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  • #106279
    HanSa
    Participant

    Hi,

    No van yet, just the desire to get one, and get on the road! 🙂 Have been looking for blogs written about families who are travelling / have travelled around Europe, but can’t find any. Is it that I’m looking in the wrong place, or is it that I’m crazy considering such a thing?!

    Hoping to head off next year, with our then 3 year old and 7 year old, in a camper or small motorhome, all over Europe and Morocco for as long as it takes. Remember so many great vw camper van holidays as a child, but as a mum, I have only experienced camping in wet Wales a few times, and it’s not been that great to be honest….kids not very happy, not a lot of sleep, damp and cold – so am I looking at such a journey through rose-tinted glasses?

    Thinking it’ll be brilliant….warm weather, comfy beds, some home comforts, seeing amazing places….freedom and adventure 🙂 Really want to hear of some other peoples’ experiences before we go much further with the planning, to see if it really is such a good idea!

    So, anyone have any personal experiences they want to share about long-term family camper van trips, or know of any good blogs???

    Thanks for any helps!
    Hannah

    #134267
    Darren
    Keymaster

    Sounds like an amazing
    Sounds like an amazing plan.

    I couldn’t find many blogs, but here are some

    http://europemotorhome.blogspot.com/

    http://www.soultravelers3.com/

    http://eurorv.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mattsarah.eu/

    My advice would be
    – Get the biggest vehicle you can afford or manage. Space will be a premium when you are all inside.
    – Stick to the warmest weather you can. Like you saw, wet and cold is bad. Warm and outdoors is good.

    #134268
    Darren
    Keymaster

    Sounds like an amazing
    Sounds like an amazing plan.

    I couldn’t find many blogs, but here are some

    http://europemotorhome.blogspot.com/

    http://www.soultravelers3.com/

    http://eurorv.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mattsarah.eu/

    My advice would be
    – Get the biggest vehicle you can afford or manage. Space will be a premium when you are all inside.
    – Stick to the warmest weather you can. Like you saw, wet and cold is bad. Warm and outdoors is good.

    #134269
    Darren
    Keymaster

    Sounds like an amazing
    Sounds like an amazing plan.

    I couldn’t find many blogs, but here are some

    http://europemotorhome.blogspot.com/

    http://www.soultravelers3.com/

    http://eurorv.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mattsarah.eu/

    My advice would be
    – Get the biggest vehicle you can afford or manage. Space will be a premium when you are all inside.
    – Stick to the warmest weather you can. Like you saw, wet and cold is bad. Warm and outdoors is good.

    #134275
    Darren
    Keymaster

    Sounds like an amazing
    Sounds like an amazing plan.

    I couldn’t find many blogs, but here are some

    http://europemotorhome.blogspot.com/

    http://www.soultravelers3.com/

    http://eurorv.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mattsarah.eu/

    My advice would be
    – Get the biggest vehicle you can afford or manage. Space will be a premium when you are all inside.
    – Stick to the warmest weather you can. Like you saw, wet and cold is bad. Warm and outdoors is good.

    #134276
    Darren
    Keymaster

    Sounds like an amazing
    Sounds like an amazing plan.

    I couldn’t find many blogs, but here are some

    http://europemotorhome.blogspot.com/

    http://www.soultravelers3.com/

    http://eurorv.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mattsarah.eu/

    My advice would be
    – Get the biggest vehicle you can afford or manage. Space will be a premium when you are all inside.
    – Stick to the warmest weather you can. Like you saw, wet and cold is bad. Warm and outdoors is good.

    #134277
    Darren
    Keymaster

    Sounds like an amazing
    Sounds like an amazing plan.

    I couldn’t find many blogs, but here are some

    http://europemotorhome.blogspot.com/

    http://www.soultravelers3.com/

    http://eurorv.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mattsarah.eu/

    My advice would be
    – Get the biggest vehicle you can afford or manage. Space will be a premium when you are all inside.
    – Stick to the warmest weather you can. Like you saw, wet and cold is bad. Warm and outdoors is good.

    #134282
    Darren
    Keymaster

    Sounds like an amazing
    Sounds like an amazing plan.

    I couldn’t find many blogs, but here are some

    http://europemotorhome.blogspot.com/

    http://www.soultravelers3.com/

    http://eurorv.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mattsarah.eu/

    My advice would be
    – Get the biggest vehicle you can afford or manage. Space will be a premium when you are all inside.
    – Stick to the warmest weather you can. Like you saw, wet and cold is bad. Warm and outdoors is good.

    #134284
    Darren
    Keymaster

    Sounds like an amazing
    Sounds like an amazing plan.

