The VW Combi summer trip

We have just come back from holiday and it was one of the best ever! There was no internet and no TV and lots of books and adventures. It is such a treat to get out of the big city and out into nature and have some time to roam…

I will share our adventures in the next few days but I wanted to give you a sneak peek of our trip of one of the things we did: we rented a VW combi from the ’70s for a week! We named it Orangina and it was simply so much fun. The camper had a bed in the roof you could open so the girls slept upstairs, I slept downstairs and we were free to roam and park up for the night where we wanted. The freedom was incredible! We mostly spent our time in the Dordogne, which is the perfect place for this type of holiday. The camper does not go very fast, so it is worth being in an area where there are a lot of things close to each other. It is such a cool feeling driving around in such an old car, you get used to the slow rhythm pretty quickly and other drivers wave and honk their horns!

I rented the van from a company called WeDubYou and it came totally stocked with everything we could have needed and I absolutely recommend them!

– Emilie

PS Important tip, if you ever want to go on a roadtrip in a VW combi, bring as little as you can, a pair of shorts and a couple of T-shirts for everyone is more than enough!


Comments (12)

September 3, 2013

bravo! your IG stream was very inspiring and I already found somewhere to rent one of these super vans near me. brilliant idea and thanks so much for sharing.

Esther in Amsterdam
September 3, 2013

I’m not sure who loved the VW more — the kids or the grown-ups!! That was SO much fun! xxx

September 3, 2013

It was, wasn’t it? So fun that you and the family got to enjoy the combi too!

Esther in Amsterdam
September 4, 2013

Really nice! Let’s each rent one next year!!! x

September 3, 2013

Wow, what an amazing trip! Loved it, I might copy you 😉

September 3, 2013

Oh my this looks so much fun! I can’t wait for the next post on the trip!

Courtney in London
September 3, 2013

I definitely want to do this! (You know my love of VW vans!!!)
What a great way to travel with kids – i love the flexibility of where to stay, when to stop, etc.

September 3, 2013

Just looking at the pictures made me long for the road! This sounds absolutely terrific and the most of all – what a freedom! Can’t wait to read more! Hurry up and post! 😉

September 3, 2013

I think I would be a little bit afraid, specially at night. Didi you park in a camping for the nights or just wherever? Is this an issue at all? But I agree, how wonderfully free you must have felt and the kids as well, wow!

September 5, 2013

loooove it! will definitely make plans to do it..3 children fit in it?? cant wait to read more! ps: will you be at maison et objet? i’ll be there tomorrow for the day only in case we can meet you’ll tell me more about the VW!

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