If the past few years have taught us anything, time is precious, so we must learn to embrace it.
We must take the time to step away from social media and technology to spend time with our families and loved ones. Embrace the precious moments and make memories together.
Each year, most people will take some sort of family trip – usually for a week or so. Often, people will create a strict itinerary of sightseeing spots and activities to do along the way – something that is commonly done on motorhoming road trips.
At the same time, it can be easy to feel the pressure of sticking to a fixed tight schedule to complete the entire route you might have had in mind before hitting the road.
Here at Lowland Motorhome Hire, we know firsthand what this can feel like. That’s why we want to encourage our customers to take time to slow down and enjoy Scotland during your drive. We want you to see the beauty of our bonnie country at the pace that feels most comfortable to you.
By travelling slowly and genuinely taking the time to experience and support our local communities, you will see what Scotland is really all about.
With the help of VisitScotland, here are just a few of our top tips to keep in mind when enjoying a Lowland motorhome this year. (If this doesn’t open initially, right click the video below and open link, OR copy the link below into your browser and watch the Visit Scotland YouTube video…it says it all.
Take the roads less travelled
Life is about the road less travelled. This common proverb is one that you should keep in mind when exploring Scotland. By freeing yourself of the conformity of popular routes, you will undoubtedly spot gems that others won’t. You’ll be able to truly experience and appreciate the journey, forgetting about getting from A to B.
Book the perfect hidden stopover
Up and down the length and breadth of the country, you’ll find many local-run campsites for you to set up camp for the night. By using these often family-owned campsites, you will not only help the local economies thrive but also immerse yourself in little corners of Scotland you might never have seen. You never know, you might fall in love with the location and spend more than a night there – Scotland’s towns and villages can be very charming!
Take things at your own pace
The beauty of slow travel is truly listening to your intuition and taking your journey at the pace your heart desires. We know that people often come back from their trips with an absolute favourite spot they wished they had spent more time at. We say – why not just spend all your hard-earned annual leave there? There’s absolutely no rush – and by following the Leave No Trace code, Scotland’s beauty will be here forevermore.
If the last two years, 2020 and 2021 taught us anything, it is to take time, relax, embrace what we have, and have lots of fun! Why put more pressure on yourselves. Life is hectic, fast and challenging as it is, take time for you and your family. Enjoy your holiday without the tight schedules. Book into campsites in your most sought-after spots, spend time together and enjoy the drive at a leisurely pace.
Our advice is remembering to relax, don’t rush and enjoy Scotland. Get in touch with one of the team today.