COVID July Update

An update for all of our customers. Firstly, I just want to say thank you for continuing to support us during this time. Please know that we are working flat out to ensure the least amount of impact on delivery and customer service wait times.

We are currently receiving a high volume of support queries. This means that you may experience a longer wait time for replies. Our team is working to respond to everyone as soon as possible. It’s also worth knowing that multiple requests about the same issue will result in longer wait times - due to you losing your place in the queue.

Due to the recent increase in orders, our processing time is now longer than usual. This can be delayed up to 5 working days. Please be assured that we are dispatching your boards as quickly and as safely as we can.

Pre-Orders are being sent as close to their dates as possible, but again, we are relying on couriers for efficient dispatch and in some cases, this is just not possible. We rely on third-party couriers and due to the ongoing pandemic and also a global increase in online shopping they are struggling to keep up with demand.

In some cases, please allow up to 5 working days in addition to these dispatch times below:

UK Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 1-3 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipment times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

Republic of Ireland Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 3-5 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipment times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

European Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 4-6 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipment times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

US Orders:

Once dispatched, your order should be with you in 3-5 working days. Please note that, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the couriers have suspended all service guarantees, so we sadly cannot guarantee that these shipping times will be adhered to by our couriers, but they will endeavour to do so as much as possible.

Please be assured that we PRIDE ourselves on customer service and we are working flat out to make sure that we can resolve issues and answer queries as soon as possible. We usually have a 24 hour response time, but due to demand, we have had to extend this to 72 hours. We are currently working on processes to speed this up but your patience is so appreciated in this time.

Again, thank you for your support. It means a lot to us. I hope everyone is staying safe and well in these times.


Thank you,

Charlotte

Co-Founder

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Van Life Inspo: USA Edition - Bluefin Active

Van Life Inspo: USA Edition

, Van Life Inspo: USA Edition

One of the first places that comes to mind when people think of van life is the USA. And for good reason! Offering some of the most stunning views and experiences on the planet, the possibility for van life adventure is virtually limitless. 

So get ready for some of the world’s most spectacular National Parks and trails, as we explore our top destinations for the ultimate van life inspo: USA edition. 

Yosemite National Park

Often hailed as one of the most impressive national parks across the entire US, Yosemite is a van lifer’s dream. 

Yosemite National Park is located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. And as California is one of the most popular van life destinations in the world, spending time at Yosemite is likely top of many lists.

From stunning views virtually everywhere you turn to an abundance of wildlife, you can spend multiple days (or even weeks!) here without running out of places to explore. 

There’s plenty of hiking trails to enjoy, as well as climbing, swimming, and multiple camping options to suit many preferences. And with many of Yosemite’s rivers and lakes being pretty big, you can even give paddleboarding a try.

Sedona, Arizona

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Hailed for its stunning red rock mountains, Arizona’s Sedona is the ultimate hiking destination. There’s plenty of unique trails to explore and enjoy, as well as lots of biking opportunities too. And if you fancy taking a break from traditional van life, the main town of Sedona is home to a great choice of quirky cafes and restaurants. 

However, if you’re looking to take a total break from civilisation and have complete ‘me time’, Sedona may not be the best spot. It often gets super busy during peak season. But if you love nothing more than meeting fellow van dwellers and sharing stories amongst breath-taking views, Sedona is the place to be! 

Glacier National Park

Home to hands-down some of the most beautiful views on the planet, Glacier National Park is in a league of its own. Situated within Montana’s Rocky Mountains, you’ll find a breathtaking array of valleys and glacier-topped peaks alongside the ever-photogenic Hidden Lake. 

And if you’re a fan of natural wildlife, you’re in for a treat! From grizzly bears to mountain goats, there’s plenty to see. But if you’re not a fan of the cold weather, Glacier National Park could be one to avoid during the winter months. Temperatures can get very, very cold. 

But provided you don’t mind the chill and have decent heating provisions in your van, you should be good to go. 

San Diego, California

Home to so many van lifers, San Diego is the ultimate city destination for nomads. You’re pretty much guaranteed to connect with likeminded people and make new friends during your time here, with plenty to see and do. So if you’re travelling solo and find yourself feeling a little intimidated when coming to a new place, San Diego will always feel welcoming and relaxed. 

From surfing to kayaking to exploring inner parts of the city, San Diego’s community spirit is truly difficult to beat. And if you frequently travel with your pooch, the entire area is super dog friendly – a definite bonus! 

Yellowstone National Park

Spreading across Wyoming and across areas of Idaho and Montana too, Yellowstone National Park simply can’t be missed if touring the US in your van. 

You’ll find a huge expanse of stunning alpine rivers, forests, massive canyons and natural hot springs – complete with super impressive geysirs. The Grand Prismatic Spring is an absolute must-see! The third largest hot spring in the world, its huge size and stunning colours are simply breath-taking. 

Able to offer multiple days of exploration and gorgeous views no matter where you look, Yellowstone is certainly worthy of its stellar reputation. And if you don’t want to pay to stay at the specified camping grounds across the park, there’s plenty of free camping spots pretty near you can use to save money. 

So, if you’re planning an upcoming trip to the US as a true van lifer, you’ve now got some key destinations to add to your list. 

Now all that’s left to do is get your van fully kitted out with everything you need (including a portable fridge freezer!), and you’re ready to hit the road and enjoy some of the most awe-inspiring scenery you’ll ever see.

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