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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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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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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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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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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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Travelling has a lot to offer you. It broadens your horizons, offering new sights and sounds to tantalize the senses. But the best travelling experiences are the ones where you stray from the beaten path and try something new. If you’re planning an expedition abroad this year, read on for four alternative activities to mix things up while you’re travelling.…

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isles of scilly - mark shaw photography

As a travel blogger and photographer, I love remote scenic places and one of my favourite trips the past few years was our family weekend stay on the beautiful island of St Martins on the Isles of Scilly. Wild landscapes, white sand beaches, turquoise waters – the Isles of Scilly feel like a world away but in fact, they’re just…

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Sometimes the right sporting event can make for an excellent occasion to plan a trip around. Clearly this can be the case for major sports fans, but even if you wouldn’t label yourself as such, you can find a lot to enjoy in a big game or tournament. Interesting locations, beautiful venues, fan participation and a general air of festivity…

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