From insulation to condensation avoiding the mistakes of vanlife
Campervan Castaways in Milan
We’re Sonia and Nigel, the mid-life crisis couple, who’ve had a life long love affair with touring by van. Our travels began over 30 years ago, as a couple of teenagers, long before the modern phenomenon known affectionately as vanlife!
Fast forward through various tourers, campervans and motorhomes. Still, we think it’s just the best form of travel and accommodation on the planet!
Married for a very long time, raising two amazing male offspring, we are now free and happy to embark on new adventures. Exploring in our Sprinter 4×4 based in Wales, our travels take us across Europe.
We also have self-build campervan in New Zealand where our son lives.
Work, yes we’ve done lots of that! We had a motorhome hire business for nearly 10 years, this is now safely relegated to the ‘that’s what we used to do’ banner! Now, we enjoy more of our own tales of travel, rather than other people’s!
Alongside the business came a camperstop too. A little spot where weary owners could park up for the night at our motorhome hire base. It became a great way to meet like-minded people, all on journey’s of their own.
Before the van travel love affair took hold, we owned touring caravans (arghh….we hear your pain)! Buying our first caravan, a Thompson Glen, at 18 years old was dreamy. Unfortunately, we needed to buy a washing machine – that meant selling the caravan! Yes, times were tough back in those teenage years!
Between the various outfits we’ve travelled far and wide covering hundred’s of thousands of miles. Enjoying every minute, those amazingly surreal and beautiful places, incredible cultures and fantastic memories keep the dream of van travel alive.
There’s plenty of the planet left to see, but even if we live another 30 years somehow we feel time is already running out. So, hurry up and finish writing this – let’s get on with the journey!
I love writing! Our blog and occasional articles for UK motorhome magazine, Practical Motorhome to keep me busy on the road.
Life, as we know, is no rehearsal. We’ve jumped off the merry-go-round, living life as we want to live it, in the way we want. Time for enjoying each other and travels together
No rules, no plans, no expectations – just raw life. Grabbing life and not letting go!
We hope you join us on the journey and follow your own dreams. To live, love and share the road together!
Sonia and Nigel