Scotland

Strange ice pancakes found on Scottish river

Strange ice pancakes found on Scottish river

Scotland can now add a strange frozen phenomenon to mysteries including the Loch Ness Monster and Mel Gibson's accent in "Braveheart"
Seeking the thrill: Extreme hikers go the distance

Seeking the thrill: Extreme hikers go the distance

Between snow storms, avalanches and steep terrain, these hikers brave it all for stunning views and adventure
Stunning Scotland: What the UK could be losing

Stunning Scotland: What the UK could be losing

Whether or not it remains part of the United Kingdom, England's northern neighbor has a flavor all its own
Scotland: What to know before you go

Scotland: What to know before you go

Vikings, vicious politics and vindaloo curries -- Scotland isn't all tartan and bagpipes
World's 10 best vegetarian destinations

World's 10 best vegetarian destinations

And the best restaurants in each of them
The world's most incredible bike routes

The world's most incredible bike routes

Amazing two-wheel treks from the snow-capped Himalayas to the scorching forests of the Aussie bush
10 of Scotland's spectacular castles

10 of Scotland's spectacular castles

In honor of National Tartan Day, here are 10 magnificent castles to explore in the old country
Beard protest inflames Scottish Viking festival

Beard protest inflames Scottish Viking festival

Torchlit processions, bellowing and beards -- all essential parts of the Shetlands' spectacular Up Helly Aa mid-winter revelry
12 amazing underground tourist attractions

12 amazing underground tourist attractions

Including: a town that lives underground, a medieval salt mine full of statues and the original city of Seattle
Lonely Planet's top destinations for 2014

Lonely Planet's top destinations for 2014

Brazil, Antarctica and Scotland are the top three destinations to visit next year, according to the hot-off-the-press guidebook
Why Scotland is Western Europe's wildest country

Why Scotland is Western Europe's wildest country

From "Highland tigers" -- yes, that pussycat -- to dancing hares and ghostly moors, it's hard to find a wilder place in Europe

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