I spent some time poking around home rental websites the other day. Since I was curious and wanted to compare the sites, it provided a good excuse to look at places to rent in Scotland. Not because I am planning a visit there any time soon, but because I wish I were planning a visit.
I’m rather glad I looked. I was astounded to see lovely cottages available for less than $100/day, and nice flats in Edinburgh for very little more.
It started the wheels in my brain turning. How wonderful it would be to spend a week or two in one of those homes, getting to know that little corner of Scotland. The one other time I was there was as part of a group tour. A group tour has its benefits, but renting a home would allow a person not only to relax and breathe, but to perhaps get to know a few local people. And for me, perhaps get to know a little of the local history.
So, I’ll add this to my bucket list. Someday, we’ll rent a house in Scotland, or maybe even Wales. If I’m feeling gutsy, I may even learn to drive on the other side of the road. Either way, I can’t imagine anything more rewarding than to spend time in a region with breathtaking scenery, and so much history it permeates the earth beneath my feet.
Scotland and Wales are definitely on my list of favorite vacation destinations. What’s on your list?
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