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Some years ago Alexander McCall Smith started to write a serial novel, “44 Scotland Street,” set in Edinburgh. “In this series—now in its ninth volume—I wanted to explain why it was that this city should so beguile those who come to know it, why each morning makes me feel as if I am waking up to a continuing love affair with the place in which I live.”
Don’t let the cold temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere take the pep out of your travel step. The winter months can offer up some of the best travel opportunities, often at a lower price point—and you can always head south if you’re in need of some Vitamin D. Here are a dozen destinations to inspire you from our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans.
Experience the luxury of a bygone era with a wholly modern spin at one of these world-class railway hotels.
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There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December.
There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in August.
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Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons shares five fun facts about the biggest party in Scotland: Hogmanay!
The first official day of summer is tomorrow (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d kick it off right: with a special edition of I Heart My City. Here are 20 quintessential summer must-dos from past I Heart contributors all around the globe.
Blogger and budget travel expert Kash Bhattacharya moved to Edinburgh, Scotland and fell head over heels. Read about what makes this Kolkata, India native’s heart flame for the Scottish capital, then add your own favorites in the Comments section below. Follow Kash’s adventures and get great travel tips on Twitter and on his website, budgettraveller.org.…
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Hello city lovers! Andy Hayes, author of the Edinburgh Walking Guides, takes us on a stroll through his favorite city. Want to see your city on IT? Copy and paste our list of fill-in-the-blank questions into an e-mail, fill in your answers, and send your responses to IntelligentTravel@ngs.org. And if you’re still waiting for us…
Friend of IT Nathalie Jordi is just back from a jaunt to Edinburgh, where she was impressed by the city’s foodie heritage. There’s more than just haggis on the menu, for sure. Edinburgh is a city more closely associated with hoary men in kilts, dimly lit medieval alleys and pub spillouts, a sort of Venice…
By Alexandra Burguieres Last weekend was the 16th annual Barbecue Battle in Washington, D.C., and just standing at the gates gave me a flashback to a few years ago, when I arrived to visit a friend in the Czech Republic. She greeted me at the airport with the following question: “Are you still vegetarian?” Her…
Some days, hunkering down with a good book is nothing short of blissful retreat. So when IT heard that just across the pond, wordsmiths like Yann Martel, Ilan Pappe, and Esther Freud recently emerged from their writer caves to rub shoulders with ordinary folks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, we couldn’t help but get…