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Packing for your Campervan or Motorhome Holiday
Like me do you dread packing for a holiday? Do you always end up taking far too much? Packing for a Campervan or Motorhome holiday is not much different from packing for any self-catering holiday. Hopefully this article will provide you with some helpful tips.
Posted July 29, 2023 by Greg Lavelle
Summer Family Fun in a Motorhome
As we prepare for the school holidays it’s also a time to reflect on previous family holidays. We’ve had some super motorhome trips over the years. I don’t usually get to holiday in high season but in July 2018 we did a wonderful 2-week road trip.
Posted June 19, 2023 by Greg Lavelle
The Ralston Family on Tour: Northeast Coast, England
A eight night trip touring the NE of England including Richmond, York, Scarborough, Whitby, Beamish and Alnwick. This busy trip included lots of attractions - Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minster, Beamish Living Museum and Alnwick Castle. This blog includes driving times, campsite recommendations and other useful information and links.
Posted February 17, 2023 by Gillian Ralston
6 reasons to give the gift of travel with Go! Explore Scotland
Unsure what to give the special person in your life? Give them the gift of a holiday, an outdoor adventure, or the opportunity to tour Scotland. The special person will be able to enjoy a memorable holiday with the freedom and flexibility that a campervan or motorhome offers.
Posted December 14, 2022 by Jacqueline Currie
How does Scotland make holiday-goers feel?
It has been scientifically proven that time feels like it goes by significantly faster once we reach adulthood; this is simply a result of a lack of new experiences...
Posted November 02, 2022 by Greg Lavelle
How Our Motorhome Gave Us The Freedom To Explore
Well, when I say our motorhome, it wasn’t exactly ours – we had just borrowed it from Go Explore Scotland. We had promised to give it back after a week and hopefully in a state they would recognize and still be open to renting to us again in the future.
Posted October 24, 2022 by Greg Lavelle
Discover Scotland’s UNESCO trail through the eyes of AI
Discover Scotland’s UNESCO trail through the eyes of AI
Posted September 20, 2022 by Greg Lavelle
Famous film locations in Scotland you can visit
Scotland’s dramatic scenery and stunning architecture have long played the starring role in many famous movies and TV productions. If you feel like experiencing some of these unique locations for yourself, then here are a few suggestions to get you started. We recommend adding a few of these into your motorhome holiday itinerary!
Posted August 16, 2022 by Jacqueline Currie
How To Be a Responsible Motorhome Adventurer
Hitting the road this summer? Find out how to travel responsibly.
Posted May 10, 2022 by Jacqueline Currie
St Andrews in a Motorhome with 2 children. The Town Centre including Historic Scotland Sites
St Andrews Town Centre is concentrated across two main streets. These streets are home to shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. You will recognise many big brand names – Boots, Trespass, Tesco, H&M and Waterstones to name a few. However, besides these there are plenty of smaller independent retailers to browse through and for you to treat yourself or find a unique souvenir.
Posted March 21, 2022 by Greg Lavelle
St Andrews in a Motorhome with 2 children. Things to Do: The Beaches and Play-parks
As our children get older we have discovered plenty for them to see and do outwith the obvious. The Visit Scotland tourist office in the town centre offers a detailed listing of things to do and events that are on and suitable for children. I am only going to mention highlights from our trips over the years but we still have plenty left on our St Andrews bucket list.
Posted March 21, 2022 by Greg Lavelle
St Andrews in a Motorhome with 2 children. The campsite
Many of you will recognize my name from Go Explore as I manage the operations and am often the first contact our clients have as I respond to their booking requests. For those of you who know me personally you will also know my and family’s love of the Fife coastal town of St Andrews. I have holidayed here since my childhood and my love of the town continues to grow.
Posted March 21, 2022 by Greg Lavelle
Exploring Scotland’s UNESCO Trail in a Motorhome
Scotland has some of the world's protected and most unique places. Our country's sublime landscapes and rich culture ought to be celebrated, and that's why VisitScotland has teamed up with UNESCO (a part of the UN dedicated to conserving and recognising places of significance) to bring us the world's-first digital UNESCO Trail.
Posted November 26, 2021 by Greg Lavelle
Things to do in Scotland this Autumn
Visiting Scotland in autumn and winter gives you the opportunity to see nature change its colours and to experience the landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, the pine forests, and the white sandy beaches in a completely different light. Perhaps the most obvious advantage of visiting Scotland over the autumn months is the time and space you’ll have to enjoy it, after the heavy crowds and congested attractions of the peak summer months. The busy season may be over but there’s still a huge amount to see and do, so read on for some suggestions on what to pack into your autumn motorhome adventure.
Posted November 01, 2021 by Jacqueline Currie
Experience Slow Travelling by Motorhome in Scotland
Slow travelling by motorhome is a great way to see everything Scotland has to offer. It allows you to explore destinations at your own pace, forming connections with everything around you and the locals you meet along the way.
Posted October 28, 2021 by Greg Lavelle
We answer all your frequently asked questions (well, most of them)
Whether you’re brand new to motorhome holidays or a seasoned pro, you’re bound to have questions – and at Go! Explore Scotland, as far as we’re concerned there are no silly questions! The best way to make your holiday as stress-free as possible is to make sure you are armed with the info you need and all your little niggles are answered before setting off, which is why we’ve attempted to answer your most popular FAQs below.
Posted August 11, 2021 by Jacqueline Currie
6 Scottish Beaches to Enjoy This Summer
Scotland’s beaches are among some of the best in the world, arguably rivalling the beaches you’ll find in the Maldives or Seychelles. Whether you’re visiting the east, west or north coast on your motorhome adventure, you’ll find pristine sands, undulating sand dunes and idyllic spots to lay out a picnic blanket. We’ve chosen 6 of the best Scottish beaches to enjoy this summer below – don’t forget the sunscreen!
Posted June 30, 2021 by Greg Lavelle
How to Plan Your First Motorhome Holiday
If you’re planning your first motorhome holiday, you’re likely full of excitement and can’t wait to get out on the open road. But in order to enjoy the moment in total peace of mind, you should take the time to organise and plan your trip before you hit the road.
Posted May 07, 2021 by Greg Lavelle
7 Things to Do on Your Motorhome Adventure This Summer
Summer is fast approaching, and we know many of you are already planning your first (or fifth!) motorhome adventure. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of suggestions to make your road trip fun and memorable, whether you’re into castles or kayaking. Always make sure to plan ahead and book where possible and enjoy Scotland responsibly.
Posted March 30, 2021 by Gillian