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Dolomites with a motorhome

Hey, I'm Kat. Three years ago I quit my job as an air traffic controller to explore the UK & Europe by motorhome and motorbike. On this blog, we share tips and tricks to help you have amazing road trips, whether it's a quick weekend away or a 3-month tour of Europe.

I travel with my husband and our adorable cocker spaniel, Mac. This is us in the Italian Dolomites in 2019.

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    Need Kit for your motorhome/ van?

    Here's everything we recommend for:

    Gift Ideas


    Motorhome Insurance & Breakdown

    Several insurance companies you might get good quotes through:

    Caravan Guard Insurance

    Money Supermarket Insurance

    Bike Insurer

    Great deals on breakdown cover

    UK breakdown cover- get quote here

    Need European Breakdown cover? Get a quote here

    Pre-trip checks and tyres

    National Tyres and Autocare


    Travel

    Need to book a ferry? Find the best deals at:

    Brittany Ferries

    DFDS

    Itinerary ideas and places to visit

    Get ideas for itineraries and places to visit on Wandering Bird here


    Further Training

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    If you enjoy video, you can check out our Youtube channel here


    Hire Companies we recommend

    Motorhome Republic
    Motorhome Republics the world's No1 motorhome rental site. They have bases for motorhome, campervan and car rental in 29 countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Norway and other countries around Europe- as well as the USA, Canada, New Zealand and more.
    They work with many smaller brands and motorhome hire companies to find you the best deals and prices- meaning you can just search one place instead of having to search them all! 
    FIND THE BEST DEALS HERE

    Spaceship Rentals- luxury motorhomes in the UK

    Spaceship rentals offer a range of custom-campervans and high-end motorhomes in the UK. They can offer vehicles which sleep from 2 to 7. They offer unlimited mileage and will hire to anyone over the age of 21. 
    They also offer one-way hires, airport collections and accessories for hire- perfect if you're flying in for your holiday.
    FIND THE BEST DEALS HERE

    Hire cars and hotels

    Need to hire a car or small van? Europcar operates all over the world (despite their name!) and offers fantastic deals.

    UK & Ireland rental deals

    International

    If you need hotels for yourself or if people are visiting you, we often find the best deals at booking.com. The more often you use them, the cheaper the rates get.


    Other useful things:

    Exploring the UK? Enjoy historic castles, gardens or stately homes? Join:

    National Trust

    English Heritage

    Road Trip Logbook

    Want a way to record your road trips as they're happening, plus a great way to remember them for years to come? You need a logbook. One with plenty of space to record daily events, including places you stayed, visited and things you did, plus add notes, photos, drawings or whatever takes your fancy. One like this 🙂

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