10 TRAVEL TIPS YOU NEED

1. MARK YOUR BAG AS FRAGILE Apparently this means that your bag will be placed on top of the pile – meaning not only is it less likely to get wrecked but also it will be first onto the carousel after touch-down. 2. ARRIVE EARLY Airline staff find out about any free premium seats well…

GENIUS PACKING HACKS

  ☀️ TISSUE PAPER BETWEEN SILKY ITEMS WILL KEEP THEM CREASE FREE AND STOP SNAGGING ☀️ A TUMBLE DRYER FRAGRANCE SHEET WILL KEEP EVERYTHING FRESH AND STATIC FREE ☀️ A GLASSES CASE MAKES A FAB HOLDER FOR CABLES ☀️ POP YOUR SHOES IN A DISPOSABLE SHOWER CAP TO SEPARATE THEM FROM CLOTHES ☀️ BUY TRAVEL SIZE TOILETRIES…

CAMPERVAN CAPERS

I don’t know about you but I have always fancied a little road trip in a VW CAMPERVAN…It has always just looked so cool and romantic – cruising down the highway and pulling up at a new beach every night (in this vision it is also really hot and I surf for some reason). I was…

WOMEN vs MEN: PACKING

WOMAN: Starts mentally preparing a few weeks/months previously, imaging all scenarios to cater for and creating capsule wardrobes in her head. Browsing for outfit ideas for everyone in the house and reading articles on how to pack for that pareticular holiday. Starts list writing and buying all necessities a few weeks before packing begins –…

BANARAMA ARE BACK!

After almost THIRTY YEARS have flown by, Banarama are back – in their original line-up -for 15 tour dates and a brand new single…. Everywhere you look at the moment there is a band from the past making a come back and I for one am loving it. If you’ve got the right songs you still…

LOVE ACTUALLY IS BACK!

Only briefly, but still. This is pretty exciting stuff if, like me, you watch the movie every single December! Let me explain… a large chunk of the cast (bar Emma Thompson for obvious and very sad reasons, we will sorely miss the late Alan Rickman for evermore) have come together to make a short movie…

SKIING WITH KIDS

From a woman who was adamant she would never venture out onto the pistes with toddlers or kids in tow, I am now a total family ski convert and cannot get enough! I had nightmarish visions of me sweating in snow gear whilst dragging screaming kids behind me plus a hundred pairs of skis/helmets etc., amidst…

My Lunch with Gary Barlow

Julia Periac tells us about her day to remember and a fantastic, noteworthy cause – Child Bereavement UK. The function room at the Hilton was filled with twinkling lights, tables were covered with crisp white linen, ladies dressed in their finery sipped on champagne and the room was filled with celebrities and influential business women…

Croatia

Julia Periac takes us on a guided tour of her much-loved Croatia: Northern Dalmatia, a blissful, Adriatic haven for holiday makers and my home away from home. My Dad was born in the small village of Polaca in Dalmatia, the southern coastal region of Croatia.  A decade ago when I mentioned my Croatian heritage people…

Two Days In Verona

Mum, Teacher and avid traveller Emma Kilheeney talks us through her romantic Italian mini-break…. After arriving in Verona on a warm October Monday evening, we got a taxi from Verona Villafranca Airport to the Escalus Luxury Suites where we were staying for two nights. Taxis in Verona are expensive but it is the easiest way to…