During our early adventures we tried to seek advice from those in the know. Along the way we met some amazing fellow travellers – some of whom enjoy writing about their adventures as much as we do!
This is a list of some of the people who’ve helped us to get a grip! If you’re travelling or preparing to take the plunge now, and writing about it – feel free to drop me a note and I’ll happily include a link here 🙂
Ourtour – the King of motorhome adventure blogs! Jay & Jules’ clear and engaging articles will tell you everything you need to know about de-cluttering, downsizing, funding and enjoying the nomadic lifestyle. At the time of writing they’re off south again. Their advice has been invaluable & they were kind enough to reply right away to our emails full of daft questions, and even included us on their own Fellow Travellers page!
Kiwi Freewheelers – Stuart & Jane got in touch with us ages ago via our blog; they were in the same situation as us, buying a motorhome and setting off on a big adventure – but with a twist. They rented out their home in New Zealand and travelled all the way to the UK to buy their camper! Firstly they had a shakedown trip in Blighty then went off on a year’s worth of adventures on the continent. Last seen heading for Portugal.
We met Graeme, Sally and Bobbie in the Dordogne in May in St. Léon-sur-Vézère. They’re taking a year out and funding their travels by renting out their home. Amazingly we bumped into them again weeks later in Bagnères-de-Luchon and enjoyed a tincture or two. Far fitter than Gill and I, Graeme & Sally walk, bike and hike their way round Europe. They’re easy to recognise – they’re the ones being dragged along enthusiastically by Bobbie the wonderdog. These fellow travellers have a lively Facebook page too.
Follow Our Motorhome – We’ve swapped a few blog comments with Andi and Paul who’ve been at this travelling lark a little longer than us. Their blog is full of little tips and advice on what to take and what to leave behind. They lost their keys in Spain and had a nightmare finding replacements. Fortunately all ended well and they are currently at home refurbishing two flats to rent out to fund the next big adventure.
HappiHalls – Phil & Carol (if they don’t mind me saying) are where we were a year ago. About to embark on the big adventure. Their engaging blog will take you through the trials of renting out the house and buying & equipping their new motorhome. The clock is ticking as I write this and they’re due to depart any day. We’re very much looking forward to the travelogues to follow – good luck guys!
The Motoroamers are Myles and Karen. They’ve been travelling all over Europe for the last two years. They’ve covered 25,000 miles and visited 16 countries at the last count. All the way round they’ve been blogging, Facebooking and Instagramming tips and advice. They help by writing about the financial aspects of life on the road and are bringing the trip to life with lots of video clips and photos. Not to be missed!