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How To Empty A Portable Camping Toilet

Isn’t it funny how people generally shy away from discussing toiletry habits? The portable camping toilet is perhaps even more of a taboo subject given we need to empty them ourselves. So do you know how to empty a portable camping toilet?  Maybe how to guides are appropriate. Observing people’s behaviours as they go about …

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Campervan Composting Toilet | A Review of our Loo

For a couple of years, we had a chemical porta potti in our camper van conversion and the emptying experience was far from pleasant. I hated it, chemicals are expensive and finding places to empty it responsibly was often difficult when we were off grid. We studied the campervan toilet options open to us. There’s …

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How to choose the best long term travel insurance

Choosing a travel insurance provider can seem like a daunting task. I mean where do you start and what do you look for? Not all insurance providers offer the right type of cover for you. Long term travel is exciting. Insurance is boring. But buying a travel insurance policy is critical for every adventure. Choosing …

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Van Life Kitchen Essentials You Need to Cook Up a Feast

One challenge of living in a van is making sure we eat well so we need a well-equipped kitchen to prepare and cook our meals. With limited space indoors, having compact and practical kitchen accessories makes life easier, more organised and minimises storage space needed. Living in a van has its challenges but with a …

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What is overlanding?

Overlanding is broadly accepted as self reliant, vehicle dependant travel where the emphasis is more on the journey than the destination. Typically, accommodation is camping. Often, though not always, overland vehicles are off road capable. Overland trips have a tendency to last months, if not years. Overlanding, for us at least, has become a way …

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Cargo ship travel: passenger life onboard

Cargo ship travel isn’t a common mode of transport for getting around the world these days, not for passengers at least. Our camper van Baloo had to sail across the Atlantic to be our home on our South American adventure. Rather than let her travel alone, we decided to join her. I know it sounds …

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Overlanding Light: Global Travel In A Citroen Ami 8

After a long drive through the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco, we pulled into a campsite near Azrou. It was late spring and we camped amongst a fruit laden cherry orchard. As Angela began making cherry muffins in the back of Mowgli, along came a long white haired older man. He …

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