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My Van, My Castle

My Van, My Castle
 

Jackie Norman met her soul mate, sold her suburban home and swapped it for life on the road travelling round NZ in a campervan, despite never having any experience of the lifestyle before. Her aim was to swap a stressful life servicing a crippling mortgage with a more carefre... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869665340
Published 1 September 2019 by New Holland Publishers
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Norman, Jackie
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ISBN-13 9781869665340
ISBN-10 1869665341
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Publication Date 1 September 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Norman, Jackie
Category Travel & Holiday
Travel & Holiday Guides
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 1000766

Description of this Book

Jackie Norman met her soul mate, sold her suburban home and
swapped it for life on the road travelling round NZ in a campervan,
despite never having any experience of the lifestyle before. Her aim
was to swap a stressful life servicing a crippling mortgage with a more
carefree lifestyle, stripped back to essentials, living in the moment and
exploring New Zealand.
With no schedule and no real goals and after nearly two years on the
road Jackie and her husband Gareth have learnt a lot about the highs
and lows of a nomadic life. She writes with humour and insight about
their adventures on the road and the lessons they've learnt along the
way with anecdotes, tips, suggestions and favourite spots they've been
on their travels from the tip of the North Island to Bluff in the South. We
learn about the day-to-day reality and challenges of life on the road, top campsites, special spots,
how to cope with mozzies and the dreaded condensation, and what the traveller community is
really like.
An idyllic Utopia, or a modern day Hell?
Romantics....or unprepared novices?
Did anyone tell them about the Sandflies?
"The world is like a puddle, it doesn't look much on the surface, but it is so much deeper than you
think. Travelling New Zealand is just the same. It may look small on the map, but don't be fooled.

A million things can pop up along the way, a million more new places can be uncovered and ex-
plored, with every passing day. However long it takes, we'll do it at our own pace, taking our home

with us."
Share in this hilarious journey by journalist Jackie Norman as she and her husband embark on their
two year odyssey around New Zealand in their trusty campervan.

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Author's Bio

Jackie Norman is a freelance journalist who writes for a wide range of lifestyle magazines and has written a blog for 15 years. She is a regular contributor to Motorhomes, Caravans and Destinations magazine. She has a travel facebook page Riches have Wheels.

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