Open fire cooking can be misinterpreted in numerous ways. Some think only of s’mores - delicious but the bare basics of campfire cooking- or others of burnt corn on the cob. Is it only for wild adventurers or only for boy scouts? The answer is that open fire cooking is actually a delightful method of preparing your meals, one which takes you out of the kitchen, is far more interactive and social, and produces tastes your stove top never could! So read on for our best tips, from the do’s and don’ts of campfire cooking.
Are you tired of feeling so trapped in the city? Spending day after day surrounded by buildings and traffic. Can you remember the last time you had a breath of fresh air? Real fresh air, not the kind your humidifier produces. If this is the case for you, it is time for you to make a change, to take life back into your hands. You need a city break, you need freedom, you need a campervan. The life of a motorhome traveller can seem daunting to beginners, but it really does not have to be that way. Read this article, go find yourself a lovely motorhome, and then we can officially pronounce you a motorhome owner, a van lifer.
Have you ever considered what freedom means to you? For me, and many other women, it’s the chance to travel alone and not feel terrified the entire time. As women, we’re often warned against solo travel or camping alone, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Allow me to introduce my good friend; motorhome travel.
If you’ve never taken a road trip before in your life, consider this an encouragement to do so. Road trips are arguably the best way to get the most out of the places you visit - you’re free to stop wherever you please for however long you please. And a campervan makes it even more convenient and fun, so find out the 5 reasons you should take a motorhome road trip!
It is the only universal truth. That leaving your home for a holiday, you’ll have an uncomfortable feeling that you’ve forgotten something, a gnawing in your stomach. You’ll brush it off, check for your passport and purse, and try to ignore it. But then an hour, or two, or three later, it will hit you. All the things you forgot to bring. We can’t promise that reading this blog will ensure you forget nothing; but we can have a fair stab at helping you remember the easily forgotten essentials!
As much as we’d love to, we can’t leave the kids behind when we go on holiday. Just kidding, why would we even want to? Holidays are a time for the family, for enjoying quality time and getting to know each other even better than you already do. A camping holiday with your children is ideal for many families. It keeps the children busy, the parents happy, and ensures everyone gets a dose of fresh air.
It’s your first motorhome holiday, how exciting! This is an adventure like no other, but it can be thrilling if you have no idea what to do. That’s why we’ve broken it down into an extensive list of everything you need to bring and know for your first motorhome holiday. From choosing a campervan to returning it after the holiday, this is your guide to your first campervan trip.
In this golden age of technology, we have apps for literally everything. It is both a gift and a curse, but when it comes to road trips, definitely a gift! Road trips allow you to enjoy the open road and experience the true freedom of not having to plan every little moment of your trip or every stop. But this can be difficult, and road trips are supposed to save money and not spend more, so sometimes we can need a little help. That’s why we’re here to share out best travel apps with you, from restaurant tips to a road trip route planner, you’ll be sorted!
Did you get inspired to go on a skiing holiday in our last article with tips for UK skiing holidays but are you torn between going off on the slopes or taking out your motorhome or campervan for a winter adventure? What if we told you that you could do both? After a lot of research into motorhome ski holidays we’ve compiled this little guide on how to approach going on a skiing holiday with your campervan! You can find the best ski resorts to visit with a campervan but also tips on how to pack winter vans and what you need to remember to do and bring to make sure you have the best experience you can.
Parking is often the least favourite part of a driving experience. Motorhomes are even larger than cars meaning that parking them properly can take a little bit more concentration and know-how. Our motorhome parking tips will help you make the most of your next holiday on the road and avoid any little bumps and scrapes from this acquired skill!
One of the main perks of travelling by campervan is the availability of kitchen facilities, instead of being huddled over a camping stove and slowly running out of matches and the will to carry on! But even with these facilities, cooking in your campervan can be quite the adjustment compared to your spacious kitchen. That’s why we have come up with some easy but delicious camping food ideas to save you any trouble or hassle. These dishes work on a stove, grill, campfire or whatever cooking appliance you plan to use - or do them in your kitchen for a fun and easy meal! A camping trip is about relaxing, and so your food during the trip certainly should not be a source of stress! Read on for easy camping meals for each meal of the day as well as some general tips.
Scotland is filled to the brim with dramatic landscapes, historical sites, rich culture and more. The best way to experience as much of this as possible is through a road trip around Scotland. This allows you to be in charge of your own journey, take in as much as possible and see everything first hand. In this blog, you’ll learn about the most important rules and tips for driving in Scotland, as well as the 5 best road trips to take!
Motorhome hire and travel is a phenomena sweeping the globe, with the amount of campervan trips rising annually. Individuals of all ages, from families to elderly couples to young groups of travellers, are organising motorhome hire for their holiday. And not just summer holidays as you’d expect, but during all seasons, bank holidays and even ordinary weekends! If you’re considering joining this trend, but fear that you may be ill-suited to the motorhome hire lifestyle, then read on to discover whether motorhome travel works for you.
Many of us have considered the possibility of going camping for Christmas, but brushed it off due to fears of the cold or discomfort, but this does not have to be the case! Camping during the holiday season can be a great way to get away from distractions, to truly connect with the ones you care about most and get back to the simple roots of Christmas. So check out our tips, get packing and find a campervan to enjoy the festive season in!
Are you excited to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of the city and spend your next vacation in nature? Maybe you’ve got a campervan booked, walking tours ready and can’t wait to live life in a much simpler way at least for a few days, yet you are still missing something… something easy, authentic and fun. How about going on a foraging tour or walk with people who know all about what the great outdoors in the UK has to offer and can teach you a thing or two? If this sounds like something you would enjoy, this article provides a little 101 into foraging and some tips on where to find good tour guides. Remember, it is really important to go foraging with someone that knows what they’re doing and it’s good to find out a bit about it beforehand too, which is why we bring you this foraging guide for the UK. Enjoy the read!
For many motorhome owners, having a camping coffee maker is a non-negotiable part of the vanlife bargain. Not only will you save money, but you’ll save time being able to brew it yourself. Whether you’re the type of person to sit and soak in the fresh smells and sounds of the morning with your hands wrapped around your favourite mug, or fill up a thermos and get straight up that mountain when the light breaks, coffee just makes everything better.
A week alone in an enclosed space with your partner… heaven or hell? Well, we like to think of it as a wonderful experience! The two of you exploring new places, cuddling close for warmth and having quality time together. Whilst this is a great holiday option for couples, it doesn’t come without its own challenges. To help avoid this, or at least reduce it, here are our top 5 tips for travelling as a couple in a campervan!
Road trips and songs, if there is a better pair please let us know. Driving on the open road with a sweet ride feeling the freedom of the open road don’t miss out on some of the best tunes for the road! We left out most of the obvious ones to maximise your playlist potential, get ready for some bangers!