Campervan Culture


screengrab of campervanculture.com


One website that keeps popping up on my radar is Campervanculture.com. It’s mainly about T25/ T3/ Vanagon Syncros, but campervan owners (or aspiring campervan owners) of all persuasions will appreciate the stories and particularly the wonderful videos – someone give these guys their own TV show! I’ve particularly been enjoying the tales of wild camping – something we haven’t yet done in Rocky, but I did plenty of in my old panel van, as a single hippy in the late 90’s. As Jed and family show, it’s perfectly possible to find great places to wild camp, both in UK and Europe.

I’m also looking forward to reading about the planned Africa trip at the end of 2013.

Campervan culture Facebook page

campervanculture.com website

Drive Nacho Drive!

Nacho T25 parked up on a riverbed near Uspallata

I found this travel blog about a couple from Freemantle, US travelling the world in their Vanagon (T3/T25 to us europeans):-

At the end of 2011 we quit our jobs and set off in our 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon, “Nacho”. Our plan? To circumnavigate the globe, slowly, while discovering culture, food, recreation, and emergency roadside Volkswagen maintenance. We are Brad and Sheena. Just wingin’ it.

It’s addictive reading – I read the whole thing in one evening, spanning back to the preparation of their westfalia camper – some amazing pictures of the custom interior they did:-


Nacho custom interior


There’s also plenty of mechanical posts – one story that made me laugh/cringe was the story of how after leaving their bus outside a garage in Susacon, Columbia, they came back to find the transmission removed and a confused mechanic with a pair of vice grips ready to dismantle anything else he could get his hands on. They had only asked to borrow a Jack!

Drive Nacho Drive

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