Fellow Travellers

We’re not the only ones crazy enough to do this, there are others out there too. Below are links to the motorhome blogs of fellow travellers who are either on the road, planning their adventure or recovering from it!

If your website is mentioned and you want add a bit more detail please let us know, or if you too are touring in a motorhome and want your site added please get in touch.

Aaron and Nicky’s Travels – Aaron and Nicky took the plunge in 2016 to explore Europe full-time in a motohome.

Adventures in Our Van – Andy and Anne on long term trips with their dog Finn.

A Life in The Slow Lane – Tim and Sarah, touring Europe with pooches Mable and Melek in Basil the Hymer B588

Aussie Bruce – Aussies Bev and Mark take a tour ‘up over’ (opposite of down under?) in Bruce the Hymer

Aussie European Tour – Australians Rob and Krys’ blog has practical info on Schengen visas, buying a van from abroad and registering it, as well as their European tour.

Becky and John Motorhome Europe – Setting off on 1st May 2017 for a year in Europe with their pug.

Bevis on Wheels – Pete and Maggie Bevis’ travels in (and out of) a motorhome…where to next?

Bob and June – A bit about their trips and travels by motorhome and plane.

Bugger it, we’re off! –  Fiona & Chris, two empty nesters put their dreams of doing something different into reality.

Clune Gap Years – Kath and James’ journal and reflections of their motorhome travels.

Danieletchon.com – Limoges-Istanbul-Helsinki by the long way round (translated from French).

Escape Route – Looking for a way out by motorhome.

Eurosuntor – Matt and Sharon explore Europe by motorhome

Follow our Motorhome – Andrea and Paul’s adventures in Boris the motorhome

Gids and Angie on the Road – Following how a life change started, their tours and how they work to pay for it

Go Humberto! – Lee & Angeline travelling in Humberto the Hymer

GriswellsOnTour – Jane and Martin Wells embarked on a two year long European tour in April 2017

Happy Richters – Connie and Marc’s motorhoming takes from eight years of travel.

Heidi Hymer – Peter and Elaine enjoying life and travels in Heidi the Hymer

Hidden Gypsy – Harry the Hymer, his owners and a 14 year old Charlie dog!

Iona Motorhome – A brief diary of a motorhome named ‘Iona’

JenGog – Jennifer Jones’ Travel Blog

John & Lin’s Motorhome Adventures – John and Lin enjoy full time nomadic wanderings

Ken and Kathleen – Ken and Kathleen’s Campervan Trips

Kiwi Travellers – Trish and Wayne a NZ couple taking a later life gap year to experience a different way of life

Life in Our Van – The Thorley family are teaching as they travel Europe by motorhome

Living in a Box – Swiss couple Sabine and Reto touring in their ‘box’ (German)

Living The Dream – Paula and ‘The Baxter’ tour Europe in Billy the motorhome

Love Motorhoming – Mags and Shirley motorhoming with a little kindness

Marc, Sam and Max – Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, But you only spend it once

Moho-Dreams – Mike and Carol are travelling around Europe and living the motorhome dream

Monty’s Travels – the adventures of full timers Donna and Phil!

Motorhome Adventurers – Dan and Esther’s Motorhome Adventures in Europe

Motorhome Tour – Steve and Jane take 2 – 3 month long trips around Europe in Ellie

The Motoroamers – Seriously Entertaining Travel from full-time digital nomads, Myles and Karen, in their chariot Scoobie.

On Tour With Daisy – Nik and Serena Taylor tour the UK in their van daisy.

Our Bumble – Joanne & Craig’s on going adventure across Europe with their two dudes Mac n Tosh

Our Camper Conversion Adventure – Ian and Wendy’s step by step camper conversion.

Our Carefree Cruising – Gill and Ian have just bought a motorhome and are in the prep stage for an adventure around Europe.

Our Europe – Susan and Nigel are visiting all 28 EU member states in their classic Hymer

Our World Traveller – Phil and Lynn Seddon on a four month shakedown for their truck in which they hope eventually to travel to China

Rockinandarollin – A road trip around Europe in a Hymer B584 called Rocky.

SnailTrails – Robina and Neil set off in June 2016 to tour Europe at their leisure.

Steve and Glen Swatman – Middle aged full time/permanent travellers living on a low budget.

Steve and Matt’s Motorhome Travels – follow Steve and Matt as the live in their motorhome and maintain a smallholding in the UK

Sundance Grand Tour – Sharon and Stuart on their awesome travels around Europe

TheCamperVanGang – A UK family’s journey from campervan zeroes to heroes (in a van called Hiro)

The Great Escape – Kev, Liz and a Dethleffs motorhome called Van Brian

The Grey Gappers – David and Karen are spending a year following a Rick Stein foodie trail in Spain

The Full Monty – Ruth and John’s adventures in Monty the motorhome

The Road Goes Ever On – A couple from the US travelling worldwide, but currently in Europe by motorhome.

