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Steven is a Traveler, Motorhomer, and Web Designer.

Linderhof Palace

After visiting Neuschwanstein Castle we headed for Grobweil but realised that another of King Ludwig II's palace's was on the way. Linderhof Palace is the smallest of his three palaces with many features based on the french palace of Versailles, it is evident that the palace of the French "Sun King" Louis XIV was its inspiration. The staircase, [...]

By | August 21st, 2015|Categories: Germany|0 Comments

Neuschwanstein Castle

Yesterday we arrived at Bad Waldsee Stellplatz. This is based outside of a large camp site. Steven used the wifi for a little work and Jane used the launderette to catch up on our washing. But the highlight of this stop over is the nearby Neuschwanstein Castle. This is probably the best "Fairy tale" German castle we [...]

By | August 21st, 2015|Categories: Germany, Romantic Road|1 Comment

Saving your valuable data allowance

When we are away on using wifi the amount of data used is inconsequential. But if you are using a mobile data card you will have probably purchased a set allowance to be consumed over a set period of days or months. How to keep your data usage to a minimum? Turn off the automatic Windows [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|Categories: Internet & Voice|1 Comment

Eberbach & Heidelberg

On Friday 7th August we drove further east to Eberbach. The journey was beautiful driving along the Neckar River. We decided to stop in this area for a few nights and found a free stellplatz close to the open-air swimming pool. After such a very very hot day a swim in the cool pool was very welcome. The [...]

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: Germany|0 Comments

12v Battery Voltages

What should your battery voltage read? Sometimes I just find these things and make a blog post for my own reference! But also know if its of interest to me then it will be of interest to others. We recently fitted a new leisure battery to our van. The old one was over 6 years old [...]

By | July 10th, 2015|Categories: Motorhome Maintenance|0 Comments

Internet access on the move

I run an internet business so daily internet access whilst travelling is vital. There are numerous ways to find internet access: Wifi on campsites - sometimes free (we like free!). Some camp sites charge an extra fee for wifi on a daily or weekly basis. And some are free. Because wifi access is crucial (and I'm [...]

By | July 7th, 2015|Categories: Internet & Voice|5 Comments

Mobile Data Speeds

Ever wondered what those data speed symbols mean on your mobile or mifi device? Getting a fast and reliable internet connection is crucial when working away from home. Typically the stronger the signal the faster and more reliable connection you should expect. 4G/LTE speeds are not available in all areas. All speeds are dependent upon signal [...]

By | July 7th, 2015|Categories: Internet & Voice|0 Comments

Motorhome Translations

Even if we don't speak the language, most of the time we can make ourselves understood... pointing, hand actions, noises, etc. But sometimes you just need the right words. Using Google Sheets (an online version of a spreadsheet program similar to Excel) I found a way to translate English phrases into multiple languages in one go. [...]

By | May 27th, 2015|Categories: Miscellaneous Motorhome Stuff|0 Comments

Dometic fridge not working on gas

The following is for my Dometic (early models may be branded Electrolux) C40/110 RM4401 3 way motorhome fridge fitted in our van in 1998 but will be relevant to many other earlier and later fridges. Important: If you are not confident working with electrics and gas piping/burners then please seek the help of a gas registered [...]

By | May 23rd, 2015|Categories: Motorhome Maintenance|1 Comment

Not so cold fridge!!!

When we were touring Spain in September 2014 we encountered some very hot weather. Apart from keeping cool, we found that the fridge was not working very well in 30+°C. A quick bit of research showed that in this kind of heat the heat extractor fins on the back of the fridge just cannot get the [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|Categories: Motorhome Maintenance|0 Comments

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