Scotland

Tips and Articles in Scotland

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 few bars from a bagpipe to set me reeling—toward some Excedrin. But after my father died, two ...
England Glyndebourne Festival Opera (May 19–August 27; 44-127/381-3813; www.glyndebourne.com) Six productions set in the English countryside. Evening dress is customary. Tips: Lifelong members often snag the best tickets by the time the box off...
Hotel Alpenhof, Austria Would the von Trapp family have felt at home?Probably not. Adolph Loos's rigorously Modernist rendition of an Alpine retreat, the 14-room Hotel Alpenhof, was envisioned as a sophisticated summerhouse better suited to the...
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 entered a new era. A wine bar?A sleek lounge area?Free Wi-Fi?Walk into the recently opened Hya...
Germany Hefeweizen may be the national mainstay, but the 1809 Berliner Weisse is no ordinary German wheat beer: it has a tart and ultra-tangy flavor. Dr. Fritz Briem Brewery; bierkraft.com; from $6. France Brewer Daniel Thiriez crafts his...
Hawaii Spa Ahu Pohaku Hoomawluhia Hawi, Big Island; 808/889-6336; hawaii-island-retreat.com; treatments from $100 The Scene Remote retreat on the North Kohala Coast fusing Polynesian healing traditions with a green ethos. Top service Lomilom...