How to make sure you’re ready for your next holiday

Overseas travel might be on pause at the moment, but the summer is looking far more promising. However, our many months spent at home might have made us a little rusty when it comes to preparing for a big trip. So here are the key things to remember to give your next holiday the best chance of running smoothly and being stress-free.

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Family weekend activities in Brighton

You can never get bored on a trip to Brighton, even if you’ve been there a dozen times before. Some things will always stay the same – the famous beach, pier and those lovely colourful beach huts. But there are so many little streets, shops and restaurants to find, not to mention all the fun stuff you can do on and off the water, and you can’t pack it all into one visit.

The great thing is it’s so easy to get to and you can keep going back for more. It only takes an hour on the train from London to travel to Brighton, and the station is right in the city centre, meaning you can get exploring from the word go.

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How to navigate holidays and travel when living with a physical disability

If you’re living with a physical disability, then you might find things especially tricky when you’re in an unfamiliar place. As such, many disabled people find themselves worried about the prospect of an impending holiday, and dreading certain awkward scenarios. Will the accommodation be able to – well, accommodate – your needs? Is that elevator going to be working when you get there, and will it come with ramps?

Let’s run through a few tips that’ll give you the best possible chance of an enjoyable experience when you’re on your holiday.

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Some of the best outdoor places to visit in Jacksonville

Have you been dreaming about travel lots whilst in lockdown? I have. Both me and my husband and been dreaming up future travel plans when lockdown is over and we can start exploring the world once more.

Even though we can’t travel right now, it’s been great fun travelling online and discovering new places we can one day explore. Somewhere we’ve never been together is the USA and Florida always looks like a cool place to visit. It’s actually home to one of the largest cities called Jacksonville.

Read on to discover many of the fun outdoor activities that are apparently some of the best places in Jacksonville.

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Visiting Painswick Rococo Garden in February

At the end of February we went out for a day trip for the first time in what felt like FOREVER.

We have been in lockdown in the UK since the start of January 2021 and we have not been allowed to leave our local area.

It’s the third lockdown we’ve had and this is probably the toughest as it’s been winter. It’s been freezing cold and we’ve been trapped indoors, had a lack of sun, lack of entertainment, no gym to go to for exercise and escapism, no socialising, the kids have been home the whole time climbing the walls whilst we try to work at the same time… it’s been quite crazy and cabin fever has definitely been setting in… and did I mention it’s been freezing cold?!

Even before this year started we were in lockdown in November and even in December (and for most of 2020) we had restrictions on meeting others, meaning we only met up with one household on Christmas Day indoors and that was it.

Life has certainly been very different and travel plans and days out have totally been put on hold, often leaving us feeling like a prisoner in our own home! We both work from home and have been at home more than ever, day in day out, groundhog day everyday for months on end!

It’s now March and we will be allowed to start seeing one other household from the end of the month, then hopefully we can travel again mid-April. The UK will be gradually easing lockdown restrictions, so things won’t be looking normal for quite a while.

But at least the weather will start to improve now, making local walks more enjoyable and appealing for us and the kids. At least if we can get outdoors more often without being freezing we can lift our moods and feel less trapped.

There has literally been no days out or travel for us for months, but we decided to visit Rococo Garden at the end of February which is around 5 miles from our home and as it’s an outdoor attraction it is allowed to be open for local visitors.

It’s the only attraction local to us that we can legally travel to right now and I will share our thoughts on visiting Rococo Garden in February in this blog post and lots of photos too!

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Top tips for creating a personalised travel scrapbook journal

Following on from my recent blog post of creative ways to use your travel photos, I thought I’d explore how to create a stunning travel scrapbook in a little more depth.

Aside from simply sticking printed photographs in a notebook, here are some top tips so you can create a really great travel scrapbook that you’ll love to flip open and browse!

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Creative ways to use your travel photos

Whilst we can’t travel much right now because of the lockdowns due to coronavirus, we can think about future travel plans as well as reminisce over previous travel adventures. 

One of the best ways to recall travel memories and experiences is to look through our old travel photos.  Not only is this a fun thing to do, but it’s a great opportunity to find our faves and proudly display them.  But how and where should we display them?

If you’ve a bunch of travel photos that you love and that deserve more than sitting on your smartphone gallery or hidden in a folder on your laptop, then it’s time to get creative with your travel photos and proudly show them off!

Not sure where to begin?

Here are a bunch of ideas to get you started.  Read on for loads of creative ways to use and display your travel photos.

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