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Your Guide to Family Caravanning UK

Our tips on the pitfalls (and pratfalls) of taking a family trip in a caravan There’s nothing quite like a family holiday. The tears, the inevitable forgotten essentials, the arguments over who sits where in the car, the damp days spent watching the rain, chips and feeding the seagulls at the beach, hours and hours lost spending boardgames and cardgames which you never before found remotely int

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Camping With Your Two Gay Dads

My very first camping trip was with my two gay dads, Alan and Sean. I was 12 years old. It was the first time mom had allowed me to spend time away with them and I was determined to make it go as smoothly as possible and therefore envisage future trips. A Seemingly Great Idea Alan (my biological dad) was hell-bent on making my trip to the great outdoors the ultimate camping experience (I’m sur

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Pitch Imperfect: The Wrong Place to Pitch Your Tent

Camping! Much like purchasing real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location. I learned this the hard way. It was about five years ago now, although my therapist remembers it as if it was yesterday. I'm a single dad with five children to entertain each summer. They had been nagging away at me for a couple of years to go camping and, having run out of excuses, I

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How to Camp With a Baby

Many of us have warm memories of childhood camping holidays with our parents and siblings. As well as being relaxed, there was always a sense of liberty, adventure and of being one with nature. We never doubted that we would have anything other than a happy vacation, but now that we are grown up and have families of our own, many of us shrink at the idea of sleeping under the stars with our own li

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Love-Hate Relationship With Camping

I have a love-hate relationship with camping. There are so many aspects which I dislike: the constant closeness that you have with members of your family, the mile long walks to the toilet in the middle of the night, the fact that you wake up cold no matter how snug you were when you drifted off to sleep, the unwavering ability to hear everything that is going on in the campsite at every time of t

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Camping Mishaps on Lake Garda, Italy

This is a guest post by Lucia, a keen traveller and first time family camper. She is also aspiring to start her own family travel blog. Have a chuckle and share in common events that take place on Lucia's first family camping experience in Italy. During the school holidays I went on my first camping trip with my husband, my two children and my rabid dog to the beautiful Lake Garda in Italy. Whi

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Camping Cues

Camping is in my blood. From the time I was just an infant, my parents took me camping, along with my two younger brothers as they joined the family. We lived in the near-wilderness of Northwestern Montana, where the emerald pines stretch as far as the eye can see, and the sky is so close it seems you could dip your finger in it and taste the fresh mountain air. Now I have my own children, aged

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Camping as a Budget Hobby

Camping does not have to be expensive! In fact if your camping trips costs more than a destination vacation you are doing something wrong! I recently wrote a guest post for the "Hobbies on a Budget" website. There I shared some of my personal tips and experiences on how to have an inexpensive camping trip full of fun and memories. You can read both of my Camping as a Budget Hobby posts here: Buyin

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