4 Alternative Destinations for a Magical Christmas Getaway

Christmas can be an amazing time for a getaway, whether you’re dreaming of winter wonderlands or tranquillity in the tropics. While there are many traditional destinations, including the magical Lapland (I mean, come on – who doesn’t want to meet Father Christmas in person?), if you’re looking for something a little different, explore these four alternative locations for your magical Christmas getaway. Advertisements

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How to Sort Out Your Finances Before Travelling

Heading off travelling is a really exciting experience – you’ve been planning your trip for months, maybe even years, and now the final few weeks before your departure are here. One thing that might be on your mind, however, is your finances. Hopefully, you’ve got enough saved up to see you through your trip. Or at least the majority of it (with some to spare, too). But you might still have a few loose ends to tie up. If you have…

The 5 Essentials For Any Trip

Over the years, we seemed to have reduced the amount of stuff we take with us on our trips. When we first met and started travelling together, we seemed to pack everything but the kitchen sink. I even used to check in luggage for a long weekend break. Maybe because we travel so often now, we have learnt what is pointless packing, what we need and what essentials for any trip we have to take. Even though neither of us…

England: Glamping at Kingfisher Lakes, Yorkshire

We love getting away from it all, pulling on our walking boots and enjoying the beautiful English countryside. However, camping has never really been our thing. I think that might have something to do with a bad experience we had a few years ago with a cheap flimsy tent from Asda. It made for a cold, damp, sleepless night and something that we never wanted to repeat again. We like a few added luxuries when we travel and some (OK,…

The 7 Cities That Keep Calling Us Back

Counting countries is fun. We love nothing more than adding a new one to our list. However, we also love returning to countries numerous time and exploring new cities, towns and villages. Take our favourite country – Italy for example. We have visited at least half a dozen times over the past 11 years. In fact, our next trip there is in a couple of weeks. Other countries we cannot get enough of include The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and America.…

Switzerland: 4 Ways to Travel On A Budget

Switzerland has long been considered an expensive country to visit. Therefore, have chosen another country to visit instead, or missed it of their itinerary when planning out a European road trip or rail adventure. However, many people across the world, including us, have now realised the secret ways to visit Switzerland without blowing the budget. Making it a very doable place to visit on your travels. We have therefore put together this post which uncovers the secrets of making your…

Norway: 10 Things You Need To Know About Oslo

When we booked our trip to Oslo, it was done on a whim. It was one of those ‘where’s cheap to go’ Skyscanner search bookings. You know the ones I mean, you put your dates in and click the ‘everywhere’ button. For £30 each return from the UK we surely couldn’t go wrong? As I had never been to Norway before, let alone Oslo, I was excited to see what it had to offer. Normally I am super organised and…

September 2018 – Monthly Round Up

The heating is on, X Factor has started and the nights are getting darker. That can only mean one thing – winter is coming. The last three months of the year are going to be tough as we have no winter sun trips planned. However, we can’t complain too much as our summer was jam-packed of sunny adventures. How was your September? Ours was pretty lovely and flew by in a blur. We spent a week on our travels with…

England: Your Guide to Acting Like a Local in London

The beauty of London is that because it’s such a diverse city, it’s quite easy to fit in if you want to. You can sample the fantastic international cuisine and explore the many amazing sites without sticking out like a sore thumb. However, if you’re looking to blend in and act like a local, We have listed a number of things you could do to blend in. The likelihood is a number of these things could, in fact, be useful…

Travelling – When It Goes Wrong. Who Do You Contact?

No amount of planning or preparing for your holiday can stop certain things not going as you would like them to. So it’s important to consider a number of things including when it goes wrong. Sometimes things happen that you can not foresee and certainly do not have control over. The key is to be as prepared as possible, within reason, should something happen while you are travelling. I recommend asking yourself some questions including what should you do? And who do…

How To Avoid Tummy Troubles While Travelling

Travelling brings a tremendous amount of excitement and anticipation. It’s also a chance to break away from the daily routine. As glamorous as travelling is, it also has some less desirable aspects. One, which is very common and plagues many travellers, is digestive problems. This can range from uncomfortable constipation to traveller’s diarrhoea depending on where you’re going. It can also depend on how long your trip is and what kinds of food you eat while away. Whether you’re just…

