Home is still the best place to be. And this year, too, people are taking it with them on their travels – in their motorhome. The advantages are obvious: in a motorhome, the traveller decides where they stay and for how long.
The Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular natural viewpoints in Europe, a cliff formation situated about 1100 metres above sea level.
Once again I find myself in Isny im Allgäu. a very attractive town in southern Germany where history still lives in the form of its sixteenth century housing and partially surviving city walls which date to the fifteenth century. Two of the former four gate towers also have survived.
West from Romney Marsh and you ease inland into genteel landscapes, of rolling hills and wooded valleys, orchards and vineyards.
The sky is showing a pre-dawn flush as New Zealand's northernmost campsite at Tapotupotu Bay shivers under a mist blanket, but people are already on the move. Like turtles from the sea, we're headed to Te Rerenga Wairua – Cape Reinga.
This week finds me still in Lindau at the eastern end of Lake Constance close to the point where the borders of Switzerland, Austria and Germany meet. Lindau is an old trading port with many 500 year old houses and historical features.