How To Find The Best Flight Deals

There are so many sites giving so much information on the internet about getting the best flight deals to and from the UK. If you are not an avid traveller, trawling the internet can be very time consuming, boring and often frustrating. We, however, love spending hours on end searching for the best flight deals out there, both for ourselves and for friends and family. Therefore, we thought we would share some of the ways we get the best deals which…

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Guest Post: How to Explore the United States Without Going Over Budget

If you have adventure coursing through your veins, the worst thing you can do is let your budget hold you back. You want to see it all, but you don’t want to take out a second mortgage to do so. You’re not alone. But the good news is that you can see the country without blowing your budget. Here are some tips for exploring the United States on a budget:

Meet My New Travel Companion – Jennie

I’ll be honest I normally travel with a rucksack as my hand luggage on flights or a weekend away. Even though my rucksack is practical, it is not really the most stylish. Also, as a 35-year-old woman maybe a rucksack is not the ideal luggage to be using? Therefore, I would like to introduce you to my new travel companion – Jennie.

Why Your Children Should Be Involved In Planning Your Next Adventure

As a child, I was extremely lucky and I travelled with my parents quite a lot. My parents more often than not included me in the planning process, from asking where I wanted to go, to what I wanted to do. Sometimes they took my suggestions on board, sometimes they didn’t. I think asking to visit the moon was simply a step too far. Maybe my early involvement in travel organisation has made me the travel planner I am today?…

Going Camping? 5 Places to Put on Your Bucket List

If you love camping, there are many great places in the world you can visit. Of course, you will need to bring the right supplies with you allowing you to enjoy your time in nature. Here are some places you may want to add to your camping bucket list.

Preparing For A Long Journey – What Do I Need?  

Where possible I try to avoid long journeys because being cooped up in a car or a train or plane for hours on end can be and usually is the most boring thing on the planet but often a necessary evil, especially when I want to explore far-flung places. However, after years of taking them, I have now got my preparation and packing list down to a tee to ensure my journeys pass a quickly as possible in a safe,…

Simple Budget Tips For Travel Enthusiasts

We love to travel for many reasons. You may love to travel because a holiday helps you get away from you regular stressors or because you want to learn new things, enjoy novel experiences, and get to know another culture. The reason you may not travel as much as you would like is likely due to two constraints: time and money. Since your job probably offers you paid holiday days, time is an easy issue to resolve. But, unless you…

Planning and Preparing for Our Summer Holiday

Planning a summer holiday is one of my favourite things to do. This year we are heading to The Balkans for two weeks to explore Montenegro, Croatia and Albania. However, arriving at that decision took a very long time, but now flights and accommodation are booked we cannot wait to get on the plane. Every summer between the months of June and September we usually set at least two weeks aside to explore somewhere new, this is the first time…

Guest Post: Why I Always Wait Until the Last Minute to Pack for A Trip

I know what you’re thinking. Packing last minute is just asking for disaster before vacation. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way! Of course, there are definitely things you should prepare for ahead of time like your reservations and lodging accommodations, but packing does not have to be one of them. In fact, it can be the least stressful part of preparing for vacation.

How To Pack Smarter, Not Harder, Before Your Holiday

Many people rush through holiday packing only to find when they arrive that they have forgotten some essentials, and they never wear that certain outfit they packed “just in case.” This can be avoided by packing smart. The best strategy to pack smarter is planning ahead. Here are a few practical packing guidelines to travel light and efficient.

Preparing Your Car For Your Summer Staycation

As we head into Summer, it’s holiday time for many Brits, us included. With the staycation becoming increasingly popular, it’s important to prepare well for one especially if you plan to drive. Last week we covered the length and breadth of Yorkshire as we took three staycations back to back. Unfortunately for us the weather wasn’t particularly great. In fact, April showers followed us everywhere we went – boo! We are keeping our fingers cross that the summer months are…

Why Nothing Beats The Freedom Of The Open Road

I can’t remember being nervous when it came to taking my driving test. But then again I’ve never really been a nervous person, even less so during my teenage years. Yes, I was only of those people – fearless and flighty, both of which I’ve reigned in over the years, slightly. Plus it was something that I had always wanted to do and was adamant I was going to do. I was 19, I wanted freedom. I wanted to hit…

Nervous To Travel The World On Your Own? Try A Singles Holiday

There is no right or wrong way to see the world. That is a fact. Whether you stay in a luxury 5-star hotel or a £5 a night hostel or whether you eat in Michelin Star restaurants or from street vendors. Forget the age-old argument of tourist v traveller. Providing you get out there and see things, you are travelling and experiencing what this beautiful planet of ours has to offer.

Why We’ve Booked A Cruise and Why You Should Too

As part-time travellers picking where to head on a two-week break is a tough decision. It is a big chunk of time to allocate to one trip. Therefore it is important to make the right decision. After hours of scouring the internet and ruling a lot of places out, we eventually decided on a cruise. Yes, we’ll be heading to Jamaica, before sailing around the Caribbean and Central America in January 2019. It took us a long time to reach the…

Guest Post: How to Be Completely Prepared to Travel Anywhere

You don’t need to be rich to travel the world. Being prepared is key, as is staying on a serious budget. It takes a little innovative thinking and sometimes skimping on splurges but if you want to travel the world, you can. Start by considering your musts for traveling with ease, such as voice navigation on all your devices, and consider what technologies can best save you time, money, and stress.

What Are The Benefits of a Staycation?

This year sees us doing a lot of home renovation and decoration. We have already turned our smallest bedroom into a home office (and it looks amazing even if I do say so myself) and starting next week we are having our bathrooms ripped out and remodelled. Therefore, this year we are staying closer to home when it comes to travel, one because of time as we meet and have to be on hand for decorators, plumbers, tilers etc. and…

Off the Plane: How to Navigate Through a New City

Stepping into a new city can be overwhelming, and there’s nothing like barely arriving at an airport to realize you have no idea where to go next. To help prepare a good navigation plan ahead of time, here are a few tips and tricks to help you figure out how to get around a new city.

5 Troubles You Don’t Want To Face on a Foreign Destination Stag Do

As wedding season approaches, it is likely that (hen and) stag weekends galore are being planned. I had a local hen weekend, however, Mr ESLT and his mates jumped on a plane and hit Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland for a weekend that he cannot even remember(!) The trend for many is now to head to a far-off land (Spain, Germany and Eastern Europe are all firm favourites in Mr ESLT’s group of friends), even though the activities that are…

4 Necessities for the Travelling Photographer

When travelling, the likelihood is photography will be a big part of your adventure or maybe you actually travel specifically for the photography opportunities, whether it be your job or simply for fun. Whatever the reason you may not know what equipment is necessary and what you should leave behind – it can be a difficult decision. There are endless tools that can make your job easier, but you don’t have unlimited storage and some equipment can be extremely bulky and/or…

Time is of The Essence – Making Weekend Travel Work

When you are a travel lover and you work full-time and only have a set number of holiday days to take per year, you have to use them wisely. As Mr ESLT and I both work full-time we spread our leave throughout the year to ensure we always have something to look forward to. We always try to incorporate weekend travel into our travel itinerary for the year too. It means we get to visit and explore new places without having to…

Winter Travel? Dry Skin Don't Have To Be A Thing

It has only been this year as I hit the mid-30 mark (sob) that it has dawned on me that winter travel and its weather is also damaging to my skin, obviously not to the same extent and with less long-term effects as sun damage, but damaging nonetheless. I have never had particularly dry skin, up until the past couple of years or so, particularly this winter, maybe it’s another one of those fabulous things that occur as you get older (*eye roll*). I’m…