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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…

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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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A visit to Glastonbury Tor with kids

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September 22, 2020

Ever since watching the film, The Kid Who Would be King, the kids have wanted to climb Glastonbury Tor as it featured in the film.

The film was about Alex, a 12-year-old boy, and his friends fight an evil sorceress with the help of Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur,…

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The Five Best Reasons To Visit Florida

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May 30, 2020

Not only is it one of the most popular states to visit in the US, but Florida is by far one of the most popular destinations for worldwide travel and there are plenty of reasons that’s the case. If you’re looking for your next destination, here are five good…

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5 Top theme parks to visit in Orlando

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May 12, 2020

Going to Florida is a magical holiday for families of all ages, but if you have ever been lucky enough to go, you will now how expensive it can get.

I have already done a post on how to save money on a holiday to Disney World, and many…

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5 ways to save money on a holiday to Walt Disney World

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May 10, 2020

Heading to Walt Disney World in Florida is a dream holiday for many families, but it is also an expensive one.

Although booking it as a package holiday can save you time and effort, it is also the most expensive option and there are a few ways of saving money,…


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How to Pick Broadway Shows for Mum, Dad and the Whole Family

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March 4, 2020

Let’s be real. While there are plenty of kids movies and shows that drive us parents crazy, there are many others that we secretly enjoy. Broadway shows are a fantastic way to take that enjoyment to the next level, particularly when you’re on a trip to New York as…

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How to win at Theme Park queues

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September 4, 2019

We love visiting Theme Parks but one of our biggest frustrations is the queues, especially when visiting in high season.

Having visited a couple of American theme parks, I do think more could be done in the UK to make fast pass entry easily accessible for everyone, without having to…

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A Family Trip to California

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August 26, 2019

Enchanting beaches, impressive national parks, friendly people and sunshine – that’s how California can be pretty much summed up. 

It’s a great destination for families with kids although you do need to take into account that the state is big so it’s well worth planning ahead. 

California is relatively easy to…

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What to do if someone dies on holiday

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May 1, 2019

It doesn’t bear thinking about really, you have booked and planned your holiday and are enjoying the fruits of all your hard work, but what happens if your travelling partner dies when you are away on holiday?

If you are overseas with the person when they die, the best advice…

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