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Camping and caravanning are fantastic, cost-effective ways to travel the globe and experience new sights, rich cultures and unique gastronomic delights. From lesser-known landmarks across Europe to UNESCO heritage sites and local UK attractions – there’s an entire world of cultural camping to explore.

Tiny Country Camping

Rob Fearn | 18 Nov 2022

Europe is home to five of the top-ten smallest countries in the world, and if you want to explore these micro-nations, then camping could be the perfect way to visit.
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Top 5 European Music Capitals

Ben Tully | 11 Nov 2022

Ahh Europe... birthplace to some of the world's most famous composers, musicians and songwriters, and home to a great selection of intimate music bars, awesome underground scenes, world-famous clubs, live music venues and stunning opera houses.
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Unusual France

Russell Wheldon | 7 Nov 2022

France has a great wealth of world-class tourist attractions. But sometimes, whether you've somehow managed to see them all, or just a handful, you want something more quirky. You've visited Pont du Gard, the Caves of Lascaux, Père Lachaise Cemetery and Monet's Gardens; what now?
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Campsites for the Rugby World Cup - France 2023

Rob Fearn | 2 Nov 2022

Camping has always been a popular way to visit France, and with the 2023 Rugby World Cup taking place just over the English Channel, we're expecting bumper bookings on many campsites throughout this rugby-crazy country.
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Alternative Portugal

Russell Wheldon | 31 Oct 2022

The Alentejo forms around a third of Portugal's landmass, yet it has just 6% of the population, and few visitors can claim to know much about it. This is one of Europe's least densely populated regions and a sorely overlooked holiday destination.
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Curious Catalonia

Russell Wheldon | 14 Oct 2022

Much has been written about Catalonia and its myriad attractions. Perhaps one of the world’s A-list destinations, it boasts such gems as the Park Güell, the Sagrada Familia and the Dali Theatre-Museum, not to mention Valencia’s incredible Science Museum and dozens of theme parks, castles, vibrant cities and galleries.
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The best caves in the Dordogne

Rob Fearn | 7 Oct 2022

Each of France's regions has its unique allure: endless beaches, majestic châteaux, historic cities, undulating vineyards, wild rugged garrigue. The choice is vast.
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Roman remains in France

Rob Fearn | 4 Oct 2022

France has a deep, rich history forged over centuries by many influences. Few were more searing than the Romans who held sway over five centuries, dominating and shaping the Gaulish kingdoms into what we broadly know as France today. Two thousand or so years later the Roman legacy lives on in many ways, none more striking than the physical structures that remain.
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The 7 Best Michelin Restaurants in San Sebastian

Peter Stannett | 14 Sept 2022

Situated in the stunning Bay of Biscay, amidst the beautiful Basque country – San Sebastian's foodie scene is second to none. Famed for the high quality of its avant-garde chefs, the sheer number of Michelin-listed restaurants will have you returning for more, time and time again.
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Contrasts of Catalonia

The Alan Rogers Team | 24 Aug 2022

Not long ago, we ventured down a rabbit hole and found ourselves over the Spanish border in Catalonia. We were smitten and immediately decided to do something about it.
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Top zoos & aquariums in France

Rob Fearn | 22 Jul 2022

While zoos (and aquariums) have long been favoured excursions for generations of holidaymakers, they are not without controversy.
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7 Ingenious French Inventions

Rob Fearn | 20 Jun 2022

France is best known for its art and its cuisine, both of which are well worth shouting about. But you may not know that the French have also come up with some brilliant inventions. Here are, in our opinion, the most ingenious of them all.
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70 Glorious Years

Ben Tully | 1 Jun 2022

Since 1952, Queen Elizabeth has been a constant in an ever-changing Britain. Camping is, much like the Queen, a British staple, a much-loved tradition.
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France’s best churches and cathedrals

Rob Fearn | 26 May 2022

Sometimes on holiday, you reach a moment where you need a change. You’ve relaxed and devoured that book, and just fancy a fresh diversion to pique your interest before diving into the next blockbuster.
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12 French phrases, quotes & proverbs

Rob Fearn | 20 May 2022

While some of the phrases, quotes, & proverbs below are not uniquely French, they are among our favourites.
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French architecture through the ages

Rob Fearn | 17 May 2022

French architecture has a long and, needless to say, flamboyant history.
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Curious Camping Part 5 - Intriguing Italy

Peter Stannett | 5 May 2022

Italy is a beautiful country full of thrilling history, rich culture and stunning architecture.
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UNESCO: United Kingdom

Ben Tully | 8 Dec 2021

Deeply ingrained in Britain's culture and history, the UK's UNESCO sites demonstrate pioneering Victorian industrial heritage and mining culture. In the south, Stonehenge and the Jurassic Coast make up the share of natural sites.
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UNESCO: Western Europe

Ben Tully | 25 Nov 2021

We will be covering 454 of Europe's UNESCO sites over four blogs; sorted into northern, southern, western and central/eastern Europe starting with the northern states. We hope to inspire more people to visit more UNESCO sites when travelling.
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UNESCO: Germany

Ben Tully | 15 Nov 2021

With its wealth of scenic and cultural interests, Germany is a land of contrasts. From the flatlands of the north to the mountains in the south, with forests in the east and west, regional characteristics are a strong feature of German life and present a rich variety of folklore and customs.
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