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)

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*

Iceland’s South Coast – A day of glaciers, black sand and waterfalls (Day 2)

We had pre-booked a behemoth 16 hour Ice Cave Express day trip around the South Coast of Iceland with Goecco Tours, Reykjavik. It did not come cheap at $385 per person and was a pretty intense day trip but in retrospect, it was worth every $. With the sights we saw, it may even be … Continue reading Iceland’s South Coast – A day of glaciers, black sand and waterfalls (Day 2)

Isle of Skye, Scotland – Walking around Skye

We're finally picking up writing Daleks Great Scotland Camping Trip again, but not from where we left off. Dalek is still going to write his day-by-day ramblings but as many travelers are already planning their summer trips, we've decided to first write all the practical information for each region visited (with campsite reviews) in the next … Continue reading Isle of Skye, Scotland – Walking around Skye

Nacpan Beach, Philippines: A visual feast (Day 5)

Day 5 Destination We hired a scooter to see a bit of inland El Nido namely the white sand Nacpan Beach and the Nagkalit-Kalit waterfalls before returning back to our resort and sipping on cocktails. Wedding anniversary day well spent!! Breakfast of Champions We had three really great food experiences in Philippines and breakfast on … Continue reading Nacpan Beach, Philippines: A visual feast (Day 5)

Day 12: A Breathtaking Torridon Hike

Day 12 Destination My most ambitious hike for the entire trip saw me walking a shade over 20 KM to traverse the drop-dead gorgeous hike of Coire Mhic Fhearchair (which I've already waxed about in our main post). The day's sights, sounds and feelings make up the most of this post. Day 12 Travel Map Day 12 … Continue reading Day 12: A Breathtaking Torridon Hike

Visit Torridon Northwest Scotland by Public Transport*

Best time to visit: Summer or any dry day really. Reasons to visit Best scenery in Scotland**: Let's try to put things in perspective. The Isle of Skye is magnificent, its home to some jaw-dropping scenery. However, when I reached Torridon, my first thought way "Wow, is this really better than Skye? Maybe it is". … Continue reading Visit Torridon Northwest Scotland by Public Transport*

Day 6: A gentle Scottish walk to remember

Date: 3rd July 2016 Day 6 Destination: By this time, my 1st time camper compatriots were comfortable enough to take a long walk from Newtonmore to Kingussie via a classic Highland trail & a loch. Day 6 Travel Map Costs: £2.50 (taxi split) + £5 (fish & chips) + £6 (tent pitch) = £13.50 ($18) Lessons … Continue reading Day 6: A gentle Scottish walk to remember

Day 2: Bowness-on-Windermere (Lake District)

Date: 29th June 2016 Day 2 Destination: The tourist hotspot of Bowness-on-Windermere. However the highlight was definitely climbing the small hill called Moor How just behind the Park Cliffe campsite. Day 2 Travel Map Costs: £3.80 (bus return) + £16 (campsite) + £3 (pasty) = £22.80 ($30) Lessons Learnt Cornish Bakery has good pasties & a … Continue reading Day 2: Bowness-on-Windermere (Lake District)

Phoenix & Greater Phoenix Area, USA

Best time to visit: Not in peak summer or peak winter (desert climate). As it gets really hot, stay hydrated. Reasons to visit Be amazed at Desert Botanical Garden: Any trip to PHX must include a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden (it's free on the 2nd Tuesday of each month if that helps in … Continue reading Phoenix & Greater Phoenix Area, USA