Scotland tops many people's "bucket lists," and for good reason. It's an incredible country, full of wonderful people, amazing scenery, and incredible cultural sights.
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Curious about visiting Scotland?
From The Highlands to Edinburgh, whiskey to pints, and kilts to high-fashion, Scotland has something to offer any type of traveler.
I first visited Scotland when, planning our first "across the pond" trip after our honeymoon to England, I wanted to go back to England, and my Husband said we needed to branch out. We compromised with a visit to Great Britain, nevertheless, and headed for Scotland! This is/was a completely fair proposal, and we've gotten to go to England plenty of time since, and hopefully many more times in the future!
From the minute I started planning our trip, I fell immediately in love with Scotland, without ever having gone there. I like to prepare for trips with a mix of historical and fictional shows/podcasts/documentaries/audiobooks, etc. and that was incredibly easy to do for Scotland! Even my Harry Potter addition counts as prep! The list is at the end of this article!
In all seriousness, if you are even remotely considering planning a trip to Scotland, I would highly recommend that you go for it. Scotland has the right mix of exciting and fun, while being a very manageable place to travel. Incidentally, if you are an American first-time or nervous over-seas traveler, I would strongly recommend Scotland as a first Europe excursion. Its major cities (Glasgow and Edinburgh) are far more manageable than London, there's no language barrier, there's plenty to do and see without being overwhelming, the trains are easy to use, and the people are welcoming and friendly. Need I go on?
So here we go, lads and lassies! The top reasons you will love Scotland.
Reasons to Love Scotland:
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