Home is where you park it

  Camper vans have a habit of getting under your skin.  Old vans in particular have a certain character and have a knack of creating an emotional physical – even spiritual – connection… Continue reading

All aboard the Jacobite Steam Train

  Where do you suppose the best railway journey in the world is located ?  Through the Alps in Switzerland ?  Across the Canadian Rockies ?  In fact the West Highland Line from… Continue reading

Cycling Mull to Mallaig

After last year’s epic Land’s End to John O’Groats 1000-mile cycle, my nephew and I planned something a little more modest this year.  Having cycled south to north, the obvious thing to do… Continue reading

One Life … Live It

  This week’s has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.  From highs and lows, deep sadness and celebration, this post puts me in a slightly more reflective mood. It started anxiously when… Continue reading

Scotland & the USA – World’s Apart ?

As the old cliché goes, travel is a great way to broaden your horizons.  Visiting new places not only gives you new experiences but also helps put your own home country into context.… Continue reading

Making Wild Cocktails – Sampling the Results!

  In a recent post I described how I’d been foraging to collect natural ingredients to infuse in alcohol to make wild cocktails.  The inspiration came from ‘Wild Cocktails’, the book by Lottie… Continue reading

Welsh 3000s – The Snowdon Horseshoe

    Day 3 of my Welsh 3000s adventure started early.  Rain and low cloud were forecast from the west by mid-morning and I was determined to try to get as much walking… Continue reading

Welsh 3000s – The Carneddau and Glyders

    Until this trip the Welsh mountains were an unknown quantity.  I’d already climbed the 3000 foot+ peaks in Scotland and England and was looking to gain wider experience in advance of… Continue reading

VisitScotland’s Tourism Community

  What do you do when you’re researching a trip or holiday ?  How do you get the lowdown on the best places to go and places to stay ?  How do you… Continue reading

Garbh Bheinn, Ardgour Corbett

  I set off across the Corran Ferry to Ardgour one gloriously sunny Sunday morning following the Scottish VW California meet in late May.  The deep blue sky and fluffy cumulous clouds reflected… Continue reading