New Year adventures are just around the corner, and we’ve got plenty of inspiration in our latest issue to get you planning an off-season tour in our next issue, out on 27 December. 

So what can you look forward to reading about? For starters, there’s the trip to north Devon that Peter and I took last month – full of stunning scenery and ancient landscapes. 

There’s also magnificent castles in Warwickshire, where John Sootheran admires classic cars, while Lee and Charlie Davey get their vintage bikes out for Armed Forces Day in Weymouth. 

If you’re still undecided about spending New Years in your van, our piece about Sam and Rosemary Johnson’s stay in Edinburgh for Hogmanay may make up your mind. 

We’ve also compiled a collection of great places to stay for walking – at this time of year, taking in the crisp winter air can be the perfect antidote to short days. 

In our regular travel guides, we have an insider’s guide to Pembrokeshire as well as an in-depth look at towing along the A30 – a vital route for anyone visiting Cornwall. 

We’ve been testing a couple of new Elddis caravans, too. Take a look at the Elddis Osprey 550 Special Edition, a dealer special from Raymond James that offers luxury touring for couples or small families. Meanwhile, the Elddis Affinity 520 is a tidy end-washroom van that couples will enjoy. 

If you’re not in the market for a brand new van, the Sterling Eccles SE Moonstone used van buyer’s guide might be worth a look. Plus, John Sootheran considers the B+ E conundrum and pulls out some great car/caravan combinations for those with license restrictions. 

In terms of tow cars, we look at the Vauxhall Astra 1.5d, the BMW 320d xDrive M Sport Touring, the Seat Tarraco 2.0 TDI 190PS 4Drive Xcellence DSG and the used Ford Kuga.

If you’re looking for a project, our ‘Skills School’ has some ideas for you; from renovating an Omnivent to replacing old grab handle covers, and much more. 

All of this is in the next issue, on sale tomorrow, and you won’t want to miss it.

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