MMM published travel articles


16The UK and mainland Europe travel articles below have been published in MMM  Britain’s best selling motorhome magazine that is full of travel features, tests of motorhomes and technical information.  In October 2018 my January 2018 article [below] was lucky enough to be honoured as winner of the Douglas King Award for written journalism from the Caravan Writers Guild.  We travel in our Devon Tempest which I reviewed in MMM in this owners report.

May 2023 – Netherlands – New to the Netherlands: There is so much more to this beautiful country than windmills and tulips, as our intrepid motorhomers discover …

April 2023 – Buxton, Derbyshire – Enjoy a short break full of pools, rivers, canals and waterfalls around beautiful Buxton.

March 2023 –The River Elbe, Germany – Following the River.  The second part of this German tour follows further along the River Elbe from Magdeburg to the North Sea.

February 2023 –The River Elbe Germany – Following the River.  In part one of this tour through Germany, our motorhomers follow part of the River Elbe’s length, enjoying beer, jazz music, red kites and clean shoes!

January 2023 – Wales – Tour with the Tudors.  History’s fun when you follow in the footsteps of Henry VII through Wales with majestic castles, cathedrals and coastline, beautiful bays and gardens along the way.

August 2022 – Cardiff – Enjoy a ‘capital’ break in Cardiff, where you’ll find fairytale castles, fabulous free museums & galleries, a lively waterfront & luscious food.

Summer 2022 –Mull of Kintyre – a massive hit!  Spread your wings & head for this lovely peninsula in southwest Scotland; you’ll soon be humming the tune!

July 2022 – Cracking Donegal – Let the folklore enthral you and the scenery enchant on a dreamy tour through Ireland’s northernmost county.

June 2022 – Otley in Yorkshire – Get a buzz bumbling around idyllic Yorkshire where walkers are welcome and the views surprising.  You’ll soon see why it’s so marvellously ‘moor-ish.’

May 2022 – Step out in Northern Ireland – Whether you stride along dramatic coastline, up mountains or simply saunter through vibrant citis, you’re sure to get sidetracked by sensational sights.

March 2022 – Brittany France’s Finest – Pick up a favourite footpath at sensational spots around Brittany’s coast to make the most of the beautiful scenery and rich heritage.

January 2022 – Wander through charming Cambridge and enjoy the historic surroundings of this major centre of learning.

December 2021 –Aim for Nottinghamshire – Dukes, outlaws, poets and pitmen have all made their mark on this intriguing county.  Join their merry band …

October 2021 – Bucket List Scotland  – Whether you rise to the challenge of big Ben Nevis or reach your peak on modest hills … walking, cycling and pine marten watching around Glen Coe and Fort William.

September 2021 –Captivating Wharfedale – Head for Yorkshire in the tracks of a regular visitor who shares her enthusiasm – and tips – for captivating Wharfedale

August 2021 –Northumberland – The natural choice for a refreshing break near Stonehaugh and Kielder Forest

June 2021 – Set Your Sights on Wiltshire – A tour of ancient sites and historical towns takes on a quirky twist thanks to a 1940s guide book

May 2021 – Wainwrights and Lake District – Bag a break in the Lake District, Tackling one Wainwright after another reaps rich rewards for our hill-walking duo as they revel in the beauty of the fells

April 2021 – Delamere Forest – You, too, will be grinning like a Cheshire Cat when you disappear into delightful Delamere Forest

March 2021 – Around Kinlochewe in Torridon – Wester Ross is a walking paradise and you may even see the northern lights, too!

February 2021 – Herefordshire in search of ice-cream.  Dip into the sweet border county of Herefordshire for some extremely n-ice surprises.

December 2020  –Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: It only takes a brief encounter to fall in love with Arnside and Silverdale

November 2020 – Cheltenham and Gloucester – Double up on culture in Gloucester and Regency Cheltenham for an enlightening short break

October 2020 – Birmingham – Be surprised by brilliant Birmingham, which inspired Tolkien and Black Sabbath.

Summer 2020 – Sheffield – ‘Steel’ away to Sheffield for a cutting-edge break in a ‘green’ city where sparks still fly.

July 2020 – Staffordshire We’re not only here for the beer!  Staffordshire works wonders on these motorhomers who find some real treasures as they meander down Memory Lane.

June 2020 – Isle of Bute – With its colourful gardens, grand architecture and beautiful bays, Bute is ideal for a short break!

May 2020 – The charming cathedral city of Chichester on the unspoilt south coast makes a superb break.

April 2020 – Vuelta Dreams: Enjoy blissful biking in a dreamy area of Spain rich in culture, history & gastronomy.  Traffic-free cycling in the Matarraña area of Aragon, Catalonia and València; parts of Spain the guidebooks ignore.

February 2020 – Halifax & Saltaire, West Yorkshire: When it’s cold outside, nothing beats the warmth of West Yorkshire’s wonderful food and friendliness.

January 2020 – East Sussex, East of Eden: Climb into your own ‘fine four-fendered friend’ and ‘glide on a motor trip’ through a land of literary inspiration.

December 2019 See a different side to Spain: Exploring fascinating civil war history leads to some extraordinary beautiful places

September 2019 Fantastico Northern Italy  is a treasure trove of amazing scenery, ancient history and more

August 2019 Conwy: Looking for a sweet summer break? Then buzz off to characterful Conwy and visit the historic Honey Fair

July 2019 Hawes: From fells and falls to the Gates of Hell – enjoy exploring the delightful Yorkshire Dales

June 2019 Enchanting France – Delight in the Drome Valley and the wonderfully appealing Vercors mountains for unspoilt, tranquil beauty

May 2019 On the Trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie – Follow in the famous prince’s footsteps for 500 miles from the west coast of Scotland to Derby

March 2019 Croatia at last– It’s third time lucky for these determined travellers as they finally reach their wish list country and find it was everything they hoped for, and more …

February 2019 – Windermere and Kendal, A land for All Seasons, Enjoy the natural beauty of the Lake District all year round; there’s plenty to do, whatever the weather!

