Tag: How to Give Up Work and Travel Full Time

From First-Timers to Full-Timers in Two Bottles of Champagne

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A champagne celebration of an accidental purchase opened a portal to a new life

We are delighted to have been asked to write a guest post for Charlotte Brimstone’s excellent blog, Caravan Living.

While Mark and I have taken early retirement to tour in our caravan, Charlotte and her partner, Darryn are a young couple who have elected to live in their caravan in the UK.

Although there is an age difference, our objectives are fundamentally the same; caravan living allows both of us to live comfortably within our means and even save a little, while still having the lifestyle that we love!

Click here to read ‘From First-Timers to Full-timers in Two Bottles of Champagne.‘ which covers;

  1. How to budget for and fund going full-time
  2. The rules and regulations that you need to know
  3. How to de-clutter and downsize
  4. How to avoid killing your partner
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A happy family can live very successfully in 7m of space

For more information on living in a caravan, check out my Tips section.

To read more about our European travels, click here

The Question that No-One Dares Ask – “What Does It Cost You to Tour Full Time?!”

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Money can’t buy you happiness – but it can buy you travel, which comes close!

We were made redundant at the age of 51 and 53 respectively. It was terrifying. Continue reading “The Question that No-One Dares Ask – “What Does It Cost You to Tour Full Time?!””

Carry On Caravanning – Part 2 The Maiden Voyage

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We collected Kismet on 10th May. With a Severe Weather Warning in place, we were thrilled to be blessed with such perfect ‘Introduction to Caravanning Weather!’

C Day – Caravan Collection Day!  10th May…

Today, the early heatwave that had made the papers miraculously exchanged itself for a Severe Weather Warning. It was a big day. The day we were to collect Caravan Kismet. I can’t tell you how delighted we were to have been blessed with such perfect ‘Introduction to Caravanning’ weather! Continue reading “Carry On Caravanning – Part 2 The Maiden Voyage”

Carry on Caravanning – Part 1

How We Did It – 3 Steps to Heaven

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A Cavapoo at Each Corner!

Step 1 – An Accidental Purchase                        8th April

We accidentally bought our 7.34m of caravan heaven. She is a 4 berth, so the dogs are sorted. We are not yet sure where we will sleep, however…!

Step 2 – Some Sums                                                9th April

Ooooh. My head. We are both suffering from CCS – Caravan Celebration Syndrome.

Shame, as the equation to describe the day today was Wind + Sun + High Tide = Winning Windsurf Combo.

Sadly, the equation to describe Jackie and Mark is E = MC2 , where E = Energy, M = Motivation and C = Coffee.  Continue reading “Carry on Caravanning – Part 1”

World Wide Walkies – The First Step

“You can’t sail to new horizons without losing sight of the shore.” 

I am your typical unconventional conventional person. A northern lass from a small, provincial town, at first I followed the path; Education, Career, Marriage, Divorce… but it was through accident, not courage, that I managed to lose sight of the shore. Other than meeting my second husband, Mark, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me! Continue reading “World Wide Walkies – The First Step”