Camping

The Refreshing Reason Twenty-Somethings Shouldn't Turn Their Nose Up at Camping

Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

Sometimes formal meditation or mindfulness can be a struggle, but when you camp you have to be present. Instead of the sound of cars going past, you hear the sounds of animals or the buzz of insects at night. Nothing seems to interrupt you, so it's easy to focus on the "here and now". Camping gave me the opportunity to go back to basics and re-establish a connection away from my iPhone.

The Stages Of Trying To Pack For A Festival Now You Have Kids

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

You've been to festivals every summer for the past decade. You loved the music, the atmosphere, the camping (and of course the mud). But now you've go...

I Am ManWoman!

Laura Maisey | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

My body aches today from carrying the bag but I'm feeling good. I had expected to feel scared and thought I'd need to address that before going on my run but it turns out, I'm quite pragmatic. I remember thinking that being scared would be no good at all so I guess I just forced myself to be at ease. I am ManWoman.

Village Green Communities Transform Glastonbury

Kylie Barton | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

A panoramic image showing the positive impact around the greens as festival goers leave, taken by Kylie Barton This year's Glastonbury may have been ...

Where the Wild Kids Are: Growing Plants... and People

Devi Clark | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Parents
Devi Clark

Crispin Swayne, has one of those faces that lets you know he spend a lot of time outside. Tanned, weather-beaten and full of energy, he leans forward with a broad smile.

Lend Me Your Brain for a Minute

Laura Maisey | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

I want you to think about what it is that you really want to do in life - not what career path you're on, not what would it be nice to have if you won the lottery, not going on a date with someone you like.

Operation Bivy Bag

Laura Maisey | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Last night I slept in the back garden. No, I wasn't thrown out there by a wronged lover, with my clothes following in a black bag. I didn't go to look at the flowers then get locked out. I went out there on purpose, in order to become familiar with the mechanics and sensations of sleeping outdoors.

How Come Big Birds Are Only Fun on 'Sesame Street'?

Lykke Scheel Lyons | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Parents
Lykke Scheel Lyons

While we were eating our first meal in the tent, I suddenly realised there was a smell of poo nearby. When I asked why, our eldest daughter rather worryingly informed us that she needed the toilet.

Camping - The Fantasy vs The Reality

Elfa Wilmot | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents
Elfa Wilmot

The summer holidays can be a time of exotic vacations for many lucky people. But for some it can be a time for a more modest and outdoorsy holiday. It can be a time when a family packs their car so full that the car can only drive at 50 miles per hour.

Dordogne Daydreaming - 10 Reasons to Go!

Jessica Brown | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Brown

The villages (most hilltop) dotted around the Dordogne are visually striking La Roque-Gageac and Domme are both listed as 'the most beautiful villages in France' and it's instantly obvious why.

22 Reasons to Go Camping!

Megan Morgan | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Parents
Megan Morgan

The summer is here! Long, summer nights following beautiful, sunny days (at the time of writing, we'd just had a mini heatwave!). What better time to seek adventure in the great outdoors! We thought we'd share with you a plethora of reasons why you should get yourselves and kids down to a campsite soon...

Student Spends A Year Living In A Tent

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student at Manchester University refused to succumb to extortionate rent prices, poor quality accommodation and increasing debt, instead managing to...

How to Survive a Camping Trip in Your 40s

Vicki Marinker | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We all had a great time. The kids had a blast, playing cricket, getting muddy, having water fights and toasting marshmallows. We enjoyed good food, entertaining company and the great outdoors. Will I go camping again? If it's sunny, yes.

Time Together - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Parents
Jethro Shirley-Smith

It's funny really, because we all like to think spending time with our friends and family is the most precious thing in the world. It's what we all strive for. It's what matters. Yet finding time to do so almost feels impossible. Of course, we try.

Festival Kids

Annie Vasconcelos | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Parents
Annie Vasconcelos

We took our boy to his first music festival when he was just weeks old. He did his first camping festival at the age of three. It is now just after his 5th birthday and after our first festival of the year that it has come to my attention that some people frown upon taking children to festivals.

Camping With a Toddler: Heaven or Hell?

Jules Furness | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Parents
Jules Furness

I was kind of hoping to discover I was a nature loving, rugged, female Bear Grylls. Instead I found out I like to feel clean, sleep in a bed and have a toddler proofed room and showers without other peoples hair in them.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You a Better Camper

John Lawless | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Parents
John Lawless

I think, in my almost typical male, 'I know what I am doing' kind of way, I just assumed that CO Poisoning was something that happened in your house, where there is a boiler or a gas fire or whatever.

Seven Great Places to Sleep in the Cotswolds

Mette Poynton | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Whether you're into sleeping al fresco under the stars and in the middle of the woods or bunking in a luxurious hotel bedroom with a beautiful view of the rolling hills, there's a bed in the Cotswolds with your name on it!

Improve Your Travel Skills on Weekends and Holidays

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

It's the same story for holidays. I don't know about you but I've wasted my last few holidays by generally taking the lazy option - not going for that hike, not getting a bike, vegetating in front of a screen - but I hope next time will be different.

Dancing with the Maasai

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

The Mara has long been the image of Africa. It is hauntingly beautiful, wild and largely untamed land with vast, open plains that roll on for hundreds of square miles. I was struck when I first came here by the way the Maasai seem to glide across each blade of grass, their feet barely touching the ground.

My Three Top Travel Secrets From A Tour of New Zealand

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

From the completely bizarre Lost Gypsy Caravan in The Catlins or Wellington's free outdoor concert in the beautiful Botanic Garden, to the spine-chilling glow worm trails in Waitomo Caves, there are so many undiscovered secrets for the first time New Zealand traveller.

Everything You Need To Know About Autumn Glamping...

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Summer may be over, but there's still plenty of time to pack up the car for a glamping holiday to shack up in a cosy yurt or sturdy treehouse and get ...

Festival Love, Its a Beautiful Thing!

John Mason | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Mason

Yes there was amazing music, yes there were unbelievable djs, yes the food was incredible. But for me, what made my first festival so brilliant, were these moments of 'festival love'. The sense of community that seemed to flow through and unite everyone there. We were all having the same experience.

What We Learned At The Secret Garden Party 2014

Sarah Bee | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Bee

31) Spitfires with fireworks coming off their wings that loop in the sky to form a GIANT HEART from their trails as the light fades from the sky: actual best thing ever. 32) A tiny flying-machine thing sprinkling blue lights over your head like something out of WALL-E, blimey, I mean, look at that.

Cycling and Camping Do Work!

Steph Mann | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Mann

Summer. The time to be outside as much as you can, because lets face it, winter makes us stay in. So don't waste your days wondering what you could be doing, when you can just go out and do it.