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By keef & annie, Apr 15 2012 12:16PM

We have always had the desire to travel the Baltics by Motorhome having seen some of it via a cruise in 2004 and Keef has relatives from Riga, Latvia so imagine our surprise when we were reading our latest Practical Motorhome to come across this article.


We are now totally inspired to do it sometime soon. How about you, its not the usual route, have any of our readers out there been to the Baltics by motorhome , if so please share your experiences.


Some useful sites are

Estonian Tourist Board

Latvian Tourist Board

Lithuanian Tourist Board


The lovely folk who did this trip (adam & sophie) spent almost 450 days travelling thru 30 countries in their motorhome and travelled over 36k miles. We only travelled 47k miles in our year away in the southern hemisphere and thats a much bigger land mass and 12.5k across Canada which is the 2nd largest country on earth, so it shows how far they travelled. Big respect to them. If you would like to learn more about them them please visit their website.


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Adam and Sophie's updated site
Adam and Sophie's updated site

By keef & annie, Apr 7 2012 08:13AM

Here are some examples of early motorhomes we like. Its interesting how man & womans' desire to get away from having to be under canvas has developed.


Love the progression from bikes to old van conversions, plus the upgrades to some of the more expensive variety of vehicle.


Do you have any old examples you would like to share. Then post your comments and links below, let us all have a look. Maybe here at Motorhome-travels we will choose the best / most amusing and give it an award.


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just love this airstream
just love this airstream
and this merc!
and this merc!

By keef & annie, Apr 5 2012 03:43PM

Whilst at the recent "small business sunday" #sbs awards event hosted by BBC's Dragons Den stalwart Theo Paphitis because Annie's biz had won back in June 2011 we came across Loving Outdoors who had also been commended by Theo plus tales of their interesting GUV van. Here's an extract from them


" Award winning online outdoor retailer Loving Outdoors are heading to the hills and beyond in their distinctive new motor home. Clad in Astroturf, ‘The GUV’ or ‘Grassed Up Van’ as fans have dubbed it, will take the Loving Outdoors team to outdoor events, festivals and popular walking routes across the country where they’ll be on hand with expert outdoor advice, drinks and snacks, fun activities and plenty of chat."


So why not find out more about it and where you can see it. Nice people *smile*


What do you think of it? as a concept? and as a talking point? Have your say here, just leave a coment to get the discussion flowing. I'm sure many folk will have views. We certainly lean towards the 'green' as they say.


PS We've included an alternative pic of a 'green' van , lol!


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Motorhome-travels RECOMMENDS Loving Outdoors


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To view the blog related to our trip in 2018 where we saw similar in the Florida Quays CLICK HERE

seen in santa barbara
seen in santa barbara
the GUV
the GUV

By keef & annie, Apr 1 2012 05:36PM

We met these lovely people at the #sbs small business sunday event in birmingham on 30/3/2012 run by Theo Paphitis (Dragons Den) and Rymans for Annie's small business Serendipity Girls Designer Dresses


Just love this vw conversion aptly named 'theo'


If you want to learn more about Harrogate Motorhomes please visit their website.


They are RECOMMENDED by motorhome-travels


Maybe have a look at theopaphitissbs.com as well to see what its all about!


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double vision - theo!
double vision - theo!

By keef & annie, Mar 17 2012 01:26PM

RECOMMENDED by motorhome-travels.


We have just had our autosleeper clubman spruced up by having all the fabrics re-upholstered.


Barrie & Mick at Regal Furnishings are lovely guys and make you feel welcome and extra proud of your motorhome / rv. They love it when folk see their updated & refreshed vans for the first time and go WOW!


People travel to them from all over Europe and it generally just takes a day. You can leave it with them and then come back to a great surprise.


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PS if you have a way to come Barry & Michael will let you park up overnight, power hook up as well!

Regal Furnishings 2016
Regal Furnishings 2016
old logo c 2012
old logo c 2012

By keef & annie, Mar 13 2012 09:49AM

Friends of my cousin in the US have been travelling for over 3 years now


There are some great pictures and stories to follow or give you ideas


Why not take a look at RamonaCreel.com you won't be disappointed


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By keef & annie, Mar 13 2012 09:02AM

Came across this by Lonely Planet , Melbourne. See what may be the Top 10 (by 2020 this had vanished BUT there is a new 2021 destinations, maybe try that for ideas?)


Some lovely trips for your RV / Motorhome. We have done some of them already but would love to do them all


What do you think?


Why not share your favourite "route" with us all here, just list it in the comments. In 3 months time I will chose the Top 3 routes as listed by motorhome-travels blog readers.


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Tongarira National Park, North Island, NZ
Tongarira National Park, North Island, NZ

By keef & annie, Mar 11 2012 01:39PM

Are you planning on taking your motorhome to Ireland?


We came across this wonderful site which should help you.


Total Camping Ireland lists information on every Campsite,Campervan,Tent,Caravan Park,Touring Park in Ireland for your Holiday.


So like us go and have a look. We cannot wait to return to the lovely Emerald Isles.


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By keef & annie, Mar 9 2012 03:51PM

A motorhome is a type of self-propelled recreational vehicle or RV which offers living accommodation combined with a vehicle engine. The term motorhome is most commonly used in the UK, United States, Canada,Australia & NZ. They are used for motorhome-travels.


Features


A motorhome comprises sleeping accommodation for between 2 and 8 people. Each sleeping place is called a berth. Each berth is either fixed or converts from another part of the motorhome's interior. A kitchenette area will contain cooking equipment. The type of equipment included differs depending on the motorhome make and model, but generally a kitchenette has an oven, grill, hob and sink. More luxury models may also provide a microwave. A separate washroom will be housed in the motorhome. Each washroom will have a flushing cassette toilet, shower and basin. The cassette toilet sometimes swivels to provide extra room and can be accessed from outside the motorhome for easy emptying. More recent motorhomes will have a separate shower cubicle.


A motorhome will also have a cab area with a driver and passenger seat. These seats often swivel to become part of the living space. A dinette area provides a table and seating space typically used for eating meals. A lounge may also be included, consisting of either a u-shaped sofa located in the rear of the motorhome or a side lounge.


Ambiguity with RV and campervan


Motorhomes can be easily confused with American RVs and campervans. Their term Recreational Vehicle also refers to trailers and other types of leisure vehicle which can be towed or driven.


Campervans are typically smaller than motorhomes and are constructed differently. Whilst campervans are focussed with mobility and low cost, motorhomes have more emphasis on comfort. For example, campervans generally lack built-in toilets and showers, or a divide between the living compartment and the cab. Volkswagen Westfalia Campers are typical campervans.


Source. Description above mostly from the Wikipedia article Motorhome but with some additions by motorhome-travels blog.


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Saw quite a few like this in Australia & New Zealand
Saw quite a few like this in Australia & New Zealand

By keef & annie, Feb 26 2012 03:25PM

Came across this interesting article on very old motorhomes. Can you imagine being in one of these today?


Enjoy, haha


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Probably take a look at blog 28 as well