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Ian gordon
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65 years old
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hi i,m 65 and my wife and i are both recently retired we took up caravanning again after enjoying it in the 80,s and 90,s with our children. we started again in 2014 and have enjoyed trips to most of norfolk into suffolk, down to kent and lots to the peak district and yorkshire, of to filey next week. 


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ford kuga and swift alpine 4


John.
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'M'
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67 years old
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Thank you for joining me in - Ian and I bought a caravan in March this year and took a few trips in May/June to get the hang of her (Katie!) before the real season started here in Brittany where we live. When we first moved to France 10 years ago we brought a small well-loved caravan with us which we lived in for a while we got the house sorted out, but Katie is brand-new and we are hoping to take her to Spain in December for a couple of months. We have joined another group on Facebook, but it seems to be mainly used by Mortorhomers and we feel a bit left out and many of the posts are not much use to us(campers using Aires etc) Just got back today from a week away - weather finally got to us and as yesterday was dry, we took down the awning an made the short trip home this morning - just as well - weather now tipping down with a vengeance and windy too. Hope to get one more trip in to make sure we finally have all we need and just a bit more experience getting the awning up. I may post some photos of our first attempt (here at home thank-fully) Looking forward to some helful article and tips about caravanning and long-distance trips. Sorry - can't see the Upload button?
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Caravair Antares - Today France - tomorrow - The World?


Nick H
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Hi  

We've recently changed from a caravan to a motorhome and, being retired, we're now able to spend quite long periods travelling. We enjoy touring round Europe and are currently (May 2017) on a seven week trip to France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany (and maybe Slovenia).

We also like travelling round the UK and, having recently moved from Wales to Somerset, are exploring the southwest, bit by bit. 

We're enjoying the ease of driving and the swift set-up of the motorhome and changing our way of camping to visit more places via footwork and public transport. 


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Autosleeper Nuevo EK


Deb
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charlie
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68 years old

Atleyj
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63 years old

PETER JONES
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60 years old

applegate
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66 years old

vanroaming man
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65 years old
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10/10/16. I'm recently retired and am starting to make the transition from 2 to 3 week trips during holidays from work to 3 to 6 month trips.  Spent 3 months in Spain and Portugal in the Spring and enjoyed every minute. I am planning a 6 monther around Spain and France in the new year.  Will I come back?



Mick
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68 years old

andyk159
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Male
58 years old
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Recently took early retirement with intention to travel. Just completed 5 week tour on Northwest Coast 500 in Scotland. Looking forward to long trips abroad.
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Landrover Freelander2 pulling Swift Fairway 564.


Snosball
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65 years old
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John & Deb Norton rapidly approaching retirement,
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Bailey Orion 430/4


Dorset Diver
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Motorhomer with lots of experience but not much in Germany.  Looking forward to getting to know more of what seems to be a lovely country.


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Carthage Chic C-Line.


Pitters
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Alan Beasley
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65 years old
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A Swift Challenger 514 and a Skoda Superb Estate and it's taking us all over Europe


GERONA
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SPM
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Female
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We are new to Caravanning - we had a septuagenarian life crisis last year and bought the first caravan we viewed!  Fortunately all has worked out well and we love the caravan.  A knee op curtailed travel though we did manage about 6 weeks of use.  We'd like to venture abroad later this year and will be reading the blogs avidly to glean as much information as possible.  This is a great site.  Many thanks.



Bathonian
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Retired Management Accountant, Live in North West England. Married for 33 years. Two sons who have now left the family home.


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Been Camping or Caravanning for over 20 years. Previously used a Pennine Folding Camper for 16 years but now two sons have left home have recently upgraded to a Lunar Cosmos caravan towed with a Kia Sorento.Went over to Southern Ireland last year - very relaxing and friendly. Hoping to get down to Venice / Lake Como later this year via Germany. This will be the first long trip with the new van.


Mandy Abbott
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