5 unusual places to stop off and charge your car

Apart from an attempt to rescue drivers from the grim, strip-lit inhumanity of motorway service stations, we wrote the Extra Mile to encourage a better way of travel. We think

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11 delicious, off-the-beaten-track camper van pit stops

The UK’s motorways whip us past some breathtaking countryside and gorgeous villages merely glimpsed through the crash barrier. Many of them have delicious cafes, cosy pubs and honest, local food

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Easy fixes to help you stay green on the move

2018 seems to the year that people woken up to the real problem that plastic poses to our societies and seas. An estimated 8.3bn tonnes of virgin plastic has been

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Eight road trips to try in 2018

There’s something irresistibly romantic about exploring the back roads; something intrepid about meandering around the dips and curves of unknown countryside. The roof might not be down (this is the UK after

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Driving home for Christmas? Here’s our playlist to see you through the traffic jams and squabbles

Here’s the Spotify playlist that will be getting us home this Christmas. Some classics, some crooners. Follow us to listen in on your way home, and let us know what

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Alternative Christmas gift guide (with bonus discounts!)

Christmas presents. Yay! Christmas shopping. Ugh. If you’re struggling for inspiration this Christmas, our creative, independent venues and friends stock some brilliant gifts. We’ve listed 18 of our favourite, more unusual

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Roast winners – why we love indy coffee houses

When eyes start to droop on a long journey, few things revive you like a smooth coffee. And no limp lattes: for us, the fresh roasts and sweet aroma of indy coffee houses

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12 of the UK’s best independent bookshops

It should be the stuff of science fiction. Amazon can deliver books within the hour (soon to be parachuting parcels into your garden from drones) and Kindles mean that we

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Five minutes with Riverford’s founder, Guy Watson

Riverford has been quietly mounting an organic vegetable revolution from a small patch of Devon since the 1980s, among the first to recognise the benefits of sustainable, local food. These

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The Time is Now

A long-time lover of travel, good food and sustainable living, founder Alastair’s idea of a guide to alternative places to stop near the motorway has been brewing for some time.

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