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Month: July 2017

Plymouth on a budget: How you can enjoy Britain’s Ocean City at little cost

Plymouth on a budget: How you can enjoy Britain’s Ocean City at little cost

If cash is tight while you’re on holiday, it can be an ongoing struggle to find things to do to keep everyone amused – particularly if you have children with you. We know the importance of working to a limited budget, since the length and inclusions in our family gap year are dependent on us squeezing all we can out of our cashpot. So we were more than pleased to manage to do plenty in and around Plymouth on a…

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Why we’re advocating a holiday firm we’re yet to use

Why we’re advocating a holiday firm we’re yet to use

I can’t imagine anywhere in the world being able to offer more as a travel destination than our homeland in the UK. Within 60 miles of the town where we live in the East Midlands there’s more to see and do than life allows and much of it well away from any well-trodden tourist trail. There are woods to run, jump and play in (Bourne / Boston Woods), bustling and unspoiled beaches (Skegness / Holkham), all manner of public parks…

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A decade on: Ten memories of Australia that could stand out for you too

A decade on: Ten memories of Australia that could stand out for you too

It’s quite scary how with the passage of time even incredibly amazing things you have done can have become little more than tiny fragment, flash card memories. Whilst I was in New Zealand, for example, I did a skydive. As usual it was done on a budget and to be honest I look back and can’t believe quite how trusting I was. I did it in Paihia, in the north, which was far cheaper than one of the more popular…

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Why we’re taking the leap into a mid-life family gap year

Why we’re taking the leap into a mid-life family gap year

How did we get to this point? The one where I’ve given up my job, we’ve rented out the house, deregistered our seven-year-old son from his school and stand on the precipice of a round the world trip. At 46 years old, I shouldn’t even be thinking about globetrotting for another 20 years. That’s the right time for poring over motorhome adverts and embarking on carefree travel, isn’t it? It does take a certain mindset to consider a big venture…

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