Personal Information

Name

Carol Kubicki

County

Lancashire

Mobile Telephone Number

0773 505 2618

Email Address

Kubicki.carol@gmail.com

Website(s)

https://backontheroadagainblog.com/
https://memorialbenchstories.wordpress.com/

Specialist Activities

Travel Writer, Walking, hill walking and road cycling

Specialist Areas

North West of England, Scotland and mainland Europe

Professional Details

Short Biography

I am a travel writer specialising in writing about UK and mainland Europe trips in my blue campervan; always walking or cycling, my writing often has a historical or literary theme.  Since 2011 I have written for the motorhome magazine MMM and more recently for Campervan Magazine.

In addition I write two blogs; one focuses on life as a travel writer and campervan owner, the second travels the UK one memorial bench at a time.

Professional Activities

I have been writing since 2009; in those early years I wrote a blog about our campervan travels for family and friends but since 2011 I have been a published writer.  I own a campervan and my writing concentrates on active trips that generally include hill walking and cycling.  My articles are regularly published in MMM (The Motorhomer’s Magazine) and Campervan Magazine (15 articles published in 2019).

I travel in the UK, particularly the Lake District and Scotland and around the North-West of England where I live.  I also travel to mainland Europe, including trips to Spain, Portugal, Greece and the Alps, always exploring the fantastic opportunities for walking and cycling as well as the history and culture and I enjoy weaving a travelling story around historical events.

Recent Publications

MMM February 2020 – Halifax & Saltaire, West Yorkshire: When it’s cold outside, nothing beats the warmth of West Yorkshire’s wonderful food and friendliness.
Campervan Mag February 2020 – Walking in a Winter Wonderland:  Hardcore winter campers, Carol & Anthony, meet up with friends (and their reluctant greyhound) to show them how it’s done …
MMM January 2020 – East Sussex, East of Eden: Climb into your own ‘fine four-fendered friend’ and ‘glide on a motor trip’ through a land of literary inspiration.
MMM December 2019 – See a different side to Spain: Exploring fascinating civil war history leads to some extraordinary beautiful places
Campervan Mag November 2019 – 2019 Nov Enjoying The Shropshire Hills AONB: Bordering on the mountainous, Carol & Anthony explore the English-Welsh border in their Blue Bus, and find plenty of hills, castle & good pubs.
MMM September 2019 – Fantastico Northern Italy: A treasure trove of amazing scenery, ancient history and more
MMM August 2019 – Looking for a sweet summer break? Then buzz off to characterful Conwy and visit the historic Honey Fair
Campervan Mag August 2019 – Cavernous Spanish Canyons and Mountains that touch the sky: Carol and Anthony take their Blue Bus to the Aragon mountains, where the days are hot and the nights are full of stars ….
MMM July 2019 – Hawes: From fells and falls to the Gates of Hell: Enjoy exploring the delightful Yorkshire Dales
Campervan Mag July 2019 – Arran: The hills are alive with the sound of music Carol & Anthony find plenty of their favourite things while exploring the lovely Scottish Isle of Arran …
MMM June 2019 – Enchanting France: Delight in the Drôme Valley and the wonderfully appealing Vercors mountains for unspoilt, tranquil beauty
MMM May 2019 – On the Trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie:  Follow in the famous prince’s footsteps for 500 miles from the west coast of Scotland to Derby

In addition I write two blogs.

Back on the Road Again Blog  has light-hearted and thoughtful posts about my travel experiences and life with a blue campervan.

Memorial Bench Stories tells the stories of the people and places behind memorial benches I have found and photographed.  This blog was recently featured by BBC Radio Four on their website and on the PM programme.

Awards

In 2018 I was the winner of the Douglas King Award for written journalism from the Caravan Writers Guild.  My winning article was about a November trip to Argyll in Scotland.

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