Scotland travel tips (Ayrshire, Glencoe, Carrbridge) – Part 1

Summarized and unblogged travel tips from our past Scotland travels by public transport. This post covers Glencoe, Carrbridge and South Ayrshire.

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Backpacking around Scotland without a car – My firsthand experience

My name is Anirudh and I'm one of the VisitScotland Community Ambassadors (Horizons@ on the VisitScotland iKnow community forum). I've lived and worked in Edinburgh, Scotland for 3.5 years now and I have done all of my travel around Scotland by public transport. My single longest trip across the country was an epic 4-week camping … Continue reading Backpacking around Scotland without a car – My firsthand experience

Camping, hiking & beaches at Arisaig & Isle of Rum, Scotland (Day 23 & 24)

Day 23 of the Great Scotland Camping Trip was a day of moderate travel but high rewards. The day started with a trip from Fort Augustus to Mallaig via Fort William. I really wanted to stay the night at the Invercaimbe campsite in the Back of Keppoch in Arisaig but it was the only campsite … Continue reading Camping, hiking & beaches at Arisaig & Isle of Rum, Scotland (Day 23 & 24)

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

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*

Inverness Highland Games (Day 19)

Immediately after getting soaked in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, I took a very rocky ferry for 2.5 hours to reach Ullapool in the mainland. I knew I wanted to reach Orkney as soon as possible but because of the way public transport in Scotland works, I'd have to get to Inverness first. It was a … Continue reading Inverness Highland Games (Day 19)

Day 5: Exploring Cairngorms National Park by Public Transit

Date: 2nd July 2016 Day 5 Destination: See some more of the Northwest part of the Cairngorms National Park including it's main city Aviemore & the town of Grantown-on-Spey Day 5 Travel Map Costs: £5.5 (Aviemore train) + £6 (return bus ticket Aviemore - Grantown) + £5 (Brewery tour) + £4 (breakfast/brunch) + £6 (tent) … Continue reading Day 5: Exploring Cairngorms National Park by Public Transit

South Loch Lomond National Park, Scotland (Luss & Balmaha)

Best time to visit: Summer, the pictures below were taken in July (including the cloudy ones). Reasons to visit Centre of Scotland's first National Park: Loch Lomond & the Trossarchs National Park was setup in 2002 & centred around this jewel of a lake. It's shaped like an inverted comma & it's north-south bank is a touch … Continue reading South Loch Lomond National Park, Scotland (Luss & Balmaha)

Day 4: Finally entering Scotland (Cairngorms National Park)

Date: 1st July 2016 Day 4 Destination: Spey Bridge campsite, Newtonmore on the western edge of the Cairngorms National Park (was supposed to be Galloway Forest Park). My 1st Scotland destination of many. Day 4 Travel Map Costs: £179.70 (Spirit of Scotland 15 day pass) + £14.50 (WDM-GLC trail tix) + £13.16 (4x Boots meal deals) + … Continue reading Day 4: Finally entering Scotland (Cairngorms National Park)

Meteor Shower Experience & Worcester, England

The Northern Hemisphere is currently placed in a prime position to view a major meteor shower. Taking advantage of this, we went camping last night to see the stars, some meteors flying by & ultimately sleep under the stars. If you are in the Northern Hemisphere & are forecast a clear night (England has such a forecast), … Continue reading Meteor Shower Experience & Worcester, England