Traffic Pollution: The Shocking Cause You May Not Know About

Pollution from traffic is making the headlines – particularly in the ULEZ zones where owners of classic vehicles like our 1992 Cree Motorhome are finding it harder to justify the costs of using them. Naturally we want cleaner air. It is shameful that globally, thousands of human deaths are still attributed to poor air quality from industry and transport combined. Now let’s bring that closer to home – yearly 26,000 to 38,000 people die earlier than necessary IN ENGLAND due to air pollution! Awful figures! Vehicle users do not want to cause people to be sick. But we also want to enjoy life. And in READ THE FULL STORY…

How To Stay Safe When You Travel Alone In A Motorhome

It is almost always perfectly safe to travel alone in your motorhome or campervan in the UK. Even lone female van-lifers can park up and settle without having to worry. The majority of people who drive motorhomes and RVs are friendly and helpful. They remember being a newbie or their own vehicle breakdowns and mishaps, so they are happy to share a tip or two along with a tow rope. But complete safety often comes after a bit of forward planning! Even if you are carefree enough to just hit the road and travel alone to wherever your motorhome takes you, there are certain 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…

Motorhome Scams – How Not To Get Caught Out!

Motorhome scams appear to be the latest “get rich quick” scheme! Unscrupulous rogues reassure buyers that all is well before disappearing off into the sunset with the deposit, leaving the buyer with no van and no money. Most of us out here are decent people. Genuine sellers have sound vehicles for sale. BUT how do you know that you are dealing with one of the goodies? In this post we’ll share our top tips to help you avoid being scammed when you buy a motorhome. How do you avoid motorhome scams? There are loads of tips in this blog post so please take your READ THE FULL STORY…

What Is A Hobo? How Do Hobos Travel And Work?

What is a Hobo? The word hobo is North American. At its least romantic, hobo describes a drunken homeless and penniless wanderer. Something to scare the kids with. Hobo is often regarded as an offensive term; however calling a hobo a tramp or bum is worse! Original hobos were not tramps, vagrants or bums. Hobos earned their money. They were not habitual thieves or beggars except in dire need; although some would steal and run. To give the distinction, a tramp or vagrant travels on foot but may avoid work- eking out a living by begging. A bum neither travels nor works but begs. READ THE FULL STORY…

Preparing the Van Habitation Area for Winter

Is it worth preparing the van for winter if you use it? Well, how quickly can mice eat into your motorhome food-stocks and soft furnishings? How fast does mildew form on damp bedding? We would rather avoid it than find out! Winterizing a motorhome that is used regularly throughout the colder months seems like a waste of time. But preparing the van for winter is important. It takes very little time for vermin to sniff out your biscuits. And they will nibble – and piddle on – your towels and bedding. As soon as you park your prized van in storage or the drive, 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…

Emptying A Motorhome Toilet Cassette Blocks Sewers? No Way!

The motorhome toilet cassette is not the most attractive piece of equipment you’ll carry. Barely spoken of in polite circles, it sits quietly doing its job in its accommodating, non-judgemental way. But controversy has surrounded this inoffensive (usually) if indispensable little receptacle! Having attracted the attention of the newspapers, it is now enjoying its moment in The Sun! (pun intended – although it is currently the North Norfolk News and Eastern Daily Press) Just as the van life community thought that the unwelcome spotlight on us was dimming, the humble motorhome toilet cassette is now being blamed for blocking sewers in North Norfolk! We’ll READ THE FULL STORY…

Covid in a Campervan? What should you do?

Covid in your campervan! Can you self-isolate in your motorhome or campervan if you test positive for covid? How does someone who lives in a van manage if they have coronavirus? Coronavirus caught up with us! We thought we had escaped this virus! However, a “head cold” soon morphed into something altogether different. Feeling tired, achey and “dreamy”, we did not feel like doing much, but wondered about taking the motorhome out. We would be in total isolation. We could enjoy some fresh air, park up and enjoy a van-cooked meal, use our own facilities. What harm could we do? Should you drive your READ THE FULL STORY…