Things to consider when buying a caravan for the first time

In the UK, caravan sales have been booming as more people are interested in holidaying within the UK because of lockdowns and travel restrictions.

Although we haven’t purchased a caravan, we have been exploring this as an option.  We currently have a Mazda Bongo campervan and love the freedom it brings. 

A caravan or motorhome would be even more freeing and when it’s time to say goodbye to our beloved Bongo (who is now over 26 years old), we will likely pick a caravan or motorhome for the extra freedom they provide when it comes to travel.

Are you also thinking of purchasing a caravan for the first time?  Read on for things to consider when buying a caravan for the first time to help you make the right caravan choice.

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Tips for travelling with jewellery

When going on holiday you often want to look your best for both day and evening, which may include taking some of your favourite and expensive jewellery with you. 

Travelling with jewellery can be a little nerve-wracking, especially if it’s valuable or sentimental, so read on for plenty of tips on how best to travel with your jewellery.

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Tips for travelling abroad with allergies

If you suffer with an allergy, then travelling abroad can feel like quite a daunting process, especially if you are travelling to a country where you don’t speak the language.

To put your mind at ease, I have collated many tips for travelling with allergies so you can relax and enjoy your holiday.

Read on to learn how best to manage travelling with allergies.

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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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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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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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Tips for keeping warm and cosy in a campervan

In autumn and winter, and perhaps even the early weeks of spring, it can be really cold for camping.  This is why many campsites are seasonal as the demand simply isn’t there for the colder month.

However, some campsites do remain open all year round and many campers also like to ‘wild’ camp or park up in carparks and other spots that allow campervans for a night without charge.

So, whilst you may still find the perfect spot to camp, you must remember it’s going to be a lot colder than camping in the summer!

Even if the daytimes are warm, the evenings can quickly change and you’ll feel freezing in no time at all.

Not all is lost though, as there are plenty of ways to keep cosy and warm in your campervan in winter.

Here are some of the best ideas to stay warm when camping.

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Airplane ear: how to avoid ear pain during flight

Taking a flight is usually an exciting time as most people flying are going on holiday!

However, for some people the flight can cause some discomfort in the ears, sometimes referred to as ‘airplane ear’.

This discomfort can include the ears feeling blocked with sound muffled and even pain.

Let’s take a look at what exactly airplane ear is and how it can be prevented.

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How to secure your home when you are away on holiday

There’s plenty to keep you busy when going on holiday, from checking your passports are in date to booking accommodation, travel insurance and travel.  But one thing that should not be overlooked is making sure your home is safe when you are away.

You don’t want to signal to passing burglars that your home is vacant and easy to access, and you don’t want to worry about this happening whilst you are enjoying your holiday!

So how can you secure your home whilst you are away?

Follow these tips to secure your home whilst you are away, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday!

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