For the first time ever, Freedom to Go will host a series of daily talks with industry experts and travel gurus called Find Your Freedom. If you miss any of the talks, don’t fret. Our special guest speakers will be around all day to offer a drop-in advice clinic to answer any of your adventure queries! Motorhome guru, Dave Hurrell, will also be on the stand every day sharing his infinite wisdom as he welcomes you into a motorhome pitched on a serene sandy landscape! Freedom To Go can be found at stand number 7.12b.
Wednesday 17th October, 11:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 14:30
Simon McGrath, Camping and Caravanning Club, Senior Communications Manager
Simon McGrath is the author of Camping with Kids, which is sold in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and is an award-winning journalist. He began his career in journalism 30 years ago and for nearly a decade was Editor of Camping & Caravanning magazine. Simon is passionate about encouraging people, especially youngsters, to enjoy the great outdoors – and he feels the best way to do that is through camping. Join Simon for his inspiring talks on the benefits of the great outdoors.
Thursday 18th October, 11:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 14:30
Lee Davey, Adventurer and Writer
Purchasing a caravan on a whim a dozen or so years ago, Lee Davey thought it would be for weekends away with the kids. Since then, Lee has explored the UK and Europe, as well as taking part in a caravanning trip to Asia and another to the Arctic Circle, crossing almost 30-countries in the process. Lee has written for many of the major caravanning titles such as The Caravan & Motorhome Club Magazine, Practical Caravan and Caravan Magazine. Don’t miss out on his action-packed talks at the Freedom to Go stand.
Friday 19th October, 11:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 14:30
Sian Anna Lewis, The Girl Outdoors, Adventurer, Journalist and Speaker
Sian Anna Lewis is an award-winning travel and outdoors journalist who writes for titles including The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile Magazine and Coast. Her work as an adventurous writer has taken her around the world in the name of a good story, climbing African mountains, kayaking in Greenland, exploring Bolivian jungles and diving in Australia. She edits award-winning blog www.thegirloutdoors.co.uk and her first book, The Girl Outdoors, was published by Bloomsbury in 2018. Make sure you swing by the Freedom to Go stand for Sian’s invaluable advice and holiday inspiration!
Saturday 20th October, 11:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 14:30
Bee & Theo, The Indie Projects, Adventurers and Vloggers
Theo & Bee quit their jobs, bought a camper van, and embarked on a life-changing, 80,000-mile journey throughout 23 different countries in Europe, and also recently explored America on an epic road trip. From mountain passes in the arctic circle to the wild Atlantic coastline of Portugal they have documented their entire journey, and five years later are still going strong. Now full-time YouTubers, going by the name of The Indie Projects, they aim to inspire their online worldwide audience with their ongoing projects. Join Theo and Bee for a whole days worth of exciting talks, drop-in advice clinic and holiday inspiration!
Sunday 21st October, 11:30 – 12:00
The Young Tourers, Adventurers & Bloggers
All four of the Young Tourers travel around the UK and Europe in their caravans. They aim to raise awareness and re-imagine the concept of caravanning to twenty-somethings and young families. The Young Tourers will be sharing their experiences of touring and shed some light on the benefits of the caravanning lifestyle. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to ask them any touring related questions!
Sunday 21st October, 14:30 – 15:00
Kiko Matthews, Writer, Adventurer and Eco-warrior
After a life-changing experience, Kiko decided to change her path and row across the Atlantic ocean. For ever on the move and throwing herself into her next challenege, Kiko has a weath of stories to share and an exciting beach clean project, Trash for Treats, that anyone can get involved in. Join Kiko on Sunday afternoon for a motivational talk that will leave you feeling inspired to plan your next big adventure.