Martin Dorey
Martin Dorey is a writer, surfer and TV presenter. He presented BBC2’s 10 part food and travel series One Man and His Campervan and is the author of two books about campervan cooking and campervan life: The Camper Van Cookbook and The Camper Van Coast.

Martin lives on the Cornwall coast with his wife Joanne, his children, Maggie (11) and Charlotte (10), a medium sized dog of unknown origin called Bob, a 1979 VW campervan called Dave and five surfboards. When he’s not raging at the state of the oceans, cooking, surfing or pretending to work he goes fishing. He is very bad at it.

Entries by Martin Dorey

The End of the World Is Not Enough: Why the Key to Understanding Change Is Understanding Ourselves

(0) Comments | Posted 14 October 2014 | (12:54)


I've had it with the doomsayers.

I have heard enough about death, destruction and extinction for one month. I've heard from the World Wildlife Fund that in the last 40 years we have lost half of the world's wildlife. I've heard that we...

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What Are We Like? The Truth About the Brits Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted 18 July 2013 | (09:18)

There is some good news today from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It seems, from the latest report on global Consular activity released today, that we are getting slightly better at being Brits abroad - even if we are becoming a little more careless with our vital documents.

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Learning to Surf This Summer? Great, Just Drop the Dude, Dude

(0) Comments | Posted 13 June 2013 | (00:00)


Now that summer has finally arrived it might be time to start thinking about getting out there and getting wet. How about surfing in Devon or Cornwall? Sun, surf and good times await those who make it down the M5. Many thousands...

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Go on, Do Something Stupid - But Only if It's Included in the Price

(0) Comments | Posted 14 January 2013 | (16:30)

Yes, it's January. Yes, I have been looking at holidays I can't afford. Yes, I have been trying to cheer myself up with the notions of travelling in countries where it doesn't rain that much. Yes, I have been dreaming of days that are warm enough to go skinny dipping....

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'Are There Any More Queries?'

(9) Comments | Posted 28 November 2012 | (23:00)

I hate it when I don't get replies from people I write to. But, for once, I am glad I never got a reply from the BBC, now that the truth about our Jim has revealed its full horror. They must have been able to see through the transparent ploy...

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Oh Lord It's the Brits Abroad! UK Holidaymakers' Top 10 Travel Insurance Claims and Disasters

(1) Comments | Posted 23 June 2012 | (00:00)

Like many of my fellow Brits I've been looking out of the window recently, wondering if it will ever end. I've been trying to convince myself that, despite it being 'mid-summer', this awful weather will clear up eventually. But let's not forget that it is the same time of year...

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Beating the Traffic, the Camper Van Way

(0) Comments | Posted 2 June 2012 | (00:00)

Here we go again. It's the summer time, there's some royal action going down and suddenly we've got a whole bunch of bank holidays all at once. You know everyone is going to have the same idea and will make a dash for it. Quick! Pack up the camper van...

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Top 10 Tips for Holidaying at Home

(1) Comments | Posted 6 April 2012 | (00:00)

Be strategic
Why put all your eggs in one basket with a traditional two-weeker when you could make strategic forays throughout the summer? Being flexible about when and where you go will result in lots of mini-hols in lots of nice places - and the chance of good weather....

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