Scotland

By Everett Potter Three new hotels are about to debut in the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh, raising the stakes for luxury in a town that has no shortage of inventive places to stay. Gleneagles Townhouse, 100 Princes Street and W Edinburgh are raising the luxury level in the Scottish

By Catherine Sabino As pandemic restrictions ease across Europe, major celebrations, new events and old favorites are turning up on calendars for 2022. Here’s a sampling of the dozens of happenings scheduled to take place on the continent from March through December. DENMARK Copenhagen In Denmark the days are long

  Story and photos by Julie Snyder We blew into Dunbar, Scotland with the wind—50+mph gusts—at our backs. Locals speculated that the gale was a hangover of Hurricane Florence, which had battered the East Coast of the U.S. during the previous two weeks. Struggling to remain upright on the clifftop

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