Adventures In Scotland

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Yesterday I wrote a piece for travel blog Gadling.com in which I asked if Scotland was the next big adventure destination. It turns out I might not be the only one who thinks that way, as the Outside Blog published a post today that lists their selection of the top 10 adventures in Scotland.

In 2008, more than 3 million adventure trips were booked for Scotland, generating revenue in excess of £900 million. That number is expected to increase significantly in the next three years, when Scotland is expected to see a 70% increase in the number of visitors who are there to take part in some kind of adventure vacation.

If you’re thinking about making just such a trip, you may want to check out Outside’s list. They have recommendations for hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and kayaking your way through the famed Scottish Highlands and beyond. After taking a look at their suggestions, you might be surprised to find some really diverse and interesting ideas for outdoor activities to pursue while visiting.

With November nearly upon us, it’s time to start planning our adventures for 2011. Where destinations are you considering for next year? Is Scotland one of them? I’m in the early stages of thinking about where I’d like to go next year with places like Botswana, the Galapagos, and Antarctica all being strongly considered. It’s nice to keep our options open. 🙂

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