Our Bongo in the Huddersfield Examiner


Our 2012 trip round Europe in our trusty Mazda Bongo Friendee has just received a mention in the Huddersfield Examiner, our local newspaper. I emailed the paper after reading about¬†Examiner writer Denis Kilcommons’ attempt to drive round Europe in an old VW van which, in his words, blew up. Link here: http://www.examiner.co.uk/lifestyle/lifestyle-opinion/denis-kilcommons-imminent-demise-campervan-6120331 Continue reading Our Bongo in the Huddersfield Examiner

40 nights in a Mazda Bongo van


Get Shortlink Below is a longer version of a piece I wrote for the Yorkshire Post about our 3,000-plus mile trip around Europe in a Mazda Bongo van – me, my partner Ellie and our baby son, Harry…. Link here –¬†http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/outdoors/travel/nappy-campers-1-4850991 IF you could have six weeks off work, where would you go? For me, it would be hiking in the Himalayas with the promise … Continue reading 40 nights in a Mazda Bongo van

Camping gear guide; Cadac stove, Coleman tent, Waeco fridge, storage boxes


We spent six weeks on the road with a baby. You need a lot of kit – here’s what we took. 1 Our Bongo van is unconverted, so we needed a stove. We bought a Cadac safari chef from Go Outdoors and a gas bottle and regulator from our local gas supplier. All in all, one of the best pieces of kit we took. Cost … Continue reading Camping gear guide; Cadac stove, Coleman tent, Waeco fridge, storage boxes