Cool Place of the Day: The Quiet Site, Cumbria

This hideaway camspite above Ullswater is a real family favourite, set amid the fells on an old Cumbrian farmstead, with dramatic views to all sides. It has pitches for caravans and campervans, grassy pitches for tents, and a number of timber-built pods, which offer more comfort and weather protection than mere canvas – all you […]

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Black 12-year-old girl dragged by a rope around her neck by white classmates, schools says it was ‘accident’

The parents of a black 12-year-old girl are suing her Texas school after it allegedly failed to investigate a group of white students who put a rope around their daughter’s neck and dragged her to the ground. The incident, which the parents say was intentional bullying, left “severe and painful” rope cuts in her neck, […]

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How to travel cheaply: save money on hotels and accommodation all over the world with these top tips

Call me controversial, but if you don’t want to blow your entire holiday budget on a place to rest your head, you have to forget about hotels. (As with every rule, there are a couple of exceptions. I’ll get to them.) This isn’t as great a loss as you might think. Okay, hotels can be […]

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I Tested Your Best Camping Hacks And This Is What Happened

Did it work? I tried this hack before in one of my other camping hacks posts and it didn’t work because, as commenters said, I used own-brand chips, which apparently don’t have enough fat in them. Armed with proper branded Doritos I hoped this would work. And damn I wasn’t disappointed! Look at it!! The […]

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Tony Oyenarte elected Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the American Camp Association

At the Martinsville: American Camp Association Board of Directors elected a long-term camp director from Gainesville, Fla., To Tony Oyenarte, vice chairman. Oyenarte began his career as a secondary school science and mathematics teacher. He is passionate about youth development and the relationship between children and outdoor camps to start and sustain a 20-year career. […]

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European Union Finance Ministers Urge Greece to Speed Up Reforms

As European finance ministers gathered in Bratislava, Greece was back on the agenda on Friday. “The summer is over, pack up the camping gear,” the sprightly Dutch finance minister said, adding that time had already been lost over the summer in implementing the third Greek bailout. While European Union officials have stressed that alarm bells are not […]

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We Can’t Produce Apples in Ireland So the Supermarkets Are Laden with Apples From South Africa, New Zealand and France

Our supermarkets are laden with apples from South Africa, New Zealand and France because we cannot produce good apples in Ireland. To disprove this fallacy drop into the farm shop at Con Traas’ apple farm between Cahir and Clonmel where you are surrounded by 40 acres of the finest, blemish-free apples and plums hanging heavily […]

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Memorial States the MArble Plaque Unveiled in Paris to Designer Eileen Gray

Let’s read the news. A green, white and orange spray of flowers was placed in the leafy courtyard of the 18th century building at 21 rue Bonaparte. Berenice Abbott’s 1920s photographic portrait of Gray stood on an easel. Ms Byrne Nason confessed her own fascination with “this extraordinary woman . . . modern, dynamic, timeless […]

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Camping on the North Coast 500, Offers You a New Spine-Tingling Vista

This is my tour on  North Coast 500. They call it Scotland’s answer to Route 66 – the historic highway that cuts through the very heart of America from east to west. The two roads don’t have much in common physically – the long, straight and flat tarmac of the iconic US route is a […]

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