The Isle of Skye is, in my opinion, the most beautiful part of Scotland, which is saying a lot, because Scotland is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. This list of 10 of the most incredible things to see and do on the Isle of Skye will help visitors plan their own incredible Highland adventure and enjoy all that Skye has to offer. From magical Fairy Pools and spectacular seaside views of dolphins and whales jumping out of the water to breathtaking mountains and foggy, fern covered glens, Scotland has so much to offer every adventurer and outdoor enthusiast willing to seek out its beauty.
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Arguably Scotland’s most famous castle, Eilean Donan is one of the world’s most photographed castles. It appears in numerous films and TV shows like Highlander, James Bond – The World is Not Enough, and many others, also making it one of the most filmed castles in Scotland. Built sometime in the early 1200s, the castle was destroyed in 1719, and rebuilt by 1932, and is now one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks.
The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye in north-western Scotland are one of my favorite places we’ve ever been. This was the place we decided to renew our vows on our fifth wedding anniversary, and it couldn’t have been anymore perfect. The water was unbelievably clear, there was hardly anyone else around, and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking. Read on to learn how to get there, where to park, what to bring, and the best times to visit.
Regal Glengarry Castle Hotel in Invergarry, Scotland was the perfect place for us to base our adventures in the Scottish Highlands during our anniversary trip in our ancestral homeland. This enchanting former castle was near Loch Ness, Inverness, and not terribly far from the Isle of Skye, which made it the perfect place for us to get a taste of country life in Scotland, while still being within driving distance of many fascinating points of interest and nearby cities.
Yasaka Koshin-Do Temple in Hiashiyama, Kyoto, Japan is a native folk take on Buddhist temples, and is famous for its colorful, hanging cloth monkeys said to have the ability to grant a wish in exchange for the wish-maker giving up an earthly desire or bad habit. Located around the corner from the iconic Yasaka Pagoda, this temple welcomes anyone whether they want to make a wish, snap a selfie, or learn more about Kōshin beliefs.
What to Expect From Your First Spa Appointment will help you understand how to book a spa day, how to prepare for your appointments, as well as what to expect during and after your appointment to ensure that you can make the most of your spa day. Plus, find helpful tips about managing allergies, sore muscles as well as suggestions for the perfect spa day itinerary!
Home to more than 65,000 works of art, valued around $9 Billion, by famed artists such as Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O’Keefe, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Breughel, and hundreds more, the Detroit Institute of Arts receives around 1,000,000 visitors each year, making it one of the world’s most visited art museums. With a vast collection of sculptures, paintings, busts, artisanal sterling silver dishes and cutlery, ancient artifacts, photographs, murals, and mixed media works, primarily from Europe has a little bit of everything. When the City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the impressive cultural and historical markers it houses, was nearly stolen from the people of Detroit and its visitors.
These 20 Midwest Travel Destinations will prove just how much the midwest has so much to offer discerning travelers, from $5 billion art collections, luxury and concept car creation, world class luxury resorts, incredible flower festivals that attract visitors from all around the world, some of the bluest waters in the world, and so much more. Read on to see why travelers in the know are traveling to the Midwest in 2020.
Berlin’s Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum is home to more than 20,000 stunning flowering plants, as well as a castle shaped glasshouse that represents the more than 20,000 individual castles found scattered around Germany. This exceptional garden educates visitors on both native plant species as well as endangered plants, which serves to foster a deeper appreciation of nature and the environment, and the gardens also strive to encourage visitors to get involved in their communities to protect and become stewards of our natural world.
Visit Stirling Castle to enjoy spectacular royal gardens & architecture, learn about Scotland’s historical figures like William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, and many others who either lived at Stirling Castle, were coronated at Stirling Castle, or fought battles near the castle. This castle, that may be nearly 1,000 years old, is a fascinating look back into the lives of Renaissance era monarchs.
The Kyoto Luxury Travel Guide is full of the best temples, shrines, gardens, museums, and fine dining in Kyoto, as well as useful cultural notes, ideas for day trips to nearly a dozen nearby cities, and advice on what to wear, how to spend rainy days, and much more. Travelers with distinguished tastes will immediately be drawn to Kyoto’s many Michelin Star restaurants, cultural events and learning opportunities, luxury ryokan, and traditional crafts.