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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.

Highlights of Catalonia

Rob Fearn | 16 Mar 2023

Occupying a neat triangle of north east Spain, Catalonia holds a unique place within Europe. A region of contrasts, it...
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Seafood of Normandy

Rob Fearn | 20 Feb 2023

Normandy is synonymous with many things: 1066 and all that. The D-Day Landing Beaches. Calvados and orchards. But its seafood is a stand out feature of this slow paced, bucolic region.
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A Brief History of the Humble Croissant

Russell Wheldon | 8 Feb 2023

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.
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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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Tips for a Great Holiday in France

Peter Stannett | 24 Sept 2021

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.
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Camping At Festivals - Everything You need to know

Peter Stannett | 13 Aug 2021

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.
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9 Reasons to Love Camping in France

Rob Fearn | 8 Jul 2020

France is a great country to visit which is why it makes such a perfect place to go on holiday
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Explore the vineyards of Alsace

Russell Wheldon | 23 Apr 2020

Camping in France is one of life's simple pleasures. Fantastic scenery, beautiful beaches around the coast and with swathes of countryside, you can feel like you are miles from anywhere.
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An Algarve Adventure

Russell Wheldon | 25 Mar 2020

With so much uncertainty at the moment, many people are taking some time to start planning ahead for their next...
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Rise & Shine - a guide to camping breakfasts

Stepahnie Young | 27 Feb 2020

Camping meals can be just as good as a homemade weekend breakfast or brunch. The right appliances and cooking implements...
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The First-Timer’s Guide to Camping

Rob Fearn | 1 Oct 2019

Are you thinking about going camping for the first time? Here are some of the frequently asked questions and the...
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Beginner's Guide to: Campsite Life

Ben Tully | 1 Aug 2019

We assume at this point that you have the kit sorted: your tent is the right size for your party...
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8 Campsites Near Vineyards

Russell Wheldon | 24 Jun 2019

Tasting the wine from the local vineyard provides an extra dimension to your enjoyment of the locality, an extra slice...
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AR Guide to: Campsite cuisine

Peter Stannett | 30 Apr 2019

Whether discovering exciting new tastes or simply enjoying a family meal al fresco, campsite life has always been the perfect...
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Spotlight on: Sicily

The Alan Rogers Team | 22 Apr 2019

Its Greek temples, Baroque style palazzi and Byzantine influenced churches offer a glimpse into its history, and its mild climate...
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A toast to the coast

Russell Wheldon | 18 May 2018

For much of its history, Brittany has been isolated from the rest of world by dense forest and a rugged...
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A taste of the great outdoors

Ben Tully | 21 Aug 2017

A touch of gentle activity to sharpen the appetite
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A Vintage Holiday

Russell Wheldon | 12 May 2017

Campsite owners and vineyard owners share a passion for their land, so if you’re staying in a wine region, you won’t have to go far to enjoy a tasting.
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Anyone for a free lunch…?

Ben Tully | 11 Apr 2017

It was a normal working Thursday at the Alan Rogers Oast. A day of meetings and routine tasks. Lunch looked...
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