Who are we?
Hello! We are Karla and Stephen, a young couple from Dorset, UK. We met at school and have been putting up with each other since we were 14 (I know, I deserve a medal!).
But we are not your average couple. I have a genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) which means that all of my muscles are weak and I need an electric wheelchair to get around, you may think this holds us back but we’ve never allowed my disability to stop us doing what we want to do, we might just simply have to do things in a slightly different way.
Both Stephen and I have always been adventurous and love being outdoors, spending most of our free time going for scenic walks/rolls and exploring new places.
So when he suggested we get a caravan I thought it was a great idea. He had caravanned with his family as a child so it wasn’t too much of a drop into the ocean and we had a basic understanding of what it entailed. The caravanning lifestyle appealed to us in many ways, not only does it give you great spontaneity and freedom to explore the whole of Europe but it would eliminate the hassle of finding wheelchair accessible accommodation- because we’ll be towing our very own “hotel-on-wheels” behind us everywhere we go.
Why did we decide to blog about it?
Firstly, it’s a great way to keep all of your adventures in one place, like a virtual scrapbook that we can look back on in years to come.
Secondly, it’s a great way to share our experiences and any challenges we face.
And thirdly, our main inspiration for caravanning has come from years of reading blogs/watching vlogs from other caravanners. So if we can inspire even one person to get out and make the most of every day, then we’ll be doing something amazing.
Now I think that concludes our first ever blog post, thank you for reading! I’m sure you’ll hear from us again very soon.