The Travels of Charlie the Chucklebus – Wayne and Angie’s tour in Charlie

The Wanderlings – After careers in the Army and as teachers, Roland and Claire go wandering and Roland writes some thrillers!

Tin Can Family – a family who have packed up their home life and swapped it for the #vanlife!

Tour Europe by Motorhome – Stu and Sarah wandering Europe and blogging in fantastic detail, check out the costs section!

TravelBunyip – Ewout and Jenny Snel tour in their Kangaroo-covered motorhome.

Travelling with Bluey – Australians Mark and Mireille Bloom spend months at a time travelling Europe

Travel In Tortuga – masses of information here from a couple who’ve spent over ten years in a motorhome in Europe and the Americas.

Travel Van World – Stephen’s blog documenting his vans conversion into a motorhome.

Travels with Hetty Hymer – Fellow Hymer Hetty tours with John and Susan.

Van Dog Traveller – Mike quit work, build a campervan and now travels in it.

Van Voyage / Travels in a Campervan – Cathy and Paul’s travels in a motorhome and other stuff.

Vantastic Journey – Around Europe in far more days than it took Fogg to get around the globe.

VeeDubAdventures – Single Mum Sarah and her daughter Tabitha hit the road for a year of adventures

Vincent Van Gone – Ken and Gill, a Driving Instructor and a Teacher; normal folks who want to do something a little less ordinary.

Where’s Frankie – October 2014 Mark and Lucy set off on a short nine month tour!

While we are young enough – Dawn, Shaun and their pooch Jager Butler/Baker head off for the trip of a lifetime.

With No Particular Place to Go – Pat & Phil Manning spend nine or ten month’s a year travelling Europe

Woolley Wanderers – Shaun, Jude and poodles Cleo and Eric touring Europe in their motorhome

 

Done Roaming!

These travellers may have put up their wheels, but there is still loads of great information and good reading on their sites.

A Tale of Two Dickens – Phil & Elizabeth Dickens, and Bridget Jones the dog travel Europe in a Winnebago

2wanderers – Finished their mid-life career break journeying in Europe with Dora, their motorhome in October 2015.

A Major Break – The family were on a long tour with the kids, endured a breakdown and a break-in, but still pushed on.

A New Adventure – Marius and Joan, travelling Europe by motorhome.

Bob and Leftie – Bob’s retired at 65 and set off with his Hymer to discover the joys of motorhome life.

BriMoGreece2013 – Brian and Mo Cross tour Greece in their motorhome.

Campingly – The travel and lifestyle blog for motorhomes, camper vans and caravans.

Charlie Dog Came Too – A description of a one year trip around Europe in a campervan.

Chasing Horizons – Claire and Sam (who we met in Tunisia) are going around the world on motorbikes!

Do Your Dream – Ryan and Mel’s campervan adventure.

EuroCamper2013 – Peter, Susanne and their children take a four month tour of Europe (in Dutch)

Europe By Camper – Adam & Sophie’s European travels through over 20 countries in their motorhome

Euro Touring – Twenty-somethings Matt and Jo tour Europe on a budget of £10k

ETraveladky – Adam and Kylie’s tour of Europe in an old Hymer.

Free At Last – Wanderings in retirement.

Gone Roamin’ – Geoff and Maggies ‘Middle Aged Gap Year’!

Gruntle – To cause happiness, pleasure, or amusement. To put in a good humour – by SJA.

Hank The Tank – Michelle and Barry Dobson’s adventures in Hank.

Hels on Wheels – Helen B, Helen P and Zac the dog take a year out to tour Europe in a motorhome

Jacqui and Mike – Their ‘little’ journey touring Europe by motorhome!

Kiri and Steve – Heading off for a second tour of Europe!

Liberte Too – Nigel and Margaret’s winter wanderings around Europe and Morocco.

Life on 4 Wheels – Chris and Ali’s European Adventure.

Meet the Mickarchies – Polly and Micks Grand Adventure in France

Nancy Does Europe – Kim and Dave, two “fifty somethings” on the adventure of a lifetime.

Rhino Camper – Ian, Marit and their boys Bo and Vic are having adventures and helping to Save the Rhino

Technomadics – Katherine & Michael vagabonding around Europe.

The731Report – Rose and Paul, Ozzie motorhomers who like to free camp.

The Big Trip – Chris and Tina don’t just dream it, they do it!

