• Dexter peeping out with Caerlaverock castle in the background

    Top Places in The UK to Visit on a Budget

    9th June 2021

    Image credit  Holidays help you to unwind, which is excellent for your health and mental wellbeing. The World Health Organisation revealed that stress-related health conditions would be the second leading cause of disability. Therefore, taking time off to de-stress is in your best interest. Fortunately, you can spend less and have a good time. That…

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  • Dexter peeking through St Ninian's Chapel window with the sea behind him

    Why UK Holidays May Be The Norm In 2021

    19th January 2021

    Pixabay – CC0 License As we venture into a new year, hope is seemingly on the horizon. A vaccination programme is taking off and the cases of coronavirus are decreasing once again. However, there is still a level of caution that everyone is taking. Plans are not set in stone and the thought of booking…

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  • Dexter playing on Southerness beach

    4 Ways To Staycation In The UK

    4th November 2020

    Photo by Stijn te Strake on Unsplash The travel industry has been turned upside down this year. Between lockdowns, quarantines, and general COVID related carnage, it’s difficult to satisfy that wanderlust. As and when lockdown has been eased, many people have chosen to stay closer to home and have a good old staycation.  If you’re…

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  • View down the road of Wemyss Bay cHoliday park showing caravans on both side and the firth of clyde ahead

    The Fabulous Benefits of Caravan Holidays

    21st September 2020

    At the moment, we’re all a little bit worried about booking trips. Your 2020 summer holiday may have been cancelled, and if we’re honest, there’s no guarantee that we’ll be able to travel normally in 2021 either. You might be worried about infection rates around the world, the likelihood of a vaccine in the next…

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  • View from St Ninian's chapel towards Tower

    Four Nights in New Abbey, Scotland – Exploring the Solway Coast and Beyond

    16th August 2020

    As lockdown restrictions eased earlier this summer, we decided we needed – for our own sanity – to get away for a few days with the boys. We trawled AirBnB and settled on a small cottage in a sleepy village called New Abbey, a few miles from the Solway Coast. And, what a few days…

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  • Dexter in frontof the clocktower at Morecambe seaside

    11 Things to Do at Morecambe Seaside

    13th June 2020

    Morecambe is a stunning little seaside town, up the coast from it’s bigger and bolder neighbour Blackpool and a stone’s throw from the city of Lancaster. Although it feels a little run-down, like most seaside resorts in the UK, Morecambe is a gem of a place, with gorgeous views across Morecambe Bay towards the hills…

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  • The whole family room Holiday Inn Shepperton

    Holiday Inn, Shepperton | Hotel Review

    12th June 2020

    Just after Christmas, we spent a couple of night down south so we could visit my sister-in-law who lives in the gorgeous county of Surrey. We’ve been huge fans of the Holiday Inn for a number of years thanks to their cheap prices and comfortable rooms, so when we found the Holiday Inn Shepperton, which…

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  • The room at London Hilton on Park Lane

    London Hilton on Park Lane | Hotel Review

    29th November 2019

    I was recently given the chance to stay at the London Hilton on Park Lane, one of London’s most luxurious hotels and I was so excited to see what it had to offer. My branch was nominated in two categories in the Retail Sales Awards hosted by the business that employs me and myself and…

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  • Statue of William Wilburforce in Hull

    AD | A Weekend in Hull – The UK’s City of Culture 2017

    18th October 2019

    Disclaimer: We were invited to Hull by Visit Hull who paid for our food, accommodation and the activities we did during the weekend. I was not asked to share a blog post and all thoughts are my own. Last weekend we were invited to the city of Hull by Visit Hull to experience everything this…

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  • The room and bed inside The Midland, Manchester - a stunning hotel

    The Midland, Manchester | Hotel Review

    3rd October 2019

    I absolutely adore old fashioned hotels and The Midland in Manchester is one hotel I’ve admired for a long time. I spent five years of my life living in Manchester and while I was living in this vibrant, multicultural and very historic city, I couldn’t bring myself to stay there as it was right on…

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