Three thrifty things to do for nature lovers!

Thank goodness things are looking brighter! The weather is improving, days are lasting longer and this summer is beckoning us with a promise of better things to come. As more events and activities open up to us post lockdown, it’s easy to understand why we would want to enjoy them as much as possible. However,Continue reading “Three thrifty things to do for nature lovers!”

Falling in love with Lochalsh

(and it’s not just a Highland fling!) Pristine white beaches and cascading waterfalls reaching majestic stretches of water, behind which lie mountains, glades and valleys shrouded in mystery….. Have you guessed where I have described yet? Of course, it’s Western Scotland! Where else can you find some of the most delightful and unspoilt scenery inContinue reading “Falling in love with Lochalsh”

How to be an “Appy” camper

Could these 8 apps make your holiday even more carefree and enjoyable? Let’s be honest, when planning your next touring or camping trip, you’re probably thinking of relaxing, enjoying the beauty of your surroundings and catching a bit of sun. It’s time to switch off that laptop and just use your phone for those all-importantContinue reading “How to be an “Appy” camper”

Northern Lights

Wide sandy beaches, ancient meadows, stargazing in the UK’s largest Dark Sky Park, and home to more castles than any other county in England, Northumberland is a great choice for a holiday adventure any time of the year! The landscape of this huge county has been used as the backdrop for many TV series suchContinue reading “Northern Lights”

Wonderful wildlife opportunities

From bird blogging to building woodlands, there’s more than one way to look after the great outdoors if you’ve been inspired over lockdown…. After World Wildlife Day this week, which celebrated the many species and communities around the world depending upon forests and woodlands, you may be feeling inspired to lend your time to aContinue reading “Wonderful wildlife opportunities”

Holiday hacks for a Dogtastic summer!

Wanting some inspiration for UK outdoor adventures with your furry friend for your next holiday? Try these tips and links to make the most of your caravanning or camping canine adventures! In celebration of a new furry addition to our extended family, (my brother’s family have bought a cute Cavapoo puppy this month), and asContinue reading “Holiday hacks for a Dogtastic summer!”

Cultural sites less travelled for a super staycation!

Do you want to be a culture vulture on holiday but fancy a destination with less crowds this summer? You may be all too aware of the need to socially distance and prefer a place, where it is naturally easier to distance yourself from other tourists? Perhaps you’re the type of tourist who prefers toContinue reading “Cultural sites less travelled for a super staycation!”

Lockdown blues?….5 family friendly ways to get back in touch with nature in January

Too many mince pies and Netflix? Feeling like it’s too long until the summer? Struggling with fewer opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors? Then read on…. As we navigate our way through tighter restrictions and fewer chances to exercise in our local neighbourhoods, it is easy to lose contact with the world around us. InContinue reading “Lockdown blues?….5 family friendly ways to get back in touch with nature in January”

Happy New Year, Happy New Holidays!

Fancy pushing your boundaries a little with a different type of holiday to look forward to this summer? Would you like to try a different experience, or go even further to become an adrenaline pumped adventurer? After our long lockdown winter, hopefully vaccines will have kicked in and we can look ahead to lighter daysContinue reading “Happy New Year, Happy New Holidays!”

So, here it is….Merry Christmas!

As I admired our Christmas tree handiwork and chomped on the first of many mince pies of the season, I, like many people this year, made a secret wish. Obviously, I can’t tell you what it was, or it won’t come true! I would love to share with you though, one of my many hopesContinue reading “So, here it is….Merry Christmas!”