Born in London, Tobin co-founded Dream Escape with his wife, Holly, in 2005. Together, they create insider trips travelers to Scotland, Ireland, and England, with a focus on “off-the-beaten-track” experiences that aren’t available to the wider public. Private distillery visits, castle tours, and VIP meet-and-greets are among some of the unforgettable experiences Tobin and his team can arrange. In Scotland, ask to shake hands with the Duke of Argyll or the Earl of Crom; in London, take advantage of his close personal connections with experts and curators from The Royal Collection Trust and Historic Royal Palaces. Other fun offerings include sheepdog demonstrations, foraging excursions, and lessons in traditional bread and cake-making. For travelers wanting to stay ahead of the curve, the Edinburgh-based expert recommends putting the lesser-known Scottish islands and Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on your radar.