Bryony SymesSee other News articles filed in ‘The latest issue of Practical Caravan’ written by Bryony Symes
We've got a very exciting new issue to present to you this week; not only have we given the whole magazine a new look, but we've curated the best festive content to fill it, too.
From tours that will inspire you to get out in the van this holiday season, to gift ideas for your loved ones and tips for taking care of your pride and joy - you'll find all that and more in our new issue.
It's not long now until the countdown to Christmas begins, so we've rounded up two pages of gift inspiration for all budgets to get the ball rolling.
Our new-look travel section kicks off with a sunny tour of Dorset's iconic scenery, as John Sootheran visits the likes of Durdle Door and Bovington Tank Museum.
Then we delve head-first into a festive frenzy; Ailsa James and her husband Don visited the fairytale streets of Bruges, while the Christmas market was in full swing. Meanwhile back in the UK, Sam Johnson proves that Bath is full of magical Christmas spirit, too.
If you're looking to go away for the holidays this year, we've rounded up 10 of the best sites for festive fun. Whether you're looking for festive packages on site or an ideal location close to sparkling entertainment, there's plenty of inspiration here.
We've also looked at 12 ways to have a fabulously festive Christmas in your caravan, and have tips on cooking the perfect Christmas feast in your van.
There's some more general travel advice in the issue, too, with a Local Authority on Brighton, and our regular Road Sense feature focusing on the A303 to arm you with information that will make your journey smoother.
The new look Tested section is brimming with industry updates and shiny new vans to catch your attention.
We've done an in-depth test of the Coachman Acadia 860, a five-berth family van with a spacious layout and a sensible price tag. We also tested the Adria Altea Aire 492DT, a cleverly-designed 'van that feels bright and modern.
The latest awning to catch our attention, the Vango Maldives 400 also gets a full review.
The all-new Used Vans section offers lots of affordable options for those that prefer buying second-hand. This includes a detailed buyer's guide that can give you an idea of what to look out to as you start your search for the perfect used caravan.
We've also been testing more tow cars to help you choose the best tug for your touring life. The VW Passat GTE Advance Estate gets the full tow car test treatment, while we also look at the Peugeot 508 SW and the potential of a used Hyundai ix35.
In Skills School, you can read about the secret to autolevelling your van, tips for taking care of curtains and blinds and smartening up worn caravan steps. Plus, Nigel Hutson will give insight into how vans are recycled, and a step-by-step guide to using Truma LevelCheck to keep an eye on your gas levels.
All of this is in our new-look issue, that went on sale today. To have it delivered to your door next month, make sure you subscribe.
You can even take advantage of our Black Friday subscriptions offer; get 20% off your subscription with code EVERYTHING20. (Offer runs from 07:00 29 November 2019 - 11:00 3 December 2019.)