Ah, Scotland! Definitely one of the best trips I’ve taken while living in Europe. I traveled solo since it was a last-minute, up-in-the-air vacation due to an assignment I had the same month. It was Labor Day weekend and the weather was great — a bit cold at night, but clear skies and warm throughout the day. I used Ryanair (www.ryanair.com/site/EN), flying from Frankfurt-Hahn into Glasgow- Prestwick, whereI picked up a rental car. Not too expensive in itself, but $2 per liter of gas! As I put more than 800 miles on the car within three days, it added up.