City of Dreaming Spires

Radcliffe Camera Oxford

The “City of dreaming spires”, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold, describes largely the footprint and physical ascent of Oxford’s University colleges, the oldest and most famous university in the English-speaking world. Founded in the 13th-century, it is richly historic and of inexhaustible interest to the architectural spectator, the most remarkable buildings open to the public and exhibits notable examples of every English architectural period since the late Saxon epoch. Within her hallowed halls, every building and monument has a story.

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The Solitary Rambler

Haytor Dartmoor

The vast expanse of Dartmoor is where natural and ancient history co-exist. Granite Tors and ancient architecture are the play area for hardy wild Dartmoor Ponys, and rivers are crossed by scattered medieval stone bridges. The valley woodlands are rich with bird life whilst the rugged and windy uplands afford some staggering views. We explored this, the world heritage site of the Tamar River, in our article linked here.

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Rick Steves’ Europe Cotswolds, England: Village Charm

More info about travel to the Cotswolds: As with many fairy-tale regions in Europe, the present-day beauty of England’s Cotswolds was the result of an economic disaster — in this case, the collapse of the wool industry. The fine Cotswold towns fell into a time warp, creating a rustic charm that is the basis of today’s new prosperity from tourism.

Cruising the Cut


An estimated 15000 plus people have left dry land taking the plunge to live on narrowboats and tour Britain along our UK canal system. Living on a canal boat can seem almost idyllic, conjuring up images of brightly painted restful craft tied up alongside sunny country scenes, in harmony with abundant playful wildlife.

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The Trudgians

Devon Coast

There are a myriad of things the world could benefit from having more of. One of them is the Trudgian family from Wiltshire. We know of few people who can say they have helped nurture the joys of travel for us all as this family has successfully done. Kindness, generosity and a warm approachability makes seeing this family so enjoyable and leaves a vicarious feeling of being there with them as they tour Britain.

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Coventry – The Phoenix City

coventry cathedral

A Phoenix from the ashes, Coventry is a modern city in the heart of England just an hour from London. Risen from wartime rubble, it’s a part of Britain’s heartland which beat strongly through assaults laid upon it by the Saxons and Norman’s …

By the 14th century, Coventry was an important centre of the cloth trade, and throughout the Middle Ages was one of the largest and most important cities in England.  In the 18th and 19th centuries, Coventry became one of the three main British centres of watch and clock manufacture, and in the late 19th century, it became a major centre of bicycle manufacture. The city has now won the title of UK City of Culture for 2021  and will see an estimated 2.55 million visitors over that year.

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Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show Live Tour & Vlog schedule

Caravan Gossip take a quick tour of the 5 halls at the February 2018 Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show with over 400 exhibitors. If you’ve never been to the NEC shows before, then this video gives a great and reassuring insight.

Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show Vlog schedule

Andrew Ditton be appearing at the show on the Experience Freedom Stand (Hall 4) on Wednesday 21st at 1.30pm.

The Indie Projects and California Camping will be doing a Meet & Greet with their subscribers at 1pm on Tuesday at the Woodland Retreat. Hopefully they will be joined by Vandemonium and the Adventures of Sarah & James.

Dan Trudgian and Iain from Caravan Gossip are planning a Meet & Greet at 1pm on Sunday – place to be arranged.

Live streams are scheduled for 8.30am on Tuesday by Caravan Gossip (live feed above) and at 5pm Tuesday by Dan Trudgian where he will be doing ‘Three men in a van’ with Caravan Gossip and Make Way with the Morleys from Lee Davey’s vintage Bailey caravan.