I like to write nature inspired pieces about woodlands, or locations in the world I have visited. I also am documenting my van conversion. If you would like to talk about anything then please get in touch, I’d love to chat. Holly
Visit Croatia – Vanlife Diary 1
Croatia – 1st Entry from Montenegro We first entered Croatia on the 1st June from Montenegro. We went to join some friends we made in Albania on the Prevlaka Peninsula, which is an old abandoned military base which overlooks Montenegro. The border crossing went smoothly, they only asked for passports not the v5c or the…
Seven Lakes Walk in Rila National Park, Bulgaria
Seven Lakes Rila National Park
Road trip holiday in the UK 2023 ideas
There are so many places that you could visit for a road trip holiday in the UK from the tip of Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall to the depths of the Scottish Highlands. Here are some of my favourite locations.
Vanlife in Albania
Our experience of Albania, top places to visit, best things to eat and where to sleep in the Balkans.
Our favourite road trip must-see locations in Europe and the Balkans
In no particular order there are our favourite places we have visited whilst exploring Europe in our campervan conversion.
Hiking in Bosnia
A land of beautiful, yet somewhat inaccessible mountains. I initially thought that hiking in Bosnia and Herzegovina was dangerous, but have found out that the areas which still have land mines are well marked with a red skull and crossbones. If you see any other red marking on the route (flags, sticks or general make…
I am no expert on volcanoes in the slightest but I wanted to share some of the most recent eruptions with you which are fascinating.
Analysis of Andrew Skurka’s Yukon Expedition
The aim of this essay is to analyse case study material from an established expedition and evaluate the performance of the expedition in one specific area.
A quick guide to the Isle of Mull in a Van
The Isle of Mull, home to the White Tailed Eagle, the second largest bird of prey in Britain and the second largest of the Inner Hebrides. We took the ferry from Oban to Craignure to see what it had in store for us.
Camping in the forest
Camping doesn’t have to become a massive expedition. Camping in the forest, wherever you are needn’t take your whole weekend, if it does, great…
Self-build Campervan Conversion insurance with EU Cover
It is a minefield when looking for a decent camper conversion insurance, who cover everything you need for a self build campervan. So I have complied my research based on quotes for a campervan conversion.
Best apps for van life
I have compiled a list of the best vanlife apps for Europe which we use on a day-to-day basis. They include overnight parking apps and where to find the best free camping spots.
Vanlife in Montenegro
Here are some of the highlights of our one month Montenegrin road trip.
Essentials for van life
We have been in the van a while now, so I wanted to compile a list of our favourite van life essentials and cool things for vans which have made life easier.
Rowley Mile Racecourse Book Launch
My new children’s book ‘Chesnut and Daphne’ is now available after a great day at the Family Jubilee Raceday at the Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket this May.
Adopting a stray dog in Albania
There are many views on bringing dogs from other countries back into the UK, but that’s another conversation. It is estimated there are up to 40,000 abandoned dogs in the UK alone, due to the impact of Covid-19. The UK charity Dogs Trust sees an increase in our four legged friends needing to be rehomed…
How the use of DDT affected the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Great Britain
How the use of DDT affected the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Great Britain. The main aim in food production is to achieve the highest yield and create the greatest profit. To do this a control method must be in place to stop pests reducing yield.
Mike and Holly’s Road Trip
This is the main blog that we will share our adventures on so friends and family can be kept up to date with our whereabouts during our year long road trip.
Mould in my campervan conversion!
A subject which many self builders may face, or have faced. Not the most prettiest of things to talk about but necessary. So, the main questions are why does my campervan conversion have mould under my mattress and how do I get rid of it. Read below to find out! First, where has the mould…