Last days of the trip

A marathon journey, eight hours, no peage, and we've only done six inches on the map. One of the hottest days of the trip so far and I've been sat in the passenger seat with a French map book stuck to my knees having map reading lessons. I've no idea why I need to learn... Continue Reading →

Van to SanRemo & No Go Monaco

A second significant ant invasion forced us to shout "We're soft babies, get me out of here!" and cut short our stay at Barco Reale one day early. The second invasion was realised after one climbed from my cleavage and waved at me, as if to say "You think this is bad, look over to... Continue Reading →

Two Tour Tuscany

The final eight mile approach to our next caravan campsite site is why we chose it, we are winding and zig-zagging our way up a big big hill with dozens of full-kit cyclists, they are panting with exhaustion we are holding our breaths in anticipation of each corner. The views are amazing both North and... Continue Reading →

Lake Garda, so hard to leave.

We instantly like Italy, all the roads are downhill, ... yes? After climbing out of Innsbruck towards the Brenner Pass we part with €9 at the Toll Booth, seemingly for a tin of peppermints. We then begin two hours of driving downhill and now assume Italy must be two miles below sea level, the car... Continue Reading →

Austria in the Caravan 

"Yeeeaaaaaahhhh, your brakes are on fire" was playing in my head, to a certain 'Kings of Leon' tune, as we descended the Mittenwald/Scharnitz pass towards Innsbruck. We have literally only travelled 43 miles from Garmisch to our new site Natterer See, near Innsbruck. Until the song started playing in my head it was a very... Continue Reading →

Old Romantics

The Romantic Road (Romantische Straße) runs approximately 200 miles from Würzburg to Füssen linking 28 scenic historical towns along the way. Moving south towards the Alps we decided a leisurely romantic drive would be preferable to Autobahn tedium and the accompanying wobbles as vans pass our caravan at unrestricted speeds. While the scenery in parts is... Continue Reading →

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