It amazes me that Dumfries and Galloway is still such an underrated part of Scotland. I've been a frequent visitor for quite a few years now and have grown a real soft spot for this southern region. It may not have mountains but drive through places like the Dalveen Pass and you will be reminded of the Highlands; Scotland's most southerly point at the Mull of Galloway is as dramatic as any wild coastline in the north and Galloway Forest Park is a paradise for lovers of the outdoors. Add to that beautiful beaches, ancient history and a dash of Burns - is there anything more you need? I should also add that I've found it incredibly dog friendly, with many businesses and attractions welcoming furry companions which is a real bonus for me. Here are some of the gems I've uncovered during my travels in Dumfries and Galloway.