Discover Camperlives - family travel and lifestyle blog

Spark your imagination

In 2019, two overworked and tired parents in their early 40s with two small boys 6 and 2 decided they needed to get more out of their lives while there is still wonder in the world for our children. Along came the knee-jerk purchase of Bolan, our Silver VW T6 Highline.

We have not looked back since and we want to share with you our adventures and things we have learnt along the way, we hope it inspires you to do the same and get the most out of life as it is indeed unpredictable and short, and children grow up very fast!



Mini updates from Camperlives HQ

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Walk #2 walking about the homeland

January 3, 2021

Today's walk (the purpose of procuring Brambles for our pet stick insects) was around the beautiful countryside I live in spying on the red kites hunting in the now exposed ground. Extra treat was listing to the Adam Buxton Paul McCartney podcast whose new album is really very good. Another 3.1 miles notched, with 993.3 miles to go #walk1000miles2021 #walk1000miles

Walk #3 - Lunchtime Ranting

January 4, 2021

Today I walked 4.3 miles socially distanced with a mate, getting our rants out about the government - it was cathartic. And I saw some swans in flight, which I have never seen before and managed to capture before they went around the bend. 989 miles to go! #walk1000miles

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January 1, 2025

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Essential Kit

Cadac Pro Chef

This multipurpose gas BBQ comes with 4 interchangeable cooking surfaces and a pot stand as well as the pot and lid, which I find so versatile and a useful addition to the stove I already have in the van.

Citronella Flares

Not only do they prevent you being bitten but provide a lovely light around camp, partifularly if you haven't set up a campfire.

Cool Bag Rucksack

Fed up with carring a coolbag over my shoulder this has been a great purchase as we often picnic during the day.

Drawstring Make-Up Bag

A must for every gal! Fed up of rummaging around cases for toiletry items, this is my only answer and its great!

Enders Deluxe Camping Toilet

We found this is easy to keep clean and was excellent for my potting training todder as well as us adults. A total necessity during Covid-19 and will now entice us to do more wild camping

Ridgemonkey Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster

Awesome toasted snacks, possibilities are endless!

Vango Comfort 10 Double

This self inflating mattress we put on top of the rock and roll bed and in the pop top for extra comfort, no aches and pains and a comfy sleep

Victorinox Tomato Knife

Small and the only knife you will need and fits into your campervans cutlery draw.

VW Screen Wrap

Made from 600 denier fabric it is both waterproof and blackout and fits snuggly around our wing mirrors, comes with a storage back that fits neatly into our glovebox

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