Women Travel Writers' Favorite Destinations

by , SmarterTravel Staff - January 14, 2008 See all photo galleries
Loch Lomond scenic path

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Where do the women you love to read love to go? We checked in with some of our favorite women travel writers to find out their preferred destinations. From Asian cities to windswept Irish cliffs, exciting New York to South Pacific beaches, these locales have captured our writers' imaginations—and their recommendations may inspire you to plan your next trip.

While guidebook author and travel expert"target="_blank">Pauline Frommer doesn't have just one favorite destination, she does recommend Scotland for a memorable vacation. "All in all, Scotland offered charm aplenty," says Frommer. "It was an extraordinarily festive and fun place to be in August. We spent several days at the"target="_blank">Edinburgh Festival which was an absolute hoot, theatrical from morning until night. From there, we hit the highlands, dropping in on rowdy Highland Games and hiking the Loch Lomond area."

Although Scotland is not exactly a bargain destination, Frommer was able to save by staying at inexpensive B&Bs and"target="_blank">Travelodge hotels, where her family of four could bunk in a double room. "We also picnicked while hiking, rather than running back for pricey restaurant meals," Frommer says.

To start planning your trip, visit the"target="_blank">Scotland National Tourist Board website.

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