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

A Lakeland retreat at Croft House with Sally’s Cottages

Bloggers ready for a night out at Croft House

At the start of October I spent the weekend in the Cumbria with eight other bloggers. We were invited to stay in Croft House near Loweswater by Sally’s Cottages. Croft House is just one of hundreds of self-catering cottages in the Lake District available to rent through Sally’s Cottages.  Read more

Fly drive or self drive // Which is best for European family holiday?

Just about to drive to France

If you are a regular reader of my blog, or follow me on Instagram then you’ll know that we’ve just come back from a two week holiday in France with my family. It was our first holiday overseas as a family of four and we decided to fly and hire a car. When Toby was 10 months old we took him abroad for the first time but then we chose to drive in our own car. But which is best for a European family holiday? Fly drive or self drive? I’m taking a look at the pros and cons of each below. Read more