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Mobile internet access and availability is improving all the time.  On our 1st trip in 2014 we only used a MIFI device but on our […]

Internet & Data


We have two phones Standard PAYGO Toggle SIM Card Standard PAY GO Mobile phone costs whilst travelling abroad are expensive.  New rules are coming in […]

Mobile Phone


There are three types of places to park up for the night Campsite – most expensive Aire – reasonably priced Wild Camp – free Camping […]

Camping Costs



The banking sector is now on its way to be coming pretty standard and universal no matter where you are in the world.  You will […]

European ATM’s


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Before we set off, we researched a number of foreign exchange card options and decided the Caxton Euro FX card fitted our travelling lifestyle. However, […]

Euro Currency Card


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Every business that trades in foreign exchange will make money, so do not be fooled in to thinking you have a great deal. How they […]

Currency Options



Before we set off travelling we rarely used cash, everything in the UK was pretty much debit or card based. However, in Europe, day-to-day spending […]

Cash or Card?


Do not overstock your cupboards with food just simply buy for a few days to a week. This way, you use all your food, it […]

Shopping


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



Everyone should have a basic tool and spares box, weather that be a basic one or one that is very comprehensive, it would all depend on […]

What’s in our Tool/Spares Box


Keeping warm in a motorhome or camper van. In summer this is not a problem for most people but come winter time the temperature drops […]

Keeping Warm


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First off one of the last tips was to park facing the sun, it heats the van up very quickly and is great for drying […]

Keeping Cool



Water usage, it’s the single most important thing that is taken for granted in a home. You may not think so but stop for a […]

Fresh Water Ideas


Bungie cord, not just the type with hooks on the end, the thinner stuff on a reel in long lengths. Well its great for small washing […]

Bungie Uses


Here are a few ideas for stopping those annoying rattles and squeak sounds that all motorhomes have. When driving along the grill mesh bit will […]

Stop the Squeaks



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One of the more common questions we are asked is how we wash our clothing in a camper/motorhome. Well first of all you can get purchase portable […]

Wash & Go


Pepper Grinder  – We forgot the black pepper grinder, so to crush the black pepper corns we used a pair of pilers. Hard going and […]

Kitchen Gadgets


I repaired the sink cover/chopping board again, When it gets hot the cover and chopping board expand at different rates causing the top to bow […]

Chopping Board Repair



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The following article is all about the installation of a solar system onto our old motorhome a Hymer 694SL then retro fitting it to our […]

Solar Panel Installation


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


Points Interest
Key POI that we found useful Our European Wild Camping Database is a collection of all the spots we have stayed at or places that we have […]

Useful Points Of Interest



12 months motorhome Living
Our Motorhome Route so far and some statistics As of July 2016, we’ covered a total of 33,432 kilometres or 20,774 miles over 606 days. Travelling an […]

Our Motorhome Routes