Though I started visiting Scotland for vacation over 20 years ago, subsequent trips were more like coming home.
The best way to truly feel Scotland, appreciate the land, laugh with the people, and understand the history, is to rent a car and drive out of the cities, along the two-lane roads (though some bridges may still be one lane).
Follow the roads in and out of small towns, stopping for lunch at a pub and taking a wee walk along main street where a bakery or woolen shop might catch your fancy.
Wander some more as the road takes you past deep lochs cast in shadow by the ever-present clouds and eventually a sign pointing the way to a castle will crop up. Follow it and explore the ruins or take the tour as you step back in history.
When the gloaming sets in, look for a bed and breakfast and stop for the night. Visit with the owners and have a wee dram before requesting a “full breakfast” for the next morning. As you lay your head down, you’ll be lulled to sleep by the sheep on the hillside. That’s how to truly feel Scotland.
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For fans of sexy Scottish Highlanders who know how to treat a woman like a lady.
When someone changes history, affecting the future, Diana Montgomery, the most experienced agent of Time Weavers, Inc., travels back to 1306 Scotland to change it back. Her mission, to find the culprit and ensure a minor clan chief dies in battle as he originally had.
Diana is well-prepared to infiltrate the small MacPherson clan. What she’s not prepared for is Torr MacPherson, the ruggedly handsome warrior with a kind heart and a steadfast loyalty—the Laird she’s supposed to ensure dies.
Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance. She spent years in higher education teaching the classical literature she loved, but Lexi’s first love is romance novels, so she decided to write sexy romances inspired by the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.” Lexi lives with her husband and cat in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend and you’ll never see her without a hat.
I would love to travel thru Scotland. Thank you Lexi for sharing this AMAZING adventure of a life time. Congratulations on your new release too. Hugs
This sounds like a fun trip and hope to do exactly this in a few years. And I can’t wait to read the book. Already purchased. Just waiting for some down so I can eat it up in one go! ?
I’m so very jealous Lexi. Scotland has long been on my bucket list and your description has only made me want to visit even more. Thank you for sharing with everyone, especially your readers. Scotland sounds like an amazing place!
Loved this! Thank you Lexi ?
What wonderful memories you made on your adventure!! Makes me want to pack my bags and go!! BTW, loved your book On Highland Time!!!!! Can’t wait for the next one!!!
Thanks Lexi! I loved your book “On Higland Time”. I may not be able to travel to Scotland anytime soon but reading Lexi Post’s stories make me feel as if I was there.
This was my exact thoughts if I ever get to Scotland! Don’t do the touristy things, go away from it all and experience the real Scotland. Thanks Lexi you confirmed what I thought all along.
Great way to tour Scotland. Loved the pictures.
Thanks for the tips Lexi. Sounds like a wonderful way to visit a new country. I wish I could go.
Even though my dad’s family is originally from Ireland, I feel like there are many similarities in Scotland. As much as I would love to visit both countries, I just don’t see that happening. So I will continue my travels through your lovely posts.
I’ve only been to Edinburgh and Dundee, but I completely agree with you. Everyone should visit Scotland at least once. Beautiful country, and the nicest people I e ever met. Makes me proud of my few drops of Scottish blood.
Great post! Love the wee pics. Scotland is on my dream board. Thanks for the inspiration and advice. <3
Love this! Good advice, Lexi. Scotland is beautiful, great pics.