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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In all the wedding preparation that soon-to-be newlyweds have to plan, the honeymoon is perhaps one of the most important and traditional aspects. Once the dust has settled from any table placement fall-out and the hangovers have subsided – often being replaced by a cocktail in a tropical paradise – honeymoons are that perfect period to spend time together as…

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Regardless of where you are planning to go on vacation, it makes sense to buy a good travel insurance policy. Getting stranded because your flights were cancelled is tough enough, but it is ten times worse if you are travelling with children. You really don’t want them to be stranded in the airport for 24 hours because the travel insurance…

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Finally, the time for your well-deserved vacation has come, and you are packing your suitcases and bags for the trip. Stereotyping here a little but like any woman, you carry too many things! even though you’re aware that you probably won’t need half of it. Ladies tend to exaggerate when packing. Following the tips from this link, you can easily…

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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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Has your holiday been cancelled? Waking up to the news that your dream break has been snatched away from you is utterly heartbreaking. You’ve worked hard all year and you deserve some time to get away from the humdrum and stress that life can bring. Whether you’ve had your entire holiday cancelled or it’s just your flights that are affected,…

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Queuing, leaky taps, the sound of other people eating – these are just some of the most annoying things in life. However, nothing quite comes close to packing. It’s a task we all dread and something you just can’t escape. And it’s even more frustrating when you’re trying to exceed your baggage allowance. Plus, come wintertime, it can be tempting…

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America is one of the most environmentally diverse countries in the world, with a huge variety of natural attractions, from marine parks and coral reefs, to marshy swampland and jaw-dropping mountains. Although families may head the USA with Mickey Mouse and Times Square in their sights, North America is bursting with natural beauty for you to explore, whether you love…

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Located just a little over an hour outside of Manhattan, Long Island is a refreshing change of pace from the hustle and bustle of big city life. With its sandy beaches and hidden treasures, Long Island offers a diversity of scenic views that make it the perfect destination for any photo shoot. Whether you are a professional photographer or an…

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Your vacation budget may be limited, but you can still have an enjoyable trip. Choose a city with plenty of free and low-cost things to do. Southern Florida offers warm temperatures throughout the year and beautiful parks and beaches. You’ll find the small inviting city of Miami Springs, Florida, near Miami International Airport. Although it’s not as famous as its…

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New Zealand

We really loved our 3 week family motorhome adventure in New Zealand – it was easily the best family holiday we’ve been on to date. Both North Island and South Island are amazing with so many cool places to visit in New Zealand you’re spoilt for choice! I’m sure you’ll familiar with all the amazing scenery on offer in New…

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Time that you spend together with loved ones is important, but it’s not always easy to find the best countries and destinations that offer easy access to childcare and all-round fun things to do with kids. We’ve been on various types of family holidays with our two boys including villa holidays in the Mediterranean (still our boys favourite holiday -…

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Are you planning a trip to New Jersey? Perched on the crest of Watchung’s First Mountain in New Jersey, Eagle Rock Reservation is a delightful oasis tucked away in the midst of the most densely populated state. Nestled between West Orange, Verona and Montclair, this park is a spectacular spot for a day out. Whether you’re a fan of hiking…

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New York

We’ve all dreamed of running off to New York in search of excitement and adventure, only for real life to get in the way of such dreams. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a short escape to the New York and the New Jersey areas! The most important things about planning your escape is choosing the time of year…

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Airports can be a little chaotic. Even the best-planned flights can get a little stressful with long TSA lines, flight delays, and packed airports. When traveling with your pet, it’s important that they’re well behaved. Once you arrive at your gate, how do you keep your pet occupied while waiting for a flight? Read these tips to help keep your…

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Traveling to Bishop Ranch? It’s one of the most intimate locations in the San Ramon, CA area. It has the perfect mix of Fortune 500 companies, local startups, and wellness areas. Premium conferences combined with beautiful amenities gives you many ways to enjoy this location, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. Travel to Work Quickly Getting to, and around…

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Here in the UK, if you speak to any parent at the school gates you’ll hear the same old holiday destinations over and over. The same resorts, the same sun drenched stretches of foreign coastlines, the exact same experiences year after year. Now, I know, these destination decisions are sometimes driven by money and what’s cheap and what’s reliable. But…

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As cool places go, there’s nowhere in the world quite like Western Australia and here we feature 10 of our favourite things to see and do in this amazing part of the world. Offering a charming mix of nature and coastal experiences, including World Heritage-listed national parks, swimming with dolphins and even the country’s whitest beach, Western Australia has a…

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A collection of 13 countries that are named after explorers and royalty along with a little description about each. Bolivia – Simón Bolívar This 18th century revolutionary – a proper hero – freed half of South America from the Spanish monarchy’s rule. Simón Bolívar was one of the most important leaders of South America’s successful struggle for independence against…

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Paris is a beautiful and romantic city in which historical landmarks, magnificent artwork and rich culture await you at every corner. This charming City of Lights is a “must see” for all who travel to Europe. To sample some of the best the city has to offer, make sure you visit the top ten sites.   1. Eiffel Tower Nothing…

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On Mallorca’s north western coast, Alcudia has much to offer the holidaymaker, especially those with families. We’ve had holidays there a couple of times in the past and loved it so we decided to write a top 10 things to do in Alcudia from our experiences. We hope you find it useful and if you have any other tips, please…

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Whether you’re a hard-core ski speed demon in search of a new skiing rush, a ski bunny seeking tame nursery slopes but wild nights or simply looking for an affordable place to take the family, the Alps have what you’re looking for. The Alps span the Mediterranean coast of France through Switzerland, Northern Italy, Austria and into Slovenia. The peaks…

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National Parks have always been right up there at the very top of my list of places to see and there’s nowhere else in the World that has some many amazing parks are found in one place than California. There’s one way to explore the Californian national parks, it’s at the hands of your own wheel, preferably a jeep or…

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Those searching for an amazing diving experience should look no further than the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Famous diving locations such as Sharm El Sheikh is only approximately a 5 hour flight from London. The Red Sea has long been a place that people, especially those from the UK, come to experience “big” things when it comes to diving. The Sinai…

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Life might be about the journey but a good road trip needs a great destination. In our fast-paced, texting-at-the-breakfast table world that we live in, sometimes we need to re-connect with our friends and family. Unlike a typical beach vacation, a great road trip will leave people with more than a tan. It will leave you with memories. These are…

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