A family road trip in California was high on our bucket list and in February 2020 we finally managed to get out to L.A. and explore this amazing part of the world. In a nutshell, we started in L.A, drove up the Pacific Coast Highway including Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Carmel by the sea, Monterey Bay to San Francisco, then…

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The Dordogne region of France is a place that I’ve always wanted to visit and I finally got the chance with a wedding photographer booking in Dordogne capturing a wedding at the fantastic venue Domaine de La Léotardie. The wedding date coincided with our boys school half-term so we made it into a little family holiday and here’s all about…

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Here we have some of our favourite travel quotes starting with one of the most famous travel quotes of all time from Mark Twain…. May all your travels bring you happiness, exploration, discovery and all your dreams come true.

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Chartering a private jet is all about making choices. You have to choose an airport close to your destination, the right jet, entertainment, and onboard dining. When I first flew private, I felt overwhelmed choosing a private jet from so many options. There are many out there, like Jettly to name but one example, so it can be a lot…

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International business travel is an important part of business for companies in many industries, plus it can be a perk of the job getting to visit new places, meet new people and experience different cultures. While there certainly can be many perks to international travel, it can also be extremely expensive and challenging to manage financially. Challenges So, why is…

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While making the decision to rent out one of the spare rooms in your home is not something you should take lightly, there are numerous benefits to doing so. If you’re prepared to share your house or apartment with another tenant, Rent Room is a great way of doing so! With Rent Room, you can quickly and easily publish a…

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Travel isn’t for everyone. Some people genuinely enjoy the quiet life, at home, in their slippers, watching other people have adventures. It’s funny though, that those people always seem to light up and speak fondly of the one time they were forced to leave their comfort zone and visit somewhere alien to them (perhaps on a school trip to France…

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Australia is the ultimate tourist destination, offering tourists a great variety of attractions and activities. Whether you are paying Australia a visit during the summer or winter period, the truth is that you’ll find plenty of things to do. Australia’s cities are full of large parks, wonderful markets, impressive museums, and several sightseeing spots. Here is a list of 10…

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Caffeine addicts all over the world unite! Studies say that drinking coffee can lead to a longer life, slash the risk of cancer and help lose weight. Finally! something millions of us enjoy that’s actually good for us! In this post we showcase ten coffee shops from around the World that are a must visit for every coffee connoisseur. Cafe Tortoni,…

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Britain’s royal homes have borne witness to centuries of style and glamour as well as fascinating tales of intrigue, betrayal, mystery and unrequited love that chart the history of Britain itself. To walk their halls is to walk in the footsteps of kings and queens, princes and princesses and the great, good and on occasion very, very bad of Britain’s…

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History enthusiasts are inveterate travellers and for those seeking to follow a path to the past there are some astonishing destinations that can truly deliver. So whether you’re fascinated by the Romans, have a thing for the Ming, glorify the Greeks or revere the Russian royals, historic holidays don’t come any better than this. Rome, Italy The birthplace of one…

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Steeped in 2,000 years of amazing history, London is home to a world-famous collection of national monuments, castles, cathedrals and museums. The city charts the rise and fall of empires, from the Londinium of the earliest Roman settlers, the Anglo-Saxons, Normans and Tudors through the Industrial Revolution, Victorians and the modern-day Elizabethans, each of which has left an indelible mark…

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February half-term will be upon us before we know it and this year, like any other year, you’ve probably overspent on the holiday season. Now it’s time to start thinking of where you’ll spend half-term and right about now, a ski holiday sounds amazing. After all the pushing and shoving to get through the crowds of holiday shoppers, you just…

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With many businesses working across a global marketplace, it’s become much more common for employers to send their team abroad for business. Whether it’s to manage relationships with partnering organisations or to start up new offices in other countries, there are many reasons that we travel for business. But, although we never anticipate our trips to go wrong, there are…

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London is truly something special to behold for international travellers, but England has so much more to offer than just the (admittedly rather wonderful) capital city. And much of it is just a short distance away, which means you could quite comfortably combine a post-lockdown London holiday with one or all of the incredible vacation options below. These ‘on your…

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2020 meant that the majority of people had to cancel their travel plans and stay put at home. However, next year could tell a different story. Let’s explore how far people are willing to travel and some of the dream destinations for next year. Increase Bookings The travel company, Jules Verne, conducted a survey to work out what the future…

