OLPRO Products look best when they are out in the wild being used to their full potential. To show you this, we have called upon a lovely group of Campers, Campervanners and Caravanners to be OLPRO Brand Ambassadors. Below is a little bit about them and links to their blogs and social media where you can see photos and read about their adventures with their OLPRO Tents, Awnings and Accessories.
Manic Mum Days
I’m Cassie, a mum of 3, (most of the time I haven’t had chance to straighten my hair or drink a hot cup of tea) trying to juggle life as we all are and failing some of the time, but trying to see my glass as half full!
My family and I love holidays, staycations, walking, swimming and the countryside and we regularly review days out around the North East. I also enjoy reviewing theatre shows for some of the amazing places we have around the region and I love writing and reading lots of great books to review on bookstagram. One of my passions is photography and there are lots of brilliant opportunities all around me. I may be a manic mum but I love to stop and relax, to take in the calm and peace as much as I can.
Skip and Jump
Hey! My name is Matt Thomas. I'm a freelance photographer and filmmaker based in the Wirral, UK.
My family and I are hugely passionate about the outdoors and attainable home living. We spend most of our spare time heading for the hills and coasts over England and North Wales.
I share my outdoor experiences, home lifestyle and the balance as a working visual creative over at www.skipandjump.co.uk
Camping With Style
Shell loves all things travel and outdoors and is a nature-loving, comfy-camping kinda girl. Shell started the Camping with Style blog after a serious snowboarding accident which left her with a broken back. Despite this she used the great outdoors and healing power of nature to aid her recovery and she continues to spend time outdoors whenever she can, sharing her love of camping and encouraging others to spend more time outside.
From open water swimming, snowboarding and kayaking to hill walks and meditation, Shell shares her travels and microadventures here on the blog and in various publications she's written for, Shell has a particular interest in promoting wellbeing and the many benefits of nature therapy.
The Caravanning Mummy
We are a Family of 4 plus dog, Rachel, Lex, Benji, Toby and Hugo the mini dachshund.
We're new to caravanning in 2019 after we purchased our very first caravan (named Bailey) and started on a huge adventure as a family. We document the good, the bad and the ugly of caravanning life as it happens!
We randomly started our caravanning journey after Lex had an idea when on holiday at a Spanish campsite in a static caravan which featured touring pitches. Our Ultimate Goal is to pitch up there in the Future, looking out over the sea!
A few days after returning, we were on the hunt for the perfect caravan in typically British weather of pouring rain. Two months later we were the proud owners of a brand new Bailey caravan, nothing like leaping in feet first!
It's been a steep learning curve and we are still learning each and every trip, but we love every second and can’t wait to get out touring in 2021, we have our further trip planned down to Cornwall this year!
The Coastal Mummy
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am a mum of 3! We love outdoor adventures and making family memories.
Living on the North Norfolk coast has encouraged us to have a love for the outdoors and enjoying what is around us.
I started my blog, The Coastal Mummy in 2016 and since then we have had some amazing opportunities and we can’t wait to work with OLPRO and start our camping family adventures!
We are a family of 4 with two young, adventurous boys (who can mostly be found building dens, climbing trees or scrambling up rock faces). Before having kids, we travelled the world extensively, including a 12-month trip involving 4 months of wild camping through Africa and 8 months of overlanding through India, Nepal, Tibet, China and South East Asia.
We didn’t want to stop travelling when the kids came along so we just carried on. They have enjoyed adventures in Sri Lanka, Jordan, South Africa and Iceland as well as extensive road trips through Europe.
More recently, we realised a life-long dream and bought our first VW campervan. We set off on an epic 6-week road trip through France and Spain and have a lot more UK based adventures planned. The kids are at their best when they are wild and free, and we love how camping with kids provides the perfect environment for this.
We also love taking photos and providing honest accounts of our travels to help people plan their own adventures with kids. All our travel tips and advice can be found on our blog - FlashpackingFamily.com
The Ashford Family
We are the Ashford family and we have always loved the outdoors. In August 2020 after missing out on our summer holiday and being locked down, we decided that we wanted to ensure that we made the most of every opportunity to explore that we could. Hence we made what turned out to be the investment of our lifetime and bought our 2008, VW T5 Campervan.
The camper has allowed us to explore the south coast and stay in some great places. The children have been wild swimming and have a newfound love for paddle boarding.
