Meet Simon and Dave, AKA Touring and Exploring – and their three pampered pooches – as they tour and explore in luxury in their new Compass Camino caravan.

Simon and Dave chare their Compass caravan adventures and site reviews on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/touring_and_exploring_uk/

“Our ‘touring goals’ when we started caravanning 12 years ago were to be able to go on holiday and take the dogs with us! As well as big holidays which have taken us all over, we also go away at weekends.”

The couple collected their Compass Camino in Autumn 2019, but, due to COVID, travels were sadly put on hold for much of 2020.

They have been making up for it since, with trips to some of the UK’s loveliest spots… complete with their caravanning dogs, of course!

 

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Introducing Jack (he's the pale one) and Trevor his brother the Cairn Terriers who are longstanding caravanners having gone with us since they were pups (they're nearly 13).

We were joined last year by Betty the Shih Tzu when Dave's sister sadly passed away...she's settled right in and also loves her caravan adventures!

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Quick break at @candmclub Beechwood Grange York after picking up the caravan last night from its 1st Service. Thanks to @gibbons9602 #LeedsCaravanCentre for doing a great job!

Beechwood Grange is a lovely well-maintained site, handy for York, Castle Howard and surrounding areas, there's a good dog walk on site too.

Hope there's no lockdown before our big holidays on Friday !

#caravanlife #ukcamping #happycampers #getawayyourway #autumntouring #york #touringcaravan #compasscaravan #compasscamino #uktravel #ukcamping #caravanlife #caravans

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Managed to avoid the rain today, had a look round Nunnington Hall, lunch in the tea garden followed by a wander round Helmsley which is one of our favourite places in North Yorkshire...back to the caravan now...there's a new bottle of gin to sample...

#nationaltrust #nunningtonhall #helmsley #yorkshire #uktravels #isitfiveoclockyet

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Misty Autumn morning at @nationaltrust Hidcote Manor #nationaltrust #ukshots#englishgarden #autumn #autumncolours #hidcote #cotswolds

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Autumn is one of the best times to visit Batsford Arboretum...especially if you get a sunny day which shows off the beautiful Autumn colours

#autumncolours #cotswolds #trees #caravaning #ukshots #england #japanesegarden #buddha #travelblogger #batsfordarboretum #uktravel #autumn

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#touringcountdown Day 1 - we are going to be out of sync as we can't escape work until 16th April!

Hi! We're Simon & Dave and we've been caravanning for 12 years and are now on our 7th caravan - we love our Compass Camino 660. @elddis_compass_buccaneerxplore

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#touringcountdown Day9...Beach or Mountain? We can't decide! We've had so many great holidays - pictured are Ullswater in the Lake District and Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast...we also love Pembrokeshire, Dorset, Scottish Highlands, Yorkshire Dales, Whitby....

#touringcaravan #staycationuk #caravaning #caravan #uktravel #staycation #getawayyourway #homeiswhereyouparkit

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Beautiful views from the new dog walking area at @candmclub Meathop Fell across to Arnside

#getawayyourway #caravanlife #caravaning #touringcaravan

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Hurrah! Our first rally since 2019 and the first time we are off grid relying on our solar panel. Fantastic views of Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales and great to meet up with some old mates in the #elddiscaravan corner! Settled in, lasagne for tea in the oven and a bottle of something red has just made an appearance. Have a great weekend everyone!

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The forecast storms have stayed away...25c and sunny at Portland Castle and Portland Bill

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Did you say we are off in the caravan again tomorrow?!

#caravanningwithdogs #cairnterriersofinstagram #cairnterrier #caravanandmotorhomeclub #caravancommunity #caravantribe #campingwithdogs