorial in the Scottish Highlands

Rick Steves | Posted 09.29.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

In World War II, Winston Churchill decided that Britain needed an elite military corps. He created the British Commandos, famous for wearing green ber...

Scotland Tour: The Recipe for a Tasty Tour

Rick Steves | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

I love the challenge of orchestrating a smooth, efficient, and safe European bus tour for 25 happy travelers. There are countless keys to success.