Welcome to Campervan Capers!

If you are thinking of getting a campervan or already have one – whether it’s VW size or a more spacious motorhome – I hope you’ll enjoy reading the mini adventures of me and my partner, Steve.

Our maiden year of campervanning took place with the help of our Autosleeper Flair which we bought back in August 2009.  And the aim of the blog was to share some of our funny stories, reflections, impressions of our destinations, as well as to pass on any tips we picked up along the way.

The blog sprang up from my itchy-footed enthusiasm, as well as my enjoyment of writing & photography.  And I’ve now published a book  named after the blog (err… or was it the other way around?…  Anyway, see BOOKS tab for info on that).

Since our early adventures, we let go of our trusty old Autosleeper and decided on a more compact & economical Romahome.  Unfortunately, the ‘Tardis’ motorhome we hoped one day to own never materialised (ie one that’s small & easy to manoeuvre on the outside whilst having pots of room on the inside).

In 2016, we sold the Romahome to a proud new owner and were ‘footloose & fancy free’ as far as campers are concerned during the summer. But we still had wheels beneath us, because we decided to spend some hassle-free quality time together hitting the trails on our bikes instead. I probably shouldn’t admit to this, but after all the packing we’ve done over the years (unpacking is actually the worst for me!), it’s been quite liberating to only have to stick our bikes, a flask & sandwiches in the car before heading off.

In October 2017, we decided it was time for some distance travel and spent a month in my Aussie birthplace. We had plenty of adventures while we were away, and I’ve written about these in my book Up a Creek Down Under.

Anyway, as you can probably guess, I won’t be blogging about campervanning for the foreseeable future, but I’ve left this blog running for those who’d love to own a camper, or are just getting ‘on the road’. The blog is packed with info & pix for you to pick through, so hopefully there’ll be something to help or inspire along the way.

By the way, if you’d like to keep up with what’s going on in my writing world, the absolute-best ports of call for up-to-date info are my Pyjama Writer website and my (pester-free!) newsletter – The Inside Scoop.

I hope you enjoy reading some of my work!

Alannah (Foley)
aka The Pyjama Writer


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19 responses to “Welcome to Campervan Capers!

  1. Experience in adventure can be gained from various forms of travel. I can feel the same in the above share. A good read! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing all with the awesome info!

  3. mmm… a life on the road. Wonderful. Here are more stories of people driving around Iceland in a camper! Hope you’ll enjoy!
    Happy camping!

  4. Thanks a lot for posting this Good insights and relative information.

  5. uksites

    Great blog we enjoy our Autosleeper as well. Think I enjoy tinkering about with it as much as using it.

    • We don’t have the Autosleeper now, I’m afraid. We sold it and got a Romahome. Had this for a few years and only just sold it the other week. The guy who bought it from us also seems to be a tinkerer!

  6. Highly informative ideas, backed with research and experience. This is something that I have been looking for. Thanks for such a great job. Keep it up!

  7. Hope you can share with us your adventures 🙂

  8. Kat

    Hi there,
    I really like your blog and I would like to get in touch. Could you, please provide me with your email address? Thanks a lot. Kat

  9. Our Guide to buying an RV / Motorhome / Campervan – http://festivalessentials.net/guide-buying-motorhome-camper/ Thought it may be useful to some of your readers! 🙂

  10. Ed

    Super blog, and some great photos. I think you may already be members of ASOF – if any other owners of AutoSleepers are reading and interested the Auto Sleeper Owners Forum can be Googled or http://www.asof.co.uk and click on forum.

    • Thanks for your comment, Ed. No, we’re not ASOF members. Sorry to disappoint, but we’ve recently sold our Autosleeper and have now got a Romahome… Further info will be blogged & added to the site shortly to keep our avid subscribers updated.

  11. hey there!
    nice blog!

  12. Ian North

    Excellent sounds like you had a great time in Belgium. Really pleased to hear vthat I am not likely to end up wheezing old codger!!

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