Travel

Why Rome should be your next family getaway

When booking a family holiday, it’s usually beaches, waterparks and woodland camping than spring to mind, but you and your family are missing out on a world of adventure with city breaks – in particular, a place like Rome. Rich in culture, steeped in history, and packed with attractions to suit every age range, how could you possibly resist this charming city at the heart of Italy? If you still need a few more reasons why Rome is perfect for families though, read on… The Italians love kids Rome is a fantastic environment for children. Vibrant, warm and welcoming to families, the Italians love children, and you’ll never find a restaurant that looks down on a baby crying or a toddler talking to the waiting staff. There’s a multitude of family-friendly hotels with a wide variety of facilities to suit all budgets, but the best part is their location. You’ll…

12 travel hacks to make flying with your family an enjoyable experience

If you’ve ever flown near a baby or small child, you’ll know why this is considered to be one of the worst flight experiences for many passengers. Few people are excited to find that they’ll be seated next to a toddler or baby, and this can cause anxiety in a lot of parents when they need to travel with their family. Luckily, Schofields have put together a list of excellent tips to make flying with kids a positive experience for all involved. Get your seats sorted Ideally, it makes sense to fly with an airline that will allow you to pre-book your seats. There are a number of websites that will give you the low down about the best seats on the plane for your situation- whether you need extra legroom, want to be seated near the bathrooms, or plan to be first off as soon as the plane lands.…

The accessories you need for your next vacation

Whether you’ve already got your next vacation booked, or you’re planning your trip soon, it’s likely that you’ll soon begin considering the things you’ll need to take with you. Sometimes packing can be the most difficult part of your vacation, since it’s easy to wonder if you’ve got the right things, or if you’re under or overpacking. Luckily, there are a few accessories you can purchase to ensure your vacation goes smoothly, and here are a few of the best: A phone case If you’re still walking around with your phone and haven’t yet purchased a case, you’re playing with fire. All it takes is a little bit of water, or a small drop and you’ll be overseas without any phone, which is a bad place to be. iPhone protection cases are crucial if you’re travelling, since it’s likely that you’ll be using your phone to keep in touch with…

Best Beach Destinations Around the World

Is the cold weather wearing you down a little? Are you dreaming of a beach holiday? I know I am! For me, nothing compares to laying on some gorgeous white sand, reading a book, cocktail nearby while hearing the sounds of the waves crashing onto the shore. If you’re dreaming of better weather and white sand beaches, I’ve got some inspiration for you for your next beach holiday. Koh Phi Phi Thailand This area of Thailand was made more famous by the movie The Beach and the truth is, it’s paradise. Here you’ll find silky white sand, aqua water so clear you can see tiny fish dancing below the water and an abundance of cheap, delicious Thai food. Thailand is also famous for cheap – like $5 per hour – massages and warm smiles, making it a wonderful beach holiday destination. Koh Phi Phi is a relatively small island, but…

4 Places to Travel to in 2017

Can you believe it’s February already? Soon the summer will be upon us and it will be time to travel to distant destinations in search of sun, sand and some culture. Of course, with so many places to choose from it can be difficult to decide where in the world will suit you best. To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of four places you should at least put on your bucket list. Las Vegas, USA As the world’s most popular entertainment hub, Las Vegas is always evolving and transforming to make sure visitors have the time of their lives. If casinos are your idea of fun Las Vegas has you covered as they are opening up several new hot spots including The Lucky Dragon, Wynn and The W Las Vegas throughout 2017. If it has been a dream of yours to travel to Las Vegas, 2017 is the…

Why you should take a family holiday to Orlando

If you haven’t yet taken the family to Orlando, you’ve been missing out. This is where you’ll find some of the some of the top American attractions, with plenty to do for the whole family. Here are a few reasons why you should take a family holiday to Orlando: A huge range of food Orlando’s food will tempt even the fussiest wee eaters, and with more than 5000 restaurants to choose from, you and the kids will have to strike some form of compromise. For the kids, check out Cinderella’s Royal Table, or if your kids are a little older they’ll probably like Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament where they can enjoy both dinner and a show. Little ones will love eating with Micky Mouse and the whole crew at Chef Mickey’s, while the whole family will enjoy watching the sharks swim past as you eat dinner at Sharks Underwater…

Thinking about taking a cruise this year? Choose Alaska

Alaska is one of the world’s most popular destinations for cruising, and if you’re considering taking a cruise this year but haven’t yet narrowed down where you’d like to go, it’s the perfect opportunity to choose Alaska. The scenery in North America is incredible, and most of the Alaskan cruises will go through the famous Inside Passage, meaning you’ll be sailing past islands, fjords, inlets, and mountains as you travel from Juneau to Vancouver or vice versa. If you love wildlife, you’ll be in heaven as there are numerous opportunities to see the kind of wildlife that you simply won’t be able to see anywhere else. Cruising to Alaska is also an excellent choice for those who love to get outdoors, since you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor activities. You can expect to see orca and humpback whales, while bird lovers should also bring their cameras…

The Greatest Festival on Turf: Everything You Need to Know About Cheltenham Festival 2017

Each year, horseracing enthusiasts from around the world come together to celebrate one of sport’s most exciting events: the Cheltenham Festival. This year the Festival will take place between 14th and 17th March, and is expected to attract its usual 200,000+ fans as well as some of the most prolific racers in history. As we enjoy festivals of all kinds here at Girly Blogger, we thought we’d give our readers the ultimate guide to Cheltenham Festival 2017 including the events, what to wear, how to place the best bets and where the must-get seats are. Yes, that does indeed include the amazing private boxes! The Events Tuesday 14th March – Cheltenham Champions Day Each year the Cheltenham Festival opens with Champions Day, which always features one of the most exciting races of the season: the Stan James Champion Hurdle. This race was first run in 1927, making it one of the most…

JustFly Reviews 7 Beautiful Ruins in the World

Bagan Bagan is an ancient city located in central Myanmar, southwest of Mandalay. It is famous for the Bagan Archaeological Area where thousands of Buddhist monuments and pagodas tower over green plains. Some of these structures dates back to the 11th century and each monument was constructed with a different style. During the Kingdom’s height in the 11th and 13th century, there were more than 10,000 Buddhist temples, monasteries and pagodas in Bagan, 2200 of which have survived until today. Pompeii Pompeii, an ancient Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, is a beautiful ruin which has been preserved underneath 80 feet of ash, dust and molten lava (hardened) for thousands of years. Visitors can check out the amphitheater, forum, gymnasium, meat and fish markets, a bakery, the baths, Temple of Jupiter, Basilica law courts and many villas. Pompeii gets approximately 2.5 million visitors every…

The Best Accessories for your Next Trip

If you’re planning to travel at some stage this year, you may be considering which accessories are the best to ensure you have everything you need while you’re on the go. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you, so here are the best accessories for your next trip: A good wallet One of the best things you need while travelling is a good wallet. Ideally, you want it to have multiple compartments- especially if you’re visiting multiple destinations with different currencies and know you’re the type to have extra money left over. Another good option is an iPhone wallet case. This keeps your iPhone and your wallet together so you don’t need to continually be patting your pockets to check you have both your phone and your money safe, and an iPhone wallet also makes it much easier to travel light- without the need for a purse or backpack. A…

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