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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
Britain's oldest pub-- who deserves the crown?

Britain's oldest pub-- who deserves the crown?

You want to find the most ancient inn in Britain? It's tougher than you might think
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
6 haunting battlefields of Scotland

6 haunting battlefields of Scotland

Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" renditions of Scotland's most famous battles are a sorry substitute; the real stories are far better and far bloodier
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
Western wonders: A traveler's guide to Scotland’s best whisky region

Western wonders: A traveler's guide to Scotland’s best whisky region

Rugged places call for great drink -- that’s why the best whiskys in Scotland are made in the western part of the country
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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