All about our Mazda Bongo 4×4 camper!

In June 2020 we decided it was about time we finally bought ourselves a camper – a Mazda Bongo 4×4 camper from eBay! We’re a family of four (our boys were aged 5 and 6) and if you’ve been following us for a while, you know we love a good road trip. Whether it was overlanding Africa in a Land Rover for 100 days, or our European road trips in France or Iceland, we’re happiest on the road...

Camping at Kielder Forest: Landal Kielder Waterside REVIEW

AD | This is a paid promotion in partnership with Visit Northumberland. As always, these are all my own words and opinions. Whilst Northumberland is renowned for its castles and incredible beaches, if you venture...

Fine Bedding Night Owl Duvet REVIEW: cosy bedding for vanlife

Camping in our Mazda Bongo doesn’t mean we shy from any luxuries. In fact, far from it! I’m always looking for ways to make our camping experience that little bit cosier and comfortable, although I’m...

Le Château de Chanteloup Campsite, Loire: Europcamp Independent REVIEW

Ever fancied camping in the grounds of a French chateau? There are a handful of campsites in the expansive Loire Valley where you can do just this, but Le Château de Chanteloup Campsite set in...

Best Châteaux to visit in the Loire with kids

I was dragged around many a châteaux in France by my parents as a child. I remember lots of old rooms with big paintings of men on horses and in all honesty, it was rather...

Our pick of the BEST family campsites in France

Whether we’re camping in a tent or in our Mazda Bongo camper, we’re huge fans of the French campsites; spacious pitches, fun swimming pools, fresh croissants every morning from the bakery, a bar and restaurant...