Meet The Roseisle Team: Our Favourite Travel Memories & Destinations

3rd June 2020

Have you been going through old photo albums and holiday scrapbooks during lockdown? Perhaps you’ve been reminiscing about your favourite adventures with family and friends? The Roseisle team have been doing exactly that!

We recently took a trip down memory lane sharing our earliest travel memories, the first place we fell in love with, our hidden-gem recommendations, all-time favourite destinations and the places at the top of our bucket lists. What’s more, it’s packed full of inspiration for your travels for when its safe to get back out on the open road*.

Shauna McIntosh – Sales Administration

Q. What’s your earliest childhood travel memory and the first place you fell in love with?

A. Campervan trip with my parents and sister. Visiting Fort Augustus, and seeing the gates open at the Caledonian Canal!

Q. What’s your all-time favourite destination?

A. Portugal! Been lucky enough to visit loads of places over the year, but Portugal is still our go-to. Love the food, drink and don’t feel the need to explore as we’ve been that many times now – it’s a place we can truly relax! Oh, and since Irish pubs are common, I get peace to sunbathe alone – RESULT!

Q. What’s your hidden gem recommendation?

A. Camping Village Jolly in Venice! Loved every minute of it! Assumed we couldn’t afford to go to Venice whilst we were travelling in Europe but didn’t want to miss out. So we booked this campsite and it turned out to be one of the cheapest and best places we stayed!

Q. What’s at the top of your bucket list?

A. Not sure about the top of my list, but next on my bucket list is Malta!

Scott Mckenzie

Roseisle Scotland Luxury Campervans Santa Ponsa Team Memories
Santa Ponsa, Majorca

Q. What’s your earliest childhood travel memory &  the first place you fell in love with?

A. Orlando Florida as it’s the most wonderful place a kid can go.

Q. What’s your all-time favourite destination?

A. Orlando Florida – even more so because we got married there back in 2011.

Q. What’s your hidden gem recommendation?

A. Hidden gem recommendation would be a walk around Carrer de Bernat de Campanes in Santa Ponsa, Majorca. It’s beautiful. The view of Santa Ponsa is mind-blowing. I always said If I won the lottery I would buy a place there.

Q. What’s at the top of your bucket list?

A. Bucket list would be to ride Route 66 on a motorbike with friends and a local tour guide.

Jon Paul Jones

Roseisle Luxury Campervan Hire Scotland John Paul

Q. What’s your earliest childhood travel memory &  the first place you fell in love with?

A. Earliest childhood travel memory is leaving Scotland by train for the first time heading down the East coast to meet relatives. I was three years old and loved the train journey south through beautiful Berwickshire and Northumberland. I thought I could grow up and own a castle by the sea back then.

The first place I fell in love with is Luskentyre on Harris. 2007 was my first solo cycle trip up the Western Isles. Great banter with the locals and fantastic sunshine all week.

Q. What’s your all-time favourite destination?

A. Rocky mountains in USA. I’ve been lucky enough to visit these mountains from Colorado up through Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Good times.

Q. What’s your hidden gem recommendation?

A. Callanish Standing Stones on Lewis, Scotland.

Q. What’s at the top of your bucket list?

A. Cycle Chile by bicycle.

Megan Watt – Rental Assistant 

Roseisle Scotland Luxury Campervans Megan Team Memories

Q. What’s your earliest childhood travel memory?

A. I always remember when I was younger going to Fearnan, a small town that looks over Loch Tay. There used to be a field of cows next to the house that we used to give scrap bits at dinner time. We used to go down to Loch Tay and go out on boats to water ski.

Q. Where is the first place you fell in love with?

A. Recently I went on holiday to the Dominican Republic, I feel in love with this country for their amazing beaches and kind people who always made our day. I loved how I could walk a couple of miles along the beach and it would be deserted, it was very peaceful. I hope to plan another trip to Dominican soon!

Q. What’s your all-time favourite destination?

A. My all-time favourite destination that I have been to many times is Aviemore in the Cairngorms. I have visited Aviemore from a young age to now. There is so much to do and it is great for taking a campervan or motorhome to (good selection of campsites). My favourite restaurant in Aviemore is the Old Bridge Inn, I always recommend to my customers who learn to love it as much as I do.

Q. What’s your hidden gem recommendation?

A. My hidden gem is Calgary Bay, Isle of Mull. I went to Mull for a holiday and stayed in a house that had an amazing view of Calgary Beach which was 100m walk from the house! What made it special was is it was not too busy and they had a little hut where you could get Isle of Mull ice cream. If you walked back up to the house there was a lovely little cafe where you could get a nice coffee and a slice of cake. They had a lovely walk around Calgary that had abstract art as you walked along.

Q. What’s at the top of your bucket list?

A. The top of my bucket list is to visit the Outer Hebrides, being able to go for 2-3 weeks to relax and not rush it. I have seen many pictures from family and on the internet and I want to experience it for myself!

Louise Hislop – Rental Team Leader

Q. What’s your earliest childhood travel memory?

A. My earliest childhood holiday memory was enjoying holidays with my Mum and Dad at Seton Sands Caravan park in East Lothian back in the 1970’s. My parents owned a small wooden chalet, they grew roses in the front garden and the summers always seemed sunny.

Q. Where is the first place you fell in love with?

A. I first fell in love with Vancouver. I lived there in my 20’s and I worked at a beachside café which had a fantastic scenic promenade walk surrounded by cedar trees. I went skiing in the winter and whale watching in Tofino on Vancouver Island in spring. I loved trying the different fusion of foods and visiting Whistler, Kelowna, Harrison and Seattle over the US border.

Q. What’s your all-time favourite destination?

A. My Husband and I were very lucky to enjoy a Safari to Kenya. We both agree it was the best holiday of our lives so far. We stayed in a tent in the savannah and you could hear lions roaring during the night. We were protected by a Maasai man called Peter, he was hilarious and knew everything about the wildlife. Nothing prepares you for visiting Africa it is an assault on your senses. It is an incredibly beautiful country with the most diverse scenery, delicious food, amazing wildlife but most of all remarkable people.

Q. What’s your hidden gem recommendation?

A. My hidden gem is a beautiful little beach in the Outer Hebrides called Huisinis. It is a remote cove on North Harris. I went there with my family in a motorhome in 2018. The beach was almost Caribbean with a turquoise blue sea and white shell sand. You are soon reminded you are in Scotland when you dip your toe in the water and are suddenly joined by a herd of highland cows roaming freely.  We sat on the beach watching the sun go down, our feet firmly lodged in the warm sand, drinking mojitos before bed.  Perfection!

Q. What’s at the top of your bucket list?

A. I have a couple of things I would love to do. I would like to go a ranch holiday with my girlfriends to Arizona and awaken my inner Cowgirl. I would also love to go a tour of India. My Husband and I love to cook curry and we like the look of a cookery school in Mumbai. It would be a dream to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, visit the sacred temples and spot a tiger in the jungle.


*your ability to safely carry out the ideas in this article may change with developing Government advice in your country and those you plan to visit. Stay safe and visit gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19 for the latest guidance in Scotland or gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest guidance in England.

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