This May, I spent a week in Scotland with one of my favorite travel buddies – my dad. My dad is a die-hard history buff, so traveling Scotland with him was a joy. (He’s also one of the funniest people I know, which helps too.)
We spent three days of our trip in Edinburgh, and the rest road-tripping the Scottish Highlands. Spending time in Edinburgh was delightful. I realized Edinburgh is the perfect city for bookworms; it’s the birthplace of Harry Potter, and the fount of so many illustrious authors and poets.
We also enjoyed road-tripping the Highlands, though the narrow roads were harrowing. Highlights included hiking Old Mann Storr on the Isle of Skye, enjoying the taste of whiskey for the first time (the trick is to drink it with ice!), and witnessing a cèilidh (a traditional Scottish gathering, usually with music).
Scotland is a magical, wild, sparsely populated place, and I enjoyed