Since taking early
retirement from busy careers respectively as a Clinical
Biochemist and Health Management Consultant, we now spend from early
each year exploring wider Europe in our VW Camper. By
devoting a concerted 5 months period to each chosen destination
(while UK/EU relations allow),
our objective is to learn as much as we can about the country and
its people. Travel has given us the opportunity to pursue our
interests: Sheila to study each country's wild-life and flora,
Paul to understand its history, culture and language, and for us
both to enjoy the pleasures and challenge of living a
straightforward and uncluttered lifestyle in our
campervan. Since beginning our
peripatetic lifestyle, we have now completed 22 such trips,
covering Greece (twice), Slovenia, the Pyrenees, Hungary,
Alsace-Lorraine, Sicily, Denmark (twice), Croatia, Slovakia, Sardinia~Corsica,
Czech Republic, Poland, the Baltic States (twice), Finland and
Lapland (twice), Sweden (twice), Norway, Iceland and Faroes
During the following winter period, we update this web site
with further episodes of our travelogue and photo-galleries,
detailing the previous summer's travels. Our prime aim has been to
share our experiences with fellow-travellers and to share the
experience of our ventures.
This has now been extended by publishing details of our travels
in book form, and the first two books of this series of
publications are available on The Great British Bookshop website
and detailed on the Publications page. Continued future long-term travelling across the countries of
Europe however will now be restricted by the Schengen limit of a
maximum of 90 days in any 180 day period.
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electronic communications enable us to keep in contact
during our extended travels with our two
daughters and families. Lucy graduated
from Bristol University, and now
with dual UK/Australian citizenship is settled happily with Ben in Adelaide, South Australia; her
cycling and forays into the South Australian outback continue to impress. Nicole
and Peter met at Oxford Brookes University, and now live in Devon
with their two daughters, Isobel and Zoë.
Home while travelling is our faithful VW Auto-Sleeper Trooper,
known fondly to us as George, and
here in summer 2014 on the Arctic coast of Norway.
The T4's turbo-diesel engine and camper's trim size make
for trustworthy, economic travelling.
longer produce the Trooper with solid-sided raising roof, so regrettable since this
structure makes for a camper assuredly
comfortable in all weathers. The result is an ideal combination of all the traditional VW charm
combined with the solid reliability of modern technology.
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