The View Though Our Window – Hazel and John’s extended breaks around Europe

The World Is Our Lobster – Catherine & Chris visited all 47 European countries in their motorhome.

Travels With Mavis – Peter and Nia’s excursions in Mavis the motorhome with their two border terriers.

Wandering Europe – James and Laurie travel Europe in their self-built motorhome.

WildMoonDog – Australians Dave and Bern travel Europe with their two dogs Scarlett and Tenzing.

Wherever The Road Goes – One man. One woman. One campervan. One horizon.

11 Comments

  1. We are planning to something similar, with our dog. Can you tell us approximately how much we need to last 3 years in Europe? I’m guessing 25-30K??

    • Hi Mick

      I’ve dropped you a reply on email, but I’ll pop it here as it might help others too.

      It’s great to hear that you’re planning your own adventure. Please be sure to keep in touch and let us know how it’s going.

      I’m not sure about the cost for three years on the road, but I can give you an idea of how much we spent in our first year which might help.

      At night 365 of our trip we had spent on average €51.37. Which included around €3000 of repairs on our van (after we blew a tyre, clutch failed and numerous other bits and bobs – the downside of an old van).

      This post outlines our start up costs which were not included in the €51.37 per day – http://ourtour.co.uk/home/the-money-bit/

      So if you add up the relevant ones to you and divide them by 365 then add that on it will give you a total ‘actual’ figure for a year on the road. Which also includes a ferry back to the UK and out again (as we came back a bit early for Dave’s MOT) and a ferry over to Morocco and one to Hvar Island, and additional insurance for Morocco and Bosnia.

      We moved most days, so if you’re taking it easy and only moving every two or three days, and stopping in free places (aires, wild camping etc) you should be able to easily do it cheaper than we did. Our friends at Adam and Sophie (EuropebyCamper.com) spent under £10k on a year of travel, so I’m thinking £25k might be a bit low but £30k could do it, it would depend on how far you plan to travel as a large part of our cost is on diesel – there’s a full breakdown of our costs for the first 9 months here.

      http://ourtour.co.uk/home/budget-review-nine-months/

      Hope that helps a bit.

      Julie

  2. Ok so we have a dream… 5 boys all up and either approaching Uni, at Uni or left Uni…
    So we have decided to dip our toe in the world of motor home travel and are looking for advice… It’s either that or run away to Asia :)
    First thoughts are to hire for a month, do the France Spain and Italy norm and see if we get the bug!
    Any suggestions would be welcome…

    John

    • Hi John

      It sounds like a great idea, although I do think a month of renting might be quite expensive. I guess it all depends on what type of motorhome you want to end up with if you do decide you want to travel. Dave cost just over £10k and I think rental is around £1-2k per week.

      It might be worth buying an older motorhome first to give it a try, but whatever way you do decide to do it, trying before buying is a great plan.

      France is a lovely place to motorhome, almost every town has an Aire – dedicated motorhome parking where you can also service your van – empty and refil water tanks, loo etc. Some are free, others charge a few euro. There are also loads of campsites.

      We loved pottering around the Dordogne, visiting Beynac and Sarlat off season you almost get the place to yourself, but still with good weather. Spain can be a bit tricky off season in the North, but the South and East coast are all full of campsites and a few Aires. We loved Portugal too.

      Any of these three would be a great introduction to motorhoming. If you look at our Our Route page you can see where we have visited this trip, and if you click on the marker on the map it will take you to our post for that place.

      Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on.

      Cheers

      Julie

  3. Hi, what you are doing is amazing, im really happy or you. We rented our house out a year and a half ago and we have done alot of touring in our van since. We have a holiday website so it is perfect for us. We added our trip on to it if you would like to read it or add it to your site. If you would ever like anything posting to my site, just let me know. My link to my story is http://www.thetourexpert.eu/?page_id=27777
    Hope to hear from you soon, happy travels

  4. Great site, enjoying your posts. Just a tiny point it would be useful to list these in date order – much easier to find the new ones.

    • Hi Allison

      We opted for alphabetical when we first set it up as there were only a few, but as you can see the list has grown!

      Date order is tricky as we aren’t able to check very often to see updates – we generally have limited data while on the road. Start date order isn’t much use either as some guys who started ages ago are still going.

      It’s probably best to have a nose through and stick some in your browser favourites. One day we might get chance to go through and mark the ones who are finished, however if they’ve been to a far flung country you’re heading to they’ll still be of interest.

      Cheers

      Julie

    • Thanks guys, have a fab time out there and keep on blogging! Enjoying revisiting places through your words and photos, and spotting lots of stuff we missed! Cheers, Jay

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