A few days before Christmas I went on a short trip North of the Cornish border and up to the Big Smoke (London). This was to soak up the Christmas atmosphere, do some sightseeing and a little bit of last minute present shopping. I’ll start at the beginning: The Journey To London The first part of the Journey I did solo and travelled up from Cornwall to Newton Abbot on the train. It was the Saturday before Christmas and…

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  I’m desperatly trying to claw onto the last remaining days of summer. On a recent sunny weekend my girlfriend and I decided to go for a little camping trip to Dennis Farm Campsite near Padstow. This campsite is next to and run by the same people as Dennis Cove Campsite (which I’ve written about previously). What I was amazed to find out though, is that this campsite is even better! This is mainly due to its incredible location. You…

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  I’ve just returned from an awesome mini camping trip to Padstow in my VW T4. I don’t want my van to be a full on conversion as I use it for carrying all kinds of stuff and don’t want to waste the space with sinks and fridges. What’s great about my T4 is that you can easily remove the rear seats and then have the entire rear of the van empty. The back of the van will then easily…

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  I’ve just been packing for a couple nights away and thought I’d pop on here and write a quick post (mainly to brag) about my new Fjall Raven duffel bag. It’s made from their waxed fabric, called G-1000, which is mega strong and will definitely last me years. It’s straps are made from a really high quality and natural coloured leather. The way their made means you can carry it in your hand, over your shoulder or like a…

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  I absolutely love the 6 Nations, it makes the months of February and March awesome and something to really look forward to. Guaranteed fantastic weekends to get over the bleak weather and January, which is always a bit of a lame month. My brother from another mother and I were lucky enough to celebrate the start of the 6 Nations in style by watching the Wales v Italy game live. We were so stoked that we left Cornwall and…

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  My girlfriend and I recently went on a little mid-week trip to London. We ended up doing lots of free (or very cheap) activities. We weren’t trying to save money, it’s just that lots of the best things are free. Bravo! Here is a quick photo-list of some of the awesome and cheap things that we got up to.   Rent a Boris Bike It costs just £2 for 24 hours, which allows you to ride any Boris Bike…

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  You never know when you’re gonna be out later than expected. That’s why I always keep a ton of gear in the back of my van ‘just in case’. There are literally a million reasons why you might get caught out somewhere and end up staying later or needing extra supplies: You’re invited on a really cool night out. The van breaks down and you’re stranded (you obviously don’t have a VW) Blizzards and tundra appear and leave you…

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So you’re either Cornish or on a trip down to Cornwall and have a special date on the horizon, but what to do? Here are a few ideas: 1. Go for a romantic walk on a beach – Cornwall is stacked to the rafters with perfect beaches, for a easy going, chilled out, Cornish date, a walk on the beach has got to be top of the list.   2. Go for a drink – Choosing where to go for…

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This week I was lucky enough to go on a little road trip up to Weston Super-Mare to the Sand Sculpture Festival. This years theme was Movies and Cinema. The selection ranged from the spectacular to the very good. I was particularly impressed with the sheer size of King Kong and the awesome work on the face of Ron Weasley. Check out some pics (they sure beat my sand castles): Jurassic Park King Kong Jaws Harry Potter Toy Story

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After a few festivals i’ve got a few solid gold tips. It would be a crime not to shame them, so lets go, BOOM: Wet wipes are your god now – at the end of my first ever day at my first festival my friends and I were sitting around admiring our ‘tans’ then on closer inspection, we all realised, this wasn’t sun kissed skin, it was dust covered, dirtyness. Wet wipes are the quickest and easiest way to sort…

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