I recently toured around the Highlands of Scotland (as you’ll see more and more posts about soon) and my particular favorite part was once I crossed over the bridge from mainland Scotland to the Isle of Skye. Wow, I mean, just WOW... Breathtaking, truly breathtaking. The atmospheric, powerful, yet serene and captivating nature of the island blew me away. Besides the fact that every bit of the scenery that I passed by was top notch amazingness, and the weather was rough with high winds and never-ending precipitation, I couldn’t help but think how great it would have been to have a tent setup. All I wanted to do was to hike far away from the little villages and the B&Bs, and to simply setup camp, and live in the wild for my entire week.
Although it didn’t work out for me during the time that I was on the Isle, I completely plan to have a massive camping session someday in the next year or so – perhaps, as a part of my USA road trip or something. I think it would be great to revisit the Highlands and to camp, perhaps in Glencoe or on another one of the Scottish Isles, but when I think about picking one location, I find it extremely difficult – even just around the UK, there’s loads of places that would be great, like camping on the Isle of Wight – Red Funnel sails regularly from Southampton so getting away from the mainland is really easy – or even around neighboring country Ireland – although, sporadic camping is outlawed in a lot of the UK, especially in Ireland, and campers are forced to stay in designated regions. So I think next year, I’ll invest in a lot of camping gear and start moving away from the backpacker/flashpacker style of travel, and more to camping – which will save me a ton of money on accommodations too!