My sister came to visit us from the States. (I actually purchased her ticket as a Christmas/Birthday gift since she is still a broke college student) We had such a great time. It was nice to show off our new home.
DD did suprisingly well for being in a backpack carrier/stroller/carseat for a week. The one thing DH and I noticed is we will probably most likely be taking our visitors to the same places...it could get old (and expensive) quickly!
So...when your family/friends come to visit what are you "expected" to do with them? Where do you take them? What is a typical day like?
We already purchased annual passes to most of the castles/historical sites here in Scotland..but I was adding up the cost of my sister's trip and with food/gas/train tickets/hotel in Edinburgh...it added up quick! (although it was worth it!)