36 hours in the beautiful Grenoble, France

Spending 3 weeks in Montpellier definitely had us in a good routine, so the thought of vanlife again was sort of daunting to be honest. We got used to the easy access to a shower, a toilet, a washing machine and most importantly…a bed that we could stretch out in. Our mission was to get…

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Fitting in with the local way of life in Montpellier

Back to the south of France we go. Leaving Barcelona completely satisfied with Spain, we found ourselves driving back towards the south of France, this time, to Montpellier. Staying with our homie Ben Botica, we got out of the van for the first time in over a month. How good does a bed feel you…

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What not to miss in Barcelona

My favourite big city to date and I can assure you, it’ll be one of yours too. With such a wide variety of things to do, from incredible architecture to food, nightlife and beaches, Barcelona will leave you feeling satisfied, feeling inspired and feeling magical. I’ve been lucky enough to visit the city twice now and going…

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Watching the Quicksilver pro

After being in Madrid for three days (check the blog here) our time schedule suggested it was time to move on. We headed for water, more so the french west coast and Hossegor, to catch the French leg of the surfing championship tour, the Quicksilver pro. Interested in everything surfing, it soon became a dream of…

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A guide to Biarritz

6am we pack up and head back towards the west coast. Bryn can’t even go 3 days without a surf, the beauty of van life though right? We’re headed for Biarritz, a 5 hour drive from Madrid, over the border and into France. With our fav playlist cranking tunes on the speaker (The American Pie…

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The city of Madrid

After three AMAZING weeks cruising down the coast of Spain and Portugal, we started looking at the map to figure out a way to get back up to France. The Quicksilver Pro has kicked off in Hossegor, just up the coast from San Sebastian and Bryn being, well, surf crazy, had his mind set on…

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Our short trip along the Algarve coast, Portugal

As I day dream my way through writing this blog, it takes me back to that time at school in 5th form english class. Mr Nola, trying to describe to 32 unwilling students what an adjective is and how they should be used in an essay about Shawshank Redemption. Somehow, his wise words made its…

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Our top 10 spots to surf in Portugal

110 clicks down the highway and we were off. Cruising in Cassie like we always do, head out the window getting some maori air con and everything looking good. Just left the Spanish coast and headed for Porto. The second largest city of Portugal and ready for some Portuguese waves. Check out Leahs blog on…

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A day in Porto, Portugal

We’re crossing the border into Portugal and I’m thinking…shit I dont actually know a whole lot about this country. Where should we go? How do you say thankyou? Is the language that much different to Spain? Are the people nice? Thoughts were running through my head as I looked at the map and tried to…

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