Oceans Apart: Travel Writer Gabriella Le Breton Takes Month-Long Snowy Skiing Vacation in VW California Ocean.

Added: 06 February 2017

It must be hard being a travel writer; all those holidays, all those new experiences. Still it seems when Gabriella Le Breton, travel wordsmith for The Telegraph, took to the Alps this past January, she had to get used to doing without a few home comforts – but her reward was an amazing skiing trip across a wide range of resorts, facilitated by none other than a Volkswagen California Ocean!

Your Personal Holiday Hotel

Yes the California Ocean camper was Le Breton and her husband Ed’s choice of transport and of hotel for the 27-day duration. And although “rummaging around in bags each morning” and “getting dressed to battle through snow and sub-zero temperatures” just to visit the toilet in the night were a staple, so too was the “trusty camper” with its endless freedom, spacious and inventive interior, and toasty upstairs bedroom, even in the midst of painful-sounding -10 degree C Alps nights!


Image: @gabriellalebreton on Instagram

Camper Comforts

Le Breton describes the California Ocean’s diesel heater as “very effective”, referring to how warm they kept in the tent-like material that makes for the walls in the upper extension of the van. Meanwhile of course getting to see a huge range of sites as and when she liked was a decided advantage of holidaying in the campervan, affording the couple ample opportunity to visit friends and see the slopes of Chamonix in France, Zermatt in Switzerland, Cervinia in Italy and many more.

Ultimate Travel Spontaneity

“Looking back on our adventure, I wouldn’t hesitate to embark on another ski road trip with Aksel. [the name of the Volkswagen California Ocean]” Le Breton writes in her article, going on to say, “Travelling in a campervan gives the freedom to go where you wish, when you wish. It is the ultimate expression of travel spontaneity…”

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