Last winter I created a beautiful morning routine. After dropping my daughter at school, I’d drive to a nearby hilltop overlooking …READ MORE

Travel Tips Everyone Needs to Know

47 Travel Tips Everyone Needs to Know (from a Seasoned Pro!)

It’s becoming a tradition for me to write a list post on my birthday. I skipped it when I was 45 because I was too busy having

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Book recommendation - Us

Great Reads! Us – a Novel About Families and Travel

Would it put you off reading Us if I admit that it made me cry and cry? I am quite an emotional soul and prone to tears but it’s a really moving story.

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Formative Experiences in travel

Formative Experiences: Family Holidays

“A formative experience is one that strongly influenced you, like the first time youwent to the beach and decided, from that

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Tracks Movie Review

Great Movie! Tracks (On an Emirates Flight)

I missed out on seeing Tracks at the movies when it came out in 2014 but I heard it was great. So my long haul flights from

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Catalunya Experience Travel show Annabel Candy

Filming a Travel Show: My Amazing Catalunya Experience

It all started with a random comment from the Catalan Tourist Board on this Instagram photo. At first it seemed as if my knobbly

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Paklite Escape Duffel Review

Get Set for Adventure with Paklite Escape Duffel Bags

When Paklite asked if I’d like to test-drive their escape range of duffel bags during my trip to Catalonia I jumped at the chance.

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Travel Gear: Hive Bikini review

My Body Confidence Boosting Hive Bikini

Midlife can be hard at the beach as noted previously in how to make aging less painful on beach vacations. As someone

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Rushing Woman's Syndrome

Great Reads! Rushing Woman’s Syndrome

Are you always hurrying? Me too! I know it’s not good for me and I’m always trying to slow down but the Rushing Woman’s

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Farmstay Tweed Valley Hosanna

Family Fun at a Farmstay in the Tweed Valley

With a babbling brook running through it, a muddy dam for swimming and domestic animals galore, Hosanna Farmstay

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Fatal storm book review

Great Reads! Fatal Storm

I’ve probably read more than my fair share of survival books. I love true stories of courage and epic adventure and although

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What to wear on a long flight

What to Wear on a Long Flight

Ever wished you had the perfect outfit for a long flight? Even for dedicated travel lovers there’s probably nothing worse than

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Summer House With Swimming Pool review

Great Reads! Summer House With Swimming Pool Review

In case you missed it I launched a new series last week. Great Reads! will keep you up to date with great books for a long journey,

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Animal-Friendly Travels

Who Cares About Animal-Friendly Travel?

One of the downsides of travel can be exposure to animal

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Power of Now book review

Great Reads! The Power of Now: Review and Quotes

Given the Power of Now was first published in 1997 it’s strange that I only came across it at the end of this year. But I’m glad

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