Places to visit during the lockdown from the comfort of your couch

For any travel-hungry individuals who are looking for ways to discover a new place but aren’t physically capable to due to the coronavirus lockdown, we’ve got good news for you!

Did you know that many bucket-list worthy places can be visited online?

If not, we’ve put together a list of incredible places all around the world you can visit from the comfort of your couch.  Get ready for some virtual travel! Continue reading “Places to visit during the lockdown from the comfort of your couch”

Missing travel? How to have a holiday in your own home during the coronavirus lockdown!

The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting our lives in so many ways, but mostly we are unable to travel and restricted to staying in our own homes the majority of the time in the current coronavirus lockdown.

Not only are we banned from travelling abroad or on holiday, but we are not even allowed to travel locally unless it’s for one form of exercise per day in our own neighbourhood or to grab essentials from local shops.

All other forms of travel are currently banned in the UK unless you are a key worker or your job is excluded from the current lockdown.

Many people have had to cancel their travel plans and there’s no knowing when travel restrictions will be lifted.  Airports are closed and it could be 12 months, according to some reports, before these worldwide travel restrictions are properly lifted.

With regards to travel and taking holidays we are living in a period of uncertainty for the foreseeable future.  All local attractions have even been closed including National Trust sites and even children’s play parks so there are no days out at all for the time being.

At least for now there has been a silver lining.  It has been really sunny and even warm in the UK for the duration of the lockdown.  This is pretty amazing considering a couple of years ago it snowed at the end of March!

So, if we have the travel bug, but we can’t travel, then what can we do instead to stop cabin fever setting in?

Why not take a holiday in your own home instead?

If you can’t travel and go on holiday, then bring the holiday to you!

Here are some tips on how to have a holiday in the comfort of your own home. Continue reading “Missing travel? How to have a holiday in your own home during the coronavirus lockdown!”

Why a pop-up gazebo is a summer camping essential for families

In this blog post I will explore why a pop-up gazebo is a great investment for your family camping trips.  You’ll wonder how you coped without it!  You will also discover tips on how to clean and store your gazebo to ensure its longevity so you can make the most of your purchase. Continue reading “Why a pop-up gazebo is a summer camping essential for families”

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

what is the importance of wearing sunglasses all year long

What is the importance of wearing sunglasses all year long?  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”