Finding The Perfect Car For Your USA Road Trip

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There is no better adventure than the classic American road trip. Taking Route 66 across the heart of the country will lead to overwhelming natural beauty. Take the road all the way down the west coast and soak in the sunshine. You’ll meet new people and discover hidden secrets along the way. You’ll grow close with your travel companions, tell stories and make new memories. Best of all, you’ll see the country at its best and follow in the footsteps of countless explorers. Continue reading

Everything You Need Before You Go Travelling

travellerGoing travelling shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a huge decision that will probably impact the rest of your life. People quit jobs to have opportunities like this, they end relationships, and they’re even willing to spend their entire life savings. It only makes sense that you ensure you have everything you need before you go on your way. Take a look at this list to ensure you’re not going to be caught short: Continue reading

Take a weekend to do something you love

If you work during the week, the weekend can be the time for visiting family, doing chores, going to the shops and seeing friends. Sometimes, though, it’s best to get away from it all and do something you want to do rather than what you’re obligated to.

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A few weekends ago I headed to Birmingham with the boyfriend and spent two glorious days at the Autosport International Show with a wonderful overnight stay at the Forest of Arden, a Marriott Hotel & Country Club. Continue reading

WIN: The New Staycation – Heritage Serviced Suites, Huddersfield.

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Lucky bloody me I know…. but a lifestyle rife with an inordinate amount of hotel rooms, cruise ship cabins, and luxury villas has ultimately, become overwhelming.

Nowadays, I often hope the receptionist isn’t warm and welcoming (I’m tired of talking) or the cabin stewardess is not the cutest and kindest lady ever (they normally are). Never mind the humble Greek Yia-Yia that cleans the villa and feeds us Fanta and cakes every day.
I love warmth and hospitality, it’s the corner stone of a good travel experience. But sometimes I want to travel privately, silently, and not have the feeling ‘again’ of being away from home. Continue reading

How you make me feel – The Wildebeest Arms, Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk

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I like modesty, it’s such an attractive trait…and the Wildebeest Arms does what it does SO well and modestly too.

In early September, with sun still shining, Jess and I  headed out to the Wildebeest for a mid week lunch on their patio terrace
The warmth of service from Rouvé Elvin was inclusive but not overt. Our menu choices came to us perfectly presented with plenty of colour and texture.

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Do things that scare you

rollerWhen I was a kid, I loved roller coasters. I remember going on them without a care in the world but the last few times I’ve been to theme parks I’ve found myself getting a little panicky.

The list of excuses is endless: I don’t like heights, I don’t like the anticipation, I don’t like being held upside-down.

So when I went to Pleasurewood Hills in Suffolk (a very tame theme park) I decided that if I knew I would enjoy something, despite the fear, I was going to do it. Continue reading

British Touring Cars at Snetterton

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I have quite the obsession with cars. It doesn’t matter if they are road cars, racing cars or out-of-this-world concepts.

That’s why watching the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Snetterton in Norfolk a few weeks ago was a real treat.

I think only car lovers will understand the pure, heart warming thrill that comes from hearing an engine pushed to its limits around a race track.