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In today’s post I want to tell you about my recent cruise aboard the Sky Princess! This was a magical journey and boarding the ship was so exciting. This was my first time cruising from the UK and I loved the ease and simplicity of it. My trip with Princess Cruises was a media trip …

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For some people, picking out your airplane outfit is an afterthought. You’ve picked your outfits for your holiday and haven’t even thought about what to wear to get there! But for others, this is a big deal! I love picking out stylish airplane outfits. I love getting them ready and hanging them up so they’re …

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I’m on the hunt to find the very best women’s travel toiletry bag. If I’m honest, I’ve been hunting for this mythical toiletry bag for years. I’ve never had one that’s quite right. They’re either too big, too small, too many pockets, not enough pockets…you get the idea! I decided to order all the best …

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A compilation of the best travel books – as shortlisted by Stanfords! If you made it your New Year’s Resolution to read more this year then I have some of the best travel books for you. These travel books were all shortlisted for The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. Yes, Stanford’s – that gorgeous store …

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I’m a firm believer that sleep is the most important part of my day. There are some people who claim they can function on 5-6 hours of sleep a night. I am NOT one of those people! I need a solid 8-9 hours of sleep each night. I’ve got three children so I’ve had more …

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I was late to the game when it came to Vinted. I signed up in June last year and listed some of my daughter’s old clothes. They didn’t sell and the pile of clothes sat in the corner of her bedroom gathering dust. Eventually someone offered me £1.50 for a massive bag of clothes and …

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This family holiday packing list includes affiliate links. If you’re packing for a family holiday and you’re starting to feel overwhelmed by all the stuff you need then I’m here to help! I’ve created this easy to follow family packing list so you can check everything off as you pack it. We’re going on a …

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Last year I went all out with Christmas events and we did so many. I love Christmas but I don’t enjoy the commercialism and the over-buying it often entails. So, rather than spending a fortune on tacky Christmas presents for my kids, I decided to treat them to some festive days out and Christmas events. …

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Today’s blog post is about finding the best heated jacket to keep you warm this winter. I’m one of those people who is always cold so a heated jacket has been an absolute game changer! If you’re looking for the best heated jacket or heated vest for this cold weather then I’ve got you covered! And …

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So you’re planning a family holiday to Cornwall! What a perfect choice for a UK family holiday. Today I’m sharing 25 of the best things to do in Cornwall with kids – but all of these things are equally amazing without kids too! This post has been sponsored by Classic Cottages and there are some …

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Loneliness. It’s not something we often talk about but it’s tough topic a few of my blogger friends have discussed recently so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and share my experience. Even in our constantly connected society, a lot of people are suffering from loneliness. Why is it that we’re always messaging, always …

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There are so many campsites in North Wales so I’ve rounded up 10 of the best North Wales Campsites for you to choose from. I often find it difficult to find campsites because many of the best hidden gems are family-run sites with small websites that aren’t always easy to find online, especially if you’re …

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Today I’m sharing my review of My Picture to print a photo canvas and their Mixpix to create a magnetic gallery wall. If you’re interested in any of the products I’m sharing, you can order them on MYPICTURE.co.uk using my 15% off discount code – THETRAVELHACK15 This 15% off code is in ADDITION to any …

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Should I buy a static caravan? It’s a question we were asking ourselves again and again before taking the plunge! Is it a static caravan? Or is it the cheapest and easiest way to own a luxury holiday home? I’ll go for the latter. But yes, it’s still a caravan. If you follow me on …

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Are you looking for the perfect 45x36x20cm cabin bag? Maybe you’re looking for the ‘free underseat luggage’ you can take on easyJet flights. It’s the bag that fits under the seat in front of you and you don’t need to pay any extra to take it onboard. You might be surprised to find how spacious …

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Today I’m sharing my ultimate kids activity pack that is perfect for travel or whenever you need to keep your kids entertained in small spaces! If, like me, you have kids who don’t sit still then these activity pack ideas will come in so handy. I have three young children (ages 7, 5 and 2) …

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If you’re looking for carry on luggage for kids I’ve got 10 great suggestions to help make your flight as smooth and simple as possible. Before choosing your kid’s carry on luggage, make sure you check the size allowance for the airline you’re flying with. It varies significantly from airline to airline and you don’t …

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If you’re a regular reader of The Travel Hack you will already know that I love luggage! Some women love shoes and handbags but I love suitcases and travel bags! I just love that feeling of organising everything neatly inside a suitcase. I’ve needed to get a set of good quality suitcases for our family …

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If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas to get your kids playing outdoors more in 2022 then I’ve got you covered with loads of ideas and motivation, even for those cold, wet days! With many of our usual family-friendly activities still running at limited capacity due to Covid restrictions, I’m turning to Mother Nature to …

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I’ve been using a beach trolley for nearly two years now to cart the ridiculous amount of stuff we take to the beach. When my kids were little, I loved having a double pushchair to load up with beach paraphernalia but we, stupidly, got rid of it when they got bigger and had to invest …

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Here are 12 Abersoch beaches you’ll want to visit on your next visit to Abersoch. The most popular thing to do in Abersoch is visit the beach. And rightly so! The beaches in and around Abersoch are stunning and, thanks to that famous Llyn Peninsula microclimate, you often get sunshine when the rest of the …

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If you want to get some shut eye on your next flight then here are the best flight accessories for sleeping on a plane. To sleep on a plane you need to be: Comfortable Warm (but not hot) Able to block out everything around you Thankfully there are plenty of flight accessories to help you …

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Today I’m sharing a 10kg luggage example because it’s so hard to visualise how big that 10kg suitcase can be and how much you can actually fit in there! So you’re going on holiday and you’ve opted to take nothing but 10kg luggage. And let me guess, now you’re kind of panicking thinking, ‘Agh, I …

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We all love a day at the beach but please tell me I’m not alone in forgetting HOW MUCH STUFF you need!? There are so many things to take to the beach to make sure everyone is happy all day. Beach packing is an underrated art form! You think you can just grab a bag, …

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