Trips & Adventures

The core of our blog. a documented account of our trips away.

The Gower

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

The Gower

In June we were able to spend a long weekend with our friends in The Gower, South Wales. The weekend had been long planned and, in total there was around 12 of us that ended up going. We were the only family that ventured out with a caravan; all our friends were pitched up in their tents. Some of our friends are hardened campers, others mere novices. But the camping mentality of help and share soon became the norm. Of course being friends anyway we tend to share everything. Gin, burgers and the occasional hug. As we were the only ones with a caravan we were sadly separated from the others....

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And breathe…

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 2 comments

And breathe…

Some of my favourite bloggers really do write from the heart. And its so lovely to see others point of view on the caravanning scene. Its interesting to hear other peoples motives and journey into caravan ownership. I asked a fellow Deb from the In Pursuit of a dream blog to write a guest blogger entry on their experiences of owning a caravan.   Here is Debs story : We are a northern couple, who for the last 10 years have been living down south in Hampshire.  Working for a big corporate company, promotion meant we upped sticks and moved from our native town of Bolton to rural Hampshire...

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North Devon

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

North Devon

May bank holiday saw us visit North Devon. We stayed at the Caravan Club Exebridge Lakeside club just outside of Dulverton. The site is simply stunning and we managed to get a space on one of the serviced pitches. The serviced pitches here are great. Providing you have a motor mover, the site allows you to “drive” the ‘van onto the pitch and take in some breath taking views of the exe valley. Access to the site is extremely straightforward. Straight off the M5, onto a couple of A roads and you are there. It simply couldn’t be easier. I could of course waffle on about how we set up, what we...

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Campervan Treks

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Featured, Reviews, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

Campervan Treks

Planning any holiday can be a time consuming process. The process is no different when you are camping or caravanning. The research into the site facilities, where the nearest town is or how close you are sited against attractions can be a daunting process. CamperVan Treks have created a package that allows you to take your existing caravan or motorhome on a guided tour of France and have all the stress of planning taken out for you. Today, I’m joined by Matt from CamperVan Treks who will tell us more about this package. Hi Matt, welcome. So very briefly explain what CamperVan Treks...

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Sandy Balls – Easter 2016

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

Sandy Balls – Easter 2016

We visited Sandy balls in the New Forest during Easter this year. It is almost exactly 12 months since our last visit here. Spending Easter away from the house is certainly a great way to unwind and with all the facilities that Sandy balls has to offer makes this a perfect spring time destination. Our trip down took longer this time, due in part to the volume of traffic and frequent breaks along the way. The trip took us 6 hours ! with mileage of only 66 miles door to door, you can see how slow it was. On arrival we were quickly shown to our pitch (In Four acres) we unpacked and set...

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The Cotswold Getaway

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

The Cotswold Getaway

The Cotswolds. Possibly our favourite part of the west country. And we are so lucky to have this on our doorstep. We decided back in 2015 that we really must make a trip back to the Cotswolds and stay over for a few days. We decided that Moreton-In-Marsh was a great location, far enough away from home to make it feel like a holiday but close enough and familiar enough that we knew where we wanted to visit. Initially we thought that February would be fairly quiet, but upon arrival, nothing could have been further from the truth. The fact was the site was 100% full on the first night meant...

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