About Us

We are Becky and Paul Howard, a couple in our forties fifties (how did that happen??) from Devon who, in 2017, decided to take some time out to do some extended travelling in our Motorhome ‘Bertie’.

The opportunity came at a perfect time for us. I was made redundant, Paul’s son Aaron had left home, and we had paid our Mortgage off.

So we rented out our house and set off in May 2017 to travel in quite a random fashion around Europe. In 2019 the full time adventure ended and we went back to work with the intention of saving enough to do it again.

Now it’s 2023 and we are back on the road trying to take the longest way home.

We quickly found that we preferred to travel slowly through mountainous regions. So we spent extended periods of time in the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Appenines. Visiting cities has definitely featured in our travels but it is something we have to be in the right mood for, whereas we are always in the right mood to enjoy the mountains. On foot, on skis or by mountain bike.

We have used this blog to keep in touch with friends and family as we travel, and now that we’re back on our travels we will be regularly posting accounts of our adventures.

If you happen to be a complete stranger who has tripped over our blog then welcome. We hope you all enjoy reading about our travels.