So you want to drive the North Coast 500 (NC500)? We completed Scotland’s version of Route 66 over 7 days in September 2018. We’d like to share our experience and insights to help you plan a Scotland road-trip of your dreams. We cover days needed, distances, driving time, costs and provide links to additional resources. We’ve also created an article series that covers each of our days with many of our favourite photos.
Moving from Australia to Scotland is one of my life’s peak experiences. It’s up there with falling in love and having children.
From the moment we decided to close the chapter on our old lives in Australia and start over again in Scotland, we started to feel happier, younger and more fulfilled.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
May 21 is World Whisky Day. Missed it? Never mind. The whole month of May is whisky month in Scotland. Missed that too? Then you must get your arse to Scotland and explore the greatest concentration of distilleries in the world.
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake. - W. C. Fields