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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Tips for booking a family ski holiday

With lockdown no doubt wiping out your spring and summer holiday plans you could be forgiven for being a tad miffed. Don’t get mad, however, get skiing!

Even if you have never skied before, there are plenty of great resorts across Europe that are accepting bookings for the winter season. Unlike spring and summer, ski resort tour providers have still been able to offer their full range of holidays as if Covid-19 hadn’t happened.

They are eager to do this again, and as skiing holidays could be a good bet going forward should we end up in lockdown in the future, now is a good time to start shopping around for your first or next skiing holiday.

So how do you choose the perfect ski resort for you? Continue reading “Tips for booking a family ski holiday”

Staying healthy on vacation

While on vacation, the last thing you’re probably worrying about is your health. It’s a time for relaxation, eating and drinking whatever you want, and leaving behind the anxieties of everyday life.

Unfortunately, without healthy habits, you could ruin your vacation. An upset stomach, unflattering bloating, or lack of energy can really put a damper on your adventures and make it hard to enjoy your trip.

Here are a few easy, stress-free ways to stay healthy on vacation without making big sacrifices. Continue reading “Staying healthy on vacation”

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 to destinations, 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. Continue reading “Vegan on the go: road trip food ideas with no fridge”