Airstream Aluminium Endcaps – The Build

Airstream Aluminium Endcaps – The Build

Rebuilding our vintage Airstream has been one of the largest challenges I've even taken on. I'm just a normal guy, my background is website design and online marketing, however I love getting my hards dirty and I love the great outdoors. I posted a picture on my Instagram account and received a few inquires on how to complete this, so thought I would do a blog post. I got the basic idea from a mix of places, some Airstream forums, some classic sailing boat forums and classic car forums. Restoring any of these…continue reading →
The aluminium bubble wrap spaceship

The aluminium bubble wrap spaceship

So Wander the Airstream has progressed a great deal since my last update. I have had to complete alot of external repairs to the skin from years of previous owners bodge jobs. After a great deal of work the body and windows are now watertight. Believe me doing these repairs in the English winter outside was NOT fun!!! Now however we can move on inside. Time to warm the old girl up. After fully sealing the shell from the inside, next is the insulation before moving on to the main wiring (running light…continue reading →
Airstream rear rebuild.

Airstream rear rebuild.

When we first got Wander the Airstream her rear end was in a sorry state. A large ugly aluminium panel covered some very bad previous repairs. So as part of her restoration it was our aim to put the rear back to as close to original as possible. Below is the first stage, removal of the massive aluminium panel that was not only leaking but so ugly too. Sometimes when you want to put things back together correctly you have remove alot more then you think. Below I had to remove the original…continue reading →
The AA 50 Walking Route Books

The AA 50 Walking Route Books

Walking and Hiking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities. The AA and teamed up with the Ordinace Survey to produce a wide range of walking books that feature walkes from across the country. Each book features 50 walks with and OS map included ranging from two to ten miles and further depending on the book, with routes to suit all abilities. The book highlight places of interest on route, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife in each area. All the routes have been colour coded according to difficulty.…continue reading →
1964 Airstream Safari Land Yacht – Road To Restoration

1964 Airstream Safari Land Yacht – Road To Restoration

Hidden away in the back of a dusty warehouse in Bristol, I found a 1964 Airstream Safari Land Yacht Travel Trailer, or caravan as know in the UK. We had to rescue her and bring her back to life. So I bought her and got her home. Over the coming months we will be telling her story so that after 50 years she can now have a whole new less of life and hit the road again, hopefully for another 50 years!! We plan you use her for holidays and traveling, but also…continue reading →
Enjoy Life, Enjoy The Great Outdoors

Enjoy Life, Enjoy The Great Outdoors

Here are some simple ways you can enjoy your life more, starting today! 1. Focus on yourself a little more Other people will always be around to offer up their opinions and advice however, ultimately, it’s you, and you alone, that has to live with the consequences of the decisions. 2. Making time to relax Making time to relax and reconnecting with ourselves will leave you better equipped to deal with the more challenging periods of life down the line. 3. Avoiding the news News is everywhere and it's easy to get sucked…continue reading →
Google Street View Goes Vertical and goes climbing

Google Street View Goes Vertical and goes climbing

Google is heading for new heights with its Street View capabilities giving web users the opportunity to 'climb' Yosemite's El Capitan. El Capitan is one of the most famous climbs in the world. A vertical slab of rock, it takes great skill and experience to reach the top and to see the legendary panoramic views. Now thanks to Google and three top climbers it's now just a click away for everyone! Earlier this year Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Lynn Hill all took part in a new project to map the 3,000ft peak…continue reading →
Surfing in Snowdonia

Surfing in Snowdonia

Wales is well known for the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks, with walking, hiking, mountain biking, climbing and so much more to do. Now however there is a very different way to enjoy Snowdonia National Park, thanks to a brand new inland surf facility at www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk. Surf Snowdonia is the world's first ever publicly accessible surfing lagoon. The facility just opened on the edge of the Carneddau range in Snowdonia, Wales. Surf Snowdonia uses the very latest underwater technology to deliver the longest man-made surfable waves in the world, giving riders 2…continue reading →
Get outdoors with the OS pledge to #GetOutside

Get outdoors with the OS pledge to #GetOutside

When did you last go for a proper walk? Are you one of the growing number of people in the UK becoming shy of walking? Well the OS (Ordance Survey) have launched a new campaign called #GetOutside. They what you off your sofa and out and about walking the thousands of mile of footpaths the UK countryside has to offer. Latest research shows that a quarter of the UK public won’t walk anywhere that takes over 15 minutes. Atleast three quarters of us don’t walk to work anymore.  An amazing 70% never walk…continue reading →
Yoga for Runners – Stretching To Avoid Injury

Yoga for Runners – Stretching To Avoid Injury

If you're a runner the I know two things about you, you have tight legs, and you probably don't stretch enough ;). I know this because I have been a runner for 10 years or so. I have always been a mid distance runner but have done some sprinting, but regardless of distances, we all need to stretch the same muscle groups. Over the years I have picked up a number of injures from running whether it be the results of running and over use it's self or injures from tripping over or…continue reading →