Thinking of taking your first trip to France?
The thought of that first trip really away from home can be a bit daunting. The considerations of the right ferry crossing, a different currency, driving on the other side of the road, a different language and of course, where to actually go can be either worrying or add to the overall excitement!
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If you are already aware of the network of Aires de Service in France this article won't tell you much you don't already know. However, for those who don't know about them or have yet to use them. Prepare to slash the cost of your holidays in France!Aires are a network of, literally, hundreds of stopping places (mostly for overnight stops) specifically designed for motorhomes, or 'camping-cars' as the French call them. Generally no camping or caravans are allowed.
One of the great things about travelling in a motorhome is that you tend to be much more aware of the environment around you and as such you get to see more sunsets, mainly because you're not usually shut up indoors! A great opportunity for some photography too...
Just a few from travels so far this year.
Fancy a free DIY tracker?
If you’ve been in the mobile phone world long enough, you might well have an old smartphone sitting around in a drawer gathering dust. It might be in good condition or it might have a big crack or smashed glass front that you can’t be bothered to repair - for this purpose it doesn't matter.
In my case I've put that old phone to good use by creating a vehicle GPS tracking system and it cost nothing!
No matter what condition your old phone is in so long as its still basically useable it'll do.
I use an app called Alfred Camera,again use an old phone,but wifi connection required,I use the van wifi,with this app you can view the camera from old phone which is tucked away in the van,to view from your smart phone when out and about,as an extra security measure.You can remotely switch camera v......
Just trying out the new tracker whilst shopping in a supermarket.
The markers on the image show where I am in the shop and the other marker, 'Eee Vee' (the name I gave the icon based on the van's registration), is sat in the car park.
There are other useful features on the app like the battery lev......