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Blog posts from June 2012

  1. Now this is budget - sites that won't break the bank

    June 29, 2012
    by | guides

    Getting money for a tent pitchAs you’ll know if you’ve ever had one of those rows with your other half, ‘budget’ means different stuff to different folk. To some, it’s knowing their money down to the last penny, bringing a flask to work instead of buying a latte, and queuing overnight before ...

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  2. Busy on a budget - keep the kids happy when camping

    June 26, 2012
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    Not the way to entertain the kidsCamping and caravanning is easy to do on a budget, but add kids into the mix and it can be a bit trickier. You might be happy going on ten mile hikes, wandering around stately homes and sitting through a meal without fidgeting or flicking peas (mostly), but smaller people ...

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  3. Securely fastened - how to keep your caravan safe from theft

    June 25, 2012
    by | guides

    Not the time to lose your keyIt’s happened to all of us on holiday at some point. The tea-leaf strikes. Whether you lose the book you left by the pool while you nip to the loo (twice), a laptop or phone while staying in a hostel (thankfully never), your specially engraved silver hip flask your ...

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  4. Gimmicks and Gadgets - Our Camping Top Ten

    June 22, 2012
    by | guides

    Sure, we all love camping. The stocking up the caravan, the glamping, the cooking breakfast over the campfire…But, if we’re really honest, we have to admit that one of the very best things about camping is all the cool camping equpiment, gimmicks and gadgets you can bring along ...

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  5. Buying a motorhome: a beginner's guide

    June 19, 2012
    by | guides

    Peterbilt 387 Conversion 2009 Motorhome


    We are trying our absolute best in this blog post not to salivate over the Big Daddy of motorhomes, the £750,000 precisely-named Ultimate Class Teschner XLII Prevost XLII Series Bus, or the £250,000 Peterbilt 387 Conversion 2009 Motorhome, as doing so looks a bit weird and last time ...

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  6. Cottages and candlewick – Liz Jones on holidaying in the UK

    June 11, 2012
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    Holiday cottages - not for Liz JonesLiz Jones is at it again. Those of us who, over the years, have followed the life of the Daily Mail hack with horrified fascination are familiar with the drill. Dialling 999 because her kitten ‘had its head stuck in a hole’, saying that her border collie is ‘cleaner than ...

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  7. 'It's not me, it's you' - a warden reflects

    June 8, 2012
    by | guides

    TNot a barbecue. (Photo by fritzmb@flickr)he long break is over! Cue sighs of relief from parents, from non-parents who can now get an ice cream from the van in the park without queuing…and from many campsite wardens.


    In our Camping Stereotypes blog, we covered the stereotype of the maniacal warden prowling about the ...

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  8. Of ponchos and tarps - your rainy camping checklist

    June 7, 2012
    by | guides | seasonal

    Pffft. What did we just say about socks?


    We’re obsessed with wet weather this week, as the dampness of the Jubilee celebrations winds down and as the rain beats relentlessly against the window. We’ve plenty of tips for rainy camping with kids, but if you want a more general guide or tips on what to bring ...

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  9. It's raining...kids? Top tips on camping with small people

    June 6, 2012
    by | guides | seasonal

    His parents probably don't read Pitchup.com...It is a fact universally acknowledged that it occasionally rains in this country. Decide to do anything, like have a weekend away, go for a hike or go to a festival, and the skies will often open out of what seems like pure perverseness. You can sometimes try and outdo ...

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