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...

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...

Le Moulin de Paulhiac Campsite, Dordogne: Eurocamp Independent REVIEW

Sometimes a campsite takes a while to grow on you, and sometimes you love it as soon as you pull in. Le Mouline de Paulhiac Campsite in the Dordogne of Southern France definitely falls into...

La Cote d’Argent Campsite, Hourtin-Plage: Europcamp Independent REVIEW

Situated in a shady pine forest that lines a seemingly endless stretch of a powder-soft sand buffeted by the Atlantic waves, the location of La Cote d’Argent Campsite is pretty perfect. Spend your days surfing...

Camping de la Plage, Sainte-Marie: Eurocamp REVIEW

With the name Camping de la Plage, you can take a reasonable guess that this campsite is right on the beach. And what a beach it is; an endless stretch of sand hugs the gently...