Once a year Scotland becomes the friendliest place on Earth. Each summer, usually around July, hundreds of Golden Retrievers flocks to the country for what has to be the furriest celebration ever.
The Golden Retriever Club of Scotland has thrown the event, dubbed Guisachan Gathering, each year since 2006 to celebrate man’s best friend and one of our favorite breeds. The Golden Retriever is often regarded as the kindest dog breed in the world, and these affable pups just marked 150 years of existence in 2018.
The annual event features a variety of events for Goldens and their human friends, from games to competition. Each year boasts a picnic with delicious Scottish food, along with field trial demonstrations and group training sessions to help keep things from getting out of hand. Of course, the biggest event is the Championship Show, where the goofy Goldens compete to see who is the most gorgeous of them all.
Whether you’re a fan of the breed, or simply want to see more than 200 of them all in one place, the event is guaranteed to be a good time. It takes place in the Scotland Highlands, the ancestral home of the breed, and offers incredible scenic views and adventures in addition to all the furry friends.
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
Picking a destination is perhaps the most important part of planning a trip with your family. If your group includes small children, there are some destinations better suited to your needs than others. Consider these spots for your next trip with the little ones.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Start your day with breakfast at a colorful eatery: Good Morning Mama’s Cafe. Breakfast is served all day and includes tantalizing options like Italian fried biscuits rolled in sugar and cinnamon, and So-Bro chicken, which includes country-fried chicken, home fries, sausage gravy, eggs and a biscuit. You’ll spend less than $15 for most breakfast items.