Betsy is finally getting a facelift!

For anyone who hasn't met Betsy, she's our beautifully pink 1970s Volkswagen Bay Window. You can learn all about Betsy here. Betsy is starting to look very tired and sun damaged in her old age so we thought it was about time we spruced her up a little and gave her some serious TLC! Betsys … Continue reading Betsy is finally getting a facelift!

The York Roast Co

If you have never heard of the phenomenon that is the Yorkshire Pudding Wrap then you have most definitely been living in hibernation for the last 3-4 months. What are they? Well the name its self is pretty explanatory but there are a number of fillings. Its basically a giant Yorkshire pudding, filled with either … Continue reading The York Roast Co

Scotland – The Right to Roam

The ‘Right to Roam’ is a beautiful thing. Wanna wake up on the beach? Half way up a mountain ready for sunrise? Next to a Lighthouse or a Loch? Snowboard down any mountain you fancy? Scotland allows you to do all of these things. In Scotland you have a right to roam across highland, lowland … Continue reading Scotland – The Right to Roam

Loch Ettrick – Dumfries and Galloway

Have you ever been so remote that someone in a 4x4 has pulled over and asked you if you’re alright? We have. I can only assume that he thought we had broken down, with no signal to call for help so we had lit a fire to keep ourselves warm whilst we waited for some … Continue reading Loch Ettrick – Dumfries and Galloway

The Numbers Game – Scotland

The dogs have been cuddled, the parents have been handed the dirty clothes and we've eaten a meal that has actually been cooked in a kitchen! Now its time to reflect on the amazing week we've had! 909 miles travelled 416 photos taken 153 hours of adventure 33 MPG average 15 hours of driving 5 … Continue reading The Numbers Game – Scotland

Please, leave me as you found me.

Well, not quite me, but these lovely camp spots we are having the pleasure of sharing with you. It's really important for us that we leave places as we find them when we have been wild camping as not to ruin it for the next person or to tarnish the name of campers/caravanners/vanners. We have … Continue reading Please, leave me as you found me.

Everybody’s gone surfing… (Stonehaven)

Well, not quite. Just Tom, because he's the only one mad enough to do so in -3 degree temperatures! Anyway, this little spot quickly became one of my favourites in the short 18 hours we spent here. Firstly, the camp spot itself. Now, this is luxury. It has TOILETS. That's right, it's has fully functional … Continue reading Everybody’s gone surfing… (Stonehaven)

And they called it puppy love… (Stonehaven)

Today, we got to tick something amazing off our Bucket List. A Husky ride. At Husky Haven, not only did we get a husky ride, we got to meet and greet all of the huskies separately, we got to feed them, give them water, harness them up AND we were our own mushers with our … Continue reading And they called it puppy love… (Stonehaven)

As if by magic…(Stirling and Aviemore)

As if by magic, we got to this point. Little vanventures has scored '32' on the scrabble board. Now, there's a whole lotta travelling to go through, before we actually get to be sitting here, at The Old Bridge Inn, starting with... Our first stop was Stirling, we found a small off grid carpark on … Continue reading As if by magic…(Stirling and Aviemore)

Wouldn’t want to break a nail would we?

Where do I start? Well, now we have FINALLY started the journey! We have been planning to go to Scotland between Christmas and New Year for a while. There are a few reasons why we are crazy enough to consider this, with weather forecasts saying a minimum -6°C, the reasons are: - They are “free” … Continue reading Wouldn’t want to break a nail would we?