We know a thing or two about holiday travel. Read our camping holiday travel tips for making the most of your camping holiday in Europe.

Top tips for stress-free flying

Travelling by plane can either be your idea of heaven or hell. I’ll let you into a secret. I don’t like flying. I get so ridiculously nervous before I fly that I usually feel nauseous until I’m sat down (preferably by the window), seat belt fastened and we’re airborne. I don’t like take off, never have and probably never will. But I do love travelling and seeing new places and that normally involves having to get on a plane.

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Top 5 things to experience in Provence

We love discovering new places and as we ventured into Provence for the first time last season, we were intrigued to find out more. Provence is a wonderful region with fantastic food and drink, beautiful surroundings and a perfect spot if you fancy a truly French experience.

We got the lowdown from one of the team who knows the area well:

#1 – Avignon

AvignonLocated to the North of Provence, and just over an hour away from our new campsite Domaine des Iscles, ancient Avignon is a must for first time visitors to Provence. The 800 year old walls encircling the city definitely deserve to be explored, and hark back to Avignon’s past as a papal capital. This is also evident in the magnificent medieval fortress and Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) in the interior of the city. When you’ve had your fill of history, take time to explore the pretty cobbled streets and squares, or visit the renowned food market to sample some local delights. If you are holidaying in July you should definitely make a point of visiting Avignon to experience the famous performing arts festival that takes place at this time every year.

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Naturally Cévennes – Camping Val de Cantobre

Deep in central France, the Cévennes National Park is an unspoilt mountain area that attracts nature lovers, walkers and adventure seekers. The area is covered by thousands of miles of footpaths, some which leave directly from Camping Val de Cantobre, looping through tree covered slopes, dry stone terraces, isolated hamlets and with plenty of gorgeous flowers and wildlife to see en route. It’s a great area for keen bird watchers.

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We love campsites!

Call us biased but we really do love camping.

There’s something so relaxing about staying outdoors, enjoying every meal al fresco, and getting to enjoy the simple nature of a holiday on a campsite. The fact that a lot of campsites in Europe have amazing facilities means that there’s bound to be something to keep every member of the family happy. Have you seen some of the amazing waterslides?!

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The Canvas Guide to eating in France

If there are two words that go together in the holiday dictionary it’s ‘food’ and ‘France’. Yet when it comes to deciding what to eat and drink on holiday, it can be daunting venturing into the unknown. To  give you a helping hand,  we’ve come up with the Canvas guide to enjoying the delicious local food of France.

Rule one: Keep it simple

BaguettesAll you really need for the perfect lunch is some fresh bread, a piece of cheese, sausage or ham and a bottle of local wine, or something soft. I love getting a small glass bottle of Orangina with my lunch on holiday, it always reminds me of my childhood holidays to France.

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My teenage holiday diary – Camping la Grande Metairie

As a teenager, I know how easily and quickly we can get bored. The prospect of two weeks without Facebook, friends or a TV just seems unthinkable. We like going on holiday, but we need stuff to do. And no one wants to hang out with their parents for two weeks. Do they?

My parents have been taking my sister Megan and I on camping holidays since I can remember, so I know a Canvas holiday is anything but boring. In fact it’s GREAT for us teenagers. There’s loads to do!

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Sport or spa?

What does your perfect holiday entail? Is it trying your hand at a new activity or looking to switch off from everything and just relax?

For families, it can be hard to find the perfect balance between keeping the kids entertained but also having time for yourself to do what you enjoy. So whether you like a chance to relax, or get the adrenaline pumping, we’ve had a look at the best places to enjoy both. 

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Top 10: Campsites with tents

We’re all about outdoor living at Canvas. And for the ultimate outdoor holiday experience, nothing beats the Maxi Tent.

Sleeping under canvas is a great adventure – you get all the good bits of outdoor living (fresh air, freedom, fun) in a super luxurious tent, with kitchen, electric lighting and proper beds.

Our holidaymakers tell us there really is no other holiday like it! Here’s ten of our favourite campsites with tents…

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