How To Keep Motorhome Road Trips Romantic!

The romantic motorhome road trip…picture it! The love of your life beside you in a motorhome and an open road ahead! Miles and miles of stunning scenery with everything you need to live comfortably tagging along behind…perfect! Closeted away from life’s distractions and irritations. No-one else on your minds but each other. Your smiles lighting up the darkening sky as you pull into a parking spot and settle down for the evening in the motorhome – so romantic! Do you open the wine and light the candles? Well, no! The driver must remain sober – you may be asked to move on. And, if READ THE FULL STORY…

Freedom in a motorhome; what does it mean?

The freedom to travel where we want in our motorhome is important to us. We call it “The Freedom Trail”. That is also what we call our newsletter, but what does The Freedom Trail mean? Firstly, what is freedom? And does the motorhome give us that freedom? When we dreamed of buying our own motorhome, we wove into that dream the idea of the open road, being able to travel where we wished in a self-contained mobile home. No worries about shelter, food and basic amenities, or concerns about being late for breakfast or sleeping in strange beds with mattresses that have had someone READ THE FULL STORY…

Review: #VanChurch,Spiritual Lessons From Life On The Road

#VanChurch …”unusual name for a book” I thought. But when I considered it, our Cree motorhome has so often afforded me the complete sense of calm and serenity that one absorbs from churches. She takes us to awe-inspiring places – scenery where one can only marvel at creation. We see the cathedral that is Planet Earth through her windows. Mountains, seas, rivers, the tangled wilderness – even a muddy puddle in a car park can be beautiful if approached with that sense of wonder. The motorhome is a fellow pilgrimage companion on our spiritual journeys to ancient and sacred places, waiting at base camp READ THE FULL STORY…

When travel plans go wrong – our road trip failed!

Making travel plans warms up the darkest of winter evenings and we motorhome owners look forward to road trips. The open road, the sense of freedom, the world unfolding through the windscreen. But sometimes, no matter how cunning your schedule is, how open you are to adventure, things will go awry. Your travel plans will turn to ashes. We had a road trip booked to Cornwall. Friends from Germany were visiting and they were about to experience the 385 mile journey from our house to Penzance in our old motorhome. Having read The Salt Path by Raynor Winn, like us, they wanted to taste READ THE FULL STORY…

How To Save Money In A Motorhome

Is it possible to save money in a motorhome? This is something we’ve pondered a lot over the last few weeks… Motorhomes are expensive to purchase, maintain and use. Whether you have shelled out £100,000 for a sparkly new one or thrown your savings at something nearer the bargain basement, you will find it difficult to escape the ongoing costs. Our VW T4 Cree is 30 years old and was bordering on a “doer-upper” when we bought her six years ago. She cost all we had and then some. So, we have had to cut down on expenses where we could. In this post READ THE FULL STORY…

Where can I park my Motorhome? Van Life Vendetta!

Do you think that there is a van life vendetta? Parking a motorhome is becoming increasingly difficult. Height barriers, unwelcoming parking attendants, withdrawal of roadside permissions and a general air of antipathy towards motorhomes is making van life more of a struggle. Will full-time van life soon be a thing of the past in England? Will it soon be impossible to use a motorhome anywhere in the U.K. other than campsites? Is there a van life vendetta? We are not talking about wild camping – a contentious enough issue. This is about legally parking our motorhome in a town whilst we enjoy, and pay READ THE FULL STORY…