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Ballater Golf Club

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Destination Tips

Boasting miles upon miles of rugged, unspoilt scenery, Scotland is the perfect destination for anyone hoping to get back to nature. Book a stay at any Scotland country hotel, and you’ll be able to explore this dramatic landscape… either on foot, by horseback, or even with mountain bikes!

Outdoor Adventure Companies

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

Approaching an adventure company in Scotland is probably the best way to experience the wonder of that magnificent country. Sure the cities are full of historical and culturally significant places, but to truly understand what Scotland is all about, you have to get out into the wilderness. While prepping for my outdoor adventure program, I …

Scotland, A Sporting Classic

December 19, 2011 | Posted in Destination Tips

From snow to sea, mountains, and forests, Scotland shows up as one of the best landscapes to practise adventurous sporting activities. Discover your own extreme holidays in the Northern country and spend your next vacation enjoying your favourite hobby at its best. The country displays a rich menu of open-air disciplines to please every member …

The Ghosts of Gairnshiel Lodge

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Destination Tips

Ballater is a town with a long and varied history; as well as boasting a terrific selection of museums, bars and restaurants, this picturesque destination is also the site of the British Royal Family’s Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle. If you’re looking at weekend breaks to Ballater hotels, then one thing you might be interested to …

The History of Dunkeld

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

Scotland is a fascinating destination for holidays in Great Britain, boasting a wealth of attractions – both cultural and natural. Many people head straight for the cities, and there certainly is plenty to do in destinations such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. However, if you fancied seeing something a little more rural than your average …

Patrick Geddes: A Scottish Polymath for the World

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

The way cities look and feel may not be something many people notice. However, the look and feel of a city has much more impact on ones daily life than many realize. During the 19th century in the UK, when the great hand of industrialisation was seemingly chaotically shaping the rapidly growing towns and cities …

A Scottish Wedding

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

Last weekend I had the unusual pleasure of attending an ethnic wedding, a Scottish wedding to be more precise. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but as a small-minded Englishman, I certainly had my preconceptions. The groom though, to be honest, isn’t exactly Scottish. He does have Scottish blood, but only a fraction, as …

Celebrate the Party Season in Scotland

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

If you are fed up of doing every single New Year’s Eve with the same dinner, why don’t you plan an original getaway this time? Run away from routine at least for the first days of 2012, travelling somewhere else instead of having the usual meal, at the regular place with the same people. Call …

A Chance to Converse

December 12, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

There I was enjoying a tasty beverage on the balcony of my favourite hotel in Scotland, when the most adorable man sat next to me. To be honest, I had been keeping a watchful eye on him ever since he checked in to the Short break Scotland hotel that I was staying in. There was …

The Top 5 German Beer Destinations

December 8, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

Germany is a richly cultured and vastly important European country. Whether you’re visiting Germany for its fascinating architecture, broad range of historical influences, or even its business-friendly Dusseldorf trade show hotels, there’s one key factor that you’re likely to encounter in all of these settings: beer. The Germans pride themselves on their fine brews, and …