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Motorhome and Away

The guide to Motorcaravanning, UK and European touring 


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Europe Sites & Aires :
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Touring Europe Tips
France an Introduction

Austria and Switzerland

Motorhome Tips

UK Sites 2021

UK Sites 2020

France 2019 Brittany and Normandy tour

Campsites and aires

Along the coast of Northern Ieland then the beaches of Co Donegal and down the west coast to the Burren in Co Clare

Our short European trip 2017
Delft & Kroller-Muller gardens and galleries,
Openlucht museum,

Elburg and to Germany

Our tour around France 2016
Normandy, Île de R
é, Pyrenees, the Midi, Creuse and Giverny

Germany Austria Italy & France 2015
Holland, Germany, Austria, Venice, Lake Garda, Milan EXPO and France

Spain & France

Santander, Salamanca, El Rocio, Costa de la Luz, Cordoba, Murcia,
Teruel, Lot and the Loire

The Córdoba Patio Festival

 Villafranca Romeria

France 2013
Belgium, Luxembourg, Savoie, Provence, Carmargue, Auvergne and Normandy

Northern Germany Netherlands and Denmark 2012

Our USA Trips
California 2010 
San Francisco, Yosemite and Pacific Coast Highway

New England USA in the Fall 2012

France Spain and Portugal 2011

France, Spain, Caceres, the Algarve, Atlantic Coast, Northern Spain, Picos de Europa, Bilbao

France 2010 
To the Mediterranean coast and back via Brittany

Europe 2009
around France, Switzerland and the Italian Lakes

Europe 2008
Germany, Austria Czech Republic and Hungary

France  Spain 2007

West coast, Northern Spain, Pyrenees, Dordogne and Loire
Millau Viaduct

Europe 2006
Germany, Austria,
Slovenia, Dolomites,  Savoie, Provence and

France & Italy 2005
Auvergne, Tuscany Venice, Italian Lakes, Jura and Vosges

Our European
tour costs

an Introduction

Touring Europe

 A Beginners guide

UK campsites visited





Previous years

Our motorhomes:

Adria Twin

Autosleepers Symbol

Fitting deadlocks
to a Peugeot Boxer



We are continuing to travel around the UK for shorter breaks and holidays, using our car, staying at airbnb and similar accommodation which has worked well (mostly).

Due to health issues and spending very few days away in 2021, we decided to stop motorhoming after 29 years and a total of five years worth of nights away.

With many great memories and thousands of photos of our travels around Europe, we will enjoy reminiscing.

Thanks to the many motorhomers and readers of this site whom we have met over the years and we hope you enjoy motorhoming in the future - at least until we have to go electric!

Welcome to our website for motorhome enthusiasts.
Follow our travels through Europe, the UK and the USA, places we've stayed at and practical DIY tips and advice.

To share our enthusiasm we started this website in 2005 as a wintertime hobby to provide useful information about our travels, places we've discovered and sites we have visited with plenty of our photos. We have also added write ups of our tours around California using motels in 2010 and New England in 2012.

We have used a mix of campsites, preferably more basic ones, and overnight stops at official "aires" (but definitely not on motorways!) and occasionally free or wild camping places when we have felt it was secure. All the sites we have visited are listed, with GPS co-ordinates for recent years.

We've also added pages giving practical hints about touring Europe and tips gained from our experiences of using our various motorhomes.

We welcome feedback from our visitors and will try to answer any questions you may have about motorcaravanning and touring. In the past we have answered queries from Motorhomers in the UK, Australia and Canada who are planning to visit Europe. We have also published trip reports submitted by other motorhomers.

We hope you enjoy our site and find some useful information for your future travels!

This website is our own personal site with no commercial backing or advertising as we just like to share our travel experiences and provide useful information. You are free to use any information on the site (at your own risk and with due acknowledgement)

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Cordoba Patio Festival
Córdoba Patio Festival

Freudenberg Germany
Freudenberg Germany

Costa Nova Portugal
Costa Nova Portugal

France Cirque de Gavarnie Pyrenees
Cirque de Gavarnie France

Church with murals at Sous Parsat
Decorated church at Sous Parsat Creuse France

Millau Viaduct France
Millau Viaduct - feature

Our Motorhomes
In Spring 2015 we decided to change our six year old Twin for a newer motorhome - one with more space and two single beds. We now have a Weinsberg CaraCompact MEG600, an entry level (but well specified) version of the Knaus Van Ti which is a compact coachbuilt just a bit wider and longer than our panel van conversion but with plenty of storage.

A short review was published in What Motorhome magazine in January 2015
We had our Owner's Report published in MMM magazine May 2017

We sold this motorhome in 2021 after six years use and due to the price rises suffered little depreciation in that time
Our Weinsberg CaraCompact

We decided to get a new motorhome in August 2009 and still keen to have a van conversion bought a new Adria Twin on a Fiat Ducato Multijet 100 with a fixed bed across the back, half dinette with four belted seats and lots of storage space under the bed. This layout is very popular in Europe and it has suited us for the many trips we have enjoyed even in wet weather.
See here for improvements we've made to it.
Adria Twin
In 2003 we changed our motorhome to an Autosleepers Symbol Hi-top van conversion on a Peugeot Boxer 1.9 turbo diesel. A typical Autosleepers panel van layout with all facilities. Ideal for two people and small enough to use as our only vehicle but needed a backbox for all our stuff.
Our second motorhome was an Elddis Eclipse coachbuilt on a Renault Trafic 2.2L petrol chassis. A basic compact motorhome that we found ideal for two people, with lots of storage space but underpowered. 
Our first motorhome was a Holdsworth Romance HTL Super hi-top conversion on a Renault Trafic (2L petrol). An unusual layout with a good sized kitchen area but no rear door access.
(Photo taken at Neufenen Pass Switzerland!)

Places to visit and where to stay in the UK and Europe 
Our personal opinions about some of the places we have visited in recent years including all of the campsites and aires we have stayed at in Europe. 

Hints and Tips
Useful information about motorhomes and ideas gained from our own experiences over many years of motorcaravanning. 

Links page updated August 2023 with new links and all links checked
For motorhomes, camping and touring and other useful websites

Get Involved! . . .

For lively discussions on motorhome and related topics and contacts with other motorcaravanners why not subscribe to the UK based mailing list at Motorhome-list 

There are various Forums that we occasionally contribute to where useful advice and lively comments about motorhoming and other topics are available . . . 

Out and About Live hosted by the publishers of Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly (MMM) magazine

Motorhomefacts  A forum with lively subscribers lounge - registration required to post after initial trial.

The Caravan & Motorhome Club have a Club Together discussion forum for members on their website.

Read about our earlier tours to France in  2001 & 2002 

Our Scottish holidays   2000  &   2003

Special feature articles . . .
A friend's
Tour des Grand Alpes
Tour of Scotland

A thought provoking visit to

the WW2 Martyrs village 

An amazing place to visit in France . .
Palais Ideal
Hautrives, Drôme

updated 09 April 2024

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