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How to organise a leisure vehicle

The best thing about travelling in your leisure vehicle is that you can take your home comforts with you. However you need to maximise your space in order to have room for everything. We have some top tips to help keep you organised. Clothes rotation Firstly write down what each person realistically needs for the journey. Take a look through your wardrobe for pieces that can easily convert from day to night ...

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How to make the most of South Devon this autumn

Cofton Country Holidays like to help their guests make the very most of the autumn season. Situated in 80 acres of glorious park and woodland, Cofton's customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to watching the changing colours of the season and its wildlife. Both the Exe Estuary and Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve are on their doorstep and that means you can spot everything from Grey Plovers to Oystercatc ...

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How to pack for a holiday

We’ve all been there… you jet halfway around the world only to touch down at your beach resort and realise you’ve forgotten favourite bikini. In the excitement and chaos of holiday packing, it’s easy to forget things like plug adaptors or local currency, let alone your latest tankini. So plan ahead and print off our handy checklist so you can tick off before you fly off. The essentials Documentation: Are yo ...

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How to get your travel bucket list started

Travel bucket lists… lots of people have them, but how many of you actually get around to ticking off some, if not all of your top places? Finances, family and life in general can often seem to takeover, putting far-flung exotic destination desires on the back burner. But perhaps this doesn’t have to be the case. Dust off your notebook, find that page marked ‘Places I want to visit’ and read on for tips on ...

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How to holiday in a motorhome 

If you haven’t booked your summer holiday and want to embrace something a little bit different this year, forget the airport. Take a gamble. Hop on-board a motorhome. You might not have thought of this type of trip before but it presents refreshing flexibility. There’s no need to stray far from home if you prefer to stay local, but board a ferry or travel on the Euro-Tunnel in your home on wheels and Belgiu ...

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How to find the perfect campsite

So what makes the ‘perfect campsite’? Different things matter to different people, but ultimately location and amenities are key... To some, prime location means remoteness, peace and birdsong - where facilities are nothing more than a tap to brush their teeth. Others dream of a sizzling seaside and colourful campsite - filled with crisp pools, whirly-chutes and non-stop fun. Families need a break where the ...

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How to make the most of your North American holiday

The vast North American Continent offers travellers a variety of holiday options, but how can you make the most of visiting the US and Canada in a regular two or three week timeframe? The answer is to take the train! UK rail tour operator Ffestiniog Travel is running two escorted rail tours in 2016 which takes you across the huge expanse of America and Canada. If you are looking to embark on a ‘railway odys ...

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How to camp in style…

Gone are the days when family camping holidays meant soggy sleeping bags and billycan cuisine. In 2016, camping has come of age. And that means families not only get the very best of the outdoors, but there’s absolutely no compromise in the comfort stakes either. Today’s camping is more outdoor living in style and it invariably centres around a modern, well-equipped mobile home instead of a tent. Estimates ...

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How to use the European Health Insurance Card

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) has helped one in ten people receive free or reduced cost medical treatment in Europe, but lots of people are still confused about it works and what it gives you. Here’s how to use the EHIC and make sure you’re covered for all eventualities. Apply yourself First of all, if you don’t have a card make sure you apply for one yourself. Cards are free from www.ehic.org.u ...

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How to take your first steps to single travel

If you’ve not travelled solo before it can be a daunting thought, but with more and more people deciding to go it alone these days for whatever reason, there’s really nothing to worry about. In fact, once you’ve taken the plunge you may even find it to be a liberating experience, and one that you’ll want to repeat. Just You have been taking independent travellers to a host of destinations all over the world ...

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How to travel around the world in 80 days (or fewer)

Ever wondered how easy it is to travel around the world in 80 days? Phileas Fogg famously set off to try it by hot air balloon, ship, railway and even by elephants to cover the distance from London – France – Spain – Egypt – India - Hong Kong – Japan - San Francisco - New York and back home. Although he just about packed it all in to 80 days, today’s journey is as much fun, but considerably less arduous. Ro ...

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