For 2021 we have decided to push the overseas summer holiday aside and have started to plan our summer adventure to Scotland to drive the NC500. We are taking three weeks out of the rat race to explore the amazing sites around the North of Scotland and we cannot wait.
Our Instagram is very active with lots of videos, photos and reviews of our adventures in Bertha and we are just starting our Youtube vlog to capture our NC500 adventure.
Hi my name's Mark, I live in Scotland where the scenery is awesome.
I've been wild camping pretty much all my life, starting off going out with my late father and about 6 years ago I became diagnosed with a long term illness which led to 4 years of the worst journey of my life. About 2 years into that journey I started wild camping again because I found it helped with my illness and after 4 years of it, it more or less cured me! I go hiking up Scotland's mountains and Lochs, I love being out in the snow, winter camping for me is the best type of camping, I also go to campsites for a relaxing camp and do some car camping.
My goals are to camp in the Arctic circle and walk across a glacier, look up to the northern lights while sleeping in a winter wonderland.
The gear I use is never expensive but always trustworthy and being a wild camper like myself, it's all you need.
I'm also a keen photographer and love a challenge there, I post some of my pictures on Instagram and videos on YouTube, I'm also an administrator of a few Facebook sites where members offer tips and show their pictures and videos.
My name's Colin Russell, I'm an avid wild camper who can't get enough of the great outdoors. I'm out wild camping around Scotland every weekend, mainly in the Galloway forest, but get to some amazing locations all over Scotland. There's nothing better than getting out into the wild instead of sitting in the house, you just can't beat it, it's good for the soul.
I do a lot of campfire cooking as well, which is always popular as well as some hillwalking/hiking.
Hey, my name is Emma and having grown up on the Malvern Hills, I now live in Nottingham. I have always enjoyed watersports and after starting kayaking on the River Severn, my attention quickly drawn to Freestyle kayaking, which is essentially acrobatics in whitewater. Now close to the River Trent, I train most days as part of the Team GB Freestyle Kayak Team. Currently I am training for the 2021 ICF World Championships to be held in Nottingham!
I enjoy being outdoors and the awesome places I get to see from the river and people I get to meet, both in the UK and abroad! The combination of boating and being outdoors is something special which I have definitely built lots of memories from, that shape who I am now.
Think Kenneth Graham was quite right, “There's nothing––absolutely nothing––half so much worth doing as messing about in boats.”
I’m Lisa and my dogs; The Beast and Billy and I live our lives outdoors as much as we can.
We live on the coast of North Wales and have the Snowdonia National Park as our playground. We are incredibly lucky to be able to combine our love of the outdoors with coastal walks, mountain hikes and Stand Up Paddle boarding. We also love wild camping; there’s no nicer feeling than being hugged by 2 balls of fluff in a sleeping bag on a mountain summit, and unzipping the door of our tent to an awesome sunrise.
Donna Van Senior
Hi, I'm Donna Van Senior - AKA 'The Lady in the Orange Van' - Hiker, Wild camper and Crag Dancer.
During work time I'm a mild mannered but loveably cheeky catering assistant at a north-east hospice.
In my time-off I turn into a Super Me...I love being outdoors, solo wild camping in all weathers 12 months a year, taking off at a moment's notice in my trusty rusty Orange Van. I make entertaining outdoors videos that make people smile.
in 2019 I wild camped in The Lake District, Northumberland, The Cairngorms, Isle of Skye, The Outer Hebrides, Western Highlands and the east coast of Scotland. I love it and I'm really looking forward to sharing my 2020 adventures with OLPRO.
I’m Danielle (31), I live in Newcastle upon Tyne with my husband Andy and my daughter Alice who recently turned two. Living in the North East gives us the best of both worlds; we love living in the city but really enjoy that we can be in beautiful countryside or next to the beach in a short drive. Spending time together as a family is really important to us and getting out and about is our favourite thing to do; we enjoy walking, exploring new places and trying new places for some delicious food! I work almost full time as a civil servant and outside of that I enjoy blogging; writing about all aspects of our life including family lifestyle, things to do, places to eat, DIY and interiors. I’ve focused my attention recently on renovating our new home and creating a great space to bring up my family. Our summer plans include lots of camping, getting around the UK and spending quality time as a family.
