Van Life

Van life is a great way for a family to see the world on a budget. It gives you a sense of freedom and adventure, enabling you to go where you want, when you want. It’s a lifestyle. It’s often portrayed as a glamourous lifestyle (and it can be), but we aim to keep it real and address the practical things that you need to know about VanLife with a family.

We aim to give hints and tips on how to make the most of van living, from advice on buying a VW Camper to the essentials you need in your camper. We’ll also give advice on campsites we visit that are suitable for families.

Campervan gifts

37+ Campervan Gifts That Every Campervan Owner Will Love

Looking for practical campervan gifts for family or friends who are new to vanlife? Or maybe you're looking for something fun and quirky for the campervan enthusiast in your life? We have more than 35 great ideas ranging from practical to fun gifts.
Lakeside camping at Château de Chanteloup

10 of the Best Campsites in France for Families

France is one of the best countries in the world for camping with kids. All of the campsites cater well for family camping, but some of them are more special than others. These 10 family campsites in France are some of the very best.
Les Castels Château de Chanteloup

Why Les Castels Campsites in France are Perfect for Families

Are you considering booking a family camping holiday in France? If so, you need to check out Les Castels campsites! These family run campsites in the grounds of French Châteaux are truly stunning and offer a luxury family camping experience.
Camping with kids in a VW camper van with a drive away awning

Top Tips For Buying a Drive Away Awning For Your VW Campervan

When we first bought our VW Campervan we had romantic ideas of wild camping in remote locations and a drive away awning definitely didn't feature.. The reality is that the VW camper van is one of the smaller campers and with 2 kids and a van load of stuff, we needed the extra space that an awning afforded us. This guide gives you all the info you need to know about buying a drive away awning.
Sunset over tents in Suffolk

15 Lovely Small Campsites in Suffolk for Families

With Suffolk being one of the most unspoiled parts of the country, it's ideal for a camping holiday and there are lots of lovely, quiet campsites in Suffolk to choose from. Located in some incredibly scenic locations, you really are spoiled for choice.
vw campervan sleeping

The Ultimate Campervan Essentials Packing List

Having been campers for most of our lives, we thought that we already had most of the camping essentials that we needed for our new VW campervan adentures. We were wrong! We discovered on our first overnight trip in our campervan that there were a few extras that we needed to pack in. Here's a handy camping essentials list to make sure you don't forget a thing.
Our new VW Campervan

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a New VW Campervan

If you're completely new to the world of VW Campervans, this guide to buying a new VW campervan will take you step by step through the process of finding the perfect VW campervan including how to find the right conversion company, what type of bed and roof to look for and anything else you need to consider to make it the perfect campervan for you.
Packing Cubes: All You Need to Know to Pack Like a Pro 1

Packing Cubes: All You Need to Know to Pack Like a Pro

If you want to make packing for your family trip a WHOLE lot easier, packing cubes are the way to do it. If you haven't already jumped on the bandwagon and joined the ranks of insanely organised packers using packing cubes, this article will tell you everything you need to know about them and convince you that you now can't travel without them.
10 Essential Holiday Packing Tips You Need To Try 2

10 Essential Holiday Packing Tips You Need To Try

Packing for a holiday can seem quite daunting. It's hard to judge what you need to take. You don't want to take too much and end up lugging heavy bags through airports. You don't want to pack too light in case you run out of clothes. You don't want to forget essential items. With our helpful guide, we help take the stress out of packing so that you can focus on enjoying your holiday. No matter where you're going and how long for, these general tips will help you save time and space when packing for your family trip and ensure that you don't forget the essentials.