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Becoming A Dad: My Biggest Adventure So Far

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On 15th September, 2018, I became a dad for the first time. It sounds odd, but you'd think I would have been preparing for that moment for the last 9 months. But let me tell you, despite all the reading, all the classes, all the waiting,…
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An Autumn Weekend On The Isle Of Wight

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During the summer, the Isle of Wight is a busy place indeed. Tourists and holidaymakers from the UK, Europe and beyond, enjoying the tiny villages, golden sandy beaches and the picturesque coastline. But once the crowds have faded away and…
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36 Of The Best Dog-Friendly Coastal Camping Spots In The UK

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It's the post all you dog and camping lovers have been waiting for! A big long list of some of the best dog-friendly coastal campsites in the UK. A weekend camping trip is one of the best experiences you can have as a couple, as a family,…
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3 Days In Bruges - A Weekend Itinerary

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I've FINALLY visited Bruges! What a place! The back story: I've wanted to visit Bruges ever since I read Monica from The Travel Hack's boozy Bruges weekend post back in 2014. What could be better than sitting in the main square, sipping Belgian…
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12 Of The Best Beer Bars In Bruges

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When you think of Bruges, you should think chocolate, frites and mayonnaise, and you should think beer. Strong beer. Belgium is renowned globally for its blonde / strong / strawberry / craft beer, so when I had the chance to visit Bruges…
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Les Deux Chenes Farmhouse Gite - Ideal For A Group Holiday In The Loire Valley

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I've started to learn something about my travels recently that I want to share with you. The older you get, the more complicated your search criteria becomes for holidays and accommodation. A few years ago, it was a simple 'accommodation…
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A Weekend In Warsaw

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Poland has been on my to-do list for the last couple of years. It's cheap country to visit, a short flight from the UK, and has a rich, turbulent history that I was keen to learn more about. At the beginning of each year, I keep an eye on…
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Volunteering Abroad: Tips & Advice For Helping Migrants & Refugees

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For many of us volunteering is a rite of passage when we travel abroad. It allows you to get under the skin of different cultures, and get to know the essence of each country through its people. Whilst there are many positives to volunteering…
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Know Before You Go: What Do You Need To Drive To France?

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When I was a kid, driving to France for a summer holiday was a nailed down event in our family calendar. The Pound was incredible strong against the Euro, and the guarantee of warm weather vastly outweighed even the best British summer sun predictions…
Stunning Queenstown, New Zealand

The Ingredients That Make Queenstown The Best Town In The World

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I'll throw it out there right at the start: I’ve travelled around Thailand, South Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand and China and I can say, without hesitation, Queenstown is one of the best, if not the best town on the planet. Big…