Easy Camper Brunch Recipe – Eggs in Avacado recipe from Joe Wicks

A super healthy and quick campervan brunch recipe for any day of the week.  Joe microwaves his eggs so we’ve adapted the recipe for stove cooking and poached the eggs instead. A great healthy and warming campervan brunch recipe to set you up for a days touring and activity.  Remember to buy a quality Scottish back bacon such as Simon Howie’s. Ingredients 4 rashers of smoked back bacon 1 ripe avocado 2 eggs 1 tbs white wine vinegar Salt and pepper 1 red chilli, finely Continue reading →

Stargazing and the Northern Lights on an Autumn and Winter Campervan Road Trip

Looking for an autumn adventure? Why not enjoy nature’s own spectacular light show this autumn and take a road trip for some Aurora Hunting and find the Northern Lights in Scotland!  What are the Northern Lights? The Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, is only seen above the magnetic north pole of the northern hemisphere and is caused by gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere colliding with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere to create a stream of green, pink, red, yellow Continue reading →

Guide to Glenelg by Skye

History of Glenelg as a route to  Skye The perfect short break awaits you in the tiny village of Glenelg which sits sheltered from the Atlantic by the neighbouring island of Skye on the West Coast of Scotland.   Home to the oldest car ferry boat in Scotland,  the manually operated Glenachulish is a manually operated turntable ferry that sails through the Kylerhea straits between the mainland and Skye.  Operating throughout the day from Easter to October (it will come and collect you once they see Continue reading →

Guide to Touring the Outer Hebrides in a campervan

Our Guide to touring the Outer Hebrides in a Campervan There is no better way than touring the Outer Hebrides in campervan  to see this wonderful part of Scotland and the world! In order to preserve this stunning landscape and it’s friendly local communities that have looked after it for centuries, please be aware of the following recommendations: Respect the local community when wild camping in the Outer Hebrides and make sure that your campervan is not parked up close to resident housing.  This is the islanders Continue reading →

Campervan Road Trip Outer Hebrides –  Barra and Vatersay – Stage 1

Known as one of the world’s last great wildernesses, the Outer Hebrides offer mile after mile of pristine white sandy beaches surrounded by a crystal-clear turquoise shoreline making it a must see destination for anyone looking to take a road trip around Scotland.  So, if you’re planning on  an Outer Hebrides campervan road trip and looking for some inspiration and local knowledge, read on! The south Hebridean islands of Barra and Vatersay are easily reached by car ferry making them the perfect starting point for Continue reading →

Top 10 Places to Visit in Scotland this October Half Term Holiday

For many parents, entertaining the kids over the October half term holiday can be a costly and stressful task but it doesn’t have to be.  Scotland’s incredible landscape offers an infinite variety of free activities for families that only require a warm coat, a picnic and of course, their endless supply of energy.  The warm golds, oranges and reds of the autumnal trees set against the vibrant purples and coppers of the heather make Scotland a truly magical location for an Autumn break.  Read our list below Continue reading →

Islay Campervan Tour – The best place in Scotland to shelter from the Beast from the East

Our Islay Spring Campervan Tour Birds have long been known to help predict weather patterns and so we shouldn’t have been surprised that our first flavour of Islay as we drove off the ferry this week was to pass field upon field of both Barnacle and Greenland Geese sheltering from the artic weather about to hit mainland Britain.  Home to over 45,000 avian winter visitors, Islay is the most southerly island in the Inner Hebrides and enjoys its own micro climate with more than 30% Continue reading →

Driving the North Coast 500 in winter and spring guide

Navigate direct to: Day 1: Getting to the Gorgeous West Coast | Day 2: Ullapool and Sutherland | Day 3: Castles and Legends | Day 4: The North Coast leg | Day 5: Whisky and Wildlife “North Coast 500,” I hear several times on my train journey north. “North Coast 500” I hear again on my return journey back to Glasgow. It’s a snowy day in January and it seems the whole of Scotland is talking about this epic touring route around the north coast Continue reading →

Top Tips for touring the North Coast 500

If you are planning to tour the North Coast 500 in a campervan in late autumn, winter or early spring, read our top tips for touring the NC500 in a campervan.  Plan your trip carefully. As tourism providers catch up with demand, many businesses remain closed until the beginning of April so don’t count on them being open at this time of year and miss out on seeing something else you could have en-route.     Book accommodation in advance.  Many  campsites on the NC500 route close Continue reading →

Is summer the best time to visit Scotland in a campervan?

Having suffered one of the wettest summers this year, I have to say that summer is not always the best time to visit Scotland in a campervan.   If midges and crowds aren’t your thing then it might be much more preferable to visit Scotland in autumn, winter or spring …as long as you’re prepared and happy to bring some warmer clothing. In my opinion, the best months to visit Scotland in a campervan are May and September:  May because of the glorious colours of Scotland’s Continue reading →

Wildlife Tour Scotland

Fancy a wildlife weekend in Scotland?  Read on….. Whether it’s a day away, a weekend or a week touring around in our campervan, my husband Ivan and I have a wildlife competition: one point is given for common birds of prey and moorland birds, deer, pheasants, grey squirrels and hares; two points for more unusual birds of prey such as sea eagles and osprey or dolphins, porpoise, red squirrels, and lesser seen moorland birds like Capercaille.  Our usual campervan holiday takes in the amazing beaches Continue reading →

7 Day Campervan Tour around Scotland with Teenagers

The key to a happy holiday with teenagers is to get them out into the fresh air and give them loads of exercise and a campervan holiday around Scotland offers just that!  A trip in a campervan to explore a new country is an adventure.  The beauty in this type of holiday is the freedom it brings so make sure you include your teenagers in the process.  Let them have a say in where they want to go by browsing over the maps in advance, Continue reading →