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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent February 3rd 2019

VW campervan hire company Wanderlust on Wheels have recently relocated down to the South East and to celebrate this new customers are given a 20% discount for all bookings taking place before the end of April 2019. Now based in the historic spa town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, newlyweds Mary and James want to share their campervan so anyone can experience the adventure and freedom of the open road. With several bookings already, their main goal is to provide fun and comfortable adventures to other couples of all ages. The comprehensive insurance covers 23 – 75 year olds but can be amended to cover drivers outside of this bracket. At just over an hour to Folkstone you could jump on the Eurotunnel to France, take your time driving up to Scotland or simply find a ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent » Tunbridge Wells October 21st 2018

Our stomachs were rumbling when we drove up to the car park of our next National Trust property . This one was in Kent. We were criss crossing the borders between Kent and its neighbouring county West Sussex. As we drove up we showed our tickets and the young volunteer suggested we parked up on the rough grand to the left side of the car park . There was more room there and also we would see another motorhome parked up. How brilliant that was - for the first time in a long time we were being treated fairly in our larger than a car vehicle . It was nice not be stuck in a corner or being told we were too big to park up. Our first stop after parking up and locking Gabby was ... read more
The old castle hidden away
Scotney old castle
The old castle

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent July 25th 2018

Hi Everyone On Monday we all went to Canterbury Cathredal left the car at park and ride,and got the shuttle bus to inner Canterbury,as the parking is horrendous!!.we had a great time wandering around,they are doing work on the Cathredal,which will be ready in 3 years. On Tuesday we went to the Kent Lavendar farm with our Neighbour Vicki,we had a lovely day and had lunch at a local pub. Kevin and neighbour Barrie took off in Barrie’s sports car,then parked the car and went for a 4hr walk. Today we all went back to Dover to see Dover castle,it was impressive.. Our friend Robyn leaves Tommorrow for London,then carries on her 2mth tour of Europe. Thank you all for travelling with Kevin and I We feel we have been away for so long,we have seen ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent July 22nd 2018

Hello Everyone Have been out and about. We went with our neighbours the other day to Dover,Kevin and Barrie our neighbour took off and started their walk along the white cliffs of Dover ,and Vicki our neighbour and I had a coffee and looked around the area.we met up with guys at a place called St Margarets bay and had lunch and then continued their walk to a place called Deal,we had a great day and getting to know our neighbours. Yesterday Kevin and I drove to Hyeth to go to the Romney,Hythe &Dymchurch Railway it was a lot of fun,it was miniature it was a steam Train ,it had 5 stops ended up at Dungeness which has a nuclear power station,its right on the water. Today is my Birthday and yesterday I got a great ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent July 17th 2018

Hi Everyone Havnt been in touch for a while,enjoying the slower pace,going out for day trips,the countryside here is so green and beautiful. It’s aalways lovely to come back to Little Swarling and surrounds. Few days ago we went to Winstable and Herne Bay lovely seaside villages,had a bit of fun walking along seeing Punch and Judy shows.,merry go rounds and the like. Yesterday we visited a Vineyard church in Canterbury. Very casual,friendly people,good sermon,and uplifting worship. Today we have just come back from visiting a small village called Chilham the best we have seen so far,Tudor houses. The Dogs are always glad to see us when we get back. Tommorrow Kevin is going off early to explore the local area Hope everyone is well SK... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent July 13th 2018

Hi everyone It’s been a few days since I last got in touch,we have been here 1 week,and We have just put our friend Joan on the train for London and then Sheffield,it has been so lovely to catch up and of course it was sad to see her go😂 We have been to Margate a sea town about 40 mins away,lovely old Town. And another day we went to a place called Sandwich about 1 hour away. Kevin is doing so well with the driving the lanes in Kent are so Narrow,I’m glad we are not using the sports car!! The weather here is fantastic,watched England get beaten by Croatia,on Sat they play Sweden for third position. We are enjoying the lovely surroundings here,and the 2 retrievers Holly and her daughter Nessa they are a ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent July 8th 2018

Hi Everyone We left Gent on the train and as we were coming into Brussels,some hooligans were on rail track holding us up for quite a while, We got off at the wrong stop for the Eurostar,so hopped on another train to catch Eurostar,we missed our connection,and 2hours later we were on our way. We are now safely in Kent,we met the family that owns the propetry and they were busy getting ready for there holiday to Spain. Sharon and Anthony have 3 grown children of there own,and 4 foster young people,they are amazing people,they have done fostering for 18yrs!!wow take my hat off to them. Re sports car,there insurance co wouldn’t let them put Kevin’s name on the insurance as He is from Australia!!thTs English rules for you.!!!! Anthony felt really bad about it,so He ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent July 7th 2018

Days 13, 14 and 15 - A Driving Tour of (part of) Kent When planning our summer, everyone had some ideas of what they wanted to do. One area that appealed to everyone was the Southeast area of England. Tony put together a general list of places to visit and we set off by train on Saturday to Ashford to rent a car. Much easier than renting in London and trying to drive out. Our first stop was the sound mirrors near New Romney. They were used during WWI to track aircraft flying over the channel from France. They were the preceding technology to RADAR and were pretty successful while they were being used. The access to the site is only open two days a year and we happened to be able to catch one. The ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent » Faversham February 15th 2018

Well arrived at Heathrow eventually.....never with Qatar again...rocked up to Tullamarine 8.00pm for our 1030pm flight to be told it will not be leaving until 1.00a.m. Anyway staked out a new bar and had a few beers whilst waiting...nearly 14hrs to Doha and then another 7 1/2 to Heathrow, collected our hire car a little Jazz and off to Faversham. Very tired but thought the 1hr 20 min drive would be OK but as soon as we hit the freeway...stop start stop start....2hr15min later arrived in Faversham, a very cute English town where Eloise and Dean live with their littly Dylan, also Bob Geldof. Booked into our AirBNB which is a lovely old home walking distance to El and Dean's....El had a beautiful home cooked meal ready for us and it was great to catch up ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent » Dover January 17th 2018

This morning, our group took a coach bus from our hotel to Dover. My only knowledge of Dover was that I'd heard the phrase "cliffs of Dover" before. I didn't know what else to expect. Sure enough, when we arrived from our two hour ride, we found a small town nestled against some white cliffs. It was charming. Our coach pulled into a large parking lot that was separated from the town by a small highway. A group of students went down to the water and started to splash around (even though it was quite chilly out). It was colder but beautiful near the water. A few of us walked over to check out a map. It seemed everyone was going to head to the cliffs. I wanted to use the restroom before hiking, so I ... read more
Hiking up the Cliffs
Dover Castle
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