Hawaii beach

Why Hawaii is my Ultimate Holiday Dream

Seeing the world has always been something I have been drawn to and even though I love the UK there is so much more I want to see and experience. I must admit I’ve never been one to consider travelling for a long period of time and I certainly wouldn’t want to hostel it around Europe, I’m just not good at ‘roughing it’! Instead, I am perfectly happy to see the world gradually, taking a different holiday each year and eventually getting to those countries that are on my ultimate dream list to visit, one of my top ones being Hawaii. Continue reading “Why Hawaii is my Ultimate Holiday Dream”

train for travelling like a local

7 Ways To Travel More Like a Local

Let’s be honest… Nobody wants to be a stereotypical tourist. You know the kind I mean. The kind that wanders round bumping into small children and animals blinkered by their sprawling maps. The kind that seems to find anything from a town hall to a public toilet worthy of a photo. The kind that you end up unintentionally photobombing as you elbow past them on your way to work. The kind whose bookshelves are littered with seldom-used rough guides and even more seldom used phrasebooks. Yeah. Those guys. Ugh! While nobody wants to be perceived as a clueless outsider fecklessly trying to replicate local life without bothering to absorb the cultural nuances that comprise it, it can also really compromise your holiday. Nobody wants to be a nuisance to the locals, nor do they want to miss out on topographical and architectural gems of the area because they have their faces buried in a map (or, more likely, smartphone). Continue reading “7 Ways To Travel More Like a Local”

winter escape

A Winter Escape To Australia: What To Pack

The winter chill is really beginning to set in now, and alas, it doesn’t look it’s going to go away anytime soon. However, just because old England is living in freezing conditions, that doesn’t that mean we all have to suffer! Instead of waiting until summer rolls around before we take out holiday, why not plan a trip to the land down under, and get us some sun? It’s summertime down there! Below, we take a look at a few packing tips that’ll have you looking and feeling good on your travels. Continue reading “A Winter Escape To Australia: What To Pack”

family on holiday

The must know tips and tricks for a perfect family holiday

A family holiday isn’t always smooth sailing. When you’ve got little ones or two, there’s always the potential for things to go awry, even when it’s out of your control. With that being said, there are plenty of tried and tested tips to ensure a perfect getaway. Here are just some of them. Continue reading “The must know tips and tricks for a perfect family holiday”

The Isle of Wight in a Day? Here’s What You Can Get Up To

Visiting the Isle of Wight for the day may seem like an unachievable trip but, if like me, you live within an hour’s drive of the nearest docks, you can easily jump on the ferry, hovercraft or catamaran and be on the beautiful within 60 minutes. Your choice of transport will all depend on what activities you intend on getting up to when over on the island. If you want to be on the island in 10 minutes you can do so via Continue reading “The Isle of Wight in a Day? Here’s What You Can Get Up To”

why Cornwall is a great holiday destination with a baby

Why Cornwall is a Great Holiday Destination With a Baby

Our first holiday as a family was to the stunning county of Cornwall when Jake was just 6 months old. We didn’t fancy attempting a holiday abroad with a baby due to the fact we didn’t know how he would take to the heat or even flying so we looked at our options of where to stay in the UK. Cornwall stood out to us because they is just so much to see and do and let’s face it when you have a child your priorities of what a holiday has to offer completely change – bye, bye long days spent sunning yourself on a beach whilst drinking cocktails!

We booked a caravan on the family friendly site Continue reading “Why Cornwall is a Great Holiday Destination With a Baby”

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My Top Ten Travel Must Haves

It may only be February but after what seems like the longest cold spell I am craving the warmth of the sun and just this week we have been discussing where our holiday destination will be this year.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that last year’s holiday was a very special one. Having previously only taken Jake to Cornwall on our trips, we were thrown into experiencing our first holiday abroad with him because my sister chose Zante, Greece as the venue for her wedding. Taking a two-year-old on a plane was something Continue reading “My Top Ten Travel Must Haves”