Essential Travel Items That Will Make Your Journey More Enjoyable

When it comes to travelling and adventures abroad, there are some parts that pretty much everybody loves. The feeling of checking into a hotel room and you’ve been upgraded to one totally luxurious! That sense of satisfaction after a long walk or steep climb when you see the incredible views you were after are breath-taking. Laughing with your friends until your sides hurt. Feeling so relaxed because you are away from the stress of work and responsibilities of home. However,…

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The Advanced Guide To Solo Travel

Sometimes, you want to get away from it all. You ask your partner or friends if they fancy a holiday, but they don’t seem keen. Or perhaps they want to go somewhere that you don’t want to visit. You realize that you don’t want to compromise and that you want to go on holiday on your own. I can imagine it being a liberating experience to go on a solo adventure. You haven’t got to worry about what everyone else…

Plenty More Fish in the Sea: Top Travel Destinations for the Avid Diver

The release of Walt Disney’s Finding Nemo and recent box-office hit Finding Dory have seen the sales of tropical and marine fish rocket. Such bright colours, quirky shapes and frilly decoration aren’t an everyday sight for most. But no matter how good Disney’s animation may be, you can only experience so much through the screen. A film can’t engulf you in warm waters, where marine life brushes your legs and coral sways with the tide. So, where do we recommend…

Grab A Bargain This Summer With These Last-Minute Holiday Hacks

It’s not hard to see why people get tempted to spend their summer holidays abroad. Gorgeous weather, fascinating cultures, and stunning landscapes are all big draws for tourists. Many people tend to plan ahead and book well in advance. This can be beneficial because it ensures they get the perfect accommodation and flights to suit their budget. But this is not the only way of getting a fantastic deal. Many tourists are choosing to leave the booking of their holiday…

Local Knowledge To Make The Most of Your Trip

As a part time traveller, I always try to ensure that I see the ‘must see’ sights when visiting any destination. You will often find me flicking through my guidebook both before and during my trip. In fact, my guidebook collection is getting out of control, but I love them and have used one on every trip I have taken in the past decade. So when Your Local Cousin got in contact with me and explained their service, I was interested…

Give Your Holiday A Touch Of Luxury Wherever You Go

There are so many different ways to approach holiday making. You can take the improvisation approach – get to the country and then worry about where to stay. You can take the package deals, just book and leave the rest to someone else. You can get an RV or a caravan, and take a self-contained holiday where you go wherever you fancy. Many of us take a combination of these over the years, picking an approach to suit the time…

Qualities To Demand Your Holiday Accommodation Offers… And Solutions If It Doesn’t!

When it comes to booking accommodation for vacations, there will be a few obvious things you insist on it offering. It needs to be safe and secure, obviously, as well as clean and well-maintained. But what about the less obvious things? Read on for a list of features you should always be looking for in your lo Amazing views This might sound like a really minor point, but an incredible view can really make a vacation extra special. It can…

Nautical Niceties & 5 Reasons to Choose a Cruise

Nautical stripes sail (see what I did there) into fashion on a regular basis. There is something about the blue/black, white and red combination that screams summer to me. The second I see them, I can imagine myself sat on board a luxury cruise ship, sipping on a Mai Tai watching the sun set. So as nautical stripes are back with a bang this year I instantly fell in love with two of the many gorgeous pieces from the latest Pia…

Planning, Preparing, Packing! Here's Our Process

Planning For me, planning a trip is almost as exciting as actually taking the trip. I have a set process for planning a trip and follow it numerous times per year. I recently received an ace Travel Journal from Marco Polo which I have used to plan our upcoming trip to Madrid. It has loads of pages to fill with information about what to see and do! Perfect for someone like me who finds it difficult to be spontaneous!

Travelling By Car? Pre-Journey Tips

Mr ESLT and I are heading to Iceland in November. We made the decision early in the planning stage that we wanted to see more than just Reykjavik. So in order to do this, we plan to hire a car and explore as much of the island as possible. As I have never driven abroad before I’m equal parts excited/nervous. Luckily, I love driving and can’t wait for our road trip. However, before we even get behind the wheel, we…

What Tempts People to go on Holiday

Everyone loves a good holiday. It’s a time when we can set aside responsibility and truly explore what makes us happy. Downtime is integral to our health and happiness, but everyone has their own individual idea of what constitutes the perfect holiday. Some want a tropical retreat, some look forward to escaping to a secluded, holiday cottage getaway while others aren’t happy without their daily adrenaline rush. Below are just a few of the many ways in which we decide…

Perfect Places to Propose Around the World

So I’m sure we all know a couple who got engaged at the top of the Empire State building? I for one know three! As Valentine’s day fast approaches it has got me thinking about people declaring their undying love and asking for their partner’s hand in marriage. I’ll put money on at least one notification regarding an engagement popping up on my Facebook feed on or around 14th February. Why not propose on Valentine’s Day? It is the most…

Traveller’s Perfect Christmas Gift List

With Christmas fast approaching I am constantly being asked what I would like as a present. My instant answer is always ‘a winning lottery ticket’. Unfortunately, I haven’t received one as yet therefore I guess it’s important to have a backup list. I love receiving gifts which I can use on my travels. So I have looked to some of my fellow travel bloggers for inspiration and also thought about what I cannot live without when travelling and why it…