Who
Sheila and Paul:
Since taking early retirement from busy careers respectively as a Clinical Biochemist and Health Management Consultant, we now 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 (while UK/EU relations allow), 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 22 such trips, covering Greece (twice), Slovenia, the Pyrenees, Hungary, Alsace-Lorraine, Sicily, Denmark (twice), Croatia, Slovakia, Sardinia~Corsica, Czech Republic, Poland, the Baltic States (twice), Finland and Lapland (twice), Sweden (twice), Norway, Iceland and Faroes

During the following autumn~winter period, we update this web site with further episodes of our travelogue and photo-galleries, detailing the previous summer's travels. Our prime aim is to share our experiences with fellow-travellers, we hope you will enjoy sharing our ventures. Continued future long-term travelling across the countries of Europe however now all hinges on Brexit and future terms of visas.

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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 cycling and running achievements continue to impress.  Nicole and Peter met at Oxford Brookes University, and now live in Devon; they have two daughters, 14 year old Isobel and her 12 year old sister Zo (right) both of whom attend their local senior school.
Our Camper:
Home while travelling is our faithful VW Auto-Sleeper Trooper, known fondly to us as George, and pictured here in summer 2014 on the Arctic coast of Norway. The T4's turbo-diesel engine and camper's trim size make for trustworthy, economic travelling. Autosleepers no longer produce the Trooper with solid-sided raising roof, so regrettable since this structure makes for a camper assuredly comfortable in all weathers. The result is an ideal combination of all the traditional VW charm combined with the solid reliability of modern technology.

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