Caravanning is without doubt the essence of the quintessential British holiday. Many readers will have enjoyed their first taste of touring in their formative years, as their parents travelled around the British Isles in search of sun, sightseeing and relaxation. For some, the experience will have been, perhaps, less than memorable but for the majority it will have ignited a lifelong love affair with the box on wheels.span> Whatever your particular story, it can be traced back to The Wanderer, the worlds first leisure touring caravan, commissioned by Dr William Gordon Stables in the mid 1880s. This Scottish-born doctor and author believed that the outdoor lifestyle offered by caravanning would bring health benefits and who can argue with his foresight? Come and join us on a nostalgic journey as we take a look at caravanning from its origins through the 20 th Century and help us celebrate 125 years of this addictive pastime.