Local Travel – Why You Should Travel Locally This Year

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Wow, 2020 was an interesting year.  And 2021 hasn’t been that different for me so far!  In a normal year I usually can’t wait to head off abroad, but with the pandemic raging on I don’t feel comfortable even trying to travel to another country until things get more under control.  When I could, in 2020 […]

How to Be A Responsible Tourist in Venice

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Venice is a beautiful city, there is no doubt about that, but over the past few years Venice has suffering the effects of over-tourism.  2020 changed all that of course, but when tourists return to Venice it is important to do everything we can to preserve the city.  I would love for everyone to be […]

The Best Gift Experiences to Give to Travel Lovers (Whether They’re Travelling or Not)

Christmas Gift Experiences

Giving experiences instead of things is a wonderful way to show you care, and there are lots of fantastic gift experiences you can give to your loved ones.  You could even join them on the experiences too so you can enjoy some quality time together, or just give them something to enjoy while they are […]

12 Things No-One Tells You about Van Life

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This summer I’ve been lucky to get out and about with my new travel buddy, Mabel the Motorhome.  Mabel and I have been exploring England since June, and I have certainly learned a thing or two I didn’t expect after living in a campervan full time.  If you are thinking of buying a campervan I […]

How to Travel Safely in the UK Now

How to Travel Safely in the UK - Stonehenge - Now Could be the Best Time to Visit Stonehenge

This article is written in partnership with Omio In these uncertain times, we all need a break. But, with most of the world out of bounds, we need to think about holidaying closer to home. With the UK’s amazing cities and beautiful natural spots, this is certainly not a hardship. Follow our tips and tricks […]

Beach Packing List For Beach Holidays

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Planning a beach trip?  Make sure you have everything you need with this beach packing list.  I’ve brought together all of the essential things to pack for the beach, so you won’t miss a thing, just relax and enjoy!  If you just looking for a printable beach checklist, scroll to the bottom for a printable […]

5 Essential Campervan Tips for Beginners

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Like anything in life, campervans have a learning curve.  Figuring out what to take on a campervan trip, where to park, how to empty the toilet and other fun stuff can take a while to figure out.  I’ve been learning from square one when I got Mabel about 6 weeks ago, so I hope that […]

Campervan Essentials – All the Campervan Equipment You Need

Mabel the Motorhome - Campervan Essentials you Need on your Camping Packing List

Planning a campervan road trip this year?  It can be hard to decide what to bring, so I’ve put together this list of campervan essentials with all the campervan equipment you might need to have a fabulous campervan experience.  I’ve also included a printable campervan packing list for you to make your life even easier!  […]

Why I Decided to Buy a Campervan

A Dream Campervan - Why I Decided to Buy a Campervan

I am not known for my well-thought-out decisions.  I tend to have flashes of inspiration which often disappear as quickly as they came.  However, not this time!  2 weeks after deciding I wanted to buy a campervan, here I am sitting in Mabel the Motorhome and planning our first adventure together.  If you are thinking […]

Hiking Alone: Solo Hiking Safety Tips

Hiking Alone - Solo Hiking Safety Tips - Hiking on the Old Man of Storr

I adore solo travel.  Travelling alone is one of the most liberating and empowering things I have ever done, but even I get nervous about solo hiking.  Hiking alone brings its own challenges and dangers, but at the same time can be a rewarding adventure.  So, to help you take your first hike on your […]