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The kiss of death.

God help you if some magazine names your hometown "the best" of anything. Then it's time to start packing.

Posted by
9616 posts

Darn...a return to the Highlands and visiting the islands was in the plans for Spring 2019. I'd better start planning.

Posted by
1755 posts

@David—That’s what happened to Seattle. It got named most livable city in some prominent magazines and that was the end of it being livable. I left 20 years ago and it’s only gottwn worse. Too many people and too much traffic!

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5011 posts

@diveloonie - you're preaching to the choir here, that's exactly what I meant. I honestly dream of escaping every day.

In fact, just today I was thinking of how much better life would be "up north".
Don't worry, I tell everyone I know that it's nothing but igloos, vicious bears, and frozen wasteland up there. ;)

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7397 posts

I tell everyone I know that it's nothing but igloos, vicious bears, and frozen wasteland up there

That cannot be true, because Santa lives there...... doesn't he????

Posted by
4680 posts

There are other parts of Scotland!

How many people on this forum have visited the Dumfries and Galloway region? A beautiful area. The stunning Cairngorms never get much of a mention here either. Not areas R.S. focuses on? Touché!

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5011 posts

My condolences to you and your neighbors, @l.p.enersen.

Posted by
4521 posts

Wasn't it Queen Victoria that first popularised the Highlands with her "Leaves ..."?

Posted by
18736 posts

Somehow, I'm struggling to envision hordes of tourists descending on Novi Sad. But it is an interesting place.

Posted by
1362 posts

"Don't worry, I tell everyone I know that it's nothing but igloos, vicious bears, and frozen wasteland up there. ;)"
It's true.
As soon as you cross the border, we have nothing but bears and ice up here.
Just revving up my dogsled to go and lay in some provisions for the winter hibernation here. ;))

I wish!
We are inundated with visitors every summer, particularly from cruise ships.
Fortunately, they don't seem to know that there is more to the area than a 1 mile radius around the port.
Still safe in our lovely suburbs.

Posted by
506 posts

I honestly doubt whether this will make any difference at all. The Highlands and Islands have been heavily featured in guidebooks and newspaper/magazine articles all over the world for many years.

Posted by
133 posts

We spent 11 magnificent nights in Scotland and yet to see any of those places listed in a guide book.

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I find the name “Lonely Planet” ironic. I suspect that none of the places mentioned in guidebooks these days are at all lonely. Mike, you are lucky to have experienced Scotland when it was less populated by tourists. It’s a sign of the times - more people on the planet and more people traveling. I experienced the sufficating crowds in Bruges and Paris in September. But of course, I was one of them!