Glasgow to Southampton – a 24 hour Hampshire travel diary

Twenty four hours might not sound like much but it turns out, in fact, that with the perfect tour guide you can really pack a travel punch.  As part of social media project with Glasgow and Southampton airports I was treated to direct flights down and back a couple weeks ago and, aside from obviously being delighted at the chance…
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Travel hack – 5 star holidaying on a budget

It is no secret that I love a holiday.  Through the blog I have been fortunate to stay in some really incredible places over the years (often free of charge or discounted) and whilst that is such a lovely treat, much like trying a really fine wine, there is no going back…  So when it comes to booking and paying…
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The ultimate Côte d’Azur travel guide for the untouristy – La …

By now you well know that France has a special place in our hearts and this trip is one full of memories I will cherish forever.  After an exhaustive (or perhaps just exhausting) search by myself and my mum on Airbnb for the perfect home from home, we finally settled upon the town of La Ciotat.  And what began as…
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Côte d’Azur travel guide – Bandol day trip

Bienvenue a Bandol.  You might be beginning to gather that I was keen to explore as many villages of the Côte d’Azur as possible and whilst Cannes and St Tropez lay a little out of reach (and perhaps did not hold as much pull for me personally) there were plenty of sweet coastal towns and villages within easy striking distance of…
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CÔTE D’AZUR TRAVEL GUIDE – Le Castellet day trip

Every time I travel somewhere new one of the first things I search for is the ‘old town’.  After asking Pinterest plus a few locals Le Castellet seemed like the obvious choice within striking distance of our home from home in La Ciotat and it did not disappoint.  A small medieval village, perched high atop a hill and encased in…
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