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Scotland’s Isle of Bute

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Scotland’s west coast is synonymous with excellent seafood with miles of coastline to fish and cultivate and fresh catches landed every day and taken straight to the region’s finest tables. Its hills, glens and pastures a natural larder to farm and harvest. On the Isle of Bute, in Rothesay’s town
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Go Glasgow – one of Europe’s most exciting and stylish cities

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Glasgow is renowned for its style and friendly locals. It’s well rounded with a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a buzzy array of restaurants and bars. The city centre’s architecture is an attraction in itself with countless impressive Victorian structures, including Charles
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Eriska – Scotland’s Fantasy Island

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Just a short drive from Oban, on Scotland’s west coast, is the quiet Isle of Eriska. Set against a backdrop of mountains, ocean mist and Scottish landscapes there is a certain mystique about it. Rattling over an old wooden bridge you immediately enter a concealed whisper-quiet world of lavender, purple
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The Taste of Scotland’s Argyll

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Scotland’s west coast is synonymous with excellent seafood. Its miles of coastline land fresh catches every day that are immediately taken to the region’s finest tables. On route to Oban from Glasgow stop off at Fyne Ales (on the spectacular Loch Fyne), an award-winning brewer of craft beers. The ingredients
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Colintraive: A true Scottish Experience

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Posted in Culinary, Europe, Lodging, Scotland

Colintraive is a quiet coastal village on Scotland’s west shoreline; the nearest town being Dunoon is some twenty minutes away. At one time cattle would swim across the narrowest point from the Isle of Bute, on their way to the markets of lowland Scotland. It’s barely more than a couple
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Walking The Highlands And Hebrides

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Posted in Adventure, Hiking, Scotland

Traffic jam! A chill north wind blows across a landscape, stark but beautiful at the same time. But a peat fire is always nearby in some stone cottage with a thatched roof, where both the occupants and the ambiance are warm (and so, sometimes, is the beer; this is Britain,
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5 Chocolate Lover’s Destinations

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Posted in Activities, Belgium, California, Culinary, Europe, Food Tours, France, Holiday Travel, Nevada, North America, Scotland, Shopping, United Kingdom

Nothing says love more than chocolate – well, at least for most people. Why not plan a getaway to a destination known for chocolate? Go to a far flung part of the world where the heavenly creation of sweetened food made from cocoa beans excites your taste buds. What could
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Gettin’ Hitched in Scotland

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Posted in Europe, Historical travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Scotland

Like any good fairy tale, a successful wedding comes out of the combined efforts of a wide range of players. From the decisions between a tiered cake or cupcakes, to handwritten or stamped invitations, to lace or floral print, every detail has its place. But long after the wedding bells
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A Marine Conservation Voluntourism Holiday in Scotland

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Posted in Europe, Scotland, Voluntourism, Wild Life

I love animals and decided to devote the better part of my summer vacation volunteering with animals, which was how I found myself on a marine conservation voluntourism holiday off the west coast of Scotland through the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.  Its website promised that volunteers would conduct cetacean
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