The Pig Place Campsite

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Paid Top Dollar for Three Nights at the Pig Place – Left after Just One! We love both boats and rural campsites.  To find a campsite in which to we can camp inside Voyager, our own custom-built land yacht, and watch watercraft sail by, is indeed a rare treat. So the canal-side camping on a rustic Oxfordshire pig farm had, […]

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Goodbye Clifton Hampden Hello Benson Waterfront

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

With the sudden, and rather sad, closing of the camping site at Clifton Hampden the only other site close by that combines both river frontage with camper and caravan pitching is Benson Waterfront some 8 miles further downstream. Nestled in the picturesque little village and civil parish of Clifton Hampden, is just over 3 miles […]

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Benson Waterfront the Best of Both Worlds

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Benson the best of both worlds Unashamedly we are yachties or at least we were. Nowadays when we set off for an adventure it is often or not more a trip aboard Voyager our own custom designed Land Yacht. We do never the less love being beside the water and recently managed to take Voyager […]

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Dometic Introduces Inflatable Camping Tents for 2021

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Like us, the Dometic Group headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden crosses between the marine and camping market and as travel writers we cover both.   That makes it fun to report about a new line of inflatable camping tents the group are introducing for the 2021 season.  The new premium tents have been redesigned from the ground […]

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Heritage Explorer Set to Cruise New Zealand

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Heritage Expeditions, the New Zealand based expedition cruise company, better known for chartering in small Russian passenger carrying icebreakers in which to explore Antarctica, are to scale things down a bit for their own back yard.  The family run firm will shortly introduce Heritage Explorer, a 30 metre expedition yacht capable of carrying up to […]

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Desperate Cruise Lines Slash Prices

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Desperate measures are being taken by Cruise Lines which, desperate for business, are slashing prices to the bone. In the U.S.A., cases of Covid-19 are down 73% since the peak on January 11 and cases in Canada are down 67% since the peak on January 9.Half of all Americans age 65 and older have already […]

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Canal Books That Are on Our Must Read List

Monday, February 8th, 2021

We love to be beside a canal International travel during 2021 is going to be somewhat fraught and with those destinations that do become easily accessible being hugely overcrowded, the staycation seems to be the way forward for us. Combining our love of boats with our new-found interest in the campervan we have had converted […]

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Affluent Travel has been Transformed by Covid-19

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Affluent travel in the South of France & beyond has changed.  Luxury real estate brokers and superyacht charter agents are adapting their offerings to cater for High-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth travellers whose travel habits have changed over the period of the pandemic. Bookings High-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth travellers have been more willing to make plans despite Coronavirus restrictions, […]

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Charter a Luxury Yacht for the America’s Cup

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

If ever you needed an excuse to visit New Zealand then the upcoming America’s Cup offers just that. There has never been a more exciting time to experience the coast and country New Zealand by superyacht and Ocean Alliance are in a position to facilitate that dream. The 36th America’s Cup gets underway on March […]

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Reeds 9-Language Handbook

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Here is a 9-language pocket dictionary from Reeds for all sailors. Using material from the previously published the illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages, and now in a handy new pocket-sized format, this illustrated boating dictionary in nine languages covers an the topics and terms boaters will need to refer to when abroad. The languages […]

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