Down To The Wire

So a couple of weeks on from our last blog post and how things have changed! Last month we were eagerly awaiting our loan caravan, as well as, our new personalised towing jacket. This month we are hurriedly giving our 15 year old Bailey of Bristol ‘Carolina’ a major overhaul. Those of you who follow…

Preparing For A Year On The Road

In the blink of an eye we’re a month away from heading off on our travels. The last few weeks have involved an enormous amount of organisation and preparation so I thought it may be of interest to outline exactly what has gone into preparing for this journey in the form of a checklist. Now…

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…

What We’ve Learnt After 1 Year of (Caravan) Living

Wow! That has come around quickly. Just over a year ago our family embarked on an adventure that none of us were prepared for. And in those 365 days we have learnt so much more about ourselves and life in general. So, firstly, to my fam- you guys rock! I know it hasn’t always been…

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…

Why You Should Consider a Caravan Holiday This Summer

To start with, so that we’re on the same page…prior to moving into our caravan, we had never been on a caravan holiday. There was one occasion where we stayed in a static caravan but all I remember of that particular trip is arriving at the campsite quite late at night, the boys excitedly running…

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…