I love looking back at my old posts, mainly as a reminder of the adventures we got up to throughout the year.
I was also very excited to find out today that I made the top 20 travel bloggers chart in the UK for 2018 on Trips100, so thank you all for reading.
Here are my most read posts of 2018
We live in Dorset and I love sharing our top tips for exploring this beautiful county.
One of our favourite activities is fossil hunting and we have definitely got better at finding them with practice and becoming Jurassic Coast Rangers!
We love our Merlin Annual Passes and would be lost without them, as there are numerous attractions you can visit throughout the year.
The cheapest you will see them is in the January sale and there is some fab new rides coming this year including the Room on the Broom at Chessington, a Haunted House at Legoland and Alton Towers Dungeons!!
Back in February 2017 we enjoyed a holiday to Scotland and one of the highlights was climbing Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.
It is a beautiful walk but definitely a learning curve for us and we will be more prepared next time!!
Last Christmas we enjoyed the holiday of a lifetime to Lapland and it seems that many of you want to experience the magic too.
In my post I share our hints and tips for booking your break and getting the most out of your stay.
Another Dorset post to make it onto my top 10 – finding things to do in winter can be tricky, especially when many of the tourist attractions close for the winter months.
We are very lucky to have such varied attractions on our doorstep that remain open during the winter months.
Monkey World is one of our favourite Dorset attractions as not only do you get to see some fabulous apes from around the world, but they have one of the biggest and best play parks in the County, for your own little monkey’s to enjoy.
We did chuckle at the radiator huggers, but it was a bit chilly!!
We had a bit of a baptism of fire getting to this event as my car hit a pothole en-route and damaged the wheel, but thankfully we managed to get inside to see the fabulous new Tropical House.
Powered by “zoo poo”, the innovative and sustainable “Energy for Life” Tropical House is the first in the UK to generate energy using waste created by animals at the zoo and it is very impressive as they keep adding to it as it gets established, with butterflies now the newest residents that we saw at Christmas.
This year we enjoyed our second holiday with HF Holidays, who specialise in family walking and activity holidays.
I still cannot believe quite how far the kids walked, completing around 7 miles each day and getting to see some amazing scenery including Bolton Abbey, Ingleborough Cave and Malhamdale.
Last Christmas we enjoyed watching the TV adaptation of the Highway Rat and could not wait to take part in the new trail at Moors Valley.
The activities are always really good fun and get the kids engaged with the local environment, so we cannot wait to try the new Zog trail which is launching in the new year.
In February we flew out to Portugal to stay with Martinhal resorts and one of the highlights of the trip with our visit to picture perfect Sintra.
Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the colourful Pena Palace, Castle of the Moors, Palacio Quinta da Regaleira and Monserrate Palace and we did our best to see as many attractions as possible, but it was the stunning Pena Palace that stole our hearts.
So that is my Top 10 viewed posts for 2018. Some of my favourites are not there, although only a couple of pageviews behind, so keep your eyes peeled for my favourite posts of the year later this week!