We travelled from Brindisi in Italy to Igoumenitsa on the North Greece mainland coast with Grimaldi Lines. The crossing took eight hours, we opted for daytime setting off at 1.00pm as it was slightly cheaper but they do offer an over night. Our one-way tickets cost: €280.00 For 2 adults, 2 children, 1 dog and […]Read More Ferry Crossing from Italy to Greece, with Grimaldi Lines.
Usborne Wipe-Clean Books, Pen Control & First Letters, £4.99. For ages 3 yrs plus. Ideal resource for learning on the road. We were gifted a couple of these books from family before setting off on our travels. Each book offers 22 fun, colourful pages, that children can either choose to complete the set exercises or […]Read More Children’s Usborne Wipe-Clean Writing Books.
The healing properties of water have long been recognised by humans since ancient times. During the Iron age in England the waters edge was a magical place, rituals would take place and offerings left at the magical veil between the two worlds of earth and water. Its not hard to see why, water is life. […]Read More Why Wild Swimming is the Best Exercise Ever.
The Solar Shower by Advanced Elements, 19 litres. £39.00. (Available to buy at Amazon.co.uk with free UK Delivery) We always get asked how we keep clean anytime anyone comes into contact with our lifestyle. We purposely chose not to build a permanent shower in our van as we preferred more space for living. Plus we […]Read More Advanced Elements Premium Solar Shower, 19L – Road Test.
We searched and searched online for ideas of how to create our family sleeping space in a Sprinter van. Loved the pictures of floating child bunks above a fixed double bed but couldn’t find a tutorial on how to make them or a place to buy. So we popped down to our local hardware store, […]Read More DIY Family Campervan Floating Bunk Beds.
We were warned by at least a handful of other van travellers that Italy can be really tricky to navigate in a Campervan, with its mixture of mountain roads & narrow historical city streets, zero free parking and expensive campervan services. So we really only meant to dip into the top of Italy on our […]Read More Family Vanlife In Italy, Everybody Warned us Not To!
After a few days of driving on the roads in Greece we realised that a few of the road rules are different to the Western Countries of Europe. Firstly only 50% of motorcyclists seem to wear crash helmets, a lot seem to carry them on their arm as a token safety gesture instead. It also […]Read More Greece – Rules Of The Roundabout
We spent two blissful weeks with our campervan in Rome, two small children (and a dog!) Found an idyllic free park up with free water, public toilets and shady trees, a 15 minute walk from the Spanish Steps (visit our patreon page for detailed write up). Our ethos for this part of our travels was […]Read More Top 10 Things to do in Rome, with a Small Budget and Young Children.
1. Vitamin C – Immune booster, uplifter and a good friend in times of need. 2. Pro-biotics – Works great with vitamin C for supporting overall health and boosting the immune system against any bugs or infections. Avoid buying the mini supermarket drink versions, they are laden with sugar more than anything else. We use […]Read More 10 Natural Remedies for a Family First Aid Kit, in the Campervan.
We have had lots of questions from interested folk about what the reality of family van life is actually like? I guess there are a lot of amazing shots out there that make van life look beautiful and perfect, yet people sense that not everything can be rosy all the time and want to know […]Read More The Reality of Family Van Life