Although we might be a little biased, Scotland really is one of the most beautiful places in the world to travel. Adventure can be found at the turn of the wheel, whether that’s an ancient castle, a bustling city or maybe even a prehistoric monster. There is always something new around every corner.
But as with any adventure, you have to be ready for it. Of course, we give you the most important equipment – a 5-star luxury motorhome with unlimited mileage, 5G internet 24/7 on-road support, and many other accessories – but there’s still a few things you need to make sure goes into your suitcase.
To help you out, here’s a quick run-down to ensure your adventure is well supplied and you are never caught off guard:
This can’t be stressed enough. Yes, Scotland is a beautiful place to hire a motorhome but it’s also pretty bloomin’ cold. Not all the time. The weather is a fickle beast here. It swishes and glides between a sunny afternoon to a downpour that even Panama would be envious of. So, you need to make sure you’re protected with thick, warm clothing and definitely a few waterproofs.
For any of you animal lovers out there – which is surely everyone – purchasing a pair of binoculars is an absolute must if you want to see some of the numerous animals that Scotland has on offer. Whether it’s the golden eagle or even the elusive Scottish wildcat, a pair of binoculars is always required so you can catch a close glimpse before it disappears.
No one likes packing their toothbrush, but the Scottish Highlands doesn’t have a convenience store around every corner, so you’re going to need to remember all of your toiletries. That includes your toothbrush, shampoo, soaps, razors, the list goes on and on. No one likes bad breath or greasy hair, so make sure you bring everything you need to stay refreshed!
Speaking of the Highlands, when it’s warm out, you’re going to wish you had some repellent to fend off the midges. These flying insects tend to congregate at night, and you’ll definitely notice them if you decide to make a campfire on any one of the motorhome sites that you visit. They like the light, and they like you even more, so remember to bring a pocket-sized repellent to keep them at bay!
Refillable Water Bottle
One of the best things to do whilst you’re on a motorhome holiday is not only observe the world around you, but experience it too. Hiking is the best way to do this, so you need to make sure you’re doing it safely. Of course, it’s hard to forget your hiking gear, but you need to think about the small things too. A refillable water bottle, for instance, might seem like an obvious idea but you would be surprised how many people go for a walk only to end up dehydrated. Stay safe and stay hydrated!
Nah, only joking. You can bring some if you want, Scotland does have lovely weather from time to time, but it’s a bit optimistic. Also, you don’t want to jinx it!
Another exciting way to experience both the Scottish scenery and wildlife is to grab some fishing gear and travel down to one of the many fishing spots across the country. Not only is this a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, but it’s a great opportunity to meet some like-minded fishers who are just as passionate as you.
A Good Book
Talking of relaxing, another great way to enjoy Scotland is to simply sit in a scenic spot and read a good book. This is also an essential when it comes to travelling in your motorhome. There’s nothing better than reading a great story whilst the world rushes past you, and it certainly helps to kill the time before your next destination too. Try to choose a purely Scottish book, such as Outlander by Diana Gabaldon or The Crow Road by Iain Banks. These are brilliant reads that will evoke everything that is magical about the Scottish wilderness whilst you’re travelling through it.
Of course, although you’re travelling through the almost mystical land of Scotland, you will still need to stay connected to the world. In this way, it’s important to bring both a phone and a laptop to keep updated with events and to browse the internet for restaurant bookings or motorhome sites nearby. Not to mention, you can keep reading our blogs and use them to decide your next destination!
Last – but certainly not least – make sure to come up with a fun playlist for your time on the road. This is the best way to keep the family entertained during the long hauls and maybe even inspire a few carpool karaoke sessions. In terms of the actual music, what you choose is entirely up to you. But you would never be forgiven if you don’t have at least one song from the Pretenders in there. Thankfully you’ve got our motorhome, so you don’t have to walk 500 miles to travel Scotland, but it’s still a hell of a tune!