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About Jacqueline Lambert
Jacqueline Lambert has long had a passion for travel and adventure. Always a bit of a tomboy, it was an accidental white water rafting trip down the Zambezi that really opened her eyes to the experiences that the world has to offer. The trip was not, as she expected, 'floating down the river looking at wildlife'.
Somewhere between the adrenaline of tackling Grade 5 rapids in crocodile-infested waters and the raw beauty of sleeping under the stars on the banks of the river, she determined that she was no longer content to live her life in thin slices. She also realised that experience was more important than owning STUFF.
Since then, she has travelled as much as time and budget would allow and has rafted major rivers on every continent except Antarctica. Before meeting her husband, Mark, she took a sabbatical from work. Although she was single at the time, she asked for - and was granted - 'maternity leave' to spend several months backpacking around Fiji, Australia and New Zealand!
A keen off piste skier and windsurfer, Jackie is a Team Rider for the UK's National Watersports Festival, to which she has contributed many articles and blogs about windsurfing. She is also the wordsmith behind her own dog-centric caravan travel blog, World Wide Walkies, which has been featured in the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Newsletter and Dog Friendly Magazine.
She and Mark were made redundant in 2016. In their mid 50s, they decided to give up work, rent out their house and travel full-time with five dogs; their four Cavapoos; Kai, Rosie, Ruby and Lani and a stray that they adopted in Transylvania whom they named Blade, the vampire slayer.
Photographs of the Author;
With Kai, her Cavapoo boy
Windsurfing (photo courtesy of Karen Bornhoft Photography)
Earning some 'serious down time' in Rapid no 18 'Oblivion' on the Zambezi
The Fab Four Cavapoos; Lani, Kai, Rosie and Ruby at Corvinilor Castle, Transylvania, Romania
Blade, The Vampire Slayer
Big Blue and Caravan Kismet crossing the Carpathians on the Transfagarasan
With Princess Ruby
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Romania Insider Awards Finalist*
Ever considered giving up work to escape into the wide, blue yonder?
Jackie and Mark Lambert did just that. They rented out their house and took off in a caravan with their four dogs. With windsurf boards strapped to their roof, they struck south for Spain and Portugal, but decided to turn left…
According to The Spectator, Romania is “Europe’s most overlooked holiday destination”.
According to everyone else, it was somewhere where they would be robbed, scammed, kidnapped by gypsies, eaten by bears or attacked by wild dogs and wolves – if they managed to avoid the floods and riots.
This is the story of how they towed their caravan through the largest untouched wilderness in Europe, crossing the Carpathian Mountains via one of the world’s most dangerous roads, guided by a satnav haunted by a revenge complex more pathological than Vlad the Impaler’s.
With a good few surprises on the way, Dogs ‘n’ Dracula is a tale of adventure, packed with history, humour and the exploration of lesser-known parts of one of Europe’s more obscure destinations.
Join our Adventure Caravanners as they really do ‘Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before!’
* Finalist in the Romania Insider Awards 2019 for ‘Most Effective Promotion of Romania Abroad.’
5* Reviews for Dogs ‘n’ Dracula:
- Inspirational and hilarious – I am completely hooked on Jackie’s tales… I had never thought about taking a caravan to Romania but we are eagerly planning our trip.
- Another great read – This is a fantastic, fabulously written series, 100% recommended.
- Romania is now very much in my sights – Brilliantly evokes the highs and lows of camping across Europe, whilst painting pictures of places unknown in such a vivid palette that they immediately become ‘must visit’ destinations.
- Another lovely tail – Once again, once started, difficult to put down.
“Laugh out loud funny & a great travel guide.” *
Have you ever thought of giving up work and heading off into the sunset with surf boards on your roof? If you answer 'Yes' – or you just like dogs, caravans or travel, this book is for you.
Year 1 – Fur Babies in France follows the true story of a couple who accidentally bought a caravan – and then decided to rent out the house, sell most of their possessions and tour Europe full-time with their four dogs, Cavapoos Kai, Rosie, Ruby and Lani.
It was a steep learning curve, involving many breakages and a near-death experience. Discover whether, with the application of humour, they find peace and tranquillity on the back roads of France – with a bit of windsurfing thrown in!
*More 5* Reviews for Fur Babies in France:
- What a joyful piece. Elegant, articulate and very funny! Love it.
- A nice light hearted read with a few useful tips thrown in.
- Great book, a lovely insight into how you can give up the daily grind and head off into the sunset.
- Fun Read! Very Informative! A well written, real, honest travel guide with lots of useful information.
“Highly recommended for dog lovers, ski enthusiasts & adventurous travellers!”
Jackie and Mark share a passion for planks. When they married, just thirty-seven weeks after they first met, their ambition was to spend a full season in the Alps.
Pups on Piste is the story of their first three months in Italy’s Monte Rosa, with their four dogs, Cavapoos (Cavalier / Poodle cross) Kai, Rosie, Ruby and Lani. A little-known resort tucked under the second highest peak in Western Europe, one ski magazine placed Monte Rosa in ‘The Top 5 Off Piste Destinations In The World.’
Once there, they get lost, stranded, conduct experiments on the edge of control and take a Back-Country Ski Course in which one instructor’s advice is, “Don’t miss the turn or you’ll go over a cliff.”
Join them in legendary powder, where you will learn a multitude of invaluable lessons about skiing, winter walkies, the revenge of the snow chains, surviving a Viking invasion and how to remove snow balls from the belly of a dog.
5* Reviews of Pups on Piste
- A Really Fun and Interesting Book…the author gives useful skiing tips. I would definitely recommend this book!
- The descriptions of Monte Rosa are outstanding, making the book a must-have Italian travel companion or a winter sports destination to add to the bucket list.
- A thoroughly good read by a very eloquent writer
- Excellent reference book! Jackie's story telling and informative approach has not only relieved me of some of my anxieties (about a planned trip) but really inspired me!
“An Inspirational Travelogue”*
Jackie and Mark Lambert gave up work, accidentally bought a caravan and decided to tour in her full time with their four Cavapoos, Kai, Rosie, Ruby and Lani.
In their second year, with some actual caravanning experience under their belts, they get a bit more adventurous and cross Germany, where they take Caravan Kismet rafting on the River Neckar.
They are evicted from Austria, but on a brief bark around Bohemia and the Balkans (the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Croatia), they discover a good few places that they reckon are definite GOBs - GET ONYER BUCKETLIST!
But lest they mislead you into thinking that Livin’ the Dream is all sunshine and rainbows, their return to the UK is blighted by a huge Fidose of Reality…
*More 5* Reviews for Dog on the Rhine:
- Absorbing – Makes you want to leap out of your armchair/bed/sofa etc and go see the world. I love these informative and funny books.
- An Inspirational Travelogue – I think it’s inspired me to do something similar. Lively and galvanic, with excellent reference material for armchair travelers wishing to convert to reality.
- Amusing and Informative – Entertaining, amusing and informative. Having a dog who comes caravanning with us there is so much we can relate to.
- It’s not so much what she says, but the way she says it – Jacqueline has a wonderful way with words that keeps me chuckling
Jackie and Mark Lambert did just that.
'Adventure Caravanning with Dogs' follows their travels across lesser-known parts of Europe with four fur babies in tow.
Will they succeed in their endeavour To Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before'?