A Wonderful, Enriching Experience
Travelling on your own is not always easy, wherever and however you go. Even so, I am getting more and more enquiries from people who want to explore the hidden places in Scotland and like the idea of setting off into the wild to have a solo adventure. And travelling alone in a campervan can be a wonderful, enriching experience for those who take the plunge.
Why would you travel alone to find those hidden places in Scotland?
Reasons for solo travelling are many and varied, but recent bookings have included: those who are single (of course); people who are overworked/over stressed and just need a break from their normal world. And people with a specific goal or target (to visit something special to them or do something that nobody wants to be part of, or that they just want to do alone!) or those just wanting some peace and quiet and the freedom to do what they want when they want. I have also recently had a bookings from people just wanting to do some serious solo fishing, walking or cycling.
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Travelling alone doesn’t mean you have to be alone all the time
Whatever your reason for travelling alone, doing it in a campervan can be a great idea. And travelling on your own doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time alone: the campervan community is very sociable and supportive. So there is always the opportunity to chat to someone about your experience, to share a drink with, or to help you out if you need it. I have met many people on my solo travels who have become good friends, although I must admit that when I travel alone it is usually because I want to be alone!
Freedom to do what you want, when you want
Last year I spent 6 weeks travelling around Western Europe in Betty the T6, and I have to say I had a wonderful time. Yes there are challenges, and by the end of the 6 weeks I was talking to myself rather too much, but the solo experience is one that I will always cherish. Each morning I decided where I was going that day, safe in the knowledge that it only mattered to me, then packed up and was off.
Highlights of the trip included Cadiz and Andalucia and the trip over the Pyrenees into France (breathtaking). The Normandy coast and a few days staying at a wonderful site in Amsterdam while waiting for the ferry home were wonderful. I moved at my own pace, knowing that my only deadline was the ferry home. The freedom that offers is a privilege that most of us do not have very often in our lives.
The ideal way to travel alone
Travelling alone in a campervan to find those hidden places in Scotland, or further afield, has lots of benefits: it feels like a safe space; is supremely comfortable and warm; and you can be on the road in just a few minutes when the urge takes you.