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October 16, 2017

What are Britain’s ULTIMATE happy places and favourite holiday activities?

What makes you happy on holiday? Where are you happiest? Recent research by SACO shows that 2/3 of us would not bother to go abroad for our holidays if we could guarantee good weather. Our happy places include Cornwall and the Scottish Highlands and happy activities include a pub lunch in the Cotswolds, building sandcastles in Blackpool beach, visiting the Roman Baths in Bath, exploring Exmoor and, of course, walking in the Lake District.

Britain’s Ultimate Happy Places

Britain's Ultimate Happy Places

I love that one of our favourite activities is getting rained on. So very British! Looking for somewhere special to stay when enjoying your happy places? There are plenty of choices on this blog. Just search accommodation or check out serviced apartments such as those on offer in London by SACO.  My favourite activity is stroll with friends beside a lake on an autumn day anywhere in the Lake District. What’s yours? Do share your own suggestions in the comment box at the end of this article 🙂

This post is brought to you in collaboration with SACO.

August 26, 2016

An Invaluable Packing Guide for Cruise Fans

Cruise Packing Guide - top tips to make the most of luggage space and your cruise wardrobe

Cruise Packing Guide

As regular readers know, I love cruising, and have been lucky enough to enjoy several, over the years. They are a great way to relax, see the world, enjoy good food, try new things and meet people. There is just one problem, packing for a cruise is tricky. Even after doing it many times I still find it a trial, but I won’t anymore. Thanks to this handy Cruise Packing Guide by JD Williams. It really is the easiest way to make sure that you are ready for anything, regardless of the type of cruise you are planning to go on. When you follow the guidance below, you will look great regardless of whether you are enjoying an on board activity, dancing the night away, attending a formal dinner, going to the gym or taking a trip ashore. Give it a try next time you pack for a cruise; I promise you it will work!Cruise Packing Guide Infographic - JD-Williams

This post is in collaboration with JD Williams

March 30, 2016

Top 10 Motorhome Destinations in the UK

A large number of us look at going to far off exotic locations for a holiday and trips to Europe, but we often forget about the beautiful holiday destinations that are right here in the UK. From the picturesque Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Blackpool & Fylde Coast in the North, to Devon & Cornwall, The Isle of Wight, Norfolk and the Cotswolds in the South.

Motorhome Destinations in the UK

There is always something going on up and down the UK and what better way to explore what the UK has to offer than by hiring a motorhome? Amber Motorhomes counts down the Top 10 Motorhome Destinations in the UK to visit on holiday.


This post is by Amber Motorhomes, with over 30 years of experience, ensuring your motorhome experience as pleasurable as possible.

August 14, 2015

Which part of the UK spends the most on holidays?

Obviously us Brits enjoy getting away on holiday – that comes as no great surprise, but this new infographic from Sunlife details just HOW MUCH how much we Brits love our holidays. Looking at this, you could convince your more frugal other half that an impromptu trip to Marseille is well worth the expense.

It’s interesting to see how much more a typical family from Northern Ireland will spend on a holiday compared to a similar family from the East Midlands. Is this due to having more disposable income or just a penchant for staycations amongst East Midlanders? Either way,  the more holidays you have the happier you are, so maybe these Northern Irish families are on to something. And I’m sure you’ll agree that holidaying professionally sounds pretty fantastic, although maybe Kylie’s life already resembles a holiday.


This infographic is provided by SunLife.

July 7, 2015

Food and drink trends 2015: infographic

Food and Drink Trends

What is in and what is out in the world of food and drink? Umami seems to be on everyone’s lips as are ‘artisan beers’. Food and drink trends vary almost as much as fashion. I found this handy infographic from The Food People whilst researching one of my recent workshops (Promoting Your Food and Drink Business online.) No excuse not to know what to serve or where to eat now!

Food trends 2015 infographic

February 10, 2014

Insider Travel Tips for Europe

Europe has so much to offer the visitor.  Each country is unique and every city different. What they do have in common is a vast range of history and culture.  Travellers often get to the capital cities of Europe and hop on a tour bus to see as many sights as possible. But once the initial sightseeing is over, some people prefer to experience the city as the locals do. But where are the trendy neighbourhoods?  What is the best club, restaurant or live venue in town?

With those questions on mind, Momondo has created an insightful and interactive travel cheat sheet for Europe's cities. It also contains some very helpful local phrases for cities like London, Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin and Copenhagen.  Please click on the image below to see the full travel cheat sheet. Then click on the different locations on the map or the city names under the header you’re able to discover what each city has to offer in our ‘Insider Travel Tips for Europe’ Cheat Sheet.

Momodo Europe Travel Cheat Sheet -

This travel cheat sheet  has been brought to you by Momondo.

January 24, 2014

Discover Denbighshire

Digital Denbighshire is a brand new concept cooked up by Denbigh County Council to get more and more of us to explore the history and countryside which is all around us.  The adaptable website contains activities for pretty much anyone looking to get out and about in Denbighshire  in North Wales.

Whether you're into photography, local history or walking, whether you're out with the family or out with the dog, you can simply download a printable PDF file or view it on your internet connected device. Here you'll find directions of how to get to Denbighshire, activities to take part in and other local attractions. It provides you with a great opportunity to check out something different to do in a wonderful part of the country, all the information you need is right at your fingertips.

Welcome To Denbighshire – An infographic by the team at Digital Denbighshire