Ah Scotland…! The land of castles and whiskey; famous for its breathtaking scenery and it historic myth and legends. So why did I never visit you sooner?
I can remember my parents talking about Scotland when I was a child as if it were this far away place that took days to drive there. (Probably did in an Volkswagen Camper Van!) At around the age of 10 I remember my father and his friend climbing Ben Nevis and looking at the pictures he took. It looked cold, wet and miserable. Why would anybody want to go there for a holiday? Scotland was a place I had never thought about nor ever desired to visit. But now it is a place I hope to return to time and time again.
So on a cold winters day in London, sat round the dining room table, red sharpie in hand, we laid out the biggest map of Scotland we could find. We were to travel with two of our closest friends, deciding the only way to do Scotland would be to self drive our way around in an RV! We had the best fun! Self drives give you the freedom to stop where you want whenever you want. Our mini Scotland adventure was one of the best holidays I have ever had.
One of the best things I loved about Scotland is its vastness of beauty and the lack of tourists. For a country that boasts so much history and stunning landscapes you’d think more people would want to visit? During our 5 days touring the country we only saw tourists in the main cities, and while driving around the highlands we were lucky if we saw anybody at all…