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Looking for somewhere a bit different for your next trip? I seek out interesting destinations that are filled with natural and cultural attractions slightly off the beaten track. Once there it is about having experiences, great food and wine and finding a boutique hotel with a high thread count on its sheets.


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The Ayrshire region of Scotland sits on the southwest coast and enjoys considerably better weather than most of the country. This is also Robert Burns country – you can’t miss him and his influence when exploring the area. It is also home to some lovely beaches, fantastic castles, great food, stunning drives and much more. …

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Dumfries and Galloway is the least visited area of Scotland – I have no idea why. The region is absolutely stunning, tends much more towards good weather relative to the rest of Scotland and there are some fantastic things to do in Dumfries and Galloway. From the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse to Wigtown Scotland to …

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Until I visited Philadelphia I had never registered that this is really where the United States of America happened. The founding fathers met here, the declaration of independence was signed here, the first US Presidential Residence was here, the first American Flag was created here (more of that to come) – there are firsts everywhere …

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