by Stephanie SheehanDundee is one of Scotland’s hidden gems, perfect for those looking for an alternative city break this autumn.  Found in the county of Angus, a trip to Dundee brilliantly combines all three of Scotland’s most impressive assets, a striking coast line, spectacular countryside and a vibrant, cultural city life. Plus with a quirky history, that includes being home of ....Continue Reading >>
by Sam McCallWhile city breaks have a lot to be said for them, sometimes there's nothing better than kicking back and enjoying a more relaxed pace of life in rural surroundings. Britain has a wealth of ancient villages and hamlets that make you feel like you've stepped back in time - so whether you're staying in a luxury country hotel, a bed and breakfast or even booking a property for yourself ....Continue Reading >>
by Martin HarrisonWe take a look at some of the most satisfying activities for those looking to visit the Scottish city in the new year.With its entrepreneurial spirit, smart population and affluent reputation, Edinburgh has been picked out by the Centre for Cities as one of the cities to watch for 2012/3.Alongside London, Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Aberdeen, the Scottish capital ....Continue Reading >>
guest post by Duncan, Travelistic travel blogAs I stepped off the plane in I heard a mix of accents, not the husky tones of a true Scotsman as I envisaged. At Aberdeen airport, I was surrounded by a plethora of accents and faces, Scandinavians in workwear, sharp looking businessmen and a mix of locals mingling around the small airport all with a sense of purpose.I was visiting Aberdeen for ....Continue Reading >>
guest post by Euro BookingsThere’s nothing worse than arriving in an exciting new city when time’s at a premium and not knowing which places of interest are worth visiting and which are well worth steering clear of. With that in mind, here’s a brief guide to Edinburgh’s best sites and it’s also worth noting that hotels in Edinburgh are in a plentiful supply. Edinburgh CastlePerched above ....Continue Reading >>
The drink Around the World for May is Scotland's favourite soft drink (soda), Irn-Bru. One of the very few carbonated drinks to outsell Coca-Cola in a marketplace anywhere in the world, this radioactive orange-coloured drink is sugary sweet and slightly bubbly with a taste that sits somewhere between citrus (a mix of lemons and tangerines?) and vanilla. While living in Britain for several years and ....Continue Reading >>
Guest post by Scottish castle venue, Birkhill CastleScotland has a rugged beauty rich in history and stunning scenery. This is a list of five special Scottish wonders.1. Isle of SkyeThe Isle of Skye is a beautiful must-see scenic island located off of the west coast of Scotland. The location offers many attractions to visitors including a vast assortment of wildlife and a rich variety of birds. The ....Continue Reading >>
Every month I write about a special drink that I've had somewhere in my travels. This month's offering takes us on a tour of the Talisker Scotch Whisky Factory on the wild, wind-swept and mountainous Scottish Isle of Skye.After a guided tour through the distillery with its five gleaming copper stills and aged oak barrels, a sample of the smoky, fiery brew is offered. The first sip almost explodes ....Continue Reading >>

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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.

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