We are Phil and Izzy. Two years ago, we sold our home and most of our possessions, bought a motorhome and gave up work. We’ve been travelling and living on the road in Europe ever since, covering over 15,000 miles and visiting 15 countries. Read more…
When we started taking motorhome holidays many years ago, there was little accurate and helpful information available. We wanted to get off the beaten track a little but didn’t even know how to empty the loo, let alone know anything about solar power, water management and what to do when something goes wrong! A few decades later, we started full-timing and realised that there wasn’t much information out there about the unique and amazing lifestyle we had chosen either.
So, after six months permanently on the road and a lot of learning under our belts, we decided to start writing down our experiences; good and bad! We want to share our stories, the incredible places we have visited, our adventures and all our learning with our growing community of over 5,000 motorhome lovers! If we can help others do that too through our lively and informative Facebook Group, then that’s even better!
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We spent a month in Tarifa in our motorhome in January 2018. It rapidly became one of our favourite places, in fact we stayed there far longer than anywhere else. Why? Hiking, cycling, kite surfing, incredible beaches and views, all with the sun shining down on us! If you’re an active and adventure seeking van lifer, then Tarifa in a motorhome is for you!
Getting to North Africa from Tarifa is so simple, an hour on the boat and you’re in the vibrant Moroccan port city of Tangier. Morocco is so totally different to Spain and Europe that it can be hard to acclimatise quickly. Find out how to visit Tangier from Tarifa, with all our tips about where to go and stay and how to manage the culture shock!
The French Pyrenees are an ideal destination for a motorhome tour. You’ll find spectacular scenery, good roads and plenty of wild camping opportunities along with a huge network of well-trodden trails and paths suitable for all hiking abilities. If you love wide open spaces, wild camping and hiking, then this motorhome tour of the Pyrenees is perfect for you!
How do I charge my phone wild camping? Can I use a hairdryer without EHU? Wild camping in your motorhome doesn’t mean you have to manage without power, we will show you all the solutions to power up your motorhome for wild camping the easy way!
If you’ve already decided not to have a sat nav in your motorhome and prefer to use a navigation app with a phone tablet or via a media centre, then you’re in the right place! Here we will explore all the best motorhome navigation apps on the market today, look at their pros and cons and highlight what you need to know about motorhome navigation apps.
Want to tour Europe in your motorhome? Why wouldn’t you? There is enough culture, nature and diversity in Europe to last a lifetime; touring round in a motorhome seems like an awesome idea! We’re here to help you research your motorhome tour of Europe with practical motorhome information, destination specific advice tailored to motorhomes, tips and hacks about motorhome life on the road and loads of other useful stuff!
Winter in a motorhome is a special time. The world is a quieter place; only the brave head for the winter mountains in a motorhome. You’ll meet like minded souls and enjoy hot chocolate and mulled wine from the warmth and coziness of your van! See all out top motorhome winter destinations to inspire your seasonal travels.
Internet in our motorhome is essential. One of our aspirations when we started travelling was to reduce screen time; the reality is that researching, keeping in touch and sharing photos and information means connectivity is critical for us and we inevitably spend more time online. Whether you’re a motorhome beginner, a full-time motorhome traveller looking to work from home or somewhere in between, this guide about how to get internet in a motorhome is for you.
This is a collection of our favourite wild camping spots in Europe. They make the list for various reasons; not all have a stonking view, but they all have one thing in common, they provided us with a free, quiet and peaceful place to stay the night when we needed it, and where we needed it; what more can a wild camping motorhomer ask for than an incredible wild camping spot?
Full-time motorhome life, whether static or travelling, is a hugely appealing lifestyle for many. For every life on the road con there are a hundred pros; for us is is about freedom to go and be wherever we choose, whenever we choose. The open road offers opportunity and the fulfilment of long held dreams. The journey as important as the destination. It’s not all a bed of roses though. Starting life in a motorhome full-time is not for the faint hearted and, for most, will mean sacrifices and choices have to be made. These will come down to what is important to and for you during your full-time motorhome life.
So, you’ve decided to buy a motorhome…great decision! You have joined a growing family of people who love the freedom of life on the road. The ability to get away spontaneously and change your mind half way there to go somewhere else is priceless. But you probably already know that! Being a newbie motorhomer is daunting, that’s why we’re sharing our top tips for motorhome beginners; everything from how to choose a motorhome, to how to plan a route, and everything in between is here!
Autumn is the perfect time for a motorhome roadtrip. The kids are back in school, the crowds have gone and the weather has yet to turn wintry. The colours will be glorious, sites will be quiet and beaches deserted; with so many reasons to take an autumn motorhome roadtrip, what are you waiting for?
We recently changed our motorhome and wanted to upgrade the disc-driven sat nav for a more up to date model. But what to choose? We did a lot of research and wanted to share our understanding of motorhome sat navs with you; there are lots of different options on the market and trying to work out which will suit you best can be confusing, especially since this is not a cheap purchase and technology moves quickly. Read on for our findings and recommendations in this essential guide to motorhome sat navs.
Norway is one of the most beautiful countries we have ever visited in our motorhome. Mountains, glaciers and waterfalls appear around every corner, with vast areas of wilderness waiting to be explored. If you love adventure and raw nature, then Norway is for you! Motorhomes in Norway are welcomed; wide, empty roads and great facilities beckon. Our essential guide to motorhome travel in Norway will provide you with all the information you need…what are you waiting for?
Flåm is a small village situated in Western Norway, surrounded by steep mountains, thundering waterfalls, fjords and truly spectacular scenery. Flåm sits at the top of the Aurlandsfjord, a branch of the vast Sognefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a perfect stop in any motorhome tour of Norway as there is so much to do and see. How to visit Flåm in a motorhome will give you all the information you need to have an incredible stay.
There are some things in life that are just meant to be; strawberries and cream, dogs and bones, motorhomes and road trips…you get the picture. We’re not much into motorhome gadgets but this is a list of stuff that for us, is just meant to be. These eleven motorhome gadgets to change your life are mostly simple and inexpensive but make motorhome life on the road so much easier. All have been tried and tested by us during our 18 months of full-timing.