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I was raised in the Highlands and encouraged to feel proud of being a Maclean and belonging to a great clan. My maternal grandfather and uncle were... Read More

Orient-Express is gaining some wings and gathering steam. Driven by reductions in first-class air service and by the demand for shorter, multiple... Read More

Here, five new properties to shake up Europe's hotel scene. ... Read More

If Britain's Parliament passes a new pub-licensing bill in July, as expected, visitors to England will no longer have to witness the tradition of last... Read More

When I told my seven-year-old son that we were going to a foreign city where we would run from one theatrical event to another all day long, he stuck... Read More

With the euro sky-high these days, it takes more than smarts to navigate the Continent in style without spending a small fortune in the process. It... Read More

We all know people who spend their lunch hours bidding for vintage frocks on eBay—but until recently, my own addiction was tracking down used books on... Read More

I fell in love with Scotland on my first visit, in 1984, when I interviewed Scottish movie director Bill Forsyth (Gregory's Girl, Local Hero). He had... Read More

Travelers are demanding one-of-a-kind experiences, and hotels are answering the call, with rooms that have star-status trimmings. In the Cashmere Suite... Read More

When I was five years old, I thought that Glasgow at twilight was Fairyland—there was so much beauty and, in the twinkling of the green and orange... Read More

Nick Jones, the brains behind the Babington House hotel in Somerset, England, and the private Soho House clubs in London and New York, has a mission: to... Read More

Amid protests that it is both a financial and aesthetic fiasco, Scotland has erected a highly eccentric building to house its first parliament in nearly... Read More

So I have a history of crying on airplanes, especially on the long flights. It isn't that I'm any kind of sissy. Au contraire: I'm an alpha male with a... Read More

When Le Corbusier designed his famous chapel at Ronchamp, just outside the Jura mountain range in France, he took inspiration from the rolling green... Read More

To toast the New Year—and with it, dreams of an improved you—we've come up with a few suggestions, at home and on the road. ... Read More

My first visit to St. Andrews was in 1988. It lasted all of two hours, and it took me a decade to return. When I finally did, in August of 1998, the... Read More

The remaining U.S. wilderness Think of it this way: there's a finite amount of it, and it's shrinking. The wolves of Yellowstone, for example, so... Read More

If you think Great Britain's National Trust preserves only formal Georgian piles filled with horsehair sofas and portraits of anemic-looking ancestors,... Read More

Q: My family and I are looking for an affordable hotel near Piazza San Marco in Venice. Any recommendations? —Stephen Brody, Morton Grove, Ill. ... Read More

Secluded Scottish Castle ... Read More

While an unexpected upgrade is welcome, it’s rarely fun to be surprised by what’s behind your hotel-room door. Enter hotel ratings, which attempt to... Read More

Travelers to Edinburgh with a taste for local flavors should skip the ubiquitous shortbread cookies and tinned haggis and pick up a hand-lettered bottle... Read More

Picture this. The sun is setting as you and your amour exchange vows on the banks of the Seine. It's romantic, but are you ready to spend 40 days in... Read More

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