Kate Taylor
Digital Content Manager

See other Blog articles filed in ‘Editor's Blog’ written by Kate Taylor
   
Sylvia Guy and her husband Don have been Practical Motorhome reader team members for many years; here they pass on their experience, coming up with an A to Z of just some of the fantastic destinations that they've visited in their 'van. (For the first part of this story, click here)

Sylvia Guy and her husband Don have been Practical Motorhome reader team members for many years; here they pass on their experience, coming up with an A to Z of just some of the fantastic destinations that they've visited in their 'van.

 

(For the first part of this story, click here)

J is for...

John O'Groats, Scotland

Lucca, Tuscany

Like many others before us our visit to John O'Groats was for the start of a charity ride to Land's End. In 2008 Don did the journey on his 1938 Rudge Ulster motorcycle raising money for the NSPCC. Although our stay in John O'Groats was brief we did enjoy the magnificent views and the abundant bird and sea life. We hope we'll be returning later this year as Don has decided to do another charity ride, this time from Land's End to John O'Groats and so we'll have another opportunity to explore this part of the country.

 

K is for...

Konopiste Castle, Benesov, Czech Republic

General 2

We camped at Benesov so that we could take the train into the beautiful city of Prague. However, one afternoon we took a walk through the woods from the campsite and found Konopiste Castle, once owned by Archduke Franz Ferdinand (whose assassination led to the start of World War 1). It is a lovely gleaming white building with red tiled turrets,  set in acres of woodland, but we remember it more for the rather grotesque contents. The Archduke was a fanatical hunter and the castle's interior walls are lined with hundreds of hunting trophies: the heads of the animals he shot, each one mounted and dated.

 

L is for...

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

General 3

Described as 'the most graceful of Tuscany's provincial capitals' this lovely walled city is also the birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini. When Don and I visited, the city was celebrating the 150th anniversary of the composer and it seemed that wherever we walked the air was filled with the sound of his wonderful music. There is plenty to see here from the Torre Giuingi, a tower topped rather bizarrely by an oak tree, to the Piazza Anfiteatro. Built on the foundations of a Roman amphitheatre, this is a delightful circle of medieval buildings, which now house interesting little shops and open-air restaurants.

 

To read more of Sylvia Guy's articles click here

Part one

Part two

Part three

Part four

Part five

Part six

Part seven

Part eight

Part nine

If you enjoyed the journey, please do share it with your friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Share with friends

Follow us on

Most recent motorhome reviews

The Practical Motorhome Chausson Flash 530 – 1 - You can get the 2017 Chausson Flash 530 on the Ford Transit (as tested) or on the Fiat Ducato (© Alf Alderson/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome 2017 Elddis Autoquest 195 review – 1 - The 2017 Elddis Autoquest 195 has a licence-friendly MTPLM of 3500kg (© Peter Baber/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome La Strada Regent L review – 1 - The German van converter with an Italian name is back in the UK after many years – and the Regent L is one of La Strada's flagship models (© Peter Baber/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Wingamm Micros-Plus review – 1 - The slick GRP bodyshell sits well with the Volkswagen T6 base vehicle – the Micros-Plus is priced from £62,000 OTR (© Andy Jenkinson/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Autocruise Select 184 review – 1 - The Autocruise Select 184 is priced from £39,885 OTR, however our test ’van had a price tag of £44,570 (© Phil Russell/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Hymer B-Class DynamicLine 588 review – 1 - This four-berth Hymer motorhome costs from £73,500 OTR, £85,128 as tested (© Nick Harding/Practical Motorhome)