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

Honfleur – Motorhome heaven or hell?

The French love motorhomes. They offer freedom and flexibility, the chance to stay in fantastic places relatively cheaply and in reasonable comfort. France realised decades ago that if overnight parking was provided then motorhome owners would spend their money in not just tourist hotspots but in small towns and villages. As I write this blog I have literally seen hundreds of motorhomes today, of all sizes and age. Honfleur must be the centre of the motorhome universe, because it offers…
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France in our motorhome

Canoeing the Dronne from Brantome

Perigueux in The Dordogne is well worth a visit. The motorhome aire is on the River L'Isle and only about 500 metres from the beautiful town centre. It costs only €6.61 to park a motorhome for 24 hours. We arrived at about 1pm, spent a few hours walking around the old town and left the following morning. That's what we like about motorhome touring. Short drive, a few hours exploring, stay a night and move on. We haven't seen many…
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Exploring the Bordeaux wine region

Bordeaux is famous for wine. It is the 2nd largest wine producing region in the world and here you will find many famous vinyards such as Château Lafite Rothschild and many others. I'm not a wine expert but love drinking a good wine and equally enjoy discovering a little about wines and history relating to the Bordeaux region. On this motorhome journey we have visited three of the famous areas around Bordeaux and I'll explain where we stayed. The Médoc…
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24 hours in Bordeaux

After our visit to the amazing Dune du Pilat we decided we needed a day in a city so as Bordeaux was close by that's where we would go. With seemingly limited places to park a motorhome for the night we headed for the only campsite on the north of the city. We rarely book anywhere to stay, preferring to turn up and hope that spaces are available and we have never once been turned away from a campsite. Camping…
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Dune du Pilat – one of the most amazing places in Europe

Storm Miguel arrived with us on Friday morning causing us to spend an extra day in Hourtin so we were forced to set off for our next destination on the Saturday of a French national holiday weekend - never a good time to be on the roads. On our way to the Dune du Pilat, we stopped at a car wash! This wasn't an ordinary car wash though, it was a motorhome wash with a special high level gantry that…
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Over the Gironde to the wild west coast

Taking a motorhome on the ferry across the Gironde estuary from Royan to Le Verdon sur Mer costs about €50. It takes 20 minutes to cross the fast flowing tidal currents in the Gironde from the busy holiday town of Royan. Arriving on the other side is a complete contrast to commercialised Royan. This area is the Aquitaine area of France and stretches all the way south to the Spanish border, the largest city being Bordeaux. This region is, of…
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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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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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