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Road Trips

Weekend in the New Forest

Posted on August 30, 2012

The New Forest is one of England’s jewels.  And what better way to enjoy all it has to offer than in a brand new T5 Camper 

Having been a ‘caravanner’ for the past six years, I jumped at the chance to take my family away in a brand new Volkswagen T5. Camper for a weekend. Living in Surrey, we decided to…

A Bay, a baby and us

Posted on August 30, 2012

Passport? Check.  Ferry tickets? Check.  Oil? Check.  New baby… While most people spend their first few weeks with a new-born baby panicking at home, Antje and Bruce Saunders set off for Germany 

Many of our friends and relatives thought we were crazy when we first announced our dream summer holiday – spending the whole of August with our Bus, ‘Miss Marmalade’…

Jersey road trip

Posted on August 7, 2012

C&B‘s subs guy, Oliver Welch, had never been away in a VW Camper before. Jersey Camper Hire sorted him out and now he’s hooked.  No surprises there

Having worked on Camper&Bus magazine for a year and a half, it was becoming embarrassing that I had never actually been away in a VW Camper myself.  So, on a rainy April weekend, my girlfriend, Suzi,…

Peppa Pig World

Posted on August 7, 2012

This month, we head to Peppa Pig World (yes, really!) for a family break by the sea in a T4 California 

Our three-year old toddler, Maizy, was desperate to visit Peppa Pig World, having seen the adverts for the park on her DVD, so we decided to incorporate a visit to the park with a family weekend away in our T4…

Iceland Road trip

Posted on June 29, 2012

Home to puffins, volcanoes and Björk, Iceland is a magical place to explore, provided you are well prepared…

Our golden rule prior to fording unknown rivers in Iceland is, if we can walk it by foot, ‘Grey’ (our 1989 Type 25 Syncro) can d(r)ive through it (we named him Grey because of his greyish colour, Taubengraumetallic).
If we couldn’t walk a ford,…

Weekend in Cornwall

Posted on June 8, 2012

Mike Clements headed down to the VW Mecca that is Cornwall. This is what he and his clan got up whilst they were there.

With a half-term weekend ahead, we decided to head off to the fabled ‘Mecca’ of the VW Camper – Cornwall.  Given the time of year and destination, the weather was not to be depended on, so plans…

World Marathon Drive – part 3

Posted on June 8, 2012

The final part of this epic road trip ends with a bang…

Last month we left our intrepid travellers thankful to make it out of Zambia in one piece and crossing the border into Tanzania, so here’s where we pick up their story:  With spectacular landscapes and wildlife in abundance, we made a slow but enjoyable drive towards the country’s largest…

Off to Guernsey

Posted on May 30, 2012

The Channel Islands offer everything – sun, scenery, scarily narrow roads and, if you’re lucky, the odd hurricane thrown into the bargain.  What more could you ask for in a weekend away?

Many years ago my family used to go camping across Europe in our trusty 1969 Kombi, so it really was a trip down memory lane when my friend Ian…

World Marathon Drive – part 2

Posted on May 29, 2012

With Europe now a distant memory,  the excitement and political furore that was Africa in 1979 beckoned.

Last month we left our intrepid travellers battling street crime in Senegal, and looking for a safe passage through the potential minefield of West Africa…
Travelling overland through Guinea and Liberia was not advised, due to political upheaval in both countries at the time. But…

World Marathon Drive – part 1

Posted on May 28, 2012

There are road trips and there are road trips, and this one might just be the most ambitious one yet. Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a long ride…

A few drinks into a good evening with various friends at the local hostelry, Hervey made the bold statement, “I’m bored with Britain, I’m going to drive round the world!” I needed…

Somerset safari

Posted on April 30, 2012

Nigel Atherton chose the west country for his family’s maiden voyage in a classic Bay Window Viking Camper

For years I’ve harboured an ambition to take the family on a road trip in a Camper Van.  I knew that the boys (Miles, 13 and Lucas, 9) would love it.  Driving around with a living room in the back and a bed…