Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 5 Virginian Vineyards and Monticello

We arrived at Monticello, on the outskirts of Charlottesville early afternoon after an easy drive from the east coast of Jamestown. Monticello is well known as it was where Thomas Jefferson lived – nowadays it is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is perched up on a hillside and as such offers the most spectacular … More Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 5 Virginian Vineyards and Monticello

Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 3 Washington DC

We arrived at our Washington DC base, an air b n b in the Capitol Hill area of the city, late afternoon in the pouring rain. Thankfully, we had minimal distance to unload our bags from the car and inside was some lovely treats such as coffee, popcorn, cookies and cereal bars. We took half … More Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 3 Washington DC

Our Escape to Colditz

Keith is a huge history enthusiast and has expressed a desire to visit Colditz Castle for as long as I’ve known him. In fact, we almost made it there in Bluebell the Motorhome in 2016, however decided to stay in Austria and revisit another time when we were a little more prepared. The opportunity finally … More Our Escape to Colditz

Winter Adventures and festive fun; London Part 1

Ruby the VW campervan is parked up almost directly underneath the Crystal Palace transmitter mast and she’s experiencing a sense of deja vu. It been just over 6 months since we last visited this campsite, and we booked this mini break almost as we departed back in June. Since June, the Camping and Motorhome’s Crystal … More Winter Adventures and festive fun; London Part 1

A last minute Brit Stop night away in North Essex

Ruby the VW Campervan is parked up across the Border – we’re in deepest North Essex at Brit Stop number 221/18. It’s a lovely historical pub that we are nestled behind, and we have a private glade on hardstanding in the very quiet staff carpark. ┬áThe pub has some links to a very famous Norfolk … More A last minute Brit Stop night away in North Essex