Hello! Weâ€™re the Curious Campersâ€¦ a family of five; two adults, two kids and our beloved border terrier.
Our family holidays are precious, so we search for places that fill our heads with adventure and our hearts with happiness.
A few years ago we bought a caravan, and it has literally changed our lives.
We love wandering. Weâ€™re nosey. Weâ€™ve travelled all over the world.
Pre-kids, hubby and I travelled a lot. In our late twenties we quit our jobs and plane, train, bus and ferry hopped for a year, whilst backpacking across the globe. We visited India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, New Zealand, Bali… I could go on. We lived in the back of a van (and I mean one more closely associated with a builder than a camper), teeny tents, decks of boats, sleeper trains and sleeping bags under the stars. We were happy to lay down our hats almost anywhere and call it home.
But, weâ€™d barely scratched the surface of our beautiful UK.
Having â€˜campingâ€™ camped for a number of years, our kit was ready for an upgrade, and we now had a toddler, a baby, and a border terrier to consider.
It was then I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Going away on holidays became tricky, but spending time together as a family became more important to us than ever.
MyÂ solution… a caravan. And when my husband rather boldly proclaimed, â€˜Over my dead body… we are not having a caravanâ€™, it was obvious what would happen next.Â We eventually agreed a cosy caravan was just what we needed to keep up with our travels.
So a couple of years ago we splashed out on van #1, a tiny and old 1994 Swift Challenger and straight away we were both hooked. Since then, we’veÂ upgraded to our family sized Sprite Quattro EW and van #2 is our favourite place to be at weekends and during the school holidays.
Having kids and our caravan has reignited our love of adventure.
Curious Campers is a travel blog for families that love their caravan, just like us.
We are champions of caravanning. We hope to shine a spotlight on beautiful and unusual places that we and our kids find fascinating and fun, sharing tips weâ€™ve discovered along the way.
So when we go somewhere a bit special or find something we like, we write about it, because we want to share that joy with other people, just like you.