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Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

There are many reasons to consider having a destination wedding. You may want to keep your guest list small, you may have a significant tie to the destination, or you may be looking to save money. Destination weddings in Greece and other exotic locations can be incredible for all who attend, but there are a few things you need to know before you begin planning. Here are some tips for planning a destination wedding: Choose the right spot The location of your wedding will not only determine the mood (beachy, sophisticated, rustic), but also the budget and travel time required for both you and your guests. Whether you decide to have a Mykonos wedding or a Michigan wedding will depend on a number of different factors. Consider where your proposal happened, the things you like to do as a couple, vacations you’ve taken in the past, and whether your friends…

Private Safari Lodges vs National Park Rest Camps

A safari experience in South Africa – or Africa in general – should be on your bucket list. Here, we discuss the differences between staying in a private lodge or rest camp when visiting Kruger (South Africa) or Etosha (Namibia). Your budget is a key factor in determining which type of accommodation will suit you best. Private game lodges in southern Africa can be expensive, while national park rest camps are comparatively more affordable. Essentially, how much you’re willing to spend governs the luxuriousness and exclusivity of the accommodation and by extension, the overall safari experience. Accommodation choice Luxury game lodges High-end game lodges are more expensive to rest camps, but it needs to be taken into account that the aesthetically-pleasing, ultra-comfortable accommodation, amenities, extra luxuries and private activities that form part of the experience, have constant running costs. If you’re planning a safari in the Greater Kruger area, the…

4 Things You Need To Consider When Planning a Winter Wedding

There’s something so romantic about tying the knot in the winter months, particularly with the potential for an enchanting white wedding. However, with the cold and potentially hazardous conditions, the planning of winter weddings needs careful consideration. Here’s five things you need to take into account. 1.Make sure the venue is practical for the time of year You need to make sure that your venue is practical for the wintery conditions. If you want the ceremony and/or reception to be outside, then make sure you hire a marquee or tent to protect you and your guests from the elements. You should consider renting heaters and offering blankets to each of the guests. Ensure there are hot drinks on arrival and that hot food is served during the reception to help keep the chill at bay. Many wedding venues cater to couples all year round, such as Sandon Hall in Staffordshire…

5 Fun Outdoor Date Ideas

When you finally get that date with the person you’ve had your eye on for a while, you need to make sure that you find the perfect activity to do. It is important to focus all of your energy on your date and not be distracted by your social media feed or your friends texting you. This is why you should consider having an outdoor date. Here, we’re going to give you some suggestions for your next outdoor date. Make sure to keep reading to find out more. Go For A Hike There’s no better way to get close to nature and each other than going for a hike. This will require a couple who are quite active, but you’ll enjoy it a lot when it actually gets down to it. Pick the nearest hill or mountain that you’d like to climb and organise a hike for your next outdoor…

My favourite road trips in the UK and Europe

Summer is the season for road trips! In this post, I’m going to share some of my favourite road trips with you guys so you can be ready to explore on four wheels. If you’re planning a road trip, #TyreKnowledge is power. But it’s crucial that you check your vehicle before you and your family get onto the open road. TyrePlus has created a super-informative ebook which taught me a lot about the importance of tyre safety. It makes sense that tyres are so important- after all, they’re the only part of the car that actually makes contact with the road. You’ll need to check your tyre tread, pressure, and any signs of aging. Keep an eye on your valves, and if in doubt, get your tyres checked before you go anywhere. Once you’ve checked your car, you’re ready to get on the road. Here are my favourite road trips…

Planning a Milestone Holiday: A Guide

There are occasions in our life which call for an out-of-the-ordinary celebration. Whether this is hitting a certain age, retiring, or a honeymoon, one way which is gaining in popularity to mark the event is to travel with those closest to you to create lifelong memories. The world is a vast place, so whatever way you want to celebrate, be it beach break, urban exploration or embracing nature, there’s a destination to make it a trip you’ll never forget. How do you plan the perfect milestone holiday? Below are three ways to ensure you stay on track and organise something everyone will love. Where to Stay A milestone holiday calls for luxury accommodation; somewhere you can call home for the duration of the trip, and somewhere you can truly relax. While 5-star hotels may be your first thought, if you are travelling with a large group, it can be challenging…

5 Incredible Honeymoon Destinations

If you’re in the stages of planning your honeymoon – congratulations! A honeymoon is a special time when a newly married couple can relax after all the planning and chaos of a wedding. It’s a time to reconnect, spend some quality time together and bond with your life partner. If you’re planning where to go for your honeymoon, you might find yourself a little overwhelmed: there are so many great places around the world, it can be hard figuring out where to start. I’ve made this list of 5 incredible honeymoon destinations to get you motivated. My criteria were that each place have some incredible natural beauty, locations where you can relax and enjoy this time as newly weds, and some fun activities to ensure that it is an exciting honeymoon. Here are my top 5 honeymoon destinations around the world: 1. The Maldives This collection of islands is the…

Planning a trip? Check out these top destinations

If you’re planning a trip, you may wondering where to go. It’s a big world out there, with many different destinations to visit. Here are some of the top places to consider: Bosnia and Herzegovina If you’re looking for a destination that’s a little different, Bosnia is the way to go. This incredible country is packed with incredible sights, delicious food, and interesting people. And best of all, it won’t break the bank. People are beginning to realise how incredible Bosnia is though, so get there before it’s packed with tour buses. United States Sure, politically the US isn’t doing so well. But there are still many amazing places to visit in the US, and the country is incredibly diverse, both in terms of scenery, and in terms of people. Head to San Diego and take the kids, eat deep dish pizza in Chicago, explore the museums in Washington D.C,…

The 4 Best UK Cities for Student Nightlife

While all students will want to select the best cities for their education, degree course, and facilities, many will also take the standard of nightlife into account when making their decision. With so many fantastic cities to choose from, you might be undecided on the best university destination for your needs. If you need a little help making up your mind, here are the four best UK cities for student nightlife. Newcastle, England Top of your list should be Newcastle. It’s home to two fantastic universities: Newcastle University and Northumbria University. In fact, in a 2017 study by Which? reported the northeast city came out on top for the second year in a row. In addition to exceptional university facilities and stylish student accommodation, Newcastle offers sleek bars, atmospheric clubs (Bijoux and Tup Tup Palace), and exciting restaurants, with many offering superb student discounts if you have an NUS card.…

Top 5 Adventurous Holidays to Go On This Year

With summer starting, you might already have a few great adventures already planned. If you’re a little slow to plan, or maybe considering what you could do for the autumn or winter, then here’s a little inspiration for some great adventurous holidays you can go on for this year. Whether you want to plan something a little outside the box you can do with your family, just with your partner, or with a group of friends. Here are my top 5 suggestions for adventurous holidays: 1. A Walking Holiday It might not sound super adventurous, but it is whatever you make it. One of the reasons I love walking holidays is because it’s really inclusive: you can talk all family members with you, so long as they’re fit and able to keep up with walking. You can choose different journeys based on your fitness level, the length of vacation you…

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