Category: Travel

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What a Weekend

Wow, what a weekend that was! I left work on Thursday afternoon with a fully loaded van. Three bikes, kit for a quadrathlon, surfboards and my surf ski as I had a busy weekend ahead of me. First thing was a drive to my parents house in Gloucestershire where I had dinner and spent the...

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A Weekend in Shrewsbury

I was ‘competing’ in my second ever Quadrathlon in Shrewsbury on Sunday so we decided to make a weekend of it. We all had Friday off so after a relaxed start packed the camper and headed off to the Shrewsbury Showground. It was a lovely day and we arrived in good time to an almost empty...

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How traveling makes your kids wiser

It’s not every day that kids get to watch their parents play badminton in the parks, or build sandcastles on the beach or perform tricks with a football or basketball in front of a family gathering. The usual horizon looks different when your kids step out of the house with a mood to travel. Reason...

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Llyn Brenig

I’ve driven past Llyn Brenig a number of times lately on my journey north to run parts of the Wales Coast Path. I’d never stopped there but it looked quite inviting. So, as Anna was supporting me on the first leg of the Offa’s Dyke Path at the weekend, we had planned to stop there...

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Great Cumbrae Trip Day 6 – An Adventure Getting Home

We had planned to start heading home on the Sunday and have a leisurely drive back stopping off somewhere en route. Our previous days trip to Largs would have been the beginning of this journey. However, as Ramsey our Campervan was poorly we had left him on the island so as not to drive him...

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Great Cumbrae Trip Day 5 – Day trip to Largs

Day four of our trip to Great Cumbrae and with the kayak race completed it was time to chill. I was up early as usual and ready for a nother circumnavigation of the island. Yesterday I had circumnavigated it by surf-ski and bike. Today I was going to do it on foot with an early...

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Cumbrae Trip Day 3 – Great Cumbrae Kayak Race Report

Day 3 of our trip to Great Cumbrae started with sunny spells and a stiff breeze. Not ideal conditions for the Great Cumbrae Kayak Race as far as I was concerned, but not too rough that I wouldn’t be able to give it a go either. I was up early so went out for a...

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Great Cumbrae Trip Day 2 – Onto Great Cumbrae

Our second full day of our trip started in Glentrool with absolutely pouring rain. The plan was to mountain bike early though before the others were awake so I got up, put on some waterproofs and headed out into the pre-dawn light. It was certainly wet and the weight of the rain had dropped bracken,...

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Great Cumbrae Trip Day 1 – Penrith and Ae Forest

Not the best of starts Our family holiday to Scotland on board Ramsey our VW Campervan was finally here. The camper was loaded with all that we should need, clothes, food, games and plenty of toys and equipment and we were ready to go. Our destination was the island of Great Cumbrae just of the...

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Dumfries, Galloway and Great Cumbrae – Quite an Adventure

Well, that was quite an adventure! We were bound for the island of Great Cumbrae just off Largs on the North Ayrshire coast of Scotland. I was due to take part in a kayak race around Great Cumbrae so we planned a trip in the campervan. The idea was to take our time heading up, maybe...

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School Trip to France

It seemed like we had been planning it for ages, I’m sure it was before Christmas that we were paying for it! But finally the day came where we started the long journey to France. We left Aber at 5:15am and arrived in Paris at 8:30pm.  The next day we went into Paris and we...

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How To Turn Traveling Into An Experience

Planning a vacation is fun and exciting, but it’s also a lot of work. That’s why you should focus on turning your escape into an experience, instead of looking at it like a lot of little logistics. Preparing for the big picture will allow you to have a more enjoyable time once you’ve arrived. Before...

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