We are Zoe, Aron, Oliver, Finley and Molly. We are an ordinary family who like to have extraordinary adventures. Every weekend we are exploring the outdoors, either hiking, camping, wild camping, or taking part in an activity. We try our hand at anything, be it climbing, watersports or cycling. We just like to be active and adventurous. Our holidays consist of finding the local trails and our favourite way to sleep is in a tent! The kids love nothing better than setting up their beds and having a torch to tell stories with. You can usually catch us up a mountain, in a forest or around a lake, and 2020 is set to be a great year of adventures for us. We are aiming to walk Hadrian's Wall in late July, and will be up and down the country with our HikerKidz campaign. We aim to encourage children to get outside and set up group walks for children to join us in what we do best. More about this can be found on our social channels.
I'm Natalie, a blogger and writer from Worcestershire. I'm married with two girls aged 5 and 7, an excitable dog and a cheeky cat. We're an active, outdoorsy family and I particularly love open water swimming, even in the winter! We spend as much time as possible travelling around the UK in our high-top Mazda Bongo van with the dog in tow.
The Blackmore family
We are the Blackmore family, also known as the "T4 Family", and we are based in Somerset. We love being out and about travelling all over the UK, although we seem to spend a lot of our time in Cornwall and South-Wales.
We have been camping as a family since 2015 starting out with a basic tunnel tent, and then later upgrading to an inflatable tent. In 2017 we hired a campervan for a week to explore Wales, and immediately we were hooked. After a lot of looking for our perfect van, a year later we bought our campervan Gino, a Volkswagen T4 Transporter with a pop-top.
Since then we have been exploring as much as possible, often setting up a "base camp" with a drive away awning and then using the van to get out and explore the local area. In the Summer of 2019, we were away for 10 out of the 12 summer weekends, travelling as far as Yorkshire for a long weekend away.
We are fairly active on Instagram and over the last year have made a fantastic number of contacts with like-minded adventures, sharing advice and tips on the best places to stay, activities to try, shows to attend, and products to buy.
Our plans for 2020 are to hit the roads and travel up through the country and explore beyond our comfort zone. We are always looking for suggestions of where to go, so do get in touch.
Nomipalony.com is an established family lifestyle blog that has been growing since 2016. Nomipalony blogs and vlogs feature myself - Nyomi (36), Papa Ginge (36) and our two children Arlo (8) and Lena (5). We are a little Geordie family known for keeping it real and having a sense of humour. Every spring and summer we like to travel around the beautiful UK in our tent and we especially love camping at festivals. Even when our kids (notoriously) didn't sleep through the night (like, at all), they slept all night in a tent which is probably a big reason our family loves camping so much. In this ever hectic and online world, we love nothing better than getting some quality family time and slowing life down by being outdoors and getting back to basics, all cuddled up together sleeping under the stars.
I’m an amateur photographer who loves wild camping in the mountains. I also have a vw camper and most weekends I’m out looking for landscapes to photograph. I do a lot of wild camping in the camper as well.
I have my own YouTube channel recording my adventures.
I have an OLPRO Cocoon Breeze Campervan Awning, windbreaks, utility tent which I use on the VW weekends.
We’re the Davies family; Caro, Dickie and our 6 year old twin boys Bertie and Cosmo. We have a little caravan called Dolly (currently Dolly Mark III!) that we take to festivals and on camping trips. Dolly's been the catalyst for so many amazing experiences; she’s most definitely more like a member of the family (and a real home-from-home) rather than ‘just’ a caravan. I write about our life and adventures over on my blog ’The Twinkle Diaries’; including our caravan makeovers which have proved to be very popular!
Hi, I didn't realise I was an 'outdoors person' until I was over 40 - it's just what I have always done. My childhood included lots of camping and fishing in Scotland and it was my natural go-to when the holidays came around - travel, camp, hill walk, camp and return home. I used to turn down overtime at work to head into Snowdonia and appreciate the sound of silence on the hills, it was just instinctive to do so. Having been self-employed for many years I ended up going with my passion selling camping accessories and expedition foods before getting involved with Nearly Wild Camping. I believe in good value camping equipment that is both well made and affordable and as my YouTube channel shows I have reviewed many small tents suitable for wilder camping.
We're a family of four, plus a dog, that has been camping and caravanning since day dot. My youngest daughter's first trip was when she was 13-days-old. Back then we had a caravan but we have just joined the camper van community with a VW T5 day van. We love the freedom of camping holidays in the UK and Europe, and can't wait to crack on with van life. My blog, Tin Box Traveller, shares all of our tips for travel with kids including camping, caravan and camper van holidays, as well as a whole bunch of other adventures.