26 February, 2016

Birthday planning!

I'm big on birthday's - especially my own (ha ha!), and I'll be celebrating another year of my life on Sunday. In the lead up to it I have been planning some of my trips for this year, and that is one of my favourite things to do. Aside from the actual travelling, I think the planning stages can be so much fun. 

I'm a bit of a planning freak when it comes to holidays - I like to know all about the country I'm going to, but also have some tops tips for the place I'm staying before I go. In fact that was one of the main reasons I started this travel blog - all my friends used to ask for tips for their holidays, and it just seemed selfish not to share them with the rest of you!

For anyone who shares my birthday on the 28th, have a great day - and why not use some time on your special day to book a trip of your own for this year!

19 February, 2016

Friday's lightbulb

Time for another new feature on Travel Lightbulb! Every year travel magazines are full of ideas for those looking for a bit of adventure, and something different. The lists are usually compiled in December and January to give us all ideas and, if we book, something to look forward to. I decided to wait until now to write this strand, so that I could do a bit of research and give you my pick of a few very different places to visit when you're next looking to head off on your travels.

The first of my ideas is something I've always wanted to do. Are you into trains? If so, have you ever thought of doing one of the world's best train journeys? The Trans-Siberian - or as the English travel writer put it "the big train ride"! You'll travel almost 6000 miles, so if you feel like the world is a small place, take this trip and let your mind wander!

As well as this trip being as awesome thing to do, it's also a timely one - book now and you would be taking a centennial journey, as it was in 1916 that the route was finished! If you have booked an incredible trip this year, why not contact me and let me know all about it.

Flashback Friday: An airstream trailer in an unusual place!

Airstream trailers date back to the 1930's, with the idea of building a travel trailer that would move like a stream of air, and be light enough to be towed by a car and give the owner first-class accommodation anywhere. As you can see by the photo below, they're instantly recognisable - with their distinctive shape and rounded aluminium bodies.

I wrote about an airstream that you can stay in in Wales, where you can enjoy retro style in the rolling hills of West Wales. Not where you'd expect to find one, but it works....perfectly! To read my original post, and find out more, click here.

12 February, 2016

Travel Photo Friday: Endless walkways

I love a long walk on a hot summer's day, and the place in the photo below is one of my favourites places in the world to do this. Carrapateira beach is on the West coast of the Algarve in Portugal. In recent years, walkways have been built to protect the cliffs and coastline, and they make it even easier to enjoy this wonderful part of Portugal. 

The best thing is even in the height of season, the beaches around this area are so huge they never feel busy. Stunning coastline; endless walks, and beautiful weather - what more do you need!

05 February, 2016

Flashback Friday: Cornwall camping

Cornwall is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, but the photograph below shows what you can expect at this time of year - beautiful, misty views. I came across a fantastic place to stay if you want to experience so-called 'glamping' in Cornwall. 

There's a great place called The Curve which is even suitable for spring camping. You can expect log burners and even a proper bed! It looks onto wildflower meadows, and you'll instantly relax here!
If you want to read my original post about The Curve, then click here.