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…

Motorhome or Car – which is best for road trips?

The pros and cons of travelling by motorhome versus car. Almost everyone dreams of having a motorhome and setting out on the open road with everything including the kitchen sink, sleeping wherever the engine stops. But a car is faster, easier to park, cheaper to run….! So which would you choose – motorhome or car? We are fortunate enough to have both, a 30-year-old Autotrail Cree and a 14-year-old Skoda Fabia estate. So how do we choose which to take? Fuel economy in a motorhome? Both of our vehicles use diesel which is currently more expensive than petrol. The motorhome manages 25-28 mpg whereas READ THE FULL STORY…

Brit Stops for Motorhomes – is it really free?

We have missed the mountains of Wales over lockdown so decided to head across in our motorhome during September. To make it a real adventure, we were trialling Brit Stops for the first time. We waited for the school summer holidays to end before embarking on our own break. However, it soon became apparent that September is when adults come out to play! Campsites were looking healthily full. But we didn’t care – we had our Brit Stops book! What is Brit Stops? Brit Stops, for the uninitiated, seems perfect for people like us. Those who are enjoying motorhome life on a budget. On READ THE FULL STORY…

Exciting New Vanlife Blog!

This is our new vanlife blog – the introductory Motorhome Hobos’ Vanlife Blog post no less! We have spoken about writing a blog for a while but life has got in the way. And, to be perfectly honest, a lack of clarity on the difference between pages and posts. We are Hobos, not IT experts!! But right here, right now, you are witnessing the beginnings of something extraordinary. Well, interesting anyway. We hope. The blog is going to contain comments and stories from our time with our VW T4 Cree motorhome; where we’ve been, who we’ve seen, and a whole lot more in between!! READ THE FULL STORY…