The Yurtel Blog

Going Campaign

13 January 2020


How do you camp? Do you go all out with a luxury bell tent, candle chandelier, sheepskins, lanterns and fire bowl? Or do a couple of blankets and sleeping bag suffice?

Under canvas a British gentleman abroad in the 18th and 19th centuries would have expected a few essential pieces. A full wardrobe, carpet, cupboard, desk, chest of drawers, dining table, armchairs and a sideboard...

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Campfire Christmas

16 December 2019

Campfire Christmas

We thought there would be nothing more brilliantly British than a Christmas inspired campfire cookout. When has glamping or camping been confined to warm weather conditions? We live in England, we’d never plan anything if we waited for the sun.

Picture this: a bell tent or yurt draped with ivy and holly, twinkling Christmas lights studding the foliage and warm sheepskins, a crackling fire and a...

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06 December 2019

Cooking on an open fire is a kind of alchemy. Basic ingredients turn into something more than the promise of a pedestrian blast from an oven or stove. A pink sausage becomes a charred hot dog dripping with bonfire night charm, an ear of sweetcorn turns dirty with melted butter and charred kernels, and spongy marshmallows become caramelised, oozing crack on sticks. 

Campfire cooking turns the mundane into something dramatic....

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20 November 2019

Crusoe Residence

Do you worry that the hotel room you’ve booked hasn’t been fitted out with low-consumption loos, alternative energy sources or have an active policy on recycling, re-using and composting? Are you swapping low-cost flights for gentle train journeys and off grid-getaways?

Even if you’re more worried about how well stocked the mini bar is, it’s undeniable that a stay in a hotel, or a...

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