    I couldn’t find many blogs, but here are some

    http://europemotorhome.blogspot.com/

    http://www.soultravelers3.com/

    http://eurorv.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mattsarah.eu/

    My advice would be
    – Get the biggest vehicle you can afford or manage. Space will be a premium when you are all inside.
    – Stick to the warmest weather you can. Like you saw, wet and cold is bad. Warm and outdoors is good.

    #134295
    Darren
    Keymaster

    Sounds like an amazing
    Sounds like an amazing plan.

    I couldn’t find many blogs, but here are some

    http://europemotorhome.blogspot.com/

    http://www.soultravelers3.com/

    http://eurorv.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mattsarah.eu/

    My advice would be
    – Get the biggest vehicle you can afford or manage. Space will be a premium when you are all inside.
    – Stick to the warmest weather you can. Like you saw, wet and cold is bad. Warm and outdoors is good.

    #134297
    Darren
    Keymaster

    Sounds like an amazing
    Sounds like an amazing plan.

    I couldn’t find many blogs, but here are some

    http://europemotorhome.blogspot.com/

    http://www.soultravelers3.com/

    http://eurorv.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mattsarah.eu/

    My advice would be
    – Get the biggest vehicle you can afford or manage. Space will be a premium when you are all inside.
    – Stick to the warmest weather you can. Like you saw, wet and cold is bad. Warm and outdoors is good.

    #134285
    Bill
    Guest

    Go for it
    We are just getting back into campervanning after hiring an RV in the USA a couple of years ago. This was for 4 weeks which I don’t suppose is long term but it was wonderful. Pick up in LA, then made our way up to Death Valley – in October, and then skirt round Vegas into the Vallet of Fire State Park and then into Utah to see the amazing canyons and to buy a Grateful Dead T-Shirt in Moab UT. Wonderful

    We used to have a VW pop-top and we took it all over. But a word of advice: keep away from Spain. Our VW was never broken into in the UK, France, Germany or Austria but we went 3 times to Spain and it was broken into 3 times. The police refused to record any crime had been committed, that is how they keep the crime stats down. But in Spain any vehicle with a GB plate is vulnerable. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

    We stuck mainly to the UK and France. Wonderful places to visit in both countries and so very different.

    Yeah gt for it girl!!!!

    Bill

    #134287
    Bill
    Guest

    Go for it
    We are just getting back into campervanning after hiring an RV in the USA a couple of years ago. This was for 4 weeks which I don’t suppose is long term but it was wonderful. Pick up in LA, then made our way up to Death Valley – in October, and then skirt round Vegas into the Vallet of Fire State Park and then into Utah to see the amazing canyons and to buy a Grateful Dead T-Shirt in Moab UT. Wonderful

    We used to have a VW pop-top and we took it all over. But a word of advice: keep away from Spain. Our VW was never broken into in the UK, France, Germany or Austria but we went 3 times to Spain and it was broken into 3 times. The police refused to record any crime had been committed, that is how they keep the crime stats down. But in Spain any vehicle with a GB plate is vulnerable. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

    We stuck mainly to the UK and France. Wonderful places to visit in both countries and so very different.

    Yeah gt for it girl!!!!

    Bill

    #134292
    Bill
    Guest

    Go for it
    We are just getting back into campervanning after hiring an RV in the USA a couple of years ago. This was for 4 weeks which I don’t suppose is long term but it was wonderful. Pick up in LA, then made our way up to Death Valley – in October, and then skirt round Vegas into the Vallet of Fire State Park and then into Utah to see the amazing canyons and to buy a Grateful Dead T-Shirt in Moab UT. Wonderful

    We used to have a VW pop-top and we took it all over. But a word of advice: keep away from Spain. Our VW was never broken into in the UK, France, Germany or Austria but we went 3 times to Spain and it was broken into 3 times. The police refused to record any crime had been committed, that is how they keep the crime stats down. But in Spain any vehicle with a GB plate is vulnerable. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

    We stuck mainly to the UK and France. Wonderful places to visit in both countries and so very different.

    Yeah gt for it girl!!!!

    Bill

    #134294
    Bill
    Guest

    Go for it
    We are just getting back into campervanning after hiring an RV in the USA a couple of years ago. This was for 4 weeks which I don’t suppose is long term but it was wonderful. Pick up in LA, then made our way up to Death Valley – in October, and then skirt round Vegas into the Vallet of Fire State Park and then into Utah to see the amazing canyons and to buy a Grateful Dead T-Shirt in Moab UT. Wonderful

    We used to have a VW pop-top and we took it all over. But a word of advice: keep away from Spain. Our VW was never broken into in the UK, France, Germany or Austria but we went 3 times to Spain and it was broken into 3 times. The police refused to record any crime had been committed, that is how they keep the crime stats down. But in Spain any vehicle with a GB plate is vulnerable. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

    We stuck mainly to the UK and France. Wonderful places to visit in both countries and so very different.

    Yeah gt for it girl!!!!

    Bill

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