Scotland

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren Scotland captured my imagination with my high school’s production of Brigadoon and captured my heart on a recent trip to Edinburgh. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the city has been home to scientists, artists, writers, philosophers and inventors (as well as bootleggers

Andy Murray’s Cromlix has the essential ingredients for the perfect country house getaway — big comfy beds upstairs, serious dining downstairs and a Whisky Room for socializing over 16-year-old malts

By Monique Burns For the great Scotland Homecoming 2014, I visited Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and Edinburgh, its stately capital, then joined Rabbie’s Trail Burners on the five-day “Highlands Explorer” tour in a sleek white Mercedes-Benz minivan. I was hell-bent on discovering the world of my maternal great-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin

By Monique Burns I journeyed to Scotland during the great Homecoming 2014 to learn about my maternal great-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Mason, and the places and people that produced him.  Frank Mason, who became the stuff of legend through my mother’s storytelling, arrived in this country in the late-1800s, settled in

By Monique Burns Searching for my great-grandfather’s legacy during the Scotland Homecoming 2014, I took a sleek, modern ScotRail train on a 50-minute journey from Glasgow east to the capital of Edinburgh. There I was delighted to find my hotel, The Balmoral, directly above Waverley Station. An entire block of

Story & Photos by Monique Burns For years, I longed to see Scotland.  As a child, I lived for those moments when my sister and I put away our paper dolls and jacks, and my mother drew us into a close warm circle to regale us with tales of her

Most folks associate John Muir with his boundless efforts to make Yosemite a national park and as the father of the Sierra Club. Yet, the great naturalist is just as celebrated in his homeland of Scotland. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Muir’s death in 1914 and as part of

  By Larry Olmsted Was your New Year’s Resolution to travel more? Or to see more of the world? Or to have life changing experiences and create forever memories? If so, there’s a “Bucket List” trip for you to take this year – and not just any amazing journey, but

Interview by Everett Potter   Evan McGlinn is  a photojournalist for The New York Times and The Boston Globe as well as a contributing editor for American Express’ Departures magazine. I met him standing at  a bar — well, we are journalists — at the famed Yellowstone Club in Montana