People ask us all the time what our favourite travel kit is. It's probably the most common question after "How do I plan a Motorhome trip?" and "How much does it cost?"
So, just for you, we've decided to put together some of our best resources, which have all been tried and tested after 12 months, 11 countries and 17,000 miles of motorhome adventures! We update this page whenever we find new kit which needs to be included, so check back regularly or sign up to our mailing list!
(Disclaimer: Yep, some of these are affiliate links, which means we get a small commission if you buy through them (instead of Google getting it.) We hand-pick EVERY item on this list, and we never promote anything we haven't used and love ourselves. If you enjoy what we do here, shopping through these links is a great way to keep us creating and sharing- thank you for your support!
They may not be essentials (we'll get to that!) but we believe these things really enhance our adventures and could do the same for yours!
I know, I know- it's NOT an essential and you have to be very careful where and how you fly it, but we LOVE our drone. Seriously, it makes getting photos of your van in amazing locations so much easier.
A new addition to our life but I love it already! Stargazing is one of my favourite things, so now we carry a portable telescope with us in the motorhome. Such an awesome idea- it folds up into a backpack!
This is a godsend at the end of a long day, especially with a trailer. So easy to install and use- we're big fans.
ESSENTIAL for Mr WB's job (and harmony with the teenager!) We need to be able to charge all things electronic as we travel and also if we wild camp for a few days. This has never let us down.
We've only used this a handful of times but it's been consistently reliable.
Take a look: Clarke 1.2kw Generator, Amazon
So many people love our kettle- and so do we! Yes, it's a little more pricey than others on the market, but we're using one which has lasted us 8 years and counting so far! It's a great investment- especially if you're like us and use it hourly!!
Take a look: Le Creuset whistling kettle, Amazon
We've only had this for a few months, but I am completely in love. Perfectly fine for two adults, but even more comfy for one curled up in the sunshine with a good book and a glass of wine. #justsaying
Take a look: Twin Folding Chair, Amazon
We use and love the EE dongle. Unless we're wild camping in the middle of Austria or up a mountain in Switzerland, it has never let us down.
A necessity if you travel in winter or to cold places. A good one of these is like gold-dust. I'll admit, when you compare it to a 'normal' hairdryer, it's nowhere near as good. But I've now tried several and this is the best we've found so far!!
We love writing a logbook for our boat- and a motorhome is no different. We fill ours with funny events, silly songs we sing, people we meet... and it's an amazing reference to look back on every few months and remember the little things we've forgotten.
Wandering Bird now has it's very own range of T-shirts! Whoop. Available for men and women in a wide range of colours, styles and sizes, we love the design and the great quality of the shirt. (Prices from £14.99)
We don't ride at crazy speeds- we prefer to enjoy the scenery and places we're riding through. But we DO ride in countries where the drivers are a little... more creative about road laws... than others. Trusting in your gear is essential. Here are some of our favourites:
This trailer is AWESOME. Seriously, it's been with us since BEFORE we got our first motorhome and it's done every mile we've travelled. It collapses down so you can store it in a shed or put it in your car boot if you don't need it, and it's more than capable of carrying half a tonne of motorbikes around the world. We are not kind to either our motorhome or out bikes, and this trailer has been down some roads which can barely be described as roads. If you want an adventure trailer, this is what we recommend. (Not even an affiliate link- we just love it!)
Take a look: Motolug
I LOVE my Shoei GT-air, mainly because of the drop down sun visor in these. It makes it sooooo convenient when you ride around a corner and suddenly the sun is in your eyes. We're also a big fan of Arais, but now my Shoei has been custom painted I won't be changing it for a while!! Mr WB recently got a Schuberth Adventure, which has a flip-up front. I think he looks a little like a hippo, but he says it super comfortable.
We love chatting as we ride. It makes the whole thing much more fun as we share the experience together. If Jade joins us she likes to listen to her music, so Mr WB and I happily chat away about all sorts of random rubbish. We got these Sena intercoms because they fit into both my Shoei and Mr WB's Schuberth without any problem (you need to buy the correct kit for each helmet). You can't feel them at all when they're in, they last for hours and they're very clear. I'd like to improve the range- it's only about a quarter mile at most, so if someone gets stuck at a junction you might lose signal, but otherwise they're a great bit of kit.
Take a look: Sena 10U motorcycle intercom, Amazon
This blog started in 2017 as an online diary of our adventures for our friends and family. We were AMAZED when other people started tuning in to our videos on YouTube or commenting on our posts- it's still an amazing feeling to know we are helping other people have their own adventures.
Since then, we've changed the focus a little- less of our diary (although that's still there) and more answering questions we are asked by our lovely readers (that's YOU by the way!) As the blog grows, so do the commitments in both time and money. Many of you have asked how you can contribute a little something to help keep it going and say 'Thank You' if we've helped you out at all- and we are extremely grateful for the thought and support.
If you want to, here are some of the ways you can help us out - many of them don't cost you a penny!
Share our posts - If you like something and found it useful, sharing it is the Ultimate thank you. It makes all those hours spent writing, researching and editing worth it. You can share our posts, emails, videos on pretty much any social platform you like.
Comments - we LOVE to hear what you think. Sometimes it can feel like you're sending out your stuff into cyberspace and no-one is reading. It can be so motivating to read a lovely comment - especially when we're having a tough day.
This is a great way to give us some actual money- without it costing you a penny. All you need to do is click on ANY of our Amazon links- even if you don't want the product. This opens up an Amazon window and you can do your shopping as normal. Amazon gives us a small commission for sending you their way- win win!
We love our t-shirts and we hope you do too. Feel free to buy as many as you like- they come in a range of colours! 🙂 Link is HERE if you need it.
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