Flowers, ferries and disco balls; cycling around Bodensee

Bodensee is the only lake in Europe to share its shores between three countries; Germany and Austria, where it is known as Bodensee and Switzerland where it is known as Lake Constance. Covering 536km2 it is hardly a hidden gem, but what you may not know is that there is cycle path around the whole…

Mountain biking in Ischgl

The track narrowed, the sides got higher, the path steepened, I spotted the bush and seconds later I had vaulted both bike and bush and was lying in the most scenic spot I had ever had the displeasure to fall off a bike in… It’s fair to say that Ischgl might not be the best…

Van adventure number 2: Germany and Austria

For our second van adventure we went big. The van passed its MOT with flying colours, European breakdown cover was arranged, the Eurotunnel was booked and off we went! Not quite sure what to expect, the holiday that followed definitely came with some added challenges we hadn’t quite predicted but it also took us to…

Converting a Nissan NV200 into a campervan: how we did it

This post is an ode to the all the campervan conversion stories we read online before embarking on this project. For anyone not converting a van it might be a little dry, for that I apologise and redirect you to the posts about the fun things we have been up to since the van conversion…

Running and me; a love/hate relationship

Hate is a strong word but many times during a run I find myself hating it. When I’ve picked a hilly route on a day when I am low in energy, when I’d made peace with running in the rain only to realise once out the door it was blowing a gale too, when I…