A Taste of the Van Life

A Taste of the Van Life

Your 21st birthday should always be an event to remember. So for my not-so-little brother’s 21st we hired a van and took off on a road trip up the UK to Scotland.

We searched far and wide to find a van hire rental that would insure us under 25 years old and finally we discovered the incredible Rockin Vans who insure over 21 years old. Apart from sporting a great name and tagline (‘freedom to sleep around’), their customer service is super quick and helpful. We hired a VW Camper and after a week in the van we really didn’t want to give it back!

We took the scenic route up to Scotland, stopping in the Lake District and admiring the stunning views (and nearly running out of petrol on those never-ending roads that wind round the edge of civilisation – watch out for those!). Just a tip – you cannot park or sleep on National Trust land, not even in a car park – you are only able to stay in designated camping areas.

We eventually made it to our campsite at the edge of Loch Lomond. The setting was idyllic. We spent our days hiking the surrounding mountain paths and our evenings cooking up a feast in our van and watching the sun setting over the loch – magical.

To my awesome bro – ruining my photos since ’96 ♡

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