(See the rest of our tip index here) In the past I have tried some devices that enable you to watch TV on a laptop and I had mixed results.  Flakey quality, high power consumption, and unreliable software.  So I gave up and bought a Meos 13.3″ TV unit which […]

Neat & Cheap Digital TV for travellers

(See HERE for our other GPS download index page) Thanks to Zebedee on Motorhome Facts Forum who gave me this data (and said it was okay to use!) These databases contact the GPS POIs for the French Municipal campsites.  These can be bargains as they are run locally, and these […]

Municipal Campsites France & Beyond GPS

(See the rest of our tip index here) Learning languages isn’t natural or easy for us, neither of us came from school with a language or really got taught a language well.  Before our travels we asked for tips and we were recommended Rosetta Stone; Michel Thomas; and I also […]

Learning to speak a language – French with Michel Thomas

(See the rest of our tip index here) Our panel van conversion is professionally made and pretty much to a high standard and well insulated, though it was never sold nor suggested it was winterised.  I’d guess most campervans aren’t designed with heavy winter use in mind, so I thought […]

Tip: Winterising a Panel Van Campervan

(See the rest of our tip index here) The Best Travel Gadget Ever Whilst I’m fairly technical and like my gadgets, its rare that I am really impressed with a new toy, and rarely does a new toy exceed my expectations.  Now having put the new toy through its paces […]

Tip: The Best Travel Gadget – EVER

(See the rest of our tip index here) Our definitive Internet access guide for motorhome travellers Whilst I fully accept being away means avoiding the usual internet emails and news, there are times when you need to access the Internet when abroad.  Typically this is very simple to achieve through […]

Tip: Our guide for easy free Internet Access abroad

(See the rest of our tip index here) For a lot of newcomers and experienced campers alike, one of the regular questions that come up is “how do I get water and empty waste” – especially on long trips. Well the easy answer is to use campsites, but of course […]

Tips: Getting fresh water, and dealing with waste

(See the rest of our tip index here) There are a couple of electrical questions that keep coming up, this is one of them.  At home, you have constant 240v power supply from the mains, and thus pretty much everything you have connects to 240v.  Most modern “portable” appliances however […]

Do you need an inverter (240v) in a van?

After my post HERE on an Autoroute 2010 file for the 2010 data I’ve accumulated, too many people have asked me for a TomTom version.  I really don’t want to give it out as most of it is available elsewhere and I do not and never have proclaimed to be […]

2010 Aires, ACSI, Camping Cheque, Boardatlas – TomTom GPS

Todays email of Martins Money Saving Expert newsletter reminded me to check our EHIC card – which fortunately is still valid but due to be renewed in a few months. (PS:  His weekly newsletter is quite useful if you want to be frugal :)) If you don’t have one make […]

Don’t forget your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

We had some lovely and comfortable chairs we took away with us, but they were too big and space is precious in a van.  We were also on the look out for a sun umbrella so we can sit on the beach without frying. After a thread on Motorhome fun […]

Excellent small outdoor chairs with sun canopy

(See the rest of our tip index here) The problem with WiFi when travelling We all know the problem when travelling – trying to get Internet access to check our emails isn’t really always very easy.  A lot of the time even legitimate hot-spots always seem to have a flakey […]

Long range Wi-Fi Access :)