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Sheila and Paul:
Since taking early retirement from busy careers respectively as a Clinical Biochemist and Health Management Consultant, we spend from early Spring to Autumn each year exploring wider Europe in our VW Camper. By devoting a concerted 5 months period to each chosen destination, our objective is to learn as much as we can about the country and its people. Travel has given us the opportunity to pursue our interests: Sheila to study each country's wild-life and flora, Paul to understand its history, culture and language, and for us both to enjoy the pleasures and challenge of living a straightforward and uncluttered lifestyle in our campervan. Since beginning our peripatetic lifestyle, we have now completed 19 such trips, covering Greece (twice), Slovenia, the Pyrenees, Hungary, Alsace-Lorraine, Sicily, Denmark, Croatia, Slovakia, Sardinia~Corsica, Czech Republic, Poland, the 3 Baltic States, Finland and Lapland (twice), Sweden (twice) and Norway; the list of potential future host-countries is never ending.
During our ventures, we maintain this travelogue web site with regular on-the-road updates of news and photo-galleries, a prime aim being to share our experiences with fellow-travellers; maintaining self-imposed editorial deadlines and finding the means of uploading new material gives further challenges to an already busy schedule. We hope you will enjoy sharing our ventures via the web site.

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Our Family:
Modern electronic communications enable us to keep in contact during our extended travels with our two daughters and families.  Lucy graduated from Bristol University, and is now settled happily with Ben in Adelaide, South Australia; her cycle racing achievements continue to impress.  Nicole and Peter met at Oxford Brookes University, and now live in Devon; they have two daughters, 12 year old Isobel and her 10 year old sister Zo (right) both of whom attend their local schools.
Our Camper:
Home while travelling is our faithful VW Auto-Sleeper Trooper, known to us as George, and pictured here in the summer of 2014 on the Arctic Norwegian coast. The T4's turbo-diesel engine and the camper's trim size make for trustworthy and economic travelling. It's now the only campervan made with solid-sided raising roof, assuredly comfortable in all weathers. The result is an ideal combination of all the traditional VW charm together with the solid reliability of modern technology.

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