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Short on Time, Long on Friendship: Yachting Group Travel

Every now and then I write a wanderlust post, about somewhere I want to travel to and something I want to experience. This is one of those posts! Not being the most adventurous of people (I much prefer extreme shopping, to extreme white-water rafting for example), I tend to be fairly “standard” in my travel choices…ie. a flight, hotel and occasional spa visit.

But something I’d love to do, but have never done before (and I know the hubby would enjoy immensely), is staying on a yacht…and even better, doing it with a group of friends…Continue reading

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Bodrum: A Perfect Place to Holiday with Family

Well we’re not having much of a summer here in the UK are we? There’s still time to book a getaway and why not venture somewhere new?

Bodrum – have you heard of it? Maybe not, but this resort town in the sunny southwest of Turkey attracts a fashionable crowd including footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo (one to appeal to the hubby perhaps!). Bodrum’s celebrity credentials mean it is often thought of as Turkey’s equivalent to Marbella and St Tropez. I’d like to go, wouldn’t you? Well here are four good reasons you should think about travelling there this year:Continue reading

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Hotel Baia Lara Antalya – Beach Cabana

Our first ever trip to Turkey was going to be the ultimate in rest and relaxation. We spent a lot of time researching the perfect 5* all inclusive holiday resort and with the help of Thomson Holidays, opted to stay in the chic Hotel Baia Lara in the Antalya region of Turkey.

And we weren’t disappointed! We enjoyed a 10 night stay in mid September this year. We chose this time as it would still be hot (was 28-35 degrees during our stay), but there’d be less kids and families on holiday (sorry, but we wanted a romantic trip away). This hotel was also recommended by Thomson for being a good couples resort with adults-only areas. Winner!Continue reading