Off the Beaten Path

After some time treading old ground along the Costa Del Sol coastline we were ready for some peace and quiet. The mountains were calling us and so inland we headed. Having spent almost a year of the last 3 years in Spain we’ve covered quite a lot of ground before and so it’s getting harder…

The White Villages of Andalusia

According to encyclopaedia Britannica Andalucía covers an area of 33,819 square miles, so although this is our third visit to this region in our motorhome, there is still plenty of it that we have yet to explore. Notorious for is White Villages or Pueblo Blanco as they are known here, we thought we’d take the…

Over the border to Spain

The border town of Ayamonte was our first overnight stop in Spain. The small white washed town bordering the Guadiana River has a compact centre that can be easily explored in a couple of hours. It has obviously seen some backlash from Spain’s financial hardship as there are numerous shops empty with boards in for…

Our route Calais France to the Eastern Algarve in 3 days

When we left the U.K. on the 6th January it was a typical grey winter day, the blue skies of the south were calling though and like many others we saw no point in hanging around in France for more of the same. Purposely we got to the Euro tunnel well ahead of schedule, knowing…

An Extraordinary Year

“The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” ― G.K. Chesterton A year ago today we boarded the ferry to Santander in Northern Spain. What an extraordinary year it’s been. Our wheels have helped us not only travel to areas of Europe we have never visited before, they have also…

The Costa Blanca Coast

After almost 12 months travelling extensively throughout Europe our return to Spain this time has definitely been more about rest and recuperation than sight seeing. After visiting our friends in the mountains above Alicante we returned to our little piece of heaven in Altea where for the 1st time in a long time we stayed…

Living, Traveling or Holidaying?

We often recall a story from our 1st few weeks of motorhoming where we met a Yorkshireman in Albufeira Portugal who had been spending winter there for the previous 16 years. He told us in a very miffed tone about how when they return to the UK after their 5 months away each year friends…

Spain – The Culture and where it all started

Over the last couple of years we have spent more time in Spain than any other country. It was here where the seed of travelling in a motorhome was 1st planted. Reeling from a new EU regulation which meant big changes for our business we flew to Spain to try and recover and establish what…

A round up of our time in Spain

If your vision of Spain is the “Britishness of Benidorm” then think again as there is so much more to this vast country. People often have an image of the Spanish holidays of the past with Sombreros and donkeys sold by the dozen at kiss me quick resorts on the Costas.  After spending the last…

Travel is as much about people as places

When we think of travelling we often focus on the places we visit, the sights we see or the views we take in, however we have found that travel is often much more than that.   As I sit and reflect on the last few weeks it’s been far less about the places we’ve visited and…