… 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. We’re nosey. We’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 places including India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, New Zealand, Bali… I could go on. Having 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, we’d barely scratched the surface of our beautiful UK.
So when my husband rather boldly proclaimed, ‘Over my dead body. We are not having a caravan!’ it’s obvious what would happen next.
Having ‘camping’ camped for years, but now with two kids and a dog, being diagnosed with breast cancer and the after-effects of chemo and radiotherapy to throw into the mix, we agreed a cosy little caravan was just what we needed to keep up with the travels.
So a couple of years ago we splashed out on van #1, tiny and old (very old!) and straight away we were hooked. And now, with a recent upgrade, van #2 comes out with us, wherever we go.
Having kids and our caravan has reignited our love of adventure.
Curious Campers is for parents, who like us are looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids – that are a little bit different and definitely a bit special.
We hope to champion caravanning and dispel those terrible rumours about it being for people of a certain age or those that like to take things steady. We want to shine a spotlight on beautiful and unusual places to stay and days out that the kids will find fascinating and fun.
So when we find somewhere that makes us smile, we write about it, because we want to share that joy with other people, just like you.