How to Leave The Worry of Home at Home When Travelling

Travelling is amazing, whether for business or for pleasure. It gives you the opportunity to meet and interact with new people, learn about new cultures, and expand your world knowledge. However, no matter how far you wander from home or for the length of time, if you’re a homeowner, like us, you will always worry about your house back home to one degree or another. It’s normal to worry about a number of things. Whether it will be safe while you’re…

The Best Accessories For Your Next Hiking Adventure

When you go hiking, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, there are certain things that you must have to make the most out of your adventure. It is also important that you are prepared for almost all eventualities. You will need to pack certain essentials to ensure your trip is a wonderful experience. Therefore, we have put together the following list of the top 8 accessories that you should take along on your next hiking adventure:

Thrill Seeker? Check Out These 8 Experiences

Some people love nothing more than chilling out when on holiday. The idea of a sun lounger, a swimming pool and a cocktail in hand, fills them with joy. Others, on the other hand, are true adrenaline junkies or thrill seeker who cannot sit still and sniff out opportunities to get their blood pumping the first chance they get. We personally fall somewhere in between. We love combining adventure with relaxation and always try to incorporate both during our trips.

Spain: Our Spanish Holiday Hit List

Mr ESLT and I have visited Spain on a number of occasions and we love it. From the architecture and cosmopolitan vibe of Barcelona and Madrid to the medieval history of Alicante and not forgetting the bling of Puerto Banus and Marbella. The fact that the mainland is a mere 2 hours flight from the UK, the food is amazing and the weather, even in winter, is better than at home, makes booking holidays to Spain a no-brainer for us.

5 Ways to Ensure You Stay Safe When Travelling

Travelling is great, isn’t it? We love nothing more than visiting a new destination and exploring and eating our way around it. Taking around 12 trips per year, we have over the 12 years we have been travelling together certainly racked up the countries we’ve visited. It is vital that we stay safe when travelling. Even though we travel as a couple, that does not mean we are safer than solo travellers. And we also certainly don’t buy into the whole…

Australia: 5 Great Activities To Take Part In Down Under

Australia is a vast country and one we have only scratched the surface of. Also, for us Brits, it’s one of the furthest countries away. Therefore when we visit we want to make the most of our time there. Many people visit Oz as part of their gap year or around the world travels. Some like us, visit on holiday others on a 1 year (or 2 if you fulfil the requirements) working holiday visa. However you find yourself in…

Italy: Rome – Experience The Top Attractions in a Unique Way

For a city break, Rome the capital city of Italy is hard to beat. The fact that people have been living there continuously for nearly 2,800 years means that the city has a long and particularly rich history. Fortunately, it’s also a city that has been relatively well-preserved.  Today, you can visit a number of the historic buildings like the Colosseum, which is nearly 2,000 years old. As you will see, many of these ancient structures are far from defunct. Some of…

USA: 5 Fun Places To Visit In Florida

When someone suggests Florida as a holiday destination, what do you instantly think of? For us, especially Vicky, it’s Disneyland in Orlando. Having spent a number of family holidays in Orlando as a teenager, visiting Mickey and his mates were always top of the agenda. However, and this fact surprised us, not everyone likes the sugarcoated wonderfulness that is Disney (shocking we know). In fact, they demand more from their holiday. If you or a member of your family are…

France: Planning The Perfect Family Friendly Holiday To Paris

Paris is often considered to be one of, if not, the most romantic cities in the world. With couples flocking to France’s capital, often referred to as the ‘City of Love’, to soak up the culture, see the world famous landmarks, eat the great food and maybe even get engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Mr ESLT and I celebrated my 30th birthday by taking a holiday to Paris. Therefore, I have first-hand experience of how romantic the…

Fun Ways To Choose Your Next Travel Destination

Travel is essential to understanding the world around us: its environments and people, the variety of cultures and their richness in life. But whether you’re a well-seasoned traveller, have just finally saved up enough for that around the world ticket or simply planning a short holiday, it can be daunting deciding where to visit. Make your decision regarding your next travel destination easier and possibly more fun by choosing one of the following reasons: