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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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    Your new favourite vanlife clothing is here!

    The PERFECT Vanlife Zip-up hoodie

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    Perfect for cosy nights around the campfire
    In stock
    Product Details

    Welcome to your new favourite vanlife zippy!

    This high-quality heavy weight zip-up hoodie is perfect for travelling, cosy nights by the campfire or just chilling as you plan your next trip. A small vanlife icon on the front left shows your passion for life on the road, and on the back you'll find our iconic 'birds' on the shoulder.


    • Navy (with white motif)
    • Navy (with sunset motif)

    Note: Navy has a zip matching the colour of the garment- NOT white zip (some of pictures show an older version) but inner hood lining and cords are white on both colour options

    This zip-up hoodie is machine washable (inside out, on a cold wash to protect the print) and can be put in the tumble dryer on a low setting (but if you can avoid it, you'll find it looks newer for longer).

  • Made from Heavyweight UltraSoft Peach Finish fabric (65% cotton, 35% Polyester)
  • 3 panel waffle lined fabric hood with Ecru flat chunky hood cords
  • Proper pockets with concealed iPod and phone pocket
  • Ribbed hem and cuffs with thumb hole
  • Twin Needle stitching detail with tape neck and back neck yoke


    Sizes are unisex fit, but based on men's sizing. As a guide, I'm a UK 10/12 ladies and wear a size S for a slim fit, medium for a baggy one.

    XS: Fit 34" chest

    S: Fit 37" Chest

    M: Fit 40" Chest

    L: Fit 43" Chest

    XL: Fit 46" Chest

    2XL: Fit 50" Chest

    3XL: Fit 53" Chest

    SHIPPING: This product is made in the UK by a small business. We are proud to support local businesses and love the high-quality product they produce. However, we are not Amazon and don't carry large quantities of stock.

    We process all orders when they arrive, which involves ordering the garment from our supplier, then printing, setting, drying and shipping. We aim to get all orders shipped within 10 working days.

    If you live outside of the UK, you may be charged additional tax on delivery, which is dictated by your government and not anything we control.

    If you live outside of Europe, please contact us for shipping costs before you order.

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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


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

    Brittany Ferries


    Itinerary ideas and places to visit

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

    Further Training

    (Some of these are currently on sale, just for you. Grab them for a discounted price while you can)

    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! 

    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.

    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


    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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