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A Guide to Driving Scotland’s North Coast 500 by Motorhome

For a brief overview, check out our introduction to driving Scotland’s NC500 by campervan web story. After only a couple of years of a strong but controversial marketing strategy, the North Coast 500 is already right up there as one of the world’s best road trips. It’s not new though. The north coast of Scotland has …

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Things to do in Tintagel | History, myths & legends in Cornwall

Looking for a perfect Cornish day trip? Or to soak up some of the finest and most dramatic sea views in the county?  Then Tintagel, perched on the cliffs of the north Cornwall coast, is just what you’re looking for. Our guide will show you exactly how to spend a day here (or longer). We’ve …

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Cornwall Road Trip Itinerary | A Bumper Packed Week

So you want to go on a road trip in Cornwall? Fantastic idea! Many consider Cornwall one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in England.  You’ll find over 400 miles of amazing coast, sandy beaches, hidden coves and oodles of English heritage. Its rugged coastline is raw beauty and we found it hard to …

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Cheddar Gorge Walks & Things to Do in Cheddar

What images spring to mind when you think of the English countryside?  Gentle, rolling hills of patchwork fields? Or dramatic, rugged mountain peaks with deep gorges and far off glistening lakes? It turns out, if you want to see some of the most magnificent landscapes on the planet, the UK is the place to go. The UK’s largest gorge is in …

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Lumsdale Falls: Peak District Waterfalls, Ruins & Walks

We learnt about Lumsdale Falls one evening in mid-winter as we lounged in front of the fire and knew we had to visit. It’s only about an hour’s drive from home so we set off the following morning. Lumsdale Falls are pretty much hidden away on the outskirts of Matlock. There are few obvious signposts …

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan | Cornwall’s Hidden Gem

We didn’t plan to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan on our trip to Cornwall. We thought about visiting the Eden Project again after many years but had second thoughts when we considered the throngs of tourists. Then we spotted the signs of Heligan and decided to give it a go. And we’re so glad …

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Driving in the Netherlands | Road trip tips for Holland

There’s many reasons to visit the Netherlands. Charming cities, delightful countryside, windmills and fantastic cheese – it’s all fab.  And because it’s a relatively small, compact country, travelling by road is the perfect way to explore it. We loved our road trip in the Netherlands and discovered how it’s one of the easiest European countries …

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1 week Netherlands road trip itinerary

The Netherlands is far more than Amsterdam, canals and museums. Venture around the country by road and you’ll discover picture postcard villages, modern bridges spanning 5 kilometres and exciting cities like Haarlem, Rotterdam and The Hague. Our Netherlands road trip itinerary lasted a little over a week and we loved every minute of it. 1 …

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How to spend one day in Hamburg

Over the centuries the city of Hamburg has suffered Viking raids, catastrophic fires, Danish occupation, heavy bombardment during WWII and more recently, a visit from Mowgli Adventures. Despite it all, Hamburg keeps building itself back up and remains known as the gateway to the world. Today, Hamburg is touted as Germany’s hip 2nd city, so …

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What things cost in the Netherlands & what we spent

Europe isn’t the cheapest continent to travel in and when you’re on a tight budget, costs can spiral. At the beginning of our long term trip, we spent a week road tripping around the Dutch landscape.  We didn’t penny pinch but we did treat it like a holiday. To help you plan your travel budget, …

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Where we slept in the Netherlands (and how we did for free)

Every penny we save, is another penny towards another day on the road. So it goes without saying, saving money is a high priority for us. We’re not tight, but rather spend our money on good value experiences, ones to create lasting memories, tick off something on the bucket list or to do something the …

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Best places to visit in the Netherlands outside of Amsterdam

For many of us, the Netherlands is Holland and Holland is Amsterdam. So when we think of things to do and places to visit in the Netherlands, we think of walking along the canals, stopping by at a coffee shop for a slice of space cake on the way for a bit of voyeurism in …

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