I know I mentioned in an earlier post that it is my desire someday to visit Scotland and Ireland. While most people who visit these two wonderful places have different reasons for visiting, ie. to see the castles, to hit all the pubs, to hit all the golf courses, etc., my passion is the countryside and its people.
Of course, I would manage to hit a castle or two and many ruins, but it really the small communities and its people that I want to get to know.
It is the same way when I travel in the United States - I want to never hit a main highway, always drive the country roads to the small bergs and visit with the locals.