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

07/30/2013 07:23 pm ET Updated Sep 29, 2013

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 the bus and let our group get out and feel the wonder of this distant corner of Scotland. Liz, an experienced Scotland guide, is doing her first Rick Steves tour -- and I'm along. The night before, we were swinging each other and the rest of our group by the elbows around the pub's dance floor to Scottish folk music. And doing it again was a natural impulse here, intoxicated by the beauty of Glencoe. When we got back to the bus, our driver, Roddie, was standing by...and Liz had tea cakes for all.