2014

2014 Van Life

All posts and articles relating to our motorhome road trip and van life during 2014, which mainly covers Italy and Sicily and a few stops before and after.

Road Trip

Our road trips around Europe, including famous scenic highways, mountain passes as well as off-the-beaten-path trips.

Inspirational Travel Trips

Inspirational travel ideas to help you plan a road trip for your motorhome, including great destinations, classic routes and self-drive itineraries.


Our Bumble Magazines 2014 Free Campervan Magazines, before we started our website we used to make a magazine for our friends and family, It ended up being quite […]

Our Bumble Magazines 2014


So how much did our 1st trip cost?  Well for 2014 the bottomline = £8034.58 for 131 days for 2 people and 1 dog. Here’s our breakdown…   […]

2014 Trip: The Costings


Sunday 21 September Its been a while since we sent out an update and we’ve had lots of people asking what we are doing and […]

An update from cow’d Lancashire



2014 Trip We set off on 11 April 14 and arrived home 4 months later on 18 August 14.  So far, we have covered a […]

2014 Trip Statistics


After a wonderful time in Austria and just as we thought our luck had changed for the better. The worst week of our travels, things went […]

Heading Home


Thursday 7 August: Salzburg Julie Andrews Eat Your Heart Out! Jo & Craig dance in the rain No visit to Salzburg would be complete with […]

The Sound Of Music



Love is in the air This week we’ve continued to go east towards Salzburg and see the best of Land Salzburg (region). You get the […]

Grossglockner to Salzburg


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Friday 1 August It never stopped raining last night and I bet the people in the valley are wondering why oh why. It must be […]

Bruck to Grossglockner


Floods Across Austria Wednesday 30 July: Tux to Gerlos Pass, Pinzgau Boy did it rain last night! It was none stop and this morning we […]

Tux to Bruck



Tuesday 29th July: Tux Up early and so excited with what today has in store. We turned Homer upside down to get hiking boots, bob […]

Glacier Challenge


Chasing Waterfalls Monday 28 July: Garberbach to Tux “Think Jane our neighbour has got some more wind chimes, don’t they sound lovely” “What you on […]

Garberbach to Tux


This weeks theme: Spam! The cherubs followed us in to Austria and no matter where we go they appear. They are haunting us, these little […]

Brenner to Garberbach



Arreevederchee Italy It is good to be back on the road and seeing the wonderful sights of Italy but not for long, as we’re now […]

Ferrara to Brenner


Repairs All Round The mood in camp didn’t change much in fact it probably got a little worse before it got better. We all seemed […]

Bologna to Ferrara


Week 13 – Luck Continues Half way through week 13 and it feels like an eternity. Our high was Matera and it was truly amazing […]

Cosenza to Bologna



Eek We Have a Leak We sadly said good bye to Sicily and said hello (again) Italy. It was a strange but quite a nice […]

Messina to Cosenza


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We arrived in Sicily on 21st May with no expectations and an open mind. Six weeks later we are leaving with beautiful memories, unforgettable experiences […]

Stunning Sicily


Stifling in Sicily. This week’s been a challenge in more ways than one. The temperature and the humidity have been really high, which just zaps […]

Piano Battaglia to Messina



Sizzling Sicily. It is now getting extremely hot and sticky in Sicily. Peanut has ditched his fluffy bed and opted for a big, soaking wet […]

Erice to Piano Battaglia


Sleepless in Sicily We’ve struggled this week as my itchy arms have drove me potty. It is something that I have had for a few […]

Ragussa to Erice


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Smiling Sicily Italians don’t really smile unless they know you but if you smile or wave then they often return the gesture. It is funny […]

Modica to Ragusa 



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Balance & Harmony This week feels really good. We’re naturally getting up at sunrise and managing to have a shower, get dressed and have breakfast […]

Avola to Modica


Tuesday 20 May: Scillia to Chianalea Craig woke in a mischievous mood and there is only one thing for it, hide under the covers until […]

Scillia to Avola


The Italian Bank Job This week has just been brilliant and to honest, we didn’t expect it to be this good. The Calabria Tyrrhenian coast […]

Diamante to Scillia