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  • Answering Ireland’s call. November 15, 2016 - During our travels we have decided to take our lives down a different path. We are uprooting the family and heading to the wet and wild West Coast of Ireland where I intend to get a job in the Irish ......
  • Gone full circle November 10, 2016 - 136 days on the road, 16646 km driven, 14 borders crossed, 6 car ferries taken, 5 passenger ferries, 1 broken wing mirror, 5 islands, 1 sandwich-cake, 31 campsites, 6 AirBnB properties, 1 puppet show, 2 dead roosters, 3 petrol stations ......
  • Stromboli – the quiet, the bold, the beautiful November 6, 2016 - When one thinks of volcanos, you imagine tall forbidden looking peaks simmering with smoke and the threat of instant lava flow, but they can also be places of immense beauty and actually very peaceful and relaxing places to stay, especially ......
  • Stranded in paradise. October 16, 2016 - So what do you do when you are spending a few weeks on a big island like Sicily in the Med? Well you go visit the smaller islands of it’s coast of course. We set sail from Milazzo for the ......
  • Italy – the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. October 6, 2016 - Italy holds a very special place in the Nomadic Nutters hearts. In the past 12 years we have made six visits to this delightful country. It has become our unofficial goto place from anything ranging from wee getaways to full ......
  • The Pearl of the Adriatic September 18, 2016 - We have come along way so far, nine countries, nine currencies, three ferries and over 10,000 kilometres done. But sometimes when you are moving forward your past catches up with you. Back in 2013 when Anne was seven months pregnant ......
  • The Eastern route. September 17, 2016 - We left Sweden three weeks ago heading South via the Eastern route firstly catching the ferry to Poland, where we spent two days at Camping 24 in a touristy seaside town of Międzyzdroje. Where we could take in the pier, ......
  • WWOOFing – the family experience. September 11, 2016 - We  hit the save button and looked at each other. We were nervous. This was not our first time to sign ourselves up for WWOOFing. We did it 12 years ago in New Zealand and loved it.  Then in return ......
  • Meet the WWOOFers August 30, 2016 - We already gave you a quick insight on the world of WWOOFing in the previous posts. Besides entering and experiencing the farm life, the best thing about WWOOFing is the people that you meet. In this post we introduce the ......
  • The great pig escape August 21, 2016 - Sunday is a rest day on the farm, so all work is optional. And as it was absolutely pouring down rain all day, nobody was venturing outside, not even the cats and dogs. All was quite and peaceful about the ......
  • WWOOF, WWOOF says the rooster August 16, 2016 - So far we have spent a week WWOOFing on a really cool farm in Sweden but we’ll get into that in more detail in another blog post. For today there was a rather special task on hand that I want ......
  • Money, money, money, must be funny August 12, 2016 - So how much money do you need to live on when you put your jobs (and thus your income) on hold and go travelling for half a year? Well it’s not a big surprise that it depends on a lot ......
  • Unexpected encounters August 7, 2016 - Although we were used to planing out our entire holidays the last couple of years we try not to do that on this trip. So we never prebook a campsite and never know where we will end up after a ......
  • Lofoten: where the scenery finds you July 27, 2016 - We already touched upon the journey to Lofoten here. But as for the islands themselves words almost fail me. This place truly is a unique little oasis of beauty, showcasing some of the best of Mother Nature's work. Also this ......
  • The 1000 kilometer detour July 25, 2016 - In truth we should not really be here. Why? Well you see we never originally intended to come this far North. We reckoned the kilometres required to get to the remote parts of Northern Scandinavia would be too much to ......
  • What have the Swedes ever done for us? July 14, 2016 - So now that we have jumped the border to Norway, maybe it is time to ponder what have the Swedish ever actually given to the world. These all make the list easily enough: Ikea - making flatpack furniture and driving ......
  • The horrors of a camping shower July 3, 2016 -  Although we're not taking hygiene too serious on this trip, we do feel that we all have to have a shower every couple of days. The most efficient way of doing that, we thought, was a family shower. So after ......
  • Take me to the land of the little yellow men! June 28, 2016 - Our time in Demark was deliberately short so it’s hard to get a proper impression of the place. But in the 2.5 days we were there, that impression would mainly be of rain. Our one and only stopover was going ......
  • Day 1: Why is Dude such a dick! June 21, 2016 - After a spending yesterday soaking up a wonderful send off from a great bunch of family and friends, today was all about getting this show on the road. Anne was adamant that we should be up and gone by 5am. I ......
  • “Ik wil ook werken!” June 17, 2016 - “Wat is dat nou?” Vraagt C bij het geluid van een klapperende deur. We zitten op zolder even te kletsen na zijn middagdut. “Dat is het geluid van de deur”, antwoord ik. C: “Oh, is dat Oma?” Ik: “Nee oma is werken.” ......
  • Paint my wagon May 23, 2016 - Only 4 weeks to D-Day. The last couple of weeks have been a busy blur of paint brushes, moving boxes, burping babies, trips to the dump, caravan pimping, crying babies, BBQ's with friends, more trips to the dump, short nights, free ......
  • Couch potato preppers April 7, 2016 - So the game is really a foot! The 6 months unpaid leave has been organised, the 2nd son, LP, was born healthy and happy out, 3 weeks ago, the caravan has been bought but is in need of a wee bit ......
  • Hanging at the Hilton July 14, 2015 - After being rescued from the side of the motorway we needed to wait for the insurance company to verify that the camper was indeed beyond repair and according to the small print in their T&C's they had up to 3 days to ......
  • Warning lights are for wusses! July 12, 2015 - After spending a wonderful 2 weeks amongst the enchanting moors and valleys of Cornwall it was time to pack up and head home. As usual we prefer to start long journeys in the late evening and drive through the night. ......