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A Friend of Bughaus in Beirut

  I’ve met some good people through Bughaus over the last 32 years and Mark Acar is a top bloke. Some time in the early 1990’s he lived locally but was a student at Newcastle university. At various times we did work first on his Beetle and then on his Camper. He helped out when […]

Italy 2002

I am writing my recollections of our 2002 trip as we sit in lockdown during the 2020 coronovirus pandemic. As we look into an uncertain future certainly in the short term, we don’t know when we might be able to take a campervan trip in this country, let alone abroad. However, a trip in your […]

Shropshire 2012

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Whilst its always exciting to take a long trip in the campervan, or to venture across the channel, there is something utterly charming and infinitely relaxing about tootling through our fine English countryside in the camper. In 2012, we had planned a week in the Derbyshire dales, an area well […]

Eastern France and Switzerland, 1989

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Looking back to our first campervan trip abroad in 1989, and comparing it to the similar route we took in 2018, it is clear that a lot has changed. In 1989, we were equipped with just a European road atlas and the assurance that campsites would be easy to find […]

European Tour 2018

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] When our daughter Emma announced the exciting news that she was to be spending the summer in Switzerland, our holiday plans were made! We would take the camper down through France or Germany, exploring along the way as we love to do, in order to spend few days with her. […]

Across the Pyrenees: 1990

In 1990 we took our second overseas trip in our pink sliding door split screen van, which was looking smart and shiny, having been painted pink and sign written with the Bughaus logo. It seemed a really adventurous plan to get the 24 hour ferry to Santander, drive across the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean, and […]

Skye: August 2017

Tracey, Andy and Emma; Having had a tempting view “over the sea to Skye” after our spectacular journey on the Jacobite steam hauled train to Mallaig in 2015, we decided this would make an excellent destination for our 2017 holiday. It ticked the boxes of having the rugged mountain landscapes we love together with the […]

Our travels around Britain and Europe

So many people tell me how much they would love a VW campervan: it’s a romantic dream that many hold, yet few are as lucky as we are to have owned a VW campervan for 30 years! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] It is my intention here to describe the pleasures and practicalities of campervan […]