Top Tips for Planning a USA Road Trip

A hire car is essential for a road trip


I’ve been on two road trips in the USA. The first was a solo trip in 2010 when I travelled from San Francisco to Las Vegas via LA, Palm Springs and the Grand Canyon. The second was my honeymoon on the East Coast of the USA in 2012. I loved both my road trips and thought it might be useful to share my experiences of how to plan and make the most of a USA road trip.

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Our weekend in a Hobbit Hole at The Quiet Site

Toby and Gabe enjoying the deckchairs outside our Hobbit Hole

Disclosure: We were provided with accommodation at The Quiet Site for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

At the start of our half term week we were invited to stay in a Hobbit Hole at The Quiet Site near Ullswater in the Lake District. The boys had an in service day so we were able to head north early on the Friday to make the most of our weekend in the Lakes.

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Top collectible wine producing countries worth exploring

Wine glass in front of a vineyard

**Guest post

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he dares to lose sight of the shore.” It means that for us to see how wonderful the world is, we must go out and travel. Taking ourselves to places we’ve never been before can surely give us a gratifying feeling. We must have the courage to discover things and places outside of your comfort zones.

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Things to organise the week that you go on holiday

Preparing for a holiday - packing a suitcase

**This is a collaborative post

Going on holiday soon? There is sure to be a lot of excitement in the run-up to a vacation, but this can also be a stressful time. There is a lot that needs to be organised for a smooth and successful vacation and you certainly want to make sure that it is a relaxing experience. With this in mind, here are a few things to get done the week that you go on holiday so that everything goes according to plan. Read more

Glamping at Coniston Park Coppice // 48 hours in the Lake District

The view from Wray Castle over the fields to Windermere

We love going on holiday to the Lake District with our two young children – we’ve been at least once a year since Toby was born. All our previous holidays have been in cottages but when I won a two night stay in a glamping pod we were very happy to try something different. So what did we get up to in our 48 hours in the Lake District? Read more

Have you ever considered living abroad?

Buying property to live abroad

**Collaborative post

The idea of moving home and starting somewhere new can often be one of the most exciting things that you can do. After all, there’s nothing like getting to give your life that little bit of a boost by doing something new and putting yourself in a fresh environment. However, a lot of people find themselves in a position where they’re letting themselves becoming somewhat limited when it comes to the kinds of homes that they’re looking for. Read more