Adventures in #Vanlife with Claire and Sam


Hi, we're Claire and Sam, a newly married couple who have decided that life is far too short to settle down and do what's expected. We live for, and truly love, a great adventure - so that's what we're planning to do.

Join us on our grand tour of the British Isles, Ireland and lots of mainland Europe, in our lovely new Swift Freestyle SE C205 motorhome. 


Follow us on Twitter or Facebook, watch our Youtube vids, or follow us on Instagram, we're excited to have you along for the trip!


Our latest video - 'Venice Sights, San Marino Heights - Inspirational, Incredible Italy'

Benvenuto in Italia! We've arrived in the stunning surrounds of one of the most amazing and awe-inspiring nations in Europe, the utterly beautiful country of Italy. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has cut short our time exploring the nation, but we've truly made the most of the little time we had, picking some of the most iconic sights we could truly savour.

After a stunning few weeks exploring Slovenia, we cross the border and follow the coast into Italy and onwards to the incredible nowhere-like-it-in-the-world city of Venice!


The romantic city of Venice is located in the Veneto region of Italy — one of the northernmost states. This ancient and historically important city was originally built on 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea, so instead or roads, Venice relies on a series of waterways and canals - there are boats everywhere!


One of the most famous areas of the city is the world-renowned Grand Canal thoroughfare, which was a major centre of the Renaissance, plus the unmistakable central square of Venice, called the Piazza San Marco, crammed full of a range of Byzantine mosaics, the Campanile bell and, of course, the stunning St. Mark’s Basilica. Sit back, relax and follow us on a walk around the city, exploring these stunning sights and even more.


Next up, we head south to... another country! Yep, San Marino actually is another country within the nation of Italy! Of Earth's 196 independent countries, San Marino is the fifth smallest and – to us – one of the most amazing. A sole survivor of Italy's once powerful city-state network, this landlocked micronation has clung on long after the kingdoms of Genoa and Venice folded. Its status as the world's oldest surviving sovereign state and its oldest republic (since AD 301) is undisputed, and it is chock full of history, famous places and fascinating spaces - here's hoping you enjoy your little visit just as much as we did!


It might be a very small, very short tour of two iconic and incredible locations (thanks Covid... bah!) but still, enjoy a little taste of Italy, and make sure you plan your trip once this Pandemic is all packed away and behind us!


*** This video was recorded in November 2020, before Italy's rise in Covid-19 cases and subsequent lockdown - all national regulations in place at time of filming were followed ***

Enjoy, and join us for our Next Stop... Everywhere!

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Our big adventure in 2019 & 2020




2021 - TBC

In the last 6 months of 2019, we'll be heading across the UK, taking in the sights and sounds of a nation we dearly love - England, Scotland, North Ireland, Ireland and Wales will all have the pleasure of our company - and we hope to show you some of the most beautiful sights on our epic adventure.

In 2020, we ventured across the channel for another epic adventure! From our 'coronavirus lockdown' and subsequent tour of Denmark, our journey took us along the baltic coast, around Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, down through Poland, through Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Italy and more.

In 2021, we hope to be on the road again, but it largely depends upon the outcome of Covid-19 and whatever comes from Brexit too. We're hoping on three months at least back on the road but for now... stay tuned!

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Our motorhome  is the fabulous Swift Freestyle SE C205, available exclusively from Lowdhams. We're excited to be associated with one of Britain's best and most-trusted motorhome and caravan suppliers - you can find a full tour of our van on our YouTube channel

Thanks to Dean and the team at Lowdhams

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