We left England in September 2018 in a campervan. Pictured: our route.
We'd spent the whole summer turning a roadworkers Transit van into a campervan suitable for winter travel and it was important to insulate it well.
Our original destination was Georgia and Turkey, but we ended up visiting Northern part of Iraq also. It ended up being a journey of 20 000 km by the time we got back home.
It was, in hindsight, one of the best decisions we've made! Having spent some time insulating the van properly, it was possibe to sleep in -23, as we learned in Eastern Turkey. Most nights were considerable warmer than that so even without the heater it was reasonably comfortable. A gas stove
Being able to drive through remotest villages, away from big cities and park up and sleep anywhere for free was a great way to save on costs and explore at our own pace.
We were on the road from September to late March and these are some of the places we saw: