Review: Cabin Zero Travel Bag

Packing light has never been a skill of mine, but when it is the difference between spending an extra £50 on baggage allowance, then waiting for it to appear on that carousel at the end of a flight it’s something I can manage! My task has been made even easier too with the arrival of my new Cabin Zero on Facebook bag. Available in a range of sizes – all fitting in cabin bag allowances- these super sturdy bags are well designed, well made and make packing a lot of stuff a breeze! I used mine when I went to Israel in October and it made life so much easier! Normally when I travel with cabin baggage only I take a wheeled suitcase, but of course then the wheels and…

Days Out: Christmas at Marwell 2017

Last weekend we were invited to Marwell zoo too experience Christmas at Marwell and it was the perfect way to continue our Christmas festivities after visiting Winter Wonderland the previous weekend. We took Athena, Arlo and Jessica and they were all so excited to be meeting Father Christmas in his grotto, not to mention the presents they were given! But before they got to meet the man in red there was lots more to explore! The Christmas at Marwell tickets give you full access to the park, so we arrived before our session to have a look at some of the animals and have lunch at the cafe, then of course we explored some more once we’d met him.  The Christmas experience happens at Marwell House, in the centre of the…

Travel: My trip to Masada & tips for visiting the Dead Sea

I’ve finally got round to writing up the next part of my trip to Israel; Masada & the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, at 420 metres below sea level. As we drove towards the Dead Sea from Jerusalem and got lower and lower my ears popped a couple of times! The Dead Sea is over the location where two tectonic plates meet. It’s ten times saltier than an average sea, and renowned for its mineral qualities. Floating in the Dead Sea is one of the weirdest sensations, you feel like you should be sink but the oily water keeps you afloat! For a start its not a sea, it’s a lake and it is full of minerals that are meant to be really good…

10 Reasons To Travel To Japan, You Need To Kyoto This Place!

Image Source   Every year millions of tourists visit Japan. It’s been voted one of the best countries for tourists in the world (and the best country in Asia!). But what is it that makes Japan so great? If you’re not crazy about Japanese culture, you may wonder what it is that draws people to this strange and foreign land. Indeed, the culture couldn’t be more different to what we have in the west. However, there are plenty of things that make Japan one of the world’s most exciting and beautiful countries in the world. Here are just a few reasons to visit the land of the rising sun…   There are plenty of natural wonders Japan’s natural landscape is made up largely of mountains. It’s most famous peak is…

Travel: My trip to Tel Aviv

I got back last week from my holiday to Israel, and then of course life got in the way and it took me a week to even get the pictures from my camera to have a look at them! I spent six days in Israel, staying with my friend Carla in Tel Aviv but doing some travel to see other parts. This post will just be about the city of Tel Aviv and I’ll write about Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the Dead Sea later on! Tel Aviv is a metropolitan city on the coast line of Israel, with the Mediterranean sea lapping at its shores. Shores that have gorgeous soft sand, palm trees dotted about (Admittedly i’m fairly sure they’d been planted on purpose) and gorgeous warm water, makes a change…

10 Ways to save on Family Holidays 

Family holidays can be expensive, so much so more parents are opting for ‘stay-cations’ instead of booking a trip out of town or overseas. That may sound like a good idea at the time, but the novelty of staying home during the holidays quickly wears off! Adding up the costs of airline fares, larger hotel rooms and tickets to experiences, and wondering how you’re ever going to afford your next holiday? You need to read on. Don’t put your dreams of holidaying in an exotic location aside, we’ve got some tips that will help you save on your next family trip. 1. Pick your airfares wisely Planning an overseas venture to explore Disneyland in LA or to visit the best water parks in Melbourne? If you don’t have to travel in…

Travel – Family Cruises, would you dare?

Whatever you think of cruises as a holiday option, most travel experts will tell you that they are a fantastic way to see the world – it’s just a question of finding the right liner and cruise company. But what about if you have young kids in tow? The picture most of us have of cruises is a ship packed full of retirees and middle-aged people lounging around on a deck and sinking back the booze. The big question is – is this the reality? Let’s take a look at whether or not you should say ‘yay’ to a family cruise or leave the idea alone for a few decades at least. The Basics First and foremost, just like traditional holidays, cruises come in all shapes and sizes. According to…