Maven Connex on a tv screen in the orangery at the de vere hotel

Attending The Maven Connex Conference at De Vere Hotel Tortworth

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There are so many aspects of my job which I love; working from home, being my own boss, making online connections. But one area that can really affect all bloggers is the loneliness and lack of colleagues to chat to or bounce ideas off of. This is precisely why, when a meeting or conference comes up, most of us jump at the chance to attend. A conference gives a blogger the chance to learn new skills, to listen to experts, to chat to new friends and to make valuable contacts with PR’s. 

This is the first year that I have made it to any event or conference (I’ve been blogging for 3 years) and now I have stepped out of my comfort zone, I am always eager for that next big day. Continue reading “Attending The Maven Connex Conference at De Vere Hotel Tortworth”

wine bottles open for new year's eve

Five Enviable Places to Ring in New Year’s Eve

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I always find the week around Christmas to be a bit confusing and disorientating. It isn’t because of the hallucinations you get from eating so much food for so many days in a row, but because you sort of lose the sense of what day of the week it is.  

I often find that everything begins to sort itself out though when you see New Year’s Eve on the calendar. It does more to reset your body clock/calendar (if it is such a thing) than New Year’s Day does. Continue reading “Five Enviable Places to Ring in New Year’s Eve”

Austria lake and town with a church

Winter holiday in Austria – Your guide on what to do while you’re there

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Whether you have had the pleasure of visiting before or are visiting for the first time, Austria is a must-see, especially in the winter months when it usually snows from late December until March. 

With so much to see and do, I thought it would be best to narrow it down to my top five. Continue reading “Winter holiday in Austria – Your guide on what to do while you’re there”

long road with a gorgeous blue sky

This Guide will Help you when Driving Around the World

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Do you want to go driving around the world? Travelling can provide you with some of the most memorable experiences of your life and sometimes the journey is just as fun as the destination. Trips like this can create memories that you can cherish for years to come. Continue reading “This Guide will Help you when Driving Around the World”

rice terraces natural wonders of Bali

7 Must-See Natural Wonders of Bali Near to Seminyak

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Seeing the world and all that it has to offer has always been an ambition of mine. We have been lucky enough to have already had wonderful holidays visiting the likes of Tunisia, Crete, Turkey, Rhodes, Zante, Gran Canaria and most recently, Florida but I am eager to travel further afield, to experience countries that look and feel like paradise, to immerse myself in their cultures and to take in all of the different natural wonders they have to offer. Bali is one of those countries on my (long) list. Continue reading “7 Must-See Natural Wonders of Bali Near to Seminyak”

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3 Incredible Things You Must Do In New York

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Heading to New York is on everyone’s bucket list, but only a small percentage of those people actually end up going over there. If you’re lucky enough to have a trip to New York city planned, make sure you do the following three things:  Continue reading “3 Incredible Things You Must Do In New York”

Lake Tahoe for vacation

Vacations with an Elderly Parent

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Travelling with an elderly parent can come with some real challenges, but it can also be very rewarding. Vacations are a great way of bonding closer together and providing your loved ones with amazing memories. By including your parent or parents in your vacation plans, you get to give them a real sense of belonging, and for the elderly, isolation and loneliness can be very real worries. While there are plenty of reasons why bringing your parents on vacation is a good idea, there are some potential barriers to tackle. Continue reading “Vacations with an Elderly Parent”