Category Archives: Holidays and Travel

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Before recently it was so hard to travel with kids, and enjoy yourself too. Traveling Europe can be a hassle because you find yourself dragging the kids from location to location. However,websites like Travelodge makes taking the kids along so enjoyable for you and them! There are so many offers that allow the kids to eat and stay for free and there are so many activities that you’ll have just as much fun doing as them!

 

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It’s that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner and the shops are full of harassed looking people scurrying to get all their presents ahead of the big day. Whether you’re one of them (me!) or one of the smug ones who had it all wrapped up weeks ago, a little novelty factor always put’s the finishing touches on Christmas. Here’s a quick run-down of my favourite funny stocking fillers for the men in your life. (more…)

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Half term rolls round about every six weeks or so and it is up to mum and dad to keep young children happy and busy during those breaks. That is no easy task; kids are demanding and unless you find something to stimulate them they will get bored. Believe me; you don’t want that to happen. (more…)

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Most of us have experienced the stress that is involved when we move from one home to another. But the stress can be increased and compounded when you are moving abroad. Preparing yourself for the move will greatly reduce the amount of stress involved, and it will also benefit you to use the services of a professional removal company. By using a company to move your belongings they can arrange all of the transport, as well as deal with any issues with clearing customs, which can make the process a lot easier. If you wish to move as cheaply as possible, then you will be best doing as much of the packing yourself as possible. You will also need to arrange everything that you are going to need to pack up your belongings. (more…)

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When it comes to any experience you’d have with a hot tub, size definitely matters, whether you’re planning on buying and installing one for your home or indeed if you’re going away on holiday and you want a room with a hot tub in it. As much as size matters however, it matters in different ways depending on what point of view you’re looking at it from.

If you’re going to have an indoor hot tub installed in your home, for example, a bigger hot tub will have greater cost implications for you, both in terms of its purchase and its installation. Size also has implications with regards to its operation and maintenance.

Generally the bigger the hot tub, the more expensive it’ll be to buy and the higher the costs of its operation will be in terms of filling it up with water – filling it up with hot water which you’ll want to keep warm for as long as possible. There’s also the power that has to go into operating some of its other features like the jets and in some of the hot tubs the self-cleaning mechanisms.

On the flip side of the size consideration is when you’re not seeking to own the hot tub yourself and you’re perhaps away on holiday somewhere where a hot tub comes with your room. In that case, then size still matters, but that’s when you’ll want to go as big as you can possibly get. After all, the price of the water and lights is built into the room rate, so you can Jacuzzi it up to your heart’s content. That is after all what hot tubs are made for – to be fully enjoyed as long and as much as you can.

Going back to the size consideration in relation to installing a hot tub in your home, unless you’re having it fitted in a recently built home with a more modern architectural plan and design, chances are the interior profile of your bathroom isn’t really optimised for a hot tub. Hot tubs are primarily for entertainment and relaxation in any case, so you’d perhaps not want to install it in your bathroom.

Hot tubs go best in entertainment areas and that’s why some are even best placed outside or built into the decking in your outdoor space.

Since the biggest hot tubs can get really expensive because of their size, however, one can perhaps go for portable hot tubs which are also known as inflatable hot tubs. Portable hot tubs have become seriously sophisticated these days with just about as many features as you can get in a permanent hot tub.

Design-wise portable hot tubs have also come very far and you can probably quite easily find one that fits in with the outdoor surroundings you’ll be using it in, so going portable with your choice in hot tubs can have you enjoying the biggest hot tub you can get.

However, all this being said, maybe a hot tub purchase isn’t for you. Summer is fast approaching and making a hot tub decision is a big one. Take a look into last minute hot tub breaks to ‘test the water’. There are loads on offer all around the UK and it’s well worth looking into before taking the plunge.

We’ve booked through iknow UK before, they have so much choice for hot tub  holidays and hot tub breaks. They have a great selection of cottages with hot tubs.

So as much as size matters with your hot tub, it ultimately comes down to your personal experience with it, so it’s not simply a matter of the bigger the better.

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  • December 19th, 2018
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Finding the right men’s ski jacket can be a little tricky and if you’ve spent any time on the slopes recently then you’ll know exactly how important fashion has become in the world of snow sports.

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There are two broad categories of family vacations – ones that are generally successful, and then ones that are utter disasters. Often, the only difference between having one type of vacation vs. the other is how well you did planning and organizing before your vacation start date hit on the calendar. (more…)

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Family vacations are a way for every member of your family to spend time together and have memories that will last a lifetime. If you are lucky enough to enjoy a family vacation each and every year, you know how fun it can be to spend time with family members. To take your family vacation a step further, why not step out of your normal comfort zone and do something crazy? Many families go to the beach or travel to the mountains for a vacation, but why not do something different? One option for travel is to hike Mount Kilimanjaro. To Hike Kilimanjaro, you need a quality plan and the physical fitness to do so, but there are several trails you can choose to climb high above the mountain with your spouse and children. (more…)

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The summer break, a time where kids are out of school and routines generally are more flexible, usually brings out high hopes for fun and adventure for your children. However, their expectations can sometimes result in boredom and wasted hours spent at home. This disappointment can often be met with behavior issues that can affect each and every relationship within your family. While this is often the case, your summer break doesn’t have to be like this. To enjoy a summer break that makes you excited to spend time with your kids, here are three ideas you can employ to make this your family’s best summer ever. (more…)

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Nature TrailsAs parents, we want to do what is best by our children and families.  However, if we are experiencing financial problems and don’t have as much money to spare for days out with the family, we can feel depressed because we aren’t providing enough fun and entertaining activities for the people we love.   If this is how you feel, don’t be too down, as you will see from the following article there are plenty of ways to have great days out together as a family without it costing a small fortune. (more…)

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