How to get into camping & backpacking – An everyman’s guide

Are you looking at friends / people camping on social media and wanted to try it yourself? Or do you just want to pick up a life skill that helps you be more organized / self-sufficient? If the answer to any question above is Yes, this guide might just be for you. This is an everyman's … Continue reading How to get into camping & backpacking – An everyman’s guide

3 things to do in Dunoon, Scotland – a perfect weekend destination

The best places to visit in Scotland (read the Highlands & Islands) are pretty far from Edinburgh & Glasgow so there's very little time left for relaxation and a touch of sightseeing if you bravely attempt to touch Skye and return in one weekend. Dunoon in the region of Argyll (within the Cowal peninsula) is actually … Continue reading 3 things to do in Dunoon, Scotland – a perfect weekend destination

A guide to Islay, Scotland – A whisky lovers dream destination

One of the absolute must-do stops from Dalek's Scotland trip was Islay, the Scottish island famed over the world for its whisky. What was surprising was how much natural beauty was present on the island and how friendly the locals were. This guide will summarise our Islay experiences along with tips for getting around by public transport. … Continue reading A guide to Islay, Scotland – A whisky lovers dream destination

Top 5 Whisky related experiences in Scotland

We're back with another top 5 list (following up our top 5 campsites in Scotland post), this time collating our top 5 (scotch) whisky related experiences in the bonnie country of Scotland. Again, we have a narrow exposure to the broad spectrum of Scottish distilleries so this is a very personal list. We hope this … Continue reading Top 5 Whisky related experiences in Scotland

The top 5 backpacker campsites in Scotland*

Apologies in advance for the title as we have barely scratched the surface of campsites within the bonnie country of Scotland. However, we felt the need to describe our top camping experiences as backpackers to help other travellers to Scotland planning to visit this summer. We'd also highly appreciate a comment with your favourite Scottish campsite … Continue reading The top 5 backpacker campsites in Scotland*

Spirit of Scotland Travelpass : Is it worth it?

What is this pass? The Spirit of Scotland travelpass is pre-dominantly a rail rover ticket (similar to a Eurail pass in mainland Europe) where one can take unlimited train & ferry journeys along with a few bus journeys for £134 (4 days out of 8) / £179.70 (8 days out of 15). Travellers to Scotland, … Continue reading Spirit of Scotland Travelpass : Is it worth it?

Orkney, Scotland – A cornucopia of history & views

Orkney Islands is an archipelago off the north coast of Scotland comprising 70 islands and is a history lovers dream. Nowhere else in our travels have we found Stone Age historical artefacts this accessible to the public and we find it fascinating to be able to physically see them (multiple Unesco World Heritage sites). Plus the … Continue reading Orkney, Scotland – A cornucopia of history & views

Unbridled joy at the Isle of Hoy, Scotland (Day 20)

Orkney Islands are a set of 70 islands just off the north coast of Scotland. Day 20 of my Scotland camping trip was a day trip to the Isle of Hoy from my base of Stromness on mainland Orkney. Where I would love to write just a single summary post for the Orkney Islands, this single … Continue reading Unbridled joy at the Isle of Hoy, Scotland (Day 20)

24 hours in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland by public transport (Day 17)

Continuing from the previous post, I had planned to set sail for the Outer Hebrides to spend an entire week beach-combing across Harris and the Uists before sailing back to Oban. However, after a few hours, the weather turned to become very wet, windy & miserable. So I had to turn back after a very … Continue reading 24 hours in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland by public transport (Day 17)