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I’ve lived in North Wales nearly all of my life but there are still hidden gems and gorgeous beaches I still discover today. Porth Iago is one of those! Porth Iago is a beautiful, sheltered beach on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. It’s a little tricky to access as the car park is on …

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Llangrannog in Ceredigion, West Wales, is one of those places you could easily drive past without realising this little gem was here. The entire coast of Wales is dotted with pretty little villages, what would make you stop here!? Nestled into the valley, the magical seaside village is accessed via winding coastal roads. After a …

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I live in North Wales so I know I’m going to be biased here, but I think Snowdonia is one of the most incredibly gorgeous places in the UK. Whether you’re visiting the UK on holiday or you live here and you’re looking for an adventurous staycation, make sure Snowdonia is on your bucket list! …

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If you’re lucky enough to have 1 week in North Wales then this is the perfect itinerary. There’s so much to see and do in North Wales and this itinerary will take you from gorgeous golden beaches to historical towns to one of the quirkiest villages in the world. You’ll see the summit of the …

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When writing about Lake Vyrnwy Hotel I could tell you all about the history of the hotel, the tasty menu, the great selection of wine, the friendly staff and the beautiful old building. But, let’s be honest, when you’re staying at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel it’s all about the view. And what a view it is. Imagine waking …

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Wales is my favourite place for a short break or a weekend away. I’m always surprised by how beautiful this little country is and the small size makes it easy to discover a lot in a short space of time. Road tripping is the best way to discover Wales and I love nothing better than …

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Last week I had the absolute joy of joining 1085 Adventures for their Introduction to Bikepacking course, held in Beddgelert Forest in North Wales. If ‘bikepacking’ is new to you, let me explain. Bikepacking is where you travel via bike with everything you need strapped to you or the bike, including whatever you plan to …

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Today I’m sharing our experience visiting Zipmas, an incredible underground grotto in a Victorian slate mine in Wales. Our family loved Zipmas as it was such a unique and exciting Christmas experience. This Christmas I’ve made the decision to go easy on the Christmas presents and instead spend our Christmas money on experiences. For me, …

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We recently had a gorgeous family day out in North Wales which included a stop at Gwyrch Castle, yes the castle in Abergele made famous by I’m a Celebrity…! But we didn’t just visit the castle in Abergele. Oh no, there’s so much to see in this area so keep reading to find out how …

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There’s something magical about Anglesey that gives me tingles whenever I cross the bridge. The beautiful island on the northwest coast of Wales is one of my special places where I instantly feel happy. We all have our special places; we have countries that hold our hearts, cities filled with special memories, towns we return …

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There’s something wonderful about growing your own fruit and vegetables. It isn’t just about putting food on the table, it’s something else. The magic comes from a collection of very simple things…. It’s having your hands in the soil. Planting a seed and watching it grow. The magic of seeing a tiny seedling break through …

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Yes, that’s right, heated jacket. Heated! Today I’m reviewing the new Explorer Jacket from Blaze Wear, a heated jacket that’s a complete game-changer for people, like me, who are always cold. Blaze Wear specialise in heated clothing and their new Explorer heated Jacket is basically like wearing a gorgeous coat filled with mini radiators. Seriously, …

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You guys all know how much I love glamping. I love being in the great outdoors whilst still having a few little luxuries that make it cosy and comfy. It’s great to stay in quirky and unique glamping pods, treehouses, yurts or safari tents but sometimes a good old fashioned tent has to do. If …

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We live in a world where everyone wants everything to be bigger, faster, stronger, brighter. We spend our lives consumed by wanting more and we’re programmed to spend way too much time and energy on achieving this unattainable ‘more’. We want bigger TVs, faster cars, bigger homes, better jobs, bigger bank balances, more clothes, more …

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If you’re subscribed to my newsletter you will have read the news that Sam and I recently bought a caravan. Gulp. Yea, we’ve become those people. I actually LOVE our caravan but if I’m honest I would have preferred something cooler. Something sleeker and with a bit more street cred. Something shinier, flashier and a …

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Driving up to Brandy House Farm was like driving into a scene from an old fashioned story book. A single track lane ran through a field filled with lambs who leapt about in the long grass to signal my arrival. I came to an enormous, ramshackle farm house framed by colourful flowers, happy daisies and …

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“It’s weird but I feel really at home here,” I told the general manager of Palé Hall Hotel as I sipped champagne on a luxuriously grand sofa. I looked around at my surroundings – the antique furniture, the ornate paintings, the enormous chandelier, the marble fireplace and the masses of white lilies that were perfectly …

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The sun was blazing as I drove along the North Wales coast with my windows down and the radio blaring. I perched my elbow on the open window whenever I could, partly to catch some rays but also to feel the sea air and the warm breeze whipping past. I never normally do this. The …

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Over the August bank holiday weekend we joined the masses and headed to North Wales for a camping adventure in the forest. It was George’s first camping trip and the lucky little guy had the most perfect weekend you could wish for! I’ve been camping many times in North Wales but I’ve never been lucky …

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If you’re not the most hard-core of camping folk, but still love to immerse yourself in the UK’s most beautiful nature spots, then why not try a luxury camping holiday? There are hundreds of gorgeous glamping parks that are waiting to be discovered. One of our favourite places to spend a weekend outdoors is Wales, …

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  My video and Living Room Tree House review from an incredible weekend staying in a tree house in Powys, Wales. This weekend I had the chance to make a childhood dream come true and stay in a real tree house! You may be picturing a rickety shack in the trees but Living Room tree …

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Today’s post is a very special post as it’s George’s first guest post. Hopefully it will be the first of many as we travel and explore together.   This weekend I took my first holiday to Llangollen in North Wales. It was my first time away so I was a little nervous but I had …

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During the first weekend of September it was time to indulge in the weird and wonderful sights and sounds of Festival Number 6, a unique festival which descended on the picturesque village of Portmeirion in North Wales. Being pregnant and almost ready to pop, I very sadly decided to give the festival a miss this …

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This was our fifth and final foodie challenge with Huawei and took us to the shores of Wales on a sustainable lobster safari. Huawei had set us the challenge to seek out unusual food trends throughout the UK and to document it with the Huawei P9. Of course, we happily accepted such a delicious challenge! …

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