Scotland

Tips and Articles in Scotland

See Our Guide to Great Britain Please don’t call it a fascinator!” instructs the avant-garde Scottish milliner William Chambers, proudly showing me a hat that he constructed from raffia and pink drinking straws. As I stare wide-eyed at the rows o...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.95 2. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.40 3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.07 4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi 97.50 5. Milestone Hotel, London 97.39 6. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbo...
See the 10 Great Places to Spend Christmas slideshow. ’Tis the season to start planning your holiday vacation. While this year’s shaky economy will force some to roast their chestnuts and stuff their stockings at home, others are already building...
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Spin a globe, and chances are Matt Lauer has been wherever your finger lands—that’s no surprise, considering he’s logged 248,166 miles on Today’s “Where in the World Is Matt Lauer?” He’s helped transport millions of viewers to far-flung destinatio...
When San Francisco ad executive John Porter started planning his annual vacation in 2005, he knew he wanted something different. A seasoned traveler, Porter had already stayed in swanky resorts and explored exotic destinations around the globe—all...
Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme at hotels all over the world. But only in Japan will the morning meal offer dashi-maki tamago ...
Edinburgh to Inverness (196 miles) In Edinburgh, rent a Mini Cooper S—a sporty classic that hugs the winding Scottish roads nicely—at Eastern Mini (rentals from $112 per day). Leaving town, take the A92 to the A915 and head for St. Andrews, the b...
See our slideshow of The World’s Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms. When it comes to tasting rooms, what’s outside your glass is often as important as what’s inside it. “The taste of wine is largely contextual,” says Ray Isle, wine editor for Travel...
Counting sheep. Not a good thing to be doing while navigating the narrow dual carriageways and even more confining rural roads that traverse eastern Scotland. In a country seemingly more populated by sheep than people, even the major motorway lead...
To put it into golf terms, the current economic climate is like a long, uphill par four into a stiff wind. Among the almost universally negative effects of the downturn, though, exists a blessing for golfers: Some notoriously hard-to-get-on course...
The Castle Course, St. Andrews, Scotland (Public) David McLay Kidd won the coveted design commission to build a seventh course at St. Andrews and was soon beset by fears that the links he produced would bore people. “I hammered that point into my...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
Gullah Experience a native tongue of the rural South with Gullah Tours (843/763-7551; gullahtours.com; two-hour tours $18), which deploys the 300-year-old language on excursions in Charleston, S.C. (the Underground Railroad, the Old Slave Mart). ...
Americans crossing the Atlantic for golf have so many excellent British links to play they rarely venture inland. When they do leave the coastlines of Britain and Ireland, it’s to play the heathland gems—Walton Heath, St. George’s Hill, Sunningdal...