Bob and Wendy Reeves
In 2010 when our children left home, we both quit our full time jobs, bought a motorhome and embarked on an adventure. Over the next three years we personally travelled over 30,000 miles through 30 countries. Since then we have clocked up a further 90,000 miles all across Europe.
Whilst travelling we were amazed by the rich variety of Europe. From the mountains, plains and rugged coastline of Southern Spain right the way up to the lunar landscape of the Arctic Circle. We have visited 30 capital cities and hundreds of towns and villages taking in all of Europe’s top tourist attractions. We’ve driven on Europe’s most interesting roads passing over the Alps and the Pyrenees, following coastal roads for hundreds of miles, crossing amazing structures like the Oresund and Millau bridges.
We've swam in lakes, rivers and seas. We have cycled beside rivers and canals and into large cities. We have walked through forests, along coastal paths and up mountains. We have encountered moose, reindeers, bison and bears. We even met Santa – in September! And we have met hundreds of people along the way – many of them motorhomers. We have become passionate about travelling and motorhoming in particular, and love sharing that with other people.
We have received excellent feedback from customers who have travelled with us already. Please see our Reviews page for customer comments.
We also act as travel consultants for Motorhome Monthly Magazine (MMM) and are regular travel contributors to Practical Motorhome Magazine (PMM).
Dave and Sue Bartholomew
Dave is a retired Army Major and Sue previously worked as a Retail Manager before becoming a carer for both adults and children with disabilities. Having been world-wide long-haul travellers as well as experienced motorhomers and caravanners for over 35 years, Dave and Sue have visited many countries and met some amazing people, making lots of friends along the way.
Having lived in Germany for 20 years, Dave and Sue know the way of life there very well. They have also driven the length and breadth of the country throughout that time. They have also been visiting Italy for over 20 years and are lovers of the culture and way of life.
Dave and Sue have a particular interest in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy and really enjoy the Alpine region.
Dave and Sue both thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and are looking forward very much to meeting many more as tour guides for Crossings.
Colin and Sue Davis
After being caravanners for over 30 years we bought our first motorhome in 2014 as we started our “retirement", the idea being to visit places we hadn’t been to before. Before deciding to retire early, Colin had worked as an IT and Telecoms Project Manager and Sue had been teaching children and adults for over 30 years.
Our first big trip in the motorhome was to tour Scotland. We’ve since toured Italy and Sweden as Crossings customers and have done numerous trips across England from Cornwall to the Cotswolds, the East Coast to the Peak District and many places in between.
We love the freedom of our motorhome, the opportunity to visit places we wouldn’t otherwise go to, and especially the ease of setting up on arrival at our destinations. We often wonder why we ever struggled with the complexities of caravanning – filling and emptying the water, awnings, levelling etc.
Now it’s just pull onto the pitch, plug in the electrics and kettle on (or open the wine)!
We’ve really enjoyed our tours with Crossings and are now looking forward to sharing our future trips as tour guides with other enthusiastic motorhomers.
Gary and Eleanor Macalister
Gary and Eleanor have become involved in motorhoming relatively late, but see it as a natural extension to what they have picked up from many years sailing in the West Coast of Scotland. Having participated in the Crossings Italy and Loire tours, it seemed the obvious choice to take the next step and become more fully involved!
Gary has spent the majority of his working life in the oil industry, latterly managing offshore platforms for a multi-national operator, but most recently – and currently - in his own company specialising in emergency management.
Eleanor initially trained and taught as a primary school teacher and latterly worked in what she describes as the spirit business! Outside of the family, her interests include Scottish Country Dancing and Rotary, where she is a District Chair.
Gary and Eleanor have four grandchildren who they try and see as often as possible.
They enjoy group holidays and both have organised and led quite a number over the years - mainly for friends. They have travelled extensively for both work and on a personal basis with the result that the range of countries visited is causing space issues in the passports! They look forward to future trips with Crossings and meeting lots of interesting people.
Ian and Linda Willox
We have been travelling in a motorhome for over twenty years and, although we have graduated from a small camper to our current larger motorhome, we still love travelling to new and faraway places and meeting like-minded people.
Ian spent the majority of his working life as a vehicle engineer and Linda was administration manager for a large bank, but now confines her number crunching to accounts work.
We have worked as tour 'reps' for a leading walking and cycling holiday company based in France. Since then we have spent a few years completing camp site reviews, primarily in France, for a well-known Europe camping guide. This meant that over time we travelled to many places that we might not have got to in the course of a normal holiday. Of course, we still managed to travel much further afield on our ‘proper’ holidays!
Our first tour with Crossings was as customers, and seemed like luxury to us having all the overnight stops booked and planned in advance as well as information on visits and places to stop on route. This seemed to us to be the perfect blend of an organised tour yet still retaining the freedom to find your own way each day. With this in mind we hope that, as the newest tour leaders, we will meet many more motorhome owners looking to spread their wings with a little help from us.