Snorkelling & scuba diving – the difference between the two

Many people choose their holiday destination based on the marine life and waters as they plan to go snorkelling or scuba diving on their travels.  There are lots of destinations with beautiful clear waters such as Cebu in the Philippines that are ideal for marine life to thrive, making the island an ideal place to snorkel and scuba dive – two activities that allow you to observe and be one with the creatures of underwater world. However, if you are a newbie, you may be wondering what’s the difference between the two water sports? Continue reading “Snorkelling & scuba diving – the difference between the two”

Vegan on the go: road trip food ideas with no fridge

On our recent European road trip we travelled 1700 miles across Europe in our Mazda Bongo and needed to come up with some vegan food ideas that didn’t need refrigeration.  We did take a camping stove with us, but we were out on day trips most days when we weren’t travelling in the car, so we needed food ideas that needed no fridge and no stove.

I thought it was going to be really tricky to come up with enough snack ideas and meals that don’t need refrigeration or cooking, especially healthy ideas.  We actually surprised ourselves and came up with a pretty massive list of healthy non perishable foods to take with us in our Bongo. Continue reading “Vegan on the go: road trip food ideas with no fridge”

Tips for visiting floating markets in Thailand

This is a collaborative post.

Thailand is a tropical paradise with so much to offer the tourist, including a colourful and unique culture that represents proud and very hospitable people. While there are many places to visit, Thailand is perhaps best known for its unique floating markets, which have been in place for centuries on the many canals and waterways that run through the country. Traditionally, fish were transported from the sea to be sold at floating markets, along with a diverse selection of herbs, spices, vegetables and fruit.

It is not surprising why visiting the country’s floating markets are in almost every traveller’s mind. Buying goods from floating boats and while on board a little boat yourself is truly an unforgettable experience. There is a wealth of exotic fruits and savoury Thai snacks to choose from, and even hot Thai dishes that are made to order.

Below are some tips to keep in mind for a wonderful floating market experience. Continue reading “Tips for visiting floating markets in Thailand”

How to stay fit while travelling

Going on holiday is often a chance to take a break from the norm and relax our strict diet rules and exercise regime a little, but as part of a healthy lifestyle it is still important to stay fit on a holiday.  Plus, if you’re a regular gym bunny like me then you might get too bored sat around doing nothing so you’ll actually be craving ways to exercise whilst on vacation!

It’s actually pretty easy to stay fit while travelling and sometimes even easier!

In this blog post I will explore ways to stay fit and exercise while you are travelling. Continue reading “How to stay fit while travelling”

Summer may be over, but here’s why you should always wear sunglasses

One thing I always make sure I pack when I go on holiday is a pair of sunglasses.  In fact, I always get excited as soon as it’s spring-time and my sunglasses come out of hiding.  I usually have tired eyes from working too late and the kids either waking me up in the night or super early, so it’s great to feel more confident in my shades and hide my eyes!

I always feel like it’s acceptable to wear my sunglasses all the time in the spring and summer, but I hide them away in the winter months.  This is definitely something I need to get over as UV sunglasses aren’t just there to stop me squinting in the sun, but they also play a vital role in protecting our eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

The importance of sunglasses

 

The importance of sunglasses goes far beyond being a cool summer fashion accessory that make us look and feel great.  They’re not only to be packed for our summer vacations, but should be worn throughout the year to benefit our eye health.

Here’s why you should always make sure you pack your UV sunglasses when travelling, and even when you’re not. Continue reading “Summer may be over, but here’s why you should always wear sunglasses”

8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list

Having recently travelled a 1700 mile road trip in Europe as a family of four with young kids, ages four and seven, I kept a notebook to document all elements of our trip.  I kept a packing list to make sure we didn’t forget anything, but also as I wanted to pack light for the road trip so making a travel packing list allowed me to see if I could reduce the number of items we were taking.

In this blog post I will share with you our 8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list. Continue reading “8 day Europe family road trip minimal packing list”