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Blog posts from November 2012

  1. St Andrew’s Day – events in Scotland on and beyond

    November 30, 2012
    by | destinations

    Happy St Andrew’s Day! To celebrate all things Scottish – shortbread and whisky being our faves, natch – we’re sending everyone up there for a St Andrew’s break. Unless of course you already live in Scotland, in which case you won’t have far to go (and we shall remind you …

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  2. Queen takes motorhome tour, has sales pitch

    November 23, 2012
    by | industry news

    Posh camping
    Even though some luxury caravans and motorhomes come with a

    hefty price tag

    , we haven’t yet seen any with a royal seal. But we’re sure Her Maj will be tempted to take to the road on her own wheels at some point, after she toured a Bristol caravan factory …

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  3. Christmas is for grown-ups - adults-only Christmas breaks

    November 22, 2012
    by | guides | seasonal

    'My precioussssss...'
    Christmas, They say, is for the kids. To which we say, Pah. It is undoubtedly merry spending Christmas with children, especially if you don’t own them and can thus buy delightfully unsuitable presents (drum kits and tarantulas), but it’s immense fun keeping it grown-up too.

    Highlights of a blissful big …

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  4. 16-year-old hand-builds wooden trailer – as college dorm

    November 21, 2012
    by | news

    Austin's timber trailer
    Want to move out from the family home or ensure a roof over your head when you go off to university – but not sure how you’ll cover the expense? Follow in the sawdusty footsteps of American teenager Austin Hay, who’s just built his own timber caravan.

    Originally designed as …

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  5. Charlie do surf - winter watersports

    November 15, 2012
    by | guides | seasonal | sports and outdoors | surfing and watersports

    Everysanta go surfing...
    Just as you can go

    caravanning and glamping in winter

    , so too can you go surfing and sailing. You might need a better wetsuit or several fishermen’s jumpers, but it’s very doable – and think of the glow of virtue you’ll have afterwards in the pub.

    Here's how to …

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  6. Food glorious food - fill your boots for winter camping and caravanning

    November 8, 2012
    by | guides | seasonal

    As we wisely pointed out in our guide to

    winter caravan sites

    , winter is not the time to be worrying about waistlines. Tis the season to be jolly, eat until bursting and blame a dodgy setting on the tumble dryer for shrinking our jeans. A nice layer of podge …

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  7. Of Santa and static caravans

    November 1, 2012
    by | guides

    The Ambleside from ABI
    ‘That caravan is bigger than my entire flat,’ is a familiar if heartfelt lament often heard from certain members of the team, usually when salivating over the latest static caravan models at events like the

    Motorhome & Caravan Show

    and the

    Beaulieu Show

    . (There was even more lamenting …

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