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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

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

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

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

I hate the cold. So what am I doing hunched on the deck of a 40-foot trawler off Scotland's Inner Hebrides, dressed head-to-toe in plastic rain gear,... Read More

Despite my Scottish heritage, I've never been wild about tartan. Braveheart bored me to tears, I haven't exactly yearned for haggis, and it only takes a... Read More

Hotel Alpenhof, Austria Would the von Trapp family have felt at home?Probably not. Adolph Loos's rigorously Modernist rendition of an Alpine retreat,... Read More

Lower-priced hotels have long been the realm of Muzak-filled lobbies outfitted with worse-for-wear furniture and industrial carpeting. But the genre has... Read More

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