Planning an Epic Road Trip Through Scotland

We had to can­cel our April trip to France and Ice­land due to a can­cer scare. After over a month of wor­ry­ing like crazy, we found out it was just a benign tumor–thank good­ness! But I fig­ured, we should still go some­where to cel­e­brate the non-can­cer diag­no­sis and the husband’s mile­stone birth­day. So, as soon as I received the final diag­no­sis, I start­ed plan­ning anoth­er trip.

Our des­ti­na­tion short­list includ­ed Ice­land (again!), Wales, the Azores, and Scot­land. A trip to Ice­land end­ed up being too expen­sive for our lik­ing. Wales is too fussy. The Azores seem love­ly and is the cheap­est des­ti­na­tion of all, but in the end, I decid­ed to save it for anoth­er time. The thing is, after doing tonnes of research, I found out that Scot­land is actu­al­ly less expen­sive than Iceland–at least in terms of accom­mo­da­tions and car rentals–and is just as stun­ning. Plus, the hus­band loves Scot­land. He went there 13 years ago and still couldn’t stop talk­ing about it. Scot­land it is then!
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