Happy Holidays!  How to make your holiday even happier.

Happy Holidays: How to make your holiday even happier. Feel happy on holiday. Image of Europe travel vacation fun summer woman feeling free dancing with arms open in freedom at Oia, Santorini, Greece island. Carefree girl tourist banner panorama.

Can we all just agree that holidays (or vacations) are brilliant?  Let’s face it, if we weren’t happy on holiday, we wouldn’t keep taking them, would we? There’s something about a break away from the every day that guarantees to raise our spirits.  Whether we’re off to relax, experience new cultures, try new experiences, spend […]

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Happy Travels: Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Happy Travels: Center Parcs Woburn Forest. Image of Center Parcs Woburn Forest

‘Family, I have a surprise for you!’ announced my husband with a triumphant smile on his face.  Fairly certain that the news wasn’t going to be we’re pregnant – I mean I would know right?!  I listened in with much anticipation.  ‘For Mum & Dad’s anniversary next week, we are all going to Center Parcs’  […]

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5 Fun kid-friendly things to do in Malta

Fun things to do in Malta with kids. Image of young girl playing by a water fountain in Valletta Malta.

Here’s the third and final part of my Happy Travels Malta mini-series.  You can catch up on the first two here: 10 Things you should know about Malta and here: Happy Travels: Where you absolutely should go in Malta This time I’m concentrating on the little ones!  As a parent, picking a destination that will also make […]

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Happy Travels: Where you absolutely should go in Malta

Happy Travels: Where you absolutely should go in Malta. Image of a Valletta side street

Continuing on with my Malta mini-series (and assuming you’re up to speed on 10 Things you should know about Malta) let’s talk about things to do in Malta! As you may be aware by now, I have grown-up visiting Malta and WITHOUT FAIL, these are the places I visit absolutely every time I’m there.  Get ready […]

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10 Things you should know about Malta

10 Things you should know about Malta. Going to Malta - what you need to know. Image of Malta skyline

You would think it would be exceptionally easy for me to write about Malta.  I mean over half my family live there, I have Maltese blood running through my veins and I’ve been going to Malta for as long as I can remember.  So I guess the problem is I have too much to say […]

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5 Things to do in Buda, Budapest.

5 Things to do in Buda, Budapest. Image of inner courtyard area of Fisherman's Bastion

Prior to visiting, I certainly wasn’t aware Budapest was a city of two sides – Buda and Pest  – see what they did there?  Pest is very much where the action is at, especially if you class ‘action’ as nightlife.  However, before you rule Buda out – let me tell you – it has tons […]

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How to beat post-holiday blues 

How to beat post-holiday blues

There is nothing quite like a holiday to raise your happiness levels.  New sights, sounds, experiences, memories.  A break from the everyday.  A chance to spend quality time with loved ones.  Time to relax, have fun and just leave it all behind for a while.  They say time flies whilst you’re having fun and before you […]

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Living.Pretty. Hygge in Copenhagen: Top 5 hygge inducing moments.

Living.pretty.happy in Copenhagen

The most amazing concept I’ve ever been introduced to, I learned whilst in Copenhagen.  If you’ve not heard of it before, allow me to introduce you to Hygge. As an active partaker of finding happiness in each moment – I was more than happy to allow Copenhagen to work it’s Hygge magic on me.

Here are my top 5 Hygge inducing moments from our trip…

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10 fun things to do in Dubai with kids.

10 Fun things to do with kids in Dubai

So you’ve booked (or you’re thinking about booking) a holiday to Dubai and you want to know fun things to do in Dubai with your kids?  Well, firstly congratulations (or if you fall into the latter camp – what the heck are you waiting for?).  You are in for a fun-filled family holiday! Here are […]

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Living.Pretty.Happy at the Lux Belle Mare Mauritius

Living.Pretty.Happy @ the Lux Belle Mare Mauritius

‘Welcome to heaven’ is the sign that should adorn the front gates of the award-winning Mauritian getaway known as Lux Belle Mare Mauritius. Located on the east coast of Mauritius about 45 minutes by car from the airport, the Lux* is a stylish and contemporary luxury resort that will suit honeymooners and families of all […]

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48 hours in Abu Dhabi

48 Hours in Dubai

The capital of the UAE – Abu Dhabi – can be reached in under 90 minutes by car from Dubai Airport.  It has a more laid back and accessible feel than Dubai and is perfect for visiting with children in tow.  There is so much to do, but here are our highlights from a highly […]

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Tips for flying long haul with children

Tips for travelling long haul with children

Whenever we mentioned to our friends, family or even random strangers that we were flying long haul with our children, the collective response was usually horror and disbelief. ‘How will they cope? – how will you cope?!’ Thankfully, my husband and I had absolute faith in our kid’s ability to cope (and it didn’t hurt […]

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