Category Archives: Leisure

English Guest Houses: The ‘Lord Crewe Arms’, Poet Auden’s Favorite Bolthole

‘No other spot brings me sweeter memories,’ remarked the poet W. H. Auden about the Lord Crewe Arms. 90 years later, the beauty of this historic bolthole, on the Northumberland/Co Durham border, hasn’t changed. 

Harriet Compston, July 27, 2021

In the village of Blanchland, the 12th-century building was originally a guest house for Blanchland Abbey. Today, the Calcot Collection runs the show and the company’s clever touches — as seen in Barnsley House — shine through.

The superb food is modern British with big flavours, made using local produce. After cocktails in the barrel-vaulted Crypt Bar, we feasted in the elegant dining room: my favourite dish was the super succulent roasted guinea hen with a garden herb sauce.

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Top Travel Trailers: 2022 Airstream Pottery Barn Edition Walk-Thru (Video)

Get a detailed tour of the 2022 Airstream Pottery Barn Travel Trailer. This is a truly inspired collaboration between the designers at Airstream and Pottery Barn, and the result is a travel trailer like no other in our lineup. Airstream expert Justin Humphreys gives you a full walkthrough of the exterior and interior and all of our favorite Pottery Barn features.

Summer Tourism: 150 Years Of Coney Island, New York

Amusement park rides and sideshows, hot dogs, and mermaid parades: Coney Island, a tiny stretch of beachfront in Brooklyn, has left an indelible mark on the world’s popular imagination for nearly 150 years. Correspondent David Pogue rides a rollercoaster of history in exploring the allure of the New York seaside resort.

Coney Island is a residential Brooklyn neighborhood that morphs into a relaxation and entertainment destination each summer. Locals and tourists crowd its beach, the Wonder Wheel and Luna Park, an amusement park featuring the famed Cyclone roller coaster. Street performers, the Circus Sideshow and the Mermaid Parade in June lend an eccentric vibe. Nathan’s Famous is known for its July 4th hot-dog eating contest.

Top New Camper Trailers: 2022 Adria Alpina Caravan

The ultimate all-seasons caravan. Alpina, is the premium caravan range, for all year-round use, now with new graphics and with improvements to the Ergo bathroom and water installations. A best-seller with its combination of eye-catching design, large panoramic window, contemporary spacious interiors, great performance and new soft furnishings. The premium all-seasons caravan.

Best Of Camping: ‘2021 Cortes Camper Trailer’

Cortes Campers manufactures retro-styled trailers using patent-pending biaxial aluminized fiberglass, carbon fiber and finishes them with marine-grade Gelcoat. In addition to their feathery weight, these travel trailers are extremely durable, robust, well-insulated and long-lasting. Since the camper lacks a wooden interior, one could count it out for being grungy, but your thought is instantly altered at the first look of the glossy interiors. The camper is not short on facilities either, it comes equipped with a double or twin bed for ease of sleeping people of all age groups – at the end of the trailer is a dining area equipped with a carbon fiber/Kevlar table, which transforms into a bed.

The luxurious yet nostalgic retro travel trailers are also equipped with a kitchen featuring a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, oven, a cooktop and a sink, and has a bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower. The trailer also comes fitted with HDTV, heating and cooling solutions and water tanks for fresh and gray water. The luxurious 17-ft travel trailer has lot of storage space, windows, and customers can choose from palette Gelcoat color finishes. Each of these trailers can be customized and shipped in 6-8 weeks from order from the company’s manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Ohio. If you are interested, the aluminized fiberglass version of the travel trailer starts at $47,950.

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Travel & Leisure: Top 5 Innovative Camper Vans

Camping is a hallmark of the classic American vacation—a sometimes laborious and challenging escape that promises one thing every time; a simpler life. Innovations are constantly being implemented to improve and expand the way we enjoy our camping trips. In this video, we will take a look at a few of those innovative machines. And, if you stick around, we’ll showcase the first motorhome with an inflatable over-cab area!

Design: Top 10 Innovative Pickup Truck Bed Campers

When it comes to mobility, versatility, and drivability – you really can’t go wrong with a truck bed camper. There’s no need to buy an additional RV or caravan. Your truck can convert to a mobile home and back again – with the benefit of only paying one registration fee! Here are the 10 best you’ll find in North America.

Reviews: 2021 Tab CS-S Teardrop Camper (Video)

The Clamshell embodies the traditional teardrop design featuring a well-equipped kitchen located in the back hatch. Inside, you’ll find a spacious face to face dinette that converts into a comfortable sleeping area. The cabin is completed by a wet bath that includes a toilet, sink, and shower. 

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Top New Camper Vans: 2022 Winnebago Travato 59KL

2022 Winnebago Travato Class B gas motorhome 59KL highlights:

  • Wet Bath
  • Two Twin Beds
  • Flex Bed System
  • 24″ HDTV
  • Pure Energy System

Pack your bags and head out across the country in this Travato Class B gas motorhome! The two twin beds can convert into a king-size bed if you’re traveling with your friend or spouse, and there is a convenient rear wet bath to freshen up every day. Prepare breakfast on the single-burner induction cooktop or in the convection microwave, and the pull-out countertop extension will give the chef more space to prep. The driver’s seat can swivel to use this countertop as a table, and the swivel passenger’s seat can use the additional adjustable/removable table for coffee. This model also includes the lithium Pure Energy Management System that provides 9,600W hours of store energy so that you can go off the beaten path for the ultimate journey!

Top Camper Vans: ‘The Den’ 2021 Yama Sprinter (Video)

Welcome to The Den! This 4×4 144WB Mercedes Sprinter van conversion features all the essentials needed for comfortable, off-grid living. This versatile layout includes a convertible murphy bed and standing desk set-up, over 11 feet of counter-space and the Yama Vans Signature CUBE wetroom.

This layout was configured to maximize the useable living space within the van while allowing it to remain open and inviting. The Den’s exterior set-up finds the perfect balance between off-grid, off-road capability with a clean and seamless finish. The Den provides cozy, comfortable living, but is ready to withstand even the wildest adventures.

Video Timeline: 0:00​ Welcome To The Den 1:05​ Living Space 1:53​ Kitchen 2:47​ The Finishings 3:34​ Sleeping & Workspace 4:27​ CUBE wetroom 5:49​ The Tech 6:55​ Climate Control 7:21​ Exterior Gear

Yama Vans is a premium sprinter van upfitter located in Calgary AB, the basecamp to the Canadian Rockies. Yama Vans are crafted using the highest quality, functional materials to ensure longevity and durability of your van. At Yama, our designers are committed to creating van conversions that are not only practical and functional, but also uphold an unmatched industry design standard.

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