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Hotel Booking Tips You Need To Know

Your hotel room is often the biggest expense of your trip, so saving a few pounds a night on your room can make a big difference to your budget. Whether you’re looking to get the cheapest price you can get or a more luxurious room for your money, there are a number of hacks you can use.  Here are my top hotel booking tips…. Use A Price Comparison Site, Then Check Direct Price comparison sites […]

YHA Oxford

YHA Oxford | Review

Over half term we were invited to stay at YHA Oxford for two nights in one of their family en suite rooms. We have stayed with YHA on a number of occasions over the past three years, in a variety of different accommodation types including; pods, bell tents and even a tipi but we have always been in more rural settings, never a city centre, so I was looking forward to seeing what, if anything, […]

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Use this discount code for

If you are planning a night away then is one of the best places to search. Not only do they have hotels and B’s and B’s the world over, they also have something for everyone and cater for all budgets. And what makes it even better is that you can now use our discount code for to get 10% of your total cost back.   Just click here to get your discount code […]

Why we love Santa Tomas Menorca

This time last year my family and I were on holiday in Santa Tomas Menorca. It was our first time visiting the island and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Menorca is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands near the Mediterranean sea but unlike the neighbouring islands of Ibiza and Majorca it is a little quieter which is why we chose it as our destination whilst travelling with young children.   We decided to stay in an all […]

Marco Pierre White in Chester

Our first trip to Marco Pierre White in Chester

Three years ago I set myself the challenge to do 30 things before I turned 30. The list comprised of some adrenalin filled activities, new experiences and mini breaks. It also had a few quieter, relaxed, ideas on it such as enjoying a meal in a celebrity restaurant, which is how I came to dining at Marco Pierre White, Chester.   When I added this to the list I didn’t have a particular chef or […]

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Ambleside Youth Hostel Review

The Youth Hostel Association got in touch with me and asked if my family and I would like to review one of their youth hostels. They said we could pick anyone  we wanted. I dismissed the idea immediately. No thanks, not for us. I’m not a snob by any stretch of the imagination but I had no intentions of taking my children to a grubby run down youth hostel full of all sorts of strange […]