Adventure with Dementia: how to keep motorhoming when you’re an elder of the tribe

What is your biggest fear about motorhoming as you get older? Getting tired or lost on long drives? Becoming more nervous on the ever increasingly busy roads? What about dementia? We’ve all seen the witty rhyming sticker ‘Adventure Before Dementia’, inspiring us to travel before it’s too late. But what about adventure with dementia? This article is written by Hobo Trudi who has 25 years of working with the elderly and coaching those who care for them. She trained with the Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance as a Dementia Care Coach and worked as Deputy Manager of a care home. With more and more READ THE FULL STORY…

Am I Too Old For Van Life? Some Easy Answers!

Have you asked yourself “am I too old for van life”? That question opens up a whole can of radio-active worms! It is highly subjective of course… firstly what is too old? And secondly what do you mean by van life? Van life can be going totally off grid, living in the shadows of society without technology. Living costs consisting of only those necessary to sustain life. And, naturally, vehicle expenses. Van life can also be a few road trip adventures during the year. Too old…oh here is the big one…what is too old? I think that “too old” is when something becomes difficult READ THE FULL STORY…

How and Why I Quit My Job and Became a Van-Lifer

Would you like to quit your job and follow your dreams? Do you feel life is passing you by and that you need to act sooner rather than later? This is exactly what Hobo Trudi did when she quit her job of 25 years. This page tells the personal story about why she decided to quit and go full time as a writer for Motorhome Hobos and a brand new website she’s in the process of developing. She speaks candidly about the stresses of the care industry and explains the reasons for her decision to walk away from secure employment and focus instead on READ THE FULL STORY…

Under the Stars – A Journey into Light

With the dark nights upon us it’s time for another book review and we think we’ve got the perfect read for wintertime, Matt Gaw’s Under the Stars – A Journey into Light… We sometimes park up for the night in our motorhome on unlit byroads and laybys. Once darkness engulfs the view of the surrounding countryside we put the cosy lamps on and settle down. The night is shut out like an unwelcome visitor, ignored and shunned for fear of what it may be hiding. But reading this book may change all that! Matt Gaw’s Under The Stars, A Journey into Light is about READ THE FULL STORY…

Van Life Health and Wellbeing: mental health tips for vanlifers

If you live full time in your RV, health and wellbeing deserves some serious attention. We’ve all seen the cliched pictures of pretty, young van-lifers looking dreamily at beautiful vistas. But the truth can be somewhat different… Van life does have its shadow side, which is all too often overlooked. It’s not all sunny skies and stunning scenery. On this page Hobo Gav shares his 20+ years’ experience as a therapist, highlighting some of the things you can do to quickly improve your van life wellbeing. We’ll look at some of the stresses that occur on the road and, moreover, the things you can READ THE FULL STORY…

Zen Motorhoming: meditation and mindfulness for van-lifers

Does driving a large RV fill you with fear? Would you like to be more relaxed on the road? Have you heard about zen motorhoming? Meditation and mindfulness have become increasingly popular over the last few years. In this article we explore how to become more ‘zen’ on your motorhome adventures and put your troubles aside. The merging of two passions It was inevitable that we’d create a health and wellbeing section on this site. Together we have 40+ years’ professional experience in mental health and wellbeing, Gav as a qualified hypnotherapist and Trudi as a Dementia Care Coach (1). So what we’re doing READ THE FULL STORY…

The Hero’s Journey in a Motorhome: how to make road trips more epic

Are you ready to venture further afield in your motorhome? Do you want to make your road trips more epic? Then how about turning the next adventure into your own version of The Hero’s Journey? Mythologist, Joseph Campbell, came up with the idea of ‘The Hero’s Journey’ and in this article we’ve applied it to motorhoming and RV living. Can you adopt a heroic mindset to make your van life adventures more epic? We say YES – you can! It’s time to answer the call to adventure, leave the known world behind, and make your next road trip unforgettable… This page contains affiliate links READ THE FULL STORY…

Vintage Vans and Motorhomes: a gallery of retro RVs and classic campervans (with rough price guide)

If you’re looking for an older RV this gallery of vintage vans and motorhomes will give you an idea of what’s out there. And our rough price guide will help you set a realistic budget. Motorhomes come in different classes so we’ve divided this page into classes A, B, and C so you can go straight to the type of vehicle you’re looking for. We’ll also take a look at other options such as smaller campervans, old-school buses, and overland/off-roader vehicles. And there’s a free RV inspection checklist you can download before you go to see any vehicle you’re interested in. The used motorhomes READ THE FULL STORY…