Category: Happy Campers

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Happy Campers: Ewan and ‘Lydia’

A tent camper for many years, Ewan and family researched various camper van options before finally taking the plunge and buying a VW California in late 2010.  His Cali serves as his daily vehicle as well as the basis for spontaneous and planned trips around Scotland and beyond. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer … Read More Happy Campers: Ewan and ‘Lydia’

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Happy Campers: Rachel and Paul

Rachel and Paul live in Queensland, Australia, with wonderful scenery on their doorstep.  With a fully kitted out camper van they’re strong advocates of the spontaneous approach to taking off at a moment’s notice, parking up at a scenic spot, throwing open the doors and enjoying the view.  They converted a Toyota Hiace minibus into a fabulous, self-contained camper van.  It looks stunning … as is the view … Read More Happy Campers: Rachel and Paul

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Happy Campers: Richard, Nikki and ‘Stone174’

Nikki and Richard are both self-employed graphic designers and have inherited their passion for VW vans from their parents.  Theirs is a five-year story of converting a basic T5 panel van into a ‘no compromise’, unique camper with all mod cons. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing … Read More Happy Campers: Richard, Nikki and ‘Stone174’

Happy Campers: Lydia, Keith and ‘Bluebell’

Lydia and Keith are both self-employed musicians and together with their dog, Jazz, they take off in ‘Bluebell’ at every opportunity.  Having explored Scotland and Italy their dream trip is to take off and never return ! ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing camper van owners … Read More Happy Campers: Lydia, Keith and ‘Bluebell’

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Happy Campers: Kerry and ‘Tina Tina Orangina’

‘Tina Tina Orangina’ was named by Kerry’s children for her … well … orangeness.  She was an impulse buy that turned into a long-term project.  But helped by the fact Kerry’s other half is a VW mechanic they’ve now got Tina on the road and are just about to take off for a holiday in France in her.  ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts … Read More Happy Campers: Kerry and ‘Tina Tina Orangina’

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Happy Campers: Mark, Jo and ‘Blossom’

‘Blossom’ is a brand new VW California SE used on a daily basis by Mark, Jo and their family.  They love the appeal of just ‘getting away’, giving them much-needed quality time as a family. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing camper van owners – featuring … Read More Happy Campers: Mark, Jo and ‘Blossom’

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Happy Campers: Anne and ‘Tonks’

Anne grew up with camper vans and finally settled on a diminutive Romahome R10 last summer.  ‘Tonks’ is now her support vehicle for photography trips, a small, unobtrusive camper van with all mod cons. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing camper van owners – featuring members … Read More Happy Campers: Anne and ‘Tonks’

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Happy Campers: Babs and Rich in vanplusfour

Rich converted a long wheelbase T5 panel van into a bespoke camper for Babs, Rich and their three Border collies.  They are no-frills campers, happiest to have spontaneous trips away off-grid and off-wifi. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing camper van owners – featuring members of the … Read More Happy Campers: Babs and Rich in vanplusfour

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Happy Campers: Dan, Rosana and Betty Bus

‘Betty Bus’ is a well-equipped 1991 VW Westfalia California that encourages Dan and Rosana to get out and about and enjoy life.  In fact their dream trip is to just set off and not come back ..! ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing camper van owners – … Read More Happy Campers: Dan, Rosana and Betty Bus

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Happy Campers: John, Nancy and ‘Slowbus’

‘Slowbus’ is 1990 VW Westfalia California that is currently transporting John and Nancy on a year-long adventure around Europe.  They’ve recently upgraded it with Satnav, solar panels and a side awning to make their epic road trip as comfortable as possible. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and … Read More Happy Campers: John, Nancy and ‘Slowbus’

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Happy Campers: Jane and ‘Mabel’

‘Mabel’ is Jane’s second camper van and provides her with the freedom to take off and enjoy holidays with maximum flexibility.  Having yearned to explore the world in a camper van as a child, Jane’s looking forward to lots of adventures. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing … Read More Happy Campers: Jane and ‘Mabel’