Let the adventure begin

Many say that home is where the heart is, well for me it’s always felt that I should be travelling. I’ve never really settled in one place for more than a few years, constantly travelling and seeking new experiences and ways of life. For the last few years however, I have found myself somewhat trapped in a beautiful little town about an hour north of Barcelona. Situated in the valleys with mountain views from my bed, it’s been a pretty sweet life. But, the time has come, the itch has returned and I’m now about to get back on the road.

This time, I’m travelling overland, the vehicle is something special and for me it’s now home. Officially, I need to move out of my flat by the 15th September but it doesn’t feel like home there anymore. For all intents and purposes this is now very much where I live.

Safari trek pathmaker 2400

It has all the luxuries of my flat; hot water, shower, flushing toilet, kitchen, large bed, office space – I’d go as far as saying the views are sometimes even better!

As the sun goes down in Montseny national park

The route

The route is still very much in the pipeline and I think it’s going to be quite an organic experience, there are a few festivals and places I want to visit and for the next 6 to 8 months I imagine I’ll be in Europe; Portugal, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece are all likely destinations. After that, who knows?

How you can help me

We all need a little help every now and then in our lives , so if you know of any small, local, slightly crazy festival or must see places that you think would be of interest to me please leave a comment or send me a message – thanks.

Return of the blog

With this new adventure comes this brand spanking new blog. Those who remember my previous blog will no doubt remember that I’m not the greatest at keeping it updated, but I promise this time I’m going to try really really hard to keep regular updates coming. Not just updates from my experiences but I’ll throw in the ocasional technical post or a how to guide. stay tuned.

You can also follow my journey on Facebook

20 Comments Let the adventure begin

  1. Liz August 31, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Hey lovely, mum is off for 11 months in her camper. She has a plan of many countries, one being Norway. I have seen her plans and she has many contacts with hints tips and cheap places. I will show her your blog so she can post to you. Good luck and have an amazing adventure xx

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    1. Tom Bourdon August 31, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Great, Cheers!

      Hope everything is ok with you guys.

      Take care

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    2. Alison' King September 2, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Get a copy of campercontact for free camping car overnight parking in Europe. Check emission restrictions in various counties and what passes you may need for former Yugoslavian countries. Also check how the weight of your van affects how fast you can go.

      Join motorhomes and campers uk on Facebook for the combined experience of nearly 30,000 other motorhomers.

      Check out vicarious books for other useful stuff.

      Ask Elizabeth for my contact details.

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      1. Tom Bourdon September 3, 2017 at 10:37 am

        Thanks Alison,

        I’ll check those things out. Perhaps I’ll bump into you on the way!

        Tom

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  2. Irene A, Family Photographer August 31, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    How exciting! I’m sorry I can’t help you with any crazy European festivals, but I am definitely looking forward to what comes out of your camera at these crazy European festivals! Good luck and safe travels!

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  3. Stephanie Jackson August 31, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Sounds exciting! Have fun : )

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  4. Ro August 31, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    So exciting!!! 🙂

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  5. xavier August 31, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    un projecte preciós ))

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  6. Andrew August 31, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Sounds like a great adventure, Tom. So many cool things to see in Europe and you’ve picked a fantastic way to do it.

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    1. Tom Bourdon September 3, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Cheers Jonny, yes I had heard about the mines in Huelva. I’m certainly going to investigate them more.

      Thanks

      Tom

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  7. Maura Miller September 1, 2017 at 2:10 am

    All the best and a safe journey looking forward to reading the blog posts so jealous

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  8. Pilar September 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Que maravilloso plan Tom! Es precioso como disfrutas de la vida,un abrazo muuuuy fuerte.

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  9. Pawl English September 1, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Enjoy your travels Tom, if you swing by Sevilla hit me up, if not peace

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    1. Tom Bourdon September 3, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Cheers Pawl. Sevilla may well be on route, however I think we’ll wait till it cools down a bit. I’ll let you know.

      Tom

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  10. Tony September 5, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Good luck with the trip. I retired 4 years ago and am killing items off the bucket list but the list gets longer as I do it. We are doing it in comfort as well but that camper looks cool. Have a great trip and keep the photos coming.

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    1. Tom Bourdon September 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Tony – good to hear. I know what you mean about the bucket list getting longer that’s why I’m leaving now !

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