Around the Coast in a Campervan

Author: Jon Gunter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530754120


Page: 488

View: 3590


Ever felt like giving up your job for a while, buying a campervan and setting off to explore the entire coastline of mainland Great Britain? Well so did Jon Gunter, and that's exactly what he did. Around The Coast In A Campervan is one man's honest and humorous account of travelling the coastal roads of England, Scotland and Wales, while trying to avoid getting wedged in country lanes, fighting hordes of Scottish midges, and eating his own body weight in cake. Follow Jon as he (vaguely) plans the journey, searches for the campervan that will become his home and trusted companion (having never set foot in one before), and heads off into the sunset to 'live the dream'.

31 Days in a Campervan

Trolling Around New Zealand

Author: Pete Buckley

Publisher: Easy Way Up

ISBN: 1425121837

Category: Travel

Page: 149

View: 1035


New Zealand or to the native Maori Aotearoa - which means the Land of the Long White Cloud - is a country of almost unrivalled natural diversity. Misty mountains soar above the still waters of the fiords, lonely beaches of golden sand separate the restless ocean from deep primeval rainforests, while towering volcanoes brood above green and pastoral farmland. 31 Days in a Campervan is the story of a journey around New Zealand made during the summer of 2005. Travelling by campervan is arguably the best way to see this fascinating country and the route itself is perhaps one of the finest journeys in the World. If your love is for nature, the outdoors and the freedom of the open spaces then this is a must!

Blog Off in a Bongo - One Woman and Her Dog

Campervan Travels Around the British Coast

Author: Pat Heaven

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530539765


Page: 250

View: 6597


This candid and humorous travelogue is the result of an independent woman's 18-month journey around the entire coast of Britain in her compact campervan. It is a road-trip with a difference. Solitude and freedom were her priority for exploring remote beaches and coves. However, she also embraces the company of fellow travellers and meets people from all walks of life, whilst travelling around the coast and visiting local communities along the way. A plethora of adventure awaits you. From an unusual near death experience to a surprising police escort! Did Pat see the Northern Lights? Read the book and find out in this engaging narrative.

The VW Camper Van

A Biography

Author: Mike Harding

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781311366

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 9322


DIV It was invented immediately after the war, in the factory a far-sighted English military man had set up to turn the German economy from making machines of warfare to more pacific products. By the seventies that dream had been amply fulfilled, as the VW Campervan became the conveyance of choice for West Coast hippies, Australian surf bums and Europeans taking the overland route to find enlightenment and good karma in India. It had also become – indeed, still is – the first choice for any couple, or family, seeking a cheap camping holiday with wheels attached. So never mind the oddly off-centre driving wheel, the vagaries of the aircooled rear engine – the VW Campervan had become more than a vehicle – it had truly become a way of life. Mike Harding’s first ride in a Volkswagen Camper Van was back in 1961, when it was the carrying around the gear and bandmembers of his rock band the Manchester Rainmakers. Finally, in 2009, he could wait no longer, and bought his own, a 2001 Type 2 bay window Brazilian import Danbury conversion in hot orange and off white. Add in the endless curiosity of the author of eight monographs on church architecture, and the hilarious sense of humour of one of Britain’s best stand-up comics, and you have a wonderful social history of the postwar years through the prism of a single transport icon. /div


A practical guide to finding and preparing free wild food

Author: John Lewis-Stempel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0716023210

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 4673


A practical guide to finding and preparing food from hedgerows, parks, fields, woods, rivers and seashore. Aimed at the beginner, it also has a wealth of tips for the enthusiast, and, unlike other books on wild food, covers foraging in the urban environment as well as the countryside. The book shows the reader 'Where, How and When' to find the best edible berries, leaves, flowers, mushrooms, seaweed, shellfish and snails, with clear and full instructions on what is safe to eat. Foraging covers the 100 wild foods that are good to eat, fun to find, easy to identify - and will make a healthy difference to your diet and your bank balance. The book is organised by environment so when taking a walk, gardening, or having a day out you know how to gather a hedgerow harvest, a field feast, a seaside salad. Each entry features one species, and fully explains its looks, exactly where in the habitat it will be found, when it is ripe to eat, its alternative names, its history, how to harvest it, its culinary uses. There are full instructions too on preparation of each plant/fungi/animal, along with recipes for its use. Comfrey fritters, hazelnut pate, nettle beer,sorrel soup, dandelion coffee, blackberry jam....

The Rough Guide to Australia

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405388900

Category: Travel

Page: 1024

View: 8827


The Rough Guide to Australia is your indispensable guide to one of the most unmissable countries on earth. Packed with practical information on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Oz, from sunrise walks around Uluru to viewing Kangaroo Island's wild seals, sea lions, kangaroos and koalas; bush-camping safaris in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to exhilarating helicopter flights down the dramatic gorges of Aboriginal-owned Nitmiluk National Park - not forgetting the stunning harbour side bars and restaurants of Sydney. Written by a team of widely-travelled, dedicated authors, this Rough Guide will help you to discover the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and festivals around Australia, whatever your budget. Plus, you'll find expert background on Australia's history, wildlife, cinema and fascinating aboriginal culture and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Australia.

The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010

True Stories from Around the World

Author: Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361901

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 2985


Since publishing the original edition of A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized leader in women’s travel literature. The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 is the sixth book in an annual series that presents stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The common threads connecting these stories are a woman’s perspective and fresh, compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. In The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 readers will discover the hidden magic of Flamenco in Spain, walk the night and its terrors in Benin, have an excellent last day in Costa Rica, poke their way into the psyche of a security agent in Kabul, learn something new about death and Mexico in San Miguel de Allende, travel the darker side of the Hawaiian fantasy, draw a map of Argentinian tango, meet the best people in the world in Zimbabwe...and much more.

The Gypsy Life

Adventure in Europe by Campervan

Author: Corrie Verbaan

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 1482804689

Category: Nature

Page: 190

View: 4347


The Gypsy Life refers to the free and easy lifestyle supposedly enjoyed by gypsies, specifically in relation to a nomadic way of traveling. Never stay too long in one place. No planned itinerary, just go where the mood takes you. Be able to choose camping places in areas of natural beauty and absorb the surrounding tranquility. Appreciate that the billion-star accommodation (under the Milky Way), beats any five-star accommodation, hands down. Know that experience of new places, customs, and sometimes a peep into history gives life meaning and invigorates the soul.

Destination Trout New Zealand

Author: Adam Clancey,Kent Fraser

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811702621

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

View: 8290


Detailed information on getting to each location, access to the water, the best times to fish, techniques and tactics 12 of the best locations for New Zealand's world-famous trout fishing Rangitata River, Rotorua Lakes District, Arnold and Grey Rivers, Tongariro River, and others Adam Clancey and Kent Fraser have been fishing the best trout spots in New Zealand for many years, and here they discuss a range of fly-fishing techniques in both rivers and stillwaters through the seasons. Detailed maps, information on how to get there, favorite flies, best times of year, local knowledge, tips on regulations, etiquette, and useful knots will ensure that your trip Down Under will be a memorable one.