Camping and caravanning celebrate taking the road less-travelled, slowing down your pace of life – and of course enjoying local landscapes, food and drink. Whether you’re exploring the vineyards of Alsace, feasting on cataplana in the Algarve or planning an al fresco breakfast, camping is a fabulous way to get a true taste of the outdoors.
Standing at the counter of a French boulangerie or patisserie can be a daunting affair. Confronted by a dizzying array of tempting treats and baked delights, it can be hard to make a choice, let alone know what you are asking for.
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.
France is a fantastic place for a holiday. And if you take your tent, touring caravan or motorhome, it can be even better. If you don't have these, you could book a static caravan instead and holiday in some of the best regions and at some of the best campsites and caravan parks available.
When you head to a festival, whether it's a music festival or not, one thing is sure, you are likely to be camping! Camping and festivals are almost synonymous these days. You can't have one without the other. Whether or not you choose to camp when you visit your next festival, there are likely to be fields and fields of tents nearby full of festival-goers having a great time.
Cocktails have a murky past; there seems to be no single eureka moment. Apparently, nobody tipped a few alcoholic ingredients into a glass, added some extras and declared it a ‘cocktail’. Definitions come and go, fast and loose, and although early mixed drinks were clearly being clumsily made and consumed during the 19th century, it wasn’t until 1917 that the first cocktail party was documented in Missouri.
Everyone loves a party and when the theme is ‘celebration of wine’ then a good crowd is assured. Festivals celebrating local produce, the harvest and wines are prolific throughout France, and they are a heady mix of tradition, heritage and local values. Celebration of wine, specifically, is just a part of the event.