Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, JK Rowling and Sean Connery are just a few of the storytellers who grew up in Scotland. From exciting, modern cities to stunning, rural landscapes dotted with castles, the country is an uncommonly rich destination with thousands of different tales to tell. They surface in world-class events like the Edinburgh Festival, intriguing museums, explorations of the western isles, the country’s many whisky-tasting routes, traditional Scottish music, or simply walking in the footsteps of one’s ancestors (one of every five American visitors to Scotland travel to Scotland to trace their roots). Every golfer should visit the game’s spiritual home and play legendary courses like St. Andrews, Turnberry and Troon. And foodies come to find memorable dining experiences served in acclaimed city restaurants and country hotels thanks to the natural ingredients, world-class producers and internationally respected chefs.