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Why not stay at home?

Scotland has been voted the most beautiful country in the world, according to The Rough Guide. Despite this, few of us have really explored our own country, often preferring to head to the sun rather than discover the delights of our own back yard. It’s a shame because we have incredible scenery, superb food, no luggage…

Slovenia? S’lovely!

Slovenia is one of those places that deserves to be better known, but which retains its slow-paced charm precisely because it isn’t. Part of this is down to our hazy grasp of middle European geography. We’re aware that Slovenia is vaguely Balkan, but probably couldn’t locate it on a map. You’ll find it wedged below…

Portland: The Maine attraction

© Courtesy VisitPortland.com/GPCVB+Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld America is so vast, you can spend a lifetime exploring and still never stumble upon some of the country’s best destinations. Fortunately for me, it only took me forty years to discover Portland, Maine. Just a two-hour bus ride from Boston, Portland’s charm lies in the seamless union between historic seaside village…

Dounside house

Steps into the spotlight Douneside House, the luxury boutique hotel on Deeside, has just been honoured as the AA’s Hotel of the Year (Scotland) 2017-2018. It’s a remarkable achievement for the hotel, which only opened last year. Douneside’s Marcel Wassen explained, ‘We’re absolutely delighted to be awarded the AA’s Hotel of the Year (Scotland) 2017-2018. …

Take a trot round the Trossachs

Scotland is a pretty small country, though we manage to pack in almost as much in the way of scenery as we do in unpredictable weather. Yet, whether we’re visitors or have lived here all our lives, many of us have never seen much of our own country. Beyond the cities lies a mysterious mix…

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