About This Blog

This is our story of how one day we decided to sell our house, quit our jobs and go on a motorhome adventure.  We want to wake up in a different place nearly every day and open our door to beautiful scenery and fresh air. That’s the dream anyway. This blog is about that journey.…

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France in our motorhome

Empty roads lead to Île d’Oléron

Setting off from Vannes we headed south again on the motorway. ( yes, we do use the toll roads when needed). We were heading for the Île d'Oléron but needed a stopover as I don't like to drive too far in one day. Looking through our book of the 'most beautiful villages in France we discovered that Vouvant was only 11km off the motorway and that there is a motorhome aire 400 metres from the village centre. [caption id="attachment_2572" align="alignleft"…
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France in our motorhome

St Malo to Vannes & a problem with 4 camels & a zebra

Picking up our motorhome from its safe storage, this was the start of our exciting 6 weeks motorhome holiday to France. We were soon on the lovely M6 motorway on our way to Portsmouth, but we had also booked an overnight stop at The Chequers Inn, just off the A34 near Abingdon as a half way stop-over. They offer free parking in return for eating in the pub - never a hardship! The next day we were back on the…
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England in our motorhome

First motorhome trip of the year!

After spending 13 months living in our motorhome and returning to the UK last September we haven't used our motorhome very much. We've had quite a bit of family stuff going on, and that has taken priority.  Our much loved 'home on wheels' was put into safe storage, which felt a little strange, after being such a big part of our lives every day. We have had some nights away during the winter and the odd visit to check all…
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Our motorhome

Adjusting to life in the UK after living in a motorhome full time

Ten countries and 13,000 miles in 13 months living in our motorhome full time. What an amazing adventure and journey we have had but we have now been back in the UK for over 2 months and starting a different adventure. We have loved living in our motorhome for the last 13 months. Despite living in a small space we found our motorhome to be cosy and comfortable and found ourselves outside in the fresh air all day exploring. We…
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France in our motorhome

Exploring the Normandy D-Day landing beaches by motorhome

Exploring the Normandy D-Day landing beaches by motorhome is something I have wanted to do for several years and when we eventually bought our motorhome I was excited about using it in this very historical area. This blog article is a little delayed because I have become so fascinated with D-Day that I have started reading the fantastic book by Anthony Beevor about the subject which I can highly recommend. ( Affiliate link below) It was surprisingly busy at the…
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France in our motorhome

Exploring beautiful villages in south-west France by motorhome

Our motorhome journey to Chamonix in the amazing French Alps, blog article here, was a highlight for us on our summer tour of France, but it was time to move to an area that we hadn't visited before. The hilltop villages of the River Drome area was our next destination, although only a week before it was headline news about a campsite on the Drome that had been flooded after a storm and 1,600 campers evacuated. Perhaps it was a…
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France in our motorhome

Taking a motorhome to one of the most stunning places in Europe

There is a really good place for motorhomes to park with views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains she said. I would love to go there but it’s up a fairly steep road she said! No problem said I. “we have just done the steepest roads in northern Europe on our motorhome tour of Norway, so if we can do those roads we can do anything”. We are, of course, now in southern Europe and more specifically in The French…
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France in our motorhome

How to stay cool in a motorhome during a heatwave

It's the busiest holiday weekend of the summer in France and most people are heading south or to the Atlantic coast. Not us! We are driving from Bordeaux in the west of France to Lake Geneva in the east. The plan is to take several days over it. The forecasted heatwave has arrived and it's still 36C at 8pm which poses the question of how to stay cool in a motorhome. This is the warmest weather we have experienced since…
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