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Raising Miro are an intrepid mum and son duo currently in South America.  They are quite an inspiration to travelling families and Worldschoolers.  Thank you Lainie and Miro for the lovely article. http://www.raisingmiro.com/2014/12/09/families-on-the-move-meet-the-amazing-family-behind-the-blog-ayearinacampervan/#comment-22807  

Thanks Raising Miro



By Jen Essaouira is a town on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco, below Casablanca and above Agadir. It’s a popular, attractive place to visit because of the fortifications around the old medina. The medina itself is a warren of stone alleyways, full of textiles, pottery, carpets and tourist nick nacs. […]

Morocco: Essaouira, some pictures and where to stop in a ...


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It’s been back to school for nearly a month now after our almost-year away in a campervan. What’s it like to come home and settle into the old/a new routine again? A friend asked me yesterday if our wanderlust had returned yet. To be honest, for me it never goes […]

Returning home: a month of school later….


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A journalist from the Sunday Post newspaper in Scotland contacted us recently after reading our blog. Could he ask a few questions, it was a great human interest story? Sure. OK. Our blog started out as a diary and an update for family and friends that we were safe, well, […]

Taking the kids out of school – did the papers ...



Fun and education at the same time? Do they mix? For sure they do. Either on the road travelling or in the back garden. One of the best examples we’ve seen of a “museum” getting it that fun, history and education go together is the 7000 year old salt mine […]

Austria: Hallstatt, the oldest salt mine in the world









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By Jen and Katie Opera is often seen as a bit elitist and la-dee-da.  Not  in Vienna.  500 STANDING TICKETS are snapped up, per performance, for a tiny 4€ or even tinier 3€ each, the idea being that anyone can try/enjoy it. Katie and I went to see Traviata this […]

Austria: Vienna State Opera House – How to buy standing ...






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By Jen The E75, or the Alexander the Great motorway as it’s known at this point,  is the main road from Greece up through Macedonia to Serbia.  It actually starts right at the top of Finland and ends in Crete, a distance of 5639 km.  We are driving from Thessaloniki […]

Greece to Serbia by Road in a Campervan









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By Jen and Katie (some pics by Matt) We didn’t quite realise it when we arrived, but the Bay of Diros is more than a beautiful place to swim. We stayed here for 4 nights right on the water’s edge – there were never any more than 3 other campervans […]

Greece: The Caves of Diros – mindblowingly interesting!


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by Jen After Meteora and the amazing monasteries perched at the top of the cliffs  (Greece: Meteora, For your Eyes too), we drove to the Delphi ruins (Greece: Delphi, the centre of the Ancient Greek World). Then we headed to nearby Nafpaktos for Easter – there’s a candlelit procession to […]

Greece: Meteora south to the Peloponnese – campervan stops and ...



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By Jen This is our 100th blog post. We thought it appropriate and right that we should mark this emotionally-charged blogging moment by passing on some vitally useful and little-known-outside-the-world-of-long-term-campervanners information. Here are our TOP 10 PRACTICAL TIPS for travelling with many related people in a campervan. 1. Label all […]

Top 10 tips: Travelling in a Campervan with a Family ...





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By Jen We made the decision to set off on a year’s travels without really knowing where we were going and how much it would cost. As it turns out, it was much easier to sort the when and why first. The how and where happened little by little afterwards […]

How Dumb is a Travel Budget of 10 € a ...



By Jen According to Greek mythology, Zeus set two eagles in flight from either side of the universe, and the point where their paths met was the centre of the world. They met at Delphi. It’s an outstanding archaeological site in breathtaking scenery. There are signs of life from more […]

Greece: Delphi, the centre of the Ancient Greek World




By Jen You might have seen Meteora in a James Bond film. James ascends the cliff at the end and throws the decoder over the side, in For Your Eyes Only. It’s a STUNNING location. Possibly the most dramatic site for a building I’ve ever seen. Meteora means “suspended in […]

Greece: Meteora, For Your Eyes Too









By Jen The thing that stands out most about our journey from Agadir, on the Atlantic Coast, to Merzouga, not far from the Algerian border, is how strikingly varied the scenery is and how often it changes. The brilliant red Mountains of the Anti Atlas range change to pale yellow, […]

Morocco: the Journey West to East










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By Jen aussi en français I loved Morocco the minute I arrived at Marrakech airport. The rest of the family had taken a week to drive slowly down from the port at Tangier Med, via Casablanca, and were getting used to the change in culture. It’s quite a change to […]

Morocco: Marrakech and Tagazoute, our first week







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By Jen We have been travelling by campervan for a few months now – in France, Spain, Portugal, the UAE, and Thailand (the campervan stayed in Europe). We have met other travelling families whilst on the road, and have joined internet groups where we can exchange tips and thoughts and […]

10 things we learnt within a few weeks of setting ...