Road Trip Recipes - Food - Drink

What can I cook in this tiny kitchen?  This was a question we asked ourselves often when we were first getting used to motorhome life.  Fast forward a couple of years and we have some quick, easy and most importantly tasty road tip recipes up our sleeves.  We love to eat and love to cook but when you’re in a small space with limited facilities you have to be practical and organised.  But … that doesn’t mean meals have to be boring.   While on a long trip we don’t have the budget to eat out all the time but still want to eat like the locals.  We enjoy scouring the food markets and artisan shops for ingredients and ideas, taking them back and cooking something delicious.  In the following recipes you’ll find some handy shortcuts, useful tips and flavoursome plates of food you can enjoy in your motorhome, campervan, caravan or wherever you are.  There’s minimal washing up, minimal hassle but maximum taste.

Discovering the regional food and drink of the countries we visit is a particularly pleasurable endeavour and one we enjoy on a regular basis.  So much so that we started our own little weekly traditions of #CheeseTuesday and #MondayBunday!

We’ll be adding details of these and our road trip recipes soon but in the meantime here are our most ‘foodie’ related posts to chew over!

Vancakes – Quick, easy, delicious road trip recipes

It's Pancake Day, or rather Vancake Day!  And what a perfect meal they make while you're on the road.  Tasty, simple and utterly delicious, our road trip recipes are inspired by flavours and ingredients we came across on our European tour. First up is our Italian inspired duo.  A tasty savoury followed by a mouthwatering [...]

The Biggest Wine Festival in the World – Bad Dürkheim

The beginning of the Deutsche Weinstrasse (or German Wine Route) begins at the spa town of Bad Dürkheim in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Western Germany.  While we weren't intending on following the wine route, we did want to visit the town for a very good reason.  It was a stroke of luck that we just [...]

Port wine cheese and fun – Porto

Ever since we watched the Timothy West & Prunella Scales trip down the Rio Douro (River of Gold) we have had Porto and the Douro Valley both UNESCO World Heritage sites in our sights, so were really looking forward to this part of our trip. What’s more finding parking free along the river front on [...]

Hamming it up in the 2nd Highest Village in Spain

Already on a high after our walk in Monachil we decided to go even higher - to the 2nd highest village in Spain! At 1,486m above sea level Trevelez nestles in a gorge at the foot of Mount Mulhacen and as you approach it looks like a little white cluster surrounded by green and as [...]

Captivating Cadiz and an excuse to buy cheese!

It was late afternoon by the time we reached our parking spot for visiting Cadiz town.  After a bit of online searching we found some good reviews for motorhome parking with services on the seafront at Cortadura. It was right by the seafront and we again enjoyed a beautiful sunset. It was by a busy [...]

A perfect ending to 2018 and a French feast!

An amazing year for us finished last night with the perfect ending and a fabulous French feast. We had arranged to spend New Year's Eve in the Dordogne with my brother and his wife before continuing our motorhome journey South. We were consequently all invited to my sister-in-law's sister's house instead to enjoy a meal [...]

Liege Christmas Market

Heading straight from Aachen Buzz Laika took us to the Liege Christmas market next, where we decided to park on the outskirts and get a bus into the city centre. We had read there was a park & ride at Rue du Gosson in Jemeppe, Seraing and there was plenty of parking just along the [...]

A Merveilleux Time in Lille

It's December, it's cold and we're in Northern France. We could almost smell the waft of mulled wine in the air and we were lured to Lille for our first ever visit to a European Christmas market. We were ready to get into the Christmas spirit and get our hands around a mug or two [...]

Salty tales in Aigues-Mortes

Aigues-Mortes (dead water) is a small inland port situated in the southern Camargue famous for its vast salt marshes stretching over 14,000 hectares producing over 500,000 tons of salt a year. Salt production has been going on here since before Roman times and is still very important to the area. The current city is in [...]


Having decided to stay at a canal side aire in Bellegarde we headed into Nimes early to try and park on the outskirts of the city and walk in.  As it happened we were able to park easily for free on the road just outside the city centre a 10 minute walk from the station [...]