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10 Stately Homes Every Period Drama Obsessive Should Visit

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January 26, 2021

There’s nothing like losing yourself in the world of a good period drama. From the lavish costumes and good-looking actors to the dramatic and romantic storylines, they’re escapism at its finest. 

The one thing that unites them all? Stunning stately homes with acres of perfectly-landscaped grounds, grand dining halls and…

Kingfisher


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Destination UK

Stour Valley Way – Kingfisher Barn to Throop Mill

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January 15, 2021

One of our favourite walks of the first lockdown was the Stour Valley Way.

We still have much to explore along this designated footpath as it follows the entire 64 mile course of this magnificent river that runs from Stourhead Park in Somerset to Christchurch Harbour in Dorset.

With lockdown 3.0…

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How to choose the right suitcase for you

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January 10, 2021

A suitcase may seem like a simple product, you load your stuff in, zip it up and boom – you’re ready for your holiday.

However, there are many different types of vintage luggage to choose from and the best really depends on what you want to use it for.

We travel…

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Destination UK

My Most Read Posts of 2020

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January 6, 2021

As a travel blog, with a distinct lack of travel for 2020, I was worried about a lack of content for this year.

In fact, my blog as had more views this year than any other as people searched for things to do in my local area, with one post…

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4 Effective Ways of Planning a Vacation on a Tight Budget

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January 4, 2021

The year 2020 goes down the book of records as one of the most challenging years ever experienced in history. Even as the world welcomes the New Year 2021, the massive impacts of Coronavirus are still fresh. The disease has left people’s pockets dry and many people suffering from…

Glamping


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6 Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

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January 2, 2021

As 2021 begins, you are probably hoping to make plans for the rest of the year however, as the Coronavirus pandemic is still very much present and the issue of climate change is also something of a controversial topic, you might be wondering if you’ll ever get to go…

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Our Travel Highlights of 2020

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December 30, 2020

We have a history of leaving holiday plans to the last minute and after ending 2019 on visiting the location that was top of my bucket list, I had no idea how we were going to beat it.

Our travel highlights of 2019 included visits to France, Ireland, North Wales…

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5 places to visit in Canada for adventure lovers

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December 16, 2020

Canada is the second-largest country in the world and is best known for its natural beauty, from mountains and glaciers to secluded lakes and forests.

I was lucky enough to visit Calgary just before the Winter Olympics in the late 80’s and have fond memories of finding a love of…

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Why a visit to Santorini should be top of your bucket list

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December 15, 2020

I am very lucky to have visited many of the Greek islands, but there is one which is at the top of my list to visit again – Santorini.

Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer a great view to the Aegean Sea and…

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Winter’s toughest conditions no match for KEEN’s latest Kids Collection

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December 8, 2020

One of the benefits of the first lockdown of 2020 was that we got better acquainted with our local area and discovered some amazing walks on our doorstep and adventures will certainly be taking a different shape this Autumn and Winter, thanks to the change of seasons and certainty…

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