Travel Tales

Challaborough Caravan Site, caravan holidays

Essential guide for booking Caravan Holidays UK

An essential guide for what to look for in a site and a caravan, how to bag one on a budget and booking lessons learned. 2021 brings you palm trees and cocktail bars by the sea. Staycations can look more tropical than you’d imagine!

Yurt, gifts for campers

20 gift ideas for campers

Wondering what to buy someone who loves travel but can’t at the moment? Here are some gift ideas for campers and travellers that they can look forward to using next summer.

After a lifetime of camping, these are our most treasured finds that we no longer travel without – our essential non-essentials.

Moroccan Market, Morocco photography

Morocco photography

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Capturing the crazy colours of Kasbah with its waist coated monkeys, uninvited snake necklaces and abandoned donkey hooves. Snaps of sunflower festooned rafts, waterfalls in the Atlas mountains and camel caravans.

Moroccan lamps, Morocco with kids

7 top tips Morocco with kids – rockin’ the Kasbah

Becoming lost in time and space in the crazy Kasbah with its waist coated monkeys, uninvited snake necklaces and abandoned donkey hooves. Embark on sunflower festooned rafts to the foot of waterfalls in the Atlas mountains and join a camel caravan, disguised as a Bedouin..

Portugal pictures

Portugal holidays in pictures

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The best and brightest photos from Portugal furnace hot beaches, eat-you-up waves, unexpected medieval camels and castles in the sky.

25 Budget travel UK top tips

Using these budget travel top tips I have found free flights to Jamaica, 2-centre holidays for the price of 1, free entry to Legoland, the Tower of London, Matilda the musical and can get 3 of us from Bristol to London by train for £19. You may already know all this but, if not, here’s how.

Dubai skyline, 10 things to do in Dubai with kids

10 things to do in Dubai with kids

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Flowers, water and snow in the desert – there are more things to do in Dubai with kids than you may think. check out these top 10 activities from a local expert.

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives gallery

St Ives Gallery

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St Ives gallery – favourite photos of the many fabulous beaches fronting St Ives: Porthmeor, Porth Gwidden, Porthminster and Harbour Beach (and I’ve thrown in Porthcurno, which is a drive away but too beautiful not to).

Las vegas sign, roadtrip USA

Roadtrip USA – Vegas or/and bust!

Having a wedding anniversary to celebrate – it has been deemed necessary to revisit the scene of the crime (a Vegas wedding chapel) 20 years on, in 2020. Destiny is calling. Throw in NYC and a 2 week roadtrip USA, for a trip to end all trips – this time with the kids.

Top of the rock, Best non touristy things to do in NyC

Top 10 Best non touristy things to do in NYC

Looking for the best non touristy things to do in NYC? Then look no further than these top tips for cheaper and less crowded New York City alternatives from a real New Yorker. For a local expert guide to NYC’s best bagels, rooftop bars, skyline views, beaches, delis and diners with singing waiters, read on…

Kynance Cove, Cornwall

10 best beaches in UK

Discover the best beaches in UK – aquatic sea tractors, causeways, cliff stairs to open air theatres and dunes too big to play hide and seek in.

Paddle boarding on Cameron Lake, Best things to do in Parksville

Top 10 great things to do in Parksville

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Beach boardwalks, crystal lakes, horse riding with bears, local markets and summer fairs. Some of the top 10 things to do in Parksville.

Boy throwing stones into lake, Canada pictures

Best Canada pictures

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The most arresting photos of Canadian glacial hikes, icy rivers and turquoise lakes from our family Canadian road trip adventure with (bear) bells on.

Photos for sale at Adobe

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The ultimate collections from my galleries of photos for sale and download from my world travels.

Place de la Concorde, Paris, Family Road trip

Family trip to Europe itinerary: Fair(s and) Cities -Paris, Disney, Brussels, Duinrell and Amsterdam

Disneyland in a day, Paris for breakfast, Brussels for lunch and then Holland for tea.
Found fire breathing Disney dragons, drank wasps by the Seine, dined under centuries old gold leather wallpaper and Rembrandts in Amsterdam before being drenched by surely the world’s wettest spectator log flume in Duinrell in the Dutch woods in this 10 day family funfair roadtrip.

top 10 YHAs

Top 10 YHAs -best in Britain

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From Grade 1 listed 800 year old castles to former life boat stations – try something a bit different with a YHA.

Gypsy caravan in the Wye Valley

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How to fit 4 into a turn of the Century Showman’s gypsy caravan in the Wye using fairylights for an August Bank Holiday weekend.

Volcanic pools at Geysir, Iceland pictures

Best Iceland pictures

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Classic Iceland pictures – brought to you from milky blue lagoons, inside glaciers and black baby puffin-strewn volcanic beaches.

Kitay Gorod, Moscow, Russia pictures

Russia pictures

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Moscow winter wonderland in Pictures – golden onion domes, fabulous cathedrals, icy rivers, scarlet fortresses in Red Square, a snow covered Kremlin and neon back-lit ice skating at Gorky Park.

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