Eco-Friendly Hiking Tips for Beginners *

AD, GIFTED | If you’d told me 10 years ago that I’d love hiking and even consider it one of my favourite hobbies, I wouldn’t have believed you. In fact, you wouldn’t have seen me doing much leisure walking at all! Besides the occasional canal path walk with my mum that is. It’s true. The thought of going for a walk for fun seemed alien to me; but, thankfully, over the years those little walks with my mum, which were more to do with supporting her, became fun for me as well. The walks got longer and I felt fitter […]

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Travel Experiences You Can Have at Home

I miss travelling. Not only travel to far off places but also being able to explore my local area. Whether that’s popping to the lakes for some archery or visiting one of our many museums. And I imagine a lot of you are in the same boat at the moment (no pun intended). But while you’re busy dreaming about all the places you could be visiting. Like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the beautiful bridges of Prague. You might be missing what’s right in front of you and all the travel experiences you can have at home. From reliving […]

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Budget Travel – Why I Love Road Trips in a Van | Guest Post

Regular readers will know that I love a staycation, and even more so if I can  take my time travelling to my destination. I love a good road trip. The only problem is the costs can soon mount up – from fuel costs, to campsite, and more. So when Kelly got in touch wanting to share her experiences of budget van travel and her recent road trips, I was more than happy to hear from her. Hello everyone. My name is Kelly and I run The Kelly Diane Report. I’ve previously run another blog but for various personal reasons, closed […]

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Seeing Cheltenham From Above with Light Up Cheltenham *

AD, Gifted | Cheltenham is one of my favourite towns to visit in the Gloucestershire area. The town itself is home to some stunning Georgian architecture, lovely parks, an array of shopping streets and more than 25 different events and festivals held throughout the year. So you’re never short of things to do. And with its close proximity to the Cotswolds, it’s also perfect for those visiting the area. But while you may have heard of its more famous festivals such as the Cheltenham literature festival, which just so happens to be the world’s longest-running literary festival. Or The Cheltenham […]

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My Adventure Goals *

AD | At the beginning of the year I set myself ‘20 goals for 2020‘. Most of these were lifestyle goals relating to wellness, getting outdoors more, and of course, local travel. So when I heard about AliKats’ bucket list challenge*, I was more than happy to get involved and share some of my adventure goals with you. Although this is a bucket list challenge it’s not just about ticking things off a list, but rather about experiencing new things, and creating some lifelong memories in the process. To be honest I don’t expect to conquer everything on it, but […]

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Spending 24 Hours in Birmingham *

AD | Even though I only live an hour away from Birmingham (on a good journey), it’s not somewhere I’ve explored much of, besides its music venues and shopping streets. And of course their well known Christmas markets. So I was interested to see what other tourist attractions the city had to offer, but with only 24 hours in Birmingham, I knew we had to use our time wisely. We decided to travel to Birmingham by coach but it’s also easily accessible by car or other means of public transportation. Birmingham Airport is directly connected to the rail station by […]

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