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Our road trip route around Scotland’s NC500

Testing out our camper van conversion was the main reason for taking this road trip. With rugged landscapes, free overnight parking and much hype about Scotland’s answer to Route 66, we couldn’t think of a better place to put Baloo to the test. Graham was in Chicago on business, and with no progress planned on …

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Beara Peninsula – a brief guide to the Ring of Beara

With one foot in County Cork and the other in County Kerry, Beara Peninsula is the unsung gem of both. Most have heard of the popular Ring of Kerry and the phenomenal landscapes of West Cork so they’re a huge draw to tourists. But if you want to experience the true essence of the Wild …

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Northumberland: the perfect English country escape

Are you looking to escape to the country for a few days or even longer? Or to sample some of Britain’s finest historical sites? Then Northumberland, England’s northernmost county, is a perfect choice. In our guide you’ll find recommendations for things to do in Northumberland, where to stay, what to pack and plenty of photos …

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North Coast 500 Packing List: camper van essentials

The North Coast 500 road trip is all the rage in the UK now and so it should be. The Scottish Highlands offer great outdoor activities, fantastic scenic drives and beaches to die for. So if you’re planning to go on one of Europe’s best road trips, you’ll need to make sure you pack a …

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Cornwall by camper van: the essential guide

Cornwall is a terrific county, crying out to be toured by camper. With some incredible views along its 400 mile coastline, great surfing spots and more English heritage than you could wave a Cornish ice cream at, a road trip in Cornwall by camper van is a perfect getaway. We spent 7 days touring Cornwall …

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15 incredible things to do in Cork, Ireland

Cork is the largest county in Ireland and it sure packs a punch! From rugged cliffs tops, stunning beaches, colourful villages and a wild peninsulas, touring Cork won’t disappoint. Here’s 15 things to do in Cork, Ireland you really shouldn’t miss on your Wild Atlantic Way road trip. Our Wild Atlantic Way route through County …

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The perfect Northern Spain road trip itinerary

Northern Spain is fantastic and a world apart from the crowds of Andalusia in the south. Here we tell you everything you need to know about planning the perfect northern Spain road trip. This epic driving adventure takes you through cool Spanish cities, historic villages, soaring mountains and a dramatic coastline. Tantalise your tastebuds with the famous sidra cider and Cabrales cheese. Northern Spain …

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10 day Portugal road trip itinerary

Portugal is steeped in local traditions, rarely visited rural villages, chestnuts, vineyards and national parks. The towns and villages out of the main cities have a distinctly rural feel, oodles of history and many have their own castles and keeps. The influence of the Moorish culture is evident here and many attractions boast of this …

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The most scenic drives in Cornwall

Does the thought of empty country lanes, stunning coastlines and whitewashed clifftop villages appeal to you? Then Cornwall is maybe the best county in England for your road trip. Are you a landscape lover, history buff, outdoor enthusiast or do you just prefer to laze on a secluded beach? Cornwall has what you’re looking for. By the …

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8 of the best things to do in Málaga

When we stopped at Málaga on our Spanish road trip, I must admit we were a little apprehensive. To us, it brought up images of drunken hen parties and over bronzed Brits drinking in the sunshine. To our delight, and to our surprise too, we saw none of this. Instead we discovered beautiful architecture, fantastic food, clean …

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A guide to Portuguese food & drink

Portuguese food doesn’t have the same high profile as some other European cuisines. Apart from port and sardines, nothing else immediately sprang to mind as being Portuguese.  We suspected it’d be much like the Spanish cuisine. To begin with, our experiences were a little hit and miss and many restaurants serve the hordes of tourists …

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