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2020 has dramatically changed the way we travel. Borders have shut, social distancing is the new normal, and masks look like they’re here for the foreseeable future. Just because it’s different, doesn’t mean you can’t take a much-deserved trip. You need to be aware of the new rules in place. How can you stay safe while travelling? Be Prepared You…

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Vacations. They’re not just an excuse for taking stylish selfies and buying cheesy t-shirts (although both those things are great fun). Vacations can also be an enriching experience, one that can enhance your life in numerous ways. There’s more to traveling this world than layovers and expensive souvenirs. Here are some of my favourites: You’ll Fall in Love with Local…

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When it comes to choosing that perfect beach for a family holiday, you’re pretty much spoilt for choice in Devon. This one county alone is blessed with some of the most gorgeous coastline in the United Kingdom, not to mention some of the best beaches in Europe. So it’s a tricky act to narrow things down to a single winner,…

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When you’ve got that crucial client meeting on the horizon, the number one priority is winning them over and convincing them they made the right choice in selecting your services. And while your personality, charm and business ideas will go a long way to impressing them, there’s no doubt that the location of your rendezvous can play a huge role…

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London is one of the most visited cities in the world, both by Brits and those from abroad. It has many tourist traps that are packed with sightseers no matter the time of day or year, but it also has plenty of unique attractions that are a little off the beaten track. This makes it a great city for a…

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Beach House Hotel Hermosa Beach

The last few nights of our memorable 3 weeks family road trip around California we spent at Hermosa Beach, L.A. The accommodation we stayed in a family ocean front room at Beach House Hotel Hermosa Beach, a beautiful boutique hotel boasting an enviable position on the beachfront of Hermosa Beach. With miles of white sandy beaches, sunsets, surf, volleyball, dining,…

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Recently we embarked on an amazing family road trip around California. It had been a trip we’d always thought of doing and now our boys being eight and ten, we thought what a great time to live the dream and do it. It was February and we were escaping the winter storms and cold weather back in Cornwall, England in…

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We arrived in Los Angeles airport on a lovely warm evening mid February to begin our three weeks family road trip around California. After our eleven hour flight from London Heathrow, we wanted to stay relatively close to L.A. airport on our first night so we chose Venice Beach. Our two boys, Dylan (10) and Harry (8) had their first…

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What comes to your mind when you think of Portugal and its capital, Lisbon? Perhaps its colonial past, fortified wine, Fado music, seafood, or those beautiful pastel-coloured properties? While you will find all of those in Lisbon, there is so much more to see and do in this beautiful and cosmopolitan European city. There are a lot of things worth…

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February 2020 we took an epic family road trip around California. One big draw for us as a family is that we could have sea/beach and mountains in one trip. So ten days into our trip we arrived at Heavenly Mountain Resort, south of Lake Tahoe and around a 3 hour drive from San Francisco. Heavenly lives up to its…

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Planning a trip to Niagara Falls in Canada is incredibly exciting and perfect for those on a US & North America road trip – not only do you have jam-packed days filled with sight-seeing, boat tours, bike rides, a visit to all three falls, a journey behind the falls or even a helicopter ride. With all this going on, you…

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Hotels are necessary for travellers and considered to be the first concern when planning a trip. At first, hotels should be secure and safe. They should take good care of people and make their stay as pleasant as possible. If a guest has left an item at home, for example, a phone charger or laptop cable, usually the hotel comes…

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How to keep your children entertained during long car journeys

During the bank holidays, lots of families decide to pack their car up for a long weekend away. Whilst most adults are content driving in silence for a few hours, younger passengers can kick off a bit of fuss. It’s important to find engaging ways to pass the time during the car journey, otherwise you may have to endure a…

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Spain is a very popular holiday destination that many people travel to every year and there are surprises for guessing why. From a wealth of sunshine to beautiful beaches to a host of things to see and do, there are many reasons why Spain is a sure favourite with British holidaymakers. And since Spain is such a popular destination many…

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You’ve hunted high and low for the best hotel deal, whether it is in Tunbridge Wells or somewhere else in the country, and you’ve finally put together a holiday package that isn’t going to break the bank. However, when you come home, everything has been spent. You’ve come back penniless and quickly discovered that a lot of your budget has…

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