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Buying a motorhome, RV or campervan for the first time can be daunting. How do you choose the right motorhome for you? Whether you want to start full time RV living or want a campervan for weekend road trips, this guide will help you get started. #motorhome #motorhomelife #rv #rvlife #rvliving #hacks #tips #rvlifestyle #fulltimerv #vanlife #vanlifetips
 

I'm Kat and I'll share more about me in just a bit. First, let's talk about YOU.
  • Do you want to travel more?
  • Want to take a road trip but don't know where to start?
  • Have you just bought a motorhome or camper van and feeling a bit overwhelmed?
  • Are you fairly certain that there is more to life than paying off a mortgage- but feel stuck?
  • Do you want to set off & explore the world?

 

You are not alone. Since I started this blog in early 2018, I have received hundreds of emails, comments and Facebook messages asking for help. Some people want specific advice on motorhome travel, which is our favourite way to see the world.

 

Others want to know how to plan a road trip, whether it's by camper, car or motorbike.

 

Many people want to know how to change their lifestyles so that they can travel more frequently or for longer periods of time and maybe even quit their job!

 

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Aims of Wandering Bird Road Trip and Motorhome Blog

 

When we first started our motorhome adventures, I couldn't believe how difficult it was to find good information about things like wild camping or equipment needed to travel in Europe.

 
 

I remember how daunting it was, heading off on an adventure for the first time, wondering if we had everything we needed. My goal is to make it easy for people to learn how to road trip, whether it's by motorhome, campervan or car- and hopefully inspire you to visit somewhere new.

 
 

We have travelled many, many miles now and have learnt lots of tips for motorhome living, but we still make mistakes- like that time we ended up in France on a bank holiday in Winter with no gas! Doh. We share both the good and bad so you can benefit from our experiences.

 

Full disclosure- we don't spend hours setting up cute Instagram photos or photoshopping them to make it look sunny… sorry. You get the raw, unfiltered truth here. If you're really lucky, I might brush my hair.

Or not…

Panoramic Mont Blanc Cable Car - Visit the Mont Blanc Cable Car . and ride to the top of Mont Blanc - Aiguille du Midi Cable Car ride Chamonix French Alps #montblanc #cablecar #chamonix #alps #france #aiguilledumidi #panoramic #wanderingbird
At the top of the Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc. Without a hairbrush

 

I love hearing from readers who are doing something they would never have been brave enough to do if it wasn't for this blog. Keep those emails coming- it makes all the long nights writing myself into a stupor totally worthwhile.


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Yep, this is me dangling over the edge of the CN Tower in Toronto. I have no idea what I was thinking…!

A little about me:

Hi! I'm Kat, aka the Wandering Bird.

 

My husband and I have always been a bit ‘weird'- we've lived on boats for 15 years; partly to save money and partly because we love the view! We've never been excited about big houses in the suburbs.

 

Instead, we spent our money travelling.

 

We got married in Victoria Falls in Zambia, we honeymooned with the elephants in Botswana, we've marvelled at the Northern Lights in both Norway and Iceland, and we've eaten ourselves into a pancake coma in America. Twice.

 

But we've always worked and had jobs to return to and we didn't really think there was any other way. This was our life and we were pretty happy in our little rut.

 

In 2017, our lives changed dramatically. We lost my mother-in-law, who was one of the worlds ‘good people'. Her passing was swift and unexpected- and really shook us out of our rut.

 

To try and fill the void she left, we bought adventure motorbikes, and then a motorhome to tow them around Europe with. We explored France, Italy, Liechtenstein and somehow found ourselves standing on a mountaintop in Switzerland, gazing up at the Milky Way, planning how to never go home.

This is the night which changed our lives- seeing the Milky Way for the first time and deciding we didn't want to stop exploring.

“Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life”


I never meant to be a ‘traveller'. I had a well-paying and respected job as an air-traffic controller, but something just wasn't right. I felt restless and like we were missing something. 

 

I applied for a year-long sabbatical from my job but, as we were planning and saving for that, we realised that if we drastically changed our lifestyle and reduced our bills, we could afford for me not to work at all. 

 

I handed in my notice the very next day.

(Read the full story of how I quit my job to travel HERE)

 

Since then, my husband and I have explored 19+ countries and travelled over 60,000 miles. We've watched the sunrise over Stonehenge, walked behind waterfalls, seen the Disney Castle and paid our respects at the Menin Gate.

 

We travel mainly by motorhome and are loving being able to explore Europe at a leisurely pace, but we also have some incredible overseas adventures planned which we're excited to share with you (HELLO Canada and Jordan!)

Jade and I on a suspension bridge in Switzerland

When we're not travelling, we live on a boat in the UK and spend time with our families. Mr WB continues to work hard to support us and he returns to the office and visits clients regularly.

You might see our daughter Jade pop up occasionally, but she's now 18 now and is far too cool to travel with us. Instead, we've adopted a cocker spaniel puppy, Mac– he thinks we're awesome (because we know where the food is!)

Mac as a baby on the boat.
Mac in October 2019 in the Dolomites aged 18 months.

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So welcome, once again. There's a whole heap of information on this site already, and it will continue to grow.

 

If you'd like to connect, come and stalk find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube– we'd love to hear from you. In the meantime, safe travels!

Kat xx

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