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Easy Camping – Top Tips For Just Switching Off

When you’re looking for picturesque views, ultimate peace and quiet and a chance to really get away and escape, not much can beat camping in the great outdoors. Everyone has their own reasons why they love camping, and it’s no surprise that the popularity of this fuss-free getaway just keeps on growing. Life is getting louder, more stressful and harder to switch off from, it’s a fact. We are exposed to 5000 advertisements and messages on an average day, spend over eight hours on staring at a screen, and thanks to the internet we now receive five times as much information a day as we did in the 1980’s.  So no wonder people are turning back to basics, and seeking the peaceful respite that camping can provide. Especially if there’s no phone signal at your chosen destination. This is the main reason we love to get away, pop up a tent and talk the hours away under the open skies. Now I wouldn’t say we are camping experts. I certainly have many more pitches and …

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What’s On My Travel Bucket List?

I am not one for setting too many hard goals when it comes to travel. I believe that if you set a goal to visit five places in a year and only manage four, you will feel like you have failed, when in reality you will have enjoyed four incredible adventures. I do however have a travel ‘bucket list’ of places that I would love to visit before I am thirty-something. Why this age? Because I think these are the places I would love to explore in my youth with my husband that we may not be able to get to as easily if we ever decided to start a family or invest in bigger financial commitments. People regularly ask us where we are thinking about heading next when it comes to our adventures. Honestly, until recently, I felt a little apprehensive about sharing our bucket list. I think it’s because we have had it for years, but also because I feel that by sharing, people will expect to see us visit the below places …

Long Haul Flights – Insider Hacks and Tips

The opportunities and experiences which become available when you travel long haul are unbelievable, and certainly a fair reward for the hours you have spent in the air journeying to get there. Though if you are like me you will have often wondered, as you coast along at 8,000 feet in limited space, if taking yet another ten-plus hour flight to paradise is really worth it. Over the years I have religiously researched top long-haul flight travel advice in order to make each journey better than the last. As soon as someone returns home from a distant adventure, I quiz them for their hacks and tips to discover how to make any trip that involves hours in the sky more bearable. Below is a guide to the best advice, personal experiences and travel hacks that I now swear by and follow each time I board a plane. Be Airline Smart The first thing you should really consider when travelling long-haul is the airline provider you trust to deliver you to your destination in comfort, and …

Cuba Travel Guide – Ten Days In Pastel Paradise

Cuba, the Caribbean destination for culture, history, Cadillac’s and true escapism. Although it’s not got the reputation of the nearby islands for luxury five star retreats and resorts, it offers so much more in the experiences and opportunities you can digest whilst exploring this magical isle. Never has there been a better time to visit and experience the mix of faded and crumbling Spanish colonial architecture, a dose of communism, white sand beaches and dancing Salsa and drinking rum until the sun goes down. In the last decade, private enterprise has been given the green-light and so many Cuban entrepreneurs have started to offer new opportunities for visitors. From private tours in a vintage Chevrolet to delicious food served in someone’s own casa, there’s a lot more to sample, straight from the locals themselves. A pastel paradise, Cuba is a destination for people who enjoy travelling but also can adapt to the unexpected and be prepared to slow right down and appreciate an unhurried way of life. While we were there, we got used to …

Travel Bug Confessions: How I Plan & Book My Holidays

It will be no surprise if you know me well, follow me on Instagram, or you are a regular blog reader, that I absolutely love to travel and explore. I feel as though nearly half my life since I left home has been spent on airplanes, boats or cars. From camping to local overnight breaks or once in a lifetime adventures, I crave them all. For me personally, nothing feels better than the opportunity to explore and discover all that is brilliant about a place or culture that you have never experienced before. I feel fortunate that I am able to regularly do something I truly love and get so much happiness from. In an average year, I will likely take: Two longer haul adventures (flights over 6 hours) Three city breaks Three to four UK breaks Camping at least once The reason I am sharing this post is that often I will be asked how I manage to fit in, afford, and plan so much travel every year whilst still holding down a full-time …