Preparing for your summer travels

When summer comes around, it’s holiday time, with many people, including myself, opting for a stay-cation to help make their money go further. However, driving during the warmer summer months presents its own challenges, which if you aren’t prepared can sometimes leave you in a bit of a pickle. In this post motability dealers, Lookers plc, have kindly offered some…

Festival camping for those who like a little luxury

I’ll confess, I don’t enjoy camping. Not because I fear the outdoors or getting my hands a little dirty but because a good nights sleep is so important to me and past camping experiences have left me with a crooked back and cranky hangover. People approach festivals in two very different ways, which I think myself and a friend of…

How to save money on a weekend get-away

There’s no better sense of anticipation than working the week knowing that come Friday night you’ll be off on an adventure. Weekend getaways are for many of us the only way that we get to travel a diverse range of destinations. The weekend is a great time to explore locations that are a little closer to home without eating into…

Harmonics in Space – True Zen in London

I vow to always be 100% truthful with my readers. So I best disclose that I’m writing this after a few more than a couple of G&T’s. Why? Because it’s Friday and I’ve just smashed another week of adulthood. (Editors note, it was when this post was scheduled)   You may be wondering how my alcohol consumption and Friday feeling have anything to…

I’ve fallen in love with water

71% of our beautiful planet is covered in water – growing up by the sea I never truly appreciated the wonder on my doorstep, until I moved away from it that is. Now I find myself going back there again and again just to soak up the sounds of the waves and the smell of the ocean air.  Water is…

Is wi-fi now a key consideration for travellers?

We’re living in a digital age. I don’t know anyone without a smartphone and the day the BT van is spotted on our street, we hold our breath and pray the Wi-Fi isn’t about to go down. Throughout my travels I’ve never been faced with a black-out (no internet) as fortunately everywhere I have stayed has some sort of Wi-Fi-connect.…

5 TV landscapes you can visit in the UK

I’ve always had a thing for gardens, nature and landscapes. Perhaps it was my countryside upbringing or my mother’s love of plants that have filtered down into my bloodstream. I made brilliant use of my National Trust Student Membership whilst it lasted and enjoy nothing more than discovering a new garden on a piece of the countryside no matter the…