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Hiking in the Highlands. Photo courtesy of VisitScotland

The Real Scotland: Traveling in the Highlands

Traveling in the Highlands reveals a different side of Scotland, with craggy rock-strewn mountains and towering cliffs that plunge to the sea below.
Kingdom of the Cats Duncansbay stacks. Photo by Andrea Wotherspoon

Scotland: The Unspoiled Kingdom of the Cats

A local shares what she loves about the unspoiled Kingdom of the Cats in Scotland – and why you might want to visit Caithness too.
Three-mile hike from Bellingham to the waterfall through the serene Hareshaw Dene

5 Best Hiking Hotspots in Northumberland

With its pristine coastline in northern England, Northumberland is a mecca for hikers. Here’s a look at some of the region’s very best hiking hotspots.
How to plan a summer holiday

Tips for a Perfect Summer Holiday

We've put together some ideas so you can enjoy something a bit different, or even just a totally new destination that isn't just your average ‘cheap and cheerful’ package location.
Harintons Hotel. Photo courtesy of Haringtons

Stay in Style: The UK’s Best Boutique Hotels

Wondering where to stay in the UK? Here are some of the most unique and best boutique hotels in the UK.
Hiking in Scotland

Whelks and Chains: Hiking in Scotland

The Elie Chain Walk in Scotland is not for wimps.
Driving in England

Driving in England: Unexpected Adventure

When two Americans set off on a mother-daughter trip through England, they find more than they bargained for.

Video: Adrenaline Rush in Snowdonia, Wales

Snowdonia claims to be the adventure capital of Wales. Here are six reasons why.
Travel in Scotland

Rain or Shine: Castle Stay near Loch Lomond

A romantic five-star castle hotel is the perfect base to explore Scotland's Loch Lomond.
It may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but don't let that stop you from experiencing London.

London on a Budget

Let's be honest, London is expensive. Here's how to make the most of your travel budget in London.
Whiskey tour in Scotland

Along the Whisky Trail: Top Scottish Craft

In Scotland's Whisky Capital, you can learn the art of creating this prized beverage.
One of the Scottish National Gallery's many exhibition rooms.

Top 10 Free Things to Do in Edinburgh

A visit to the Scottish capital can be expensive, but here are 10 experiences that won't cost you a penny.
A Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London. Photo by Bob Ecker

Life as a Yeoman Warder: A Unique Look at the Tower...

A London winter story of meeting new friends in unlikely places.
Peel Castle is recognized as the home of Moddey Dhoo, a ghostly black dog said to have scared a sentry to death.

Ghosts, Goblins and Giants: Supernatural Isle of Man

To dispel evil spirits, tie the cross with sheep’s wool. And whatever you do, make sure to bid the fairies good day.