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…

Why Now Is The Right Time To Take Your Teen Camping

They’re a surly combo of mixed emotions and attitude, wrapped up in a self absorbed, often greasy and unkempt package…but underneath all that they’re still our babies and in my opinion there’s no better time to take them camping than now. They are at an age where they can get involved in all aspects of…

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….

2018- Our Year of Love and Understanding, Positivity

This is probably the 5th time I’ve started writing this blog post and truth be told I didn’t feel I really had anything to say. I was heading in the direction of ‘A Smashing Start’- in reference to the fact that as Big Ben struck midnight one of the kids (I will not name him…

See You in 2018

With Christmas but a few days away and 2017 drawing to a close I’ve been feeling rather reflective this week. What a crazy year it has been….reluctantly we had to leave our Portuguese life behind (for now), we’ve made the decision to volunteer our way around the world and we’ve taken the first steps by…

A Week of Caravan Firsts

  What a week it’s been! Full of new experiences, learning opportunities and celebrations. On Wednesday we woke the kids up around 5am so that we could wish Sebastian a very, happy 14th caravan birthday before Warren left for work. He’s the first one in the fam to celebrate in our new mobile home and…