With our 2020 travel plans temporarily on hold, we find ourselves returning to memories of past adventures, finding joy in journeys that resonated, inspired, elevated – and that taught us something meaningful about ourselves and the wider world we share. In this new series, we revisit our best‑ever trips with you, and hope you’ll do the same for us. This week, associate editor Dominique Lamberton travels back to Scotland, where she last visited in the summer of 2018.
enRoute Tell us why this trip in particular keeps coming back to you now – what made it so memorable?
Dominique Lamberton I have to go back a little bit further: Scotland has been a big part of my life for the last decade. In 2010, I spent a semester in Edinburgh, and my family came to visit. On a Highland road trip, we stopped in the town of Invermoriston, along the western shore of Loch Ness, which is where my paternal great‑grandmother came from. It sparked an awakening of our Scottish roots, and my family has been back multiple times since – once as a group of 25 on an ancestral tour in which we circumnavigated the entire country on our own bus. But on our most recent trip, it was just my parents and me on a three‑day Highland hike.