Matt Ritchie’s family took their chance to see the sights when he made his international debut for Scotland last week.
Now the Bournemouth midfielder hopes they will be adding Ireland to their list of vacation dates this summer.
The 25-year-old, who played in the 1-0 win against Northern Ireland and the 6-1 European championship qualifier rout of Gibraltar, has relished his first taste of international football and it seems his family enjoyed their time in his father Alex’s homeland, too.
He said: “All my family came to the Northern Ireland game and they stayed for the Gibraltar match, too.
“They are very proud and really loved their week in Glasgow. They took a trip to Edinburgh as well to see some of the sights.
“Hopefully, I’ll make the squad for Dublin as well and they can book a trip over there, too.
“The Ireland game will be a massive one. They are all big games from now until the end of the qualifiers.”
Richie’s appetite for more has been whetted after his first experience of international football but he knows he must maintain his performances for the Cherries who are pushing from promotion to the Premier League in England.
He said: “I’ve loved being involved with Scotland and hopefully I can continue with it.
“Do I feel I did enough? That’s a question for the manager.
“I felt I did OK in the second half against Northern Ireland and in the first 45 minutes against Gibraltar. But it’s what the manager thinks that counts.
“All I can do now is go back to Bournemouth and do my best.
“We’ll see what happens when the next squad is announced but I’m desperate to be involved. Playing well for Bournemouth will help my case.
“We have seven massive games coming up, they’re cup finals really, so hopefully I can complete the job down there.
“We’re hoping to achieve something there and it would be great to help the team to that.”
Ritchie’s displays for his club have restricted former Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Fraser’s chances at the club but the 25-year-old insists Fraser’s time will come.
He said: “Ryan Fraser is doing really well at Bournemouth. He’s not played as many games as he would have liked because the team is doing so well. But he’s made an impact coming off the bench and has done great when he has played.
“He’s got a lot of potential and his time will come soon.”