– Why We Travel –


Welcome to my blog about how we gave up our jobs to tour Europe full-time with four dogs, first in a caravan; now in a self-converted 6-wheel ex-army truck!

Designed to entertain & inform, you will find our travels BC (Before Canines) and AD (After Dogs) – with a bit of practical advice thrown in.

“To Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before”

Jackie & mark lambert

I welcome requests for interviews, articles & comments. See my MEDIA page for more details.

Introducing The Beast – Our Overland Truck

Here is a fabulous short film created by Sophie and Ryan of Liveration about our lifestyle in The Beast, a self-converted Volvo N10 truck, which has been our home since July 2021.

For more details of how we sourced and specified her, and for lists of suppliers and useful links, see the The Beast – A Volvo N10 Truck page.

Our latest Truckin’ Adventures are all on the Truckin’ About page.

UK Van Life Festivals, RV, Caravan, Camper, Motorhome, Overlanding & Self-Build Events

The UK has a full calendar of Van Life events and festivals. I have compiled a comprehensive list of these below. If you are considering Van Life, these events are a great way to pick up tips, have fun, and meet like-minded people.

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Blog – Latest Posts

Blogging Schedule: New travel posts publish on most Wednesday mornings, mobile internet permitting. Occasional news and tips (or late travel posts!) will appear on Sunday mornings.

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– Blog Reviews –

“Brilliantly written and never fails to make me laugh! Photos of the doggies are cuteness overload!” Helen B.

“I’m loving your blogs Jackie, so well written and amusing. In addition, for many people, the information about travel with petspursuing Bailey caravans for the shortfalls of their products and how to remove snow balls from the belly of a dog, is invaluable.” Elaine W.Author.

“Jackie makes it hilarious; the dogs are just gorgeous; photos are amazing. Love these guys and the fact they have dared to be different. The pups have certainly experienced so much more than any other dog I know for sure, only wish they could talk or have their own blog. Love and luck to you all.” Julie C.

“Of all the dog-centric caravan travel blogs I follow, this one is by far the best.” Luke D.

“You have absolutely got to write a book… I have never met anyone who writes like you . Even your blog about toilets was a joy to read.” Nicola J.

O.K. Nicola – your wish is my command… 😂

I Wrote Five Six Books!

Which Have Been Amazon #1 Bestsellers and Have Won Awards

My Travel Stories Have Featured in Several Anthologies

I Also Write A Regular #Writer’sTravelogueSeries for The Write Stuff

For a five star read or the pawfect gift for dog and travel lovers, click HERE to go to my page on Amazon.


Bark at us! We love to hear from you.

Where Are We Now?

It takes lots of time to craft these blog posts, so my blog is always a little behind. I have just started using Polarsteps, where you can track our progress right up to our previous stopover. For security, I don’t post our actual whereabouts publicly!

The Fab Four

About Us

Hi, we’re The Fab Four. From left to right, Rosie, Lani, Kai & Ruby seen here in Slovenia with our friend Oskar the Cavalier. Do you want to know more about us? Read the dogs biogs.

Let’s hang out!