Tulum Guide: Love Letters from Mexico

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“I am not coming home.”

That is what I thought to myself the moment that I felt the salty Caribbean breeze run through me.

Talk about a serious wanderlust fulfillment.

To say the least, Tulum is a magical place.

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Comparing The Most Popular Cheap Hotel Booking Sites: My Review (November, 2017)

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The online hotel booking business is huge, and there is a constant stream of new sites all claiming to be the best.

It’s all very well being able to save money, but if you have to spend several hours searching different sites then it may feel like it wasn’t worth the saving.

With this in mind, I have completed an analysis of the most popular sites available as of October 2017.

There are lots of factors that people need to consider when choosing a meta search engine, and I’ve tried to cover all of those with a range of searches and result criteria so that we can see if different services work best for different needs.Continue Reading

Comparing the Most Popular Cheap Airline Ticket Websites: My Review (November, 2017)

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I have written and read many articles claiming that a lack of money should be no obstacle to travel and there are countless hints and tips on making budget trips, but one costly aspect of seeing the world is almost unavoidable…flights.

There is so much to consider when choosing your flight and it seems that an equal amount of considerations need to be given when choosing your flight comparison site.

The site needs to be easy and pleasant to use, it needs to come up with the best prices, there needs to be a clear display of results so that all factors can be considered, and there need to be useful search options that are relevant to individual travelers while not making the process too complex. Continue Reading

Krka National Park – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 4 (Final)

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Having collected the car from Zagreb airport, we set off for Sibenik, a town near the world famous Krka National Park and a drive of about 3 hours.

Or so we thought…As with many Mediterranean climates at the height of summer, forest fires are an ever present threat.

Earlier that day 8 teenagers had been arrested for deliberately setting a small area of forest on fire, which soon became a big area of forest.

Unfortunately for us and the thousands of other cars heading south towards Croatia’s popular coastal destinations, this meant the authorities having to close a whole section of highway and everyone having to take a little country road the whole way.Continue Reading

Zagreb – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 3

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We rolled into Zagreb train station early evening and decided to walk rather than taxi to our latest Airbnb accommodation.
Good thing we did!

Zagreb is extremely easy on the eye.

We immediately passed through a beautiful green public square, before turning on to a broad, attractive, tree-lined street which led all the way to our apartment.

In the more touristy parts of Croatia, such as Split and Dubrovnik you don’t find much of a difference between the price of a similar apartment in a Western European city.

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Ljubljana – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 2

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Having made our way back to Ljubljana from beautiful Lake Bled, we found ourselves with a couple of hours to kill before needing to catch the train to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

When planning our road trip, Ljubljana didn’t feature on our list of stops, having been overlooked for the more traditional tourist hotspots in Slovenia and Croatia, but with time on our hands we decided to do some exploring.Continue Reading

Lake Bled – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 1

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After our wedding in Cornwall, England three months ago, we chose to go on a ‘mini-honeymoon’ for five days in a cottage about 30 miles down the road – adventurous or what!

Our thought was that we would be so exhausted from the build-up to the wedding and the day itself that we wouldn’t have much energy to explore somewhere new.

Instead, we made an agreement that we would have a proper holiday a few months down the line where we could throw ourselves into a real adventure.Continue Reading