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The Best Family Festivals in Scotland This Year

February 27, 2013

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family science festival

From the ugliest animals in the world to a good old knees-up, there are a variety of shows and spectacles on offer over spring and summer in Scotland this year. These family festivals don’t skimp on the fun, and whether you’re travelling with tots or teenagers you’ll find programmes to keep everyone entertained. If you’re [...]

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The pros and cons of a career in travel blogging

November 13, 2012

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  The 9-5 office lifestyle would have many of us running for the door, and once you have children or other family responsibilities, it becomes very difficult to balance both work and life commitments. Luckily, today’s digital advances mean that working from home is now a possibility for many professionals. Take a look at the [...]

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Surviving the Worst Case Scenario – Weather

September 12, 2012

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Tornado from above

As a seasoned traveller, you have probably heard of the Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook. You may even be like me and (rather unnervingly) own three identical copies of it, given to you by various “well-wishers” who bade you good luck whilst handing you the gift of long sleepless nights in foreign hostels, trying to [...]

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Music festivals abroad – what you need to know

August 22, 2012

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With the Great British summer being what it is, it is easy for the weather to put a dampener on enthusiasm for outdoor music festivals. That is just one of the reasons that tens of thousands of Britons are heading off to music festivals abroad every year. So how should you prepare if you want [...]

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Pinterest Travel Essentials

August 17, 2012

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Travelling can be stressful as there is a lot to remember. After your passport, suitcase and tickets, other “essentials” can get missed and forgotten about. So here is a list of some basic travel essentials you will need on your next holiday: Travel Alarm ClockOften forgotten, this little guy will help get you up in [...]

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Traffic chaos disrupts the great summer getaway for motorists

July 31, 2012

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Are you looking forward to hitting the highway in your car and having a summer adventure with your family in tow? Many families are choosing to spend their summer family holiday in the UK this year because there are so many great cities to visit and so many attractions to see. However with so much [...]

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Our pick of gap year resources

May 30, 2012

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The academic year is drawing to a close, so many sixth formers will be thinking about what their next steps are going to be before moving into the big, bad world. Many will be thinking about taking a gap year before moving on to university. As someone who has been on a gap year, I [...]

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How to pack a suitcase

May 25, 2012

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Suitcase covered in travel stickers

Ironing is not fun (well not unless you’re one of those eccentric individuals who enjoy extreme ironing). And ironing on holiday is even less fun. Another thing I’m not a fan of is bouncing up and down on top of my luggage to try and get it to zip shut. There have been a few [...]

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Beach Holiday Essentials

May 17, 2012

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sand castles

Beach Wardrobe Essentials by jogilvie featuring sun hats If you’re planning a summer getaway somewhere hot, you’re going to need a few beach essentials to get you through the trip. If you’re anything like me you will wear the same comfy pair of shorts and bikini combo all week, with a suitable, sunburn friendly loose [...]

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How to deal with holiday emergencies

May 15, 2012

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an Italian ambulance

Travel is a series of exciting adventures – but if you don’t take the proper precautions, or are just plain unlucky, travel can just as easily descend into misadventure. And let’s face it – this is the type of excitement you could do without. Forewarned though, is forearmed, as the saying goes. We’re not saying [...]

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