Product Review – Merino Neckwarmer Buff

  Whether you use it to reduce the wind chill in Winter or keep the sun off in Summer, I think a buff an essential part of every outdoor person’s kit list. I’ve… Continue reading

Happy Campers – Mark, Lauren and ‘Bumblebee’

Since buying ‘Bumblebee’ last Autumn Mark and Lauren have aleady put in a lot of work to make their van ship-shape for the camping season.  The helpful advice they found on the T4… Continue reading

In praise of great cycling cafes

    Cycling is thirsty work and so in the middle of a long ride there’s nothing more motivating than looking forward to that next pot of tea and a cake.  Ride for… Continue reading

Happy Camper – Brenda and ‘Suzie’

Brenda drives a converted Suzuki Wagon R – perhaps the smallest campervan on the roads today – and has packing it off to a fine art.  It’s her daily vehicle: economical to run, easy… Continue reading

Scottish California Owners’ Meet, 28-29 March

  We’re having the third annual meet-up of Scottish VW California owners on 28-29 March at Aviemore and it would be great to see as many vans there as possible.  All Californias are… Continue reading

Space-saving campers

For a bit of fun I’ve taken a look at space-saving campers, researching a selection of compact yet functional ways to travel and camp out overnight.  This post has been inspired by articles… Continue reading


As hopefully most of you will know by now, I’m planning to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in May with my nephew. “Er, why?”, I hear you say.  Good question. But… Continue reading

Happy Campers – Liz, Ian and ‘Snowy’

Liz and Ian are keen campervan owners, having previously owned a converted VW T4 Multivan. When they needed a van that could be insured for business purposes they swapped the Multivan for a… Continue reading

One world, two futures ?

On a narrow side street in a noisy, crowded part of Hong Kong a hardware shop was packed to the gunnels with kitchenware, tools, electrical cable and much, much more.  You could hardly… Continue reading

Happy Campers – Richard and ‘The Bus’

  Richard and his family swapped their caravan and tow car for a converted VW Transporter camper van and haven’t looked back.  They use it for family holidays elsewhere in Europe as well… Continue reading