Our Decision To Volunteer Our Way Around Europe

To all those new to our blog, welcome! Below is an article I wrote for Positive News about our family’s decision to volunteer our way around Europe. Over the last 6 months we have received so many lovely messages wishing us well and a number of people asking us how we have managed to pull…

Central Portugal- The First Stop On Our Volunteer Tour

We are 4 weeks into our caravanning, volunteer tour of Europe and I thought it was about time to let you know what it’s really like being part of a nomadic worldschooling, workaway family. So let’s begin… Week 1- Casa do Pisao, Azere We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our Workaway experience….

The Journey Begins

After 18 months of talking we finally took the plunge, packed up the last of our remaining possessions, hitched up the caravan and headed to Portsmouth. The biggest challenge this week will be summing up the first 7 days into one blog post! To begin with we spent a relaxing 2 days at the Caravan…

2 Months To Go

  Well the title says it all! I can’t believe we are finally down to the last 2 months. January was a blur. A month of checklists, meetings, a radio interview, a guest appearance on a podcast, car viewings and much time spent reading government guidance on what to do in the event of a…

It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas…

Well there you have it, we’ve come full circle and winter is once again upon us. I’ll start things off with an update- As those of you who follow us on Instagram and Twitter will know, we shared some very exciting news recently. Adria UK will be supporting Our Travelling Family’s volunteer tour next year…

The Long Overdue Update

Wow, it’s been absolutely ages since I last wrote a personal blog post detailing all the ups and downs of our simplistic caravan life….and to be honest I really couldn’t be bothered. After the most intense winter, and as if in payment for sticking it out, we have been blessed with a summer antipodean expats…

Vanlife-Surviving Winter

And….we’re back! We (just barely) survived the wettest winter ever. It was the exact opposite of absolutely everything you see in #vanlife pics on Instagram. There were no lovely open door sea views, no cute pooch sleeping at the bottom of the caravan bed, no happy, carefree ‘worldschool’ kids….truthfully what springs to mind when thinking…

The Tides, They Are a Changin

Welcome to this months blog post all about ‘Sustainability’ and little changes every family can make to collectively make a HUGE difference! You may have noticed in the media recently that a number of councils in the UK (as well as places worldwide) are trying to make changes to combat the epidemic that is plastic…

The Big Chill

February has been quite the month- 2 more caravan birthdays, 4 newspaper articles, 1 radio interview and an appearance on This Morning which was cancelled at the last minute 😂     A lot of excitement, hype and sensationalism but we are now back on track and hard at work on our next volunteer project….