Campervans have an enduring appeal.  Freedom.  Adventure.  Roadtrips.

While the iconic VW camper is the poster child – from the Splittie right up to the latest T6 California – campervans come in all shapes, makes and sizes.  As an owner of a VW California my articles below cover the ‘experience’ of owning a camper, the process of buying or hiring a van, various campervan trips and meets and a wealth of other resources including campervan cooking and accessories.  You can also explore a range of articles specifically about the VW California.


Campervan love 

Wouldn’t it be cool to own a campervan ?

I want a modern, reliable campervan

The wonderful world of campervans through the eyes of a 12 year old

The Volkswagen Transporter in 60 seconds

60 years of the VW camper van Part 1 – Birth of an icon

60 years of the VW camper van Part 2 – Coming of age

60 years of the VW camper van Part 3 – Into the 21st Century

VW camper van – Future design concept

Ate Amanha – The end of production of the T2 bus

A versatile van

Hip vs hippie

25 years of the VW California

Home is where you park it

VW woofwagen advert

Be part of the VW story

VW bus stories Part 1

VW bus stories Part 2

The story of VIN 903847

Campervan escapes

Scottish VW California meet, May 2016

Scottish VW California meet, November 2015

Scottish VW California meet, March 2015

Scottish VW California meet, March 2014

Scottish VW California meet, November 2012

Eskdale Dubfest 2016

Volksfling 2015

Volksfling, Scotland’s VW show

Day trip to California

Epic VW Campervan roadtrips – Itching the travel bug

Epic VW Campervan roadtrips – Digital nomads

Epic VW Campervan roadtrips – The Beatnik Beatles

Buying and renting a campervan

A beginner’s guide to renting a campervan or motorhome Part 1

A beginner’s guide to renting a campervan or motorhome Part 2

Happy Campers – Interviews with real-life campervan owners

Researching a campervan conversion – Guest post

Buyers’ guide – Campervan awnings and canopies

BBC Radio Scotland interview – Hiring and owning a campervan

Why a campervan ? – Guest post


Why is the VW California not available in the USA ?

What do you take in your campervan ?

Wild camping in Scotland – Campervans and motorhomes

Campervans on small Scottish islands – Beyond the pale ?

Four ideas to manage the growing demand for “free camping”

Why taxing motorhomes for visiting the Western Isles is a bad idea

Time for some stealth camping

How to survive a family campervan holiday

VW waving etiquette

The Volksfling Campervan Cookbook

Cooking a gourmet meal in a campervan

The perfect campervan playlist

Space-saving campers

3D printed coat hook for the VW California


Jerba Tiree Review – Jerba Campervans

Vango Kela III driveaway awning

The VW California T5 – An owner’s review

VW California T6 Review

Is the new VW California T6 for me ?

VW California options and accessories

VW California bellows bungee

VW California additional shelf

Wanted: The perfect campervan awning

Buying or hiring a campervan or motorhome – Aston Leisure, Edinburgh

Outwell collapsible kettle