January 2019 – Head to Fylde for Snowdrops A bracing break full of fabulous flowers, fun, flavour and friendly experts

November 2018 – A short break around the Cheshire and Staffordshire borderlands Following in the footsteps of Alan Garner and exploring Mow Cop, Rode Hall and Biddulph Grange gardens.

September 2018 – Spain is special: Awesome canyons and majestic mountains, charming cities and abundant wildife – it’s full of delights

August 2018 – Picturesque Paths of Portugal – Pack your walking shoes and be charmed by the gorgeous countryside of this friendly country.

Summer 2018 – Ashbourne and Carsington Water – Whether you walk or cycle, you’re on the right track for delightful scenes around Ashbourne.

July 2018 – The Gems of the North: Caithness – Big skies and bird watching, hiking and history, magnificent moors, mountains and coastline – the Scottish county of Caithness sparkles!

March 2018 – The Chilterns is a fantastic all-year destination that is inspiring whatever the weather.

March 2018 – Northern Soul: Knaresborough – The charming towns and characterful history and colourful scenery of England’s biggest county, North Yorkshire.  Getting to the heart of the charming and spectacular attractions around Knaresborough

February 2018 – An Awesome Greek Odyssey – Marvel at ‘suspended’ monastries, world-famous sights, lofty fortresses and tortoises galore on this memorable tour.

January 2018 – Bonnie Scotland: Explore Lovely Lorn – the Highlands in miniature

December 2017 – Buttermere and Cockermouth – Whether you’re a Wainwright bagger or not the appeal of captivating Cumbria is utterly compelling.

November 2017 – Hidden Howgills – Myths and legends abound in these fells, which Wainwright described as resembling a herd of sleeping elephants.

September 2017 – Tee Off In Wirral – Cycle along Mersey shores and take a foray into Flintshire.

August 2017 – Storybook Somerset and Devon – Wonderfully novel ideas and splendidly poetic descriptions to entice you to the West Country.

Summer 2017 – Picturesque Peak District – packing in lots of amazing activities and discoveries.

July 2017 – On Top of The World in France – Enjoyment, exhilaration and excitement in the awesome Écrins National Park in the Alps.

June 2017 – Belgium, More Than Just Beer – Exploring the Ardennes reveals there’s far more to Belgium than meets the eye!

May 2017 – Time for Tees – Tales from the riverbank of waterfalls, wildlife, amazing engineering and a quaint seaside resort along the river Tees

April 2017 – A Tasty Tour of Scotland – Ice-cream and coastal scenery of north-east Scotland.

March 2017 – The Cumbrian Coast – Exploration, adventure and stunning sunsets on the wild Cumbrian coast.

February 2017 – North Wales and Cheshire for the weekend – Travel in the wake of a seventeenth century female adventurer albeit in a bit more comfort.

September 2016 – Salt of Scotland: Follow in the footsteps of a song and meander some of the old trade routes to discover mountains, murals and mammals

August 2016 – New discoveries in Lincolnshire   – From ancient monuments to modern-day celebrities, there are many surprising aspects to Lincolnshire

July 2016 – Chasing the memories: Revisiting childhood haunts (Staffordshire) and the romantic spots of youth makes for a wonderful nostalgic tour

May 2016 – Great adventures high in the Alps: Part two of a motorhome travellers tour through the spectacular German and Austrian landscape

April 2016 – Medieval Germany: Fairytale scenery, the Romantic Road, snow capped Alps and high-level walks – they’re all in part one of this wonderful tour through France to the Black Forest

March 2016 – Pull up at Chertsey and pedal the Thames Path: This easy cycling route along the majestic Thames is the perfect way to see some very well-known landmarks

February 2016 – Bonnie Scotland: Blown away by the coast.  After some sea air?  Visit Dumfries and Galloway for an invigorating experience!2015-jan-scottish-borders

December 2015 – Cosy up to the Borders: Don’t let the cold weather put you off!  A trip to the north can be exhilerating

October 2015 – Landmarks in Lancashire: Visit the eye-catching Panopticon sculptures for a quirky look at the Pennines

August 2015 – Amazing north Wales trains and tracks: Get on the right track for majestic scenery with a trip to the dramatic region of Snowdonia

July 2015 – Falling for France: Part two of stocking up with wonderful memories on this clockwise tour to the French Pyrenees

June 2015 – French fancies: Part one of a leisurely sojourn taking in some wonderful parts of France while heading for the Pyrenees

April 2015 – Your motorhome is perfect for exploring by bike: Having cycles on board can turn a pleasant trip in to a wheely great one!

February 2015 – Lancashire Life: Exploring the lovely little market town of Clitheroe and it’s surrounding villages in search of tempting local produce

January 2015 – Walking in workers’ Warwickshire: An owners’ rally makes for an interesting weekend of exploring and history in the middle of England

October 2014 – Wild adventures in Scotland on the Black Isle and around Ullapool

April 2014 – Carol Kubicki finds an unusual route through the heart of Germany

July 2013 – Unexpected Pleasures: Carol Kubicki discovers the passerelle of Lac de Monteynard

Summer 2012 – Living with a 2007 Devon Sundowner

January 2011 – What a Shower – a comical look at campsite sanitary facilities

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