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We love our holidays and nothing beats that anticipation of your next trip away. But before you can truly relax with a cocktail in hand, there is plenty of booking and preparing for your next holiday. I love all the organisation of a holiday, and I have lists upon lists to help me. So I thought I would share a few things that work for me, prior to booking the holiday, and what works after, when you have that all important countdown to look forward to.

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Make sure your passports are in-date 

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Materialistic gratification can only last so long, as new things will lose their shine and interest. There are some things we shouldn’t spend so much money on, and instead of buying items that will eventually be obsolete, spending it on something that will make lasting memories is far more valuable. When you’re about to spend a fortune on a “popular” toy or piece of new technology, think about what is important.

How to invest in memories

Education

There is nothing in the world that can compare to the feeling of starting to understand another language, without having to think about it. While some language classes Continue reading

Why Spring is the perfect time to visit Paris

Paris, or the “city of love”, is one of the most exotic and desirable cities in the entire world. This is somewhere that everyone should experience at some point in their life, whether this is with your partner, with your family, with a group of friends or travelling solo. It has plenty to see and do, and a unique atmosphere which can be lovely to soak up while strolling the streets.

Why Spring is the perfect time to visit Paris

A quieter time to visit

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The benefits of meeting locals when you travel

If you are planning on travelling, it could be a good idea to try and mix with the locals whilst you are away. In most places they are friendly, informative and very welcoming to visitors. Connecting with them in local bars, shops and villages will enhance your experience as it has many advantages.

The benefits of meeting locals when you travel

Some travel companies offer tours to the areas away from tourism, and these are well worth doing. In other places, local guides will operate tours and these can be very enlightening too.

Interacting with locals

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(REVIEW) A half term break at Sandybrook Park in the Peak District

During February half term, we were invited to spend 4 nights at Sandybrook Park. The luxury lodge park is located just outside the small market town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, and took us just 90 minutes to drive from our home in Cheshire. We checked in at 4pm, and we’re handed an information folder, our keys to our lodge, and also a complimentary pint of milk. What a lovely touch from Sandybrook.

Hot tub at Sandybrook Park

Our lodge at Sandybrook Park – 3 bedroom Classic Vogue Lodge with Hot tub

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Staying healthy on your holidays 

Holidays are a time for relaxation and fun. The problem is that you will often be tempted to overindulge in both food and drink, and that could end up making you ill. There are other reasons you could become unwell. Things like water or ear infections, or local products that do not agree with you, and upset your stomach can all cause issues.

Staying healthy on your holidays

If you want to stay healthy while you are away, these few tips might help you to achieve that.

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I love starting the year by looking back at our travels from the previous year, and hopefully this will give you some holiday ideas 2019. I always knew that 2018 would be the year we travelled less, mainly down to GCSEs which happened in May and June. This meant that we swopped our usual holiday in April, as the teen was revising over the Easter holidays, to going away over the Summer.

2018 - Looking back at our year of travel

Considering we were not meant to travel much during 2018, we still managed a total of 13 trips between us. We usually spend between £3500 and £4000 … Continue reading

When you go travelling you need to think about the best places to go to get the most out of your experience. There are a lot of things you could choose to see and do on your trip, and there are many things that play a role in getting to your perfect destination. This is something you have to make sure you get right, and it can have an impact on the way you experience the trip.

How to decide on the perfect travel destination

Think about what is involved in the process of booking and choosing a trip, and the first thing you will no doubt consider … Continue reading

It’s fair to say that the UK occasionally gets mixed reviews when it comes to what our country has to offer. Some would say that it’s full of rubbish, and the average person wouldn’t like to visit. However, those people haven’t really had a chance to see the true UK in all its glory.

Exploring the UKs finest areas

Because underneath the not so nice towns, there are beautiful landscapes, beaches, cobbled streets, and much more that our country has to offer. It’s one of the reasons why so many European and other tourists flock here each month, to see the types of scenery that … Continue reading

Is it too early to start thinking about your summer holiday wardrobe ? As Yesterday was filled with beautiful sunshine, it got me thinking about our upcoming holiday. We may still have over 140 days to go until we head to beautiful Mexico, but it’s never too early to start planning holiday wear.

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I last visited Mexico 17 years ago for our honeymoon, and over the years my holiday style has definitely changed. I used to have the confidence to wear shorts on holiday, but now I prefer to cover up my legs with beach dresses for the day, and … Continue reading