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Destination UK

10 reasons you should holiday in Snowdonia with Teens

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January 5, 2020

Travelling with teens is very different to travelling with young children.

When children are little, everything is new, exciting and magical however once they hit their teenage years, the only way to get their head out of their phone is to explore and let them test the bounds of their…


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Destination UK

Our visit to see the Christmas Lights at Kingston Lacy

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January 4, 2020

One of our favourite activities over the Christmas period is seeing all the festive lights that people put up and this year, for the first time, Kingston Lacy lit up their beautiful formal garden.

Unlike many light displays, the Kingston Lacy ones were included in the price of our National…

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Family Friendly

Our Travel Goals for 2019 – The Results Are In!

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January 2, 2020

Back in January last year, I wrote a post with our travel goals for 2019.

If I am honest it was a bit of a wishlist as we hadn’t booked anything and we had only just found out that my husbands job was safe after being threatened with redundancy.

As it…

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Destination Europe

Our Travel Highlights of 2019

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January 1, 2020

Last year I wrote a post all about our travel our year of travel in 2018 and remarked that we had nothing booked for 2019.

I feel like it is history repeating itself as we have yet to book anything for 2020, but 2019 was a really memorable year of travel for…

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Destination Europe

Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik Old Harbour

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December 30, 2019

Seeing the Northern Lights is something that eluded us during our visit to Lapland, so when we booked our holiday to Iceland, we looked into various tours that would give us the best chance of seeing them.

Northern Lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies, so you need to…

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Destination Europe

Iceland South Coast Classic Tour: The Glacier and Waterfalls

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December 28, 2019

Our first excursion during our visit to Iceland was with Reykjavik Sightseeing, on their South Coast Classic Tour and for the first half of the tour we visited Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and this post covers the second half of our excursion.

Upon leaving the pretty town of Vik, we headed…


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Destination UK

Winchester Christmas Market

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December 20, 2019

Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best Christmas Markets in the UK and we visited for the first time a couple of weeks ago.

Set in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral, it is inspired by German Christmas Markets, with wooden cabins and ornate stalls selling everything…

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Giveaways

Win Tickets to Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show London or Manchester!

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December 16, 2019

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next travel adventure we’ve got the prize for you! We’ve teamed up with Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show (www.destinationsshow.com), the UK’s leading and longest-running travel event, to giveaway three pairs of tickets to either their Olympia London show which runs from…

KARA GUPPY
Bournemouth

Are we nearly there yet? is a new online blog run by me, Kara Guppy, and is named as such thanks to my daughter Eliza who always asks that very question when we are less than 5 minutes up the road heading off on our adventures. You may know me from my other family blog chelseamamma.co.uk