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Luxury Scotland Splurge Hotels

by Jessica B. August 28th, 2014 | Dining & Lodging, Splurge Hotels
Are you planning a trip to Scotland and budget is not a central factor? There are some really great options out there that will let you experience the best of what is uniquely Scottish. Here are some of our favorite hotels for splurging trips for couples on a romantic getaway, families looking to live it up a bit, or business travelers looking for a top quality place to rest.

1) Forss House – While this hotel may not be the most luxurious hotel in the entire world, it does a wonderful job of combining high hotel standards with an old
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Destination Detour: Fargo, North Dakota

by T Akery August 27th, 2014 | Destination Detour
Destination-Detour Fargo is one of the largest cities in North Dakota. While it picked up a few stereotypes from a movie and a television show that borrows its name, this active city may surprise visitors. There are a variety of activities that encompass many interests.

Fargo hosts an assortment of activities for children. The Red River Zoo hosts up to 300 different types of animals. In addition, it has an antique working carousel on the premises for children to ride. The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm
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From Kilts to Cushions: Scotland’s Specialty Shops

by R. Carnavale August 26th, 2014 | Arts & Culture, Shopping
From kilts to knitted scarves, Scotland is home to one-of-a-kind arts and cultural items that will whet your appetite for all things Scottish. Shops in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen feature tailored tartan skirts, jackets and trousers, tweeds and Highland dress. There are art shops, where you can purchase oil paintings of the Scottish countryside and shops that specialize in one-of-a-kind wallpapers and cushions. You can even patronize a shop that benefits young people by sells handcrafted quirky clothes and furniture.

If you're interested in buying a tartan kilt, Geoffrey the Tailor makes hand-sewn, worsted wool kilts
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Scotland for Families

by Jessica B. August 25th, 2014 | Family Travel, Travel Style
Travel-Style Whether you are looking to take in Edinburgh, visit the Lochs, or check out the highlands, there is plenty in Scotland that can be fun for the entire family. Kids of any age will enjoy spending a night in a castle, getting a chance to ride a horse, explore some breathtaking views and go hunting for Nessie, the infamous Loch Ness Monster. Here are some of our top tips for traveling with kids to Scotland.

Loch Ness – If you are traveling to Scotland with kids, you should probably plan to spend a few days up near Loch Ness. There
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Fabulous Walking Tours in Scotland

by R. Carnavale August 22nd, 2014 | Action Adventures, Walking Tours
Active-Adventures If you're interested in exploring Scotland's Highlands and dales, how about taking a guided walking tour? There are several excellent companies that offer traditional walking tours and self-guided ones, too. You can visit the castles of Edinburgh, look for the Loch Ness monster at Loch Ness or see the spectacular views along the West Highland Way. Here are some tour operators who can help you explore Scotland by foot:

For a tailor-made tour, try Hillwalk Tours: Self-Guided Hiking Tours of Scotland. You tell them what you want and they'll deliver the tour
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