Travel destinations on my mind

I miss travelling so much and I am sure I am not the only one. Being able to visit different counties and experience life in another spot on the planet is a blessing. We have a couple of travel destinations we were hoping to visit this year but all those plans have been put on hold. Some of the places we had in mind to visit are places we have visited before but we never get tired of visiting.

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Here are some of the travel destinations on my mind at the moment –

Disneyland Paris

We visited Disneyland Paris many years ago before the twins were born. I was really looking forward to visiting the park again with them. Disneyland is such an amazing place to visit. The kiddies love rides and all, so I know they are going to love it there. I am looking forward to visiting the park with them in the future when all the chaos and confusion are a distant memory.

Dubai

We have all visited Dubai a few times and that place never gets old. It is such a cool holiday destination. I love everything about Dubai. The weather is nice, the hotels are always so luxurious and there are so many things to do and see. We will definitely be visiting Dubai again.

Los Angeles

I have visited many cities in the United States but never had the opportunity to visit Los Angeles. It has been on my travel list for years now, so it will be nice to strike it off one day.

Malta

I have heard amazing things about Malta and I would love to see the country for myself one day. It is one of those travel destinations that sound good for relaxing.

Greece

Greece is another country we would love to explore one day. I have heard only good things about the country. It is definitely on my list of countries to visit.

I love travelling so much but I must confess, I am not in a hurry to resume exploring for now. The chaos and confusion going on is so off-putting, that travelling is the last thing on my mind.

What do you think of these travel destinations? Have you been to any of these places?

Five Things You Must Never Forget Before You Travel

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Travelling is an adventure. There is no doubt about it that no matter where you choose to go or how you choose to do it, travelling is going to change your life. Every single trip to a new place changes you, and before you go on your next one you’re already picturing all of the amazing things that you’ll see and the people that you’ll meet. You’ll think of the accommodation, and where you’re going to be seated on the flight

Above everything else, you’ll be thinking about packing. This trip is going to change things for you, and you’re already feeling anxious about what to wear and what to bring on the plane for entertainment. What you should be concentrating on is what you must never forget before you travel anywhere. There are more important things than your sandals, so, let’s take a look at five things that you should not forget when you are off on an adventure!

 

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  • Don’t Forget Your Chargers – Or Adapters

Wherever you end up in the world, you need to be able to charge your devices. This means bringing the wires, and bringing adapters so that your chargers work in those countries! You need to make a list of the devices that require charging, and then make sure that you tick them off.

 

  • Copy Your Travel Documents

It’s so important that you have everything when it comes to your travel documents, from an updated passport to your visas from E Visum Services. Without these essentials, you can be refused flight, and this is why it’s vital to have copies. If you did somehow manage to lose your paper copies, you can still get onto the flight! Hard copies and digital copies are a must if you want to be taken seriously by the airlines.

 

  • Know Where To Get Money Help

You’re on a holiday in a completely different country halfway around the world. Your bank card suddenly stops working and won’t let you draw any money out or pay by card for any goods and services. You are stuck. However, if you are smart and make a note of your banks’ customer service and helpline numbers, you’re going to be able to get some help. The same is true if you lose your bank card!

 

  • Get Insured

It’s an added expense, it’s not nice to pay out for, but without travel insurance you could lose a lot of money in adverse weather that cancels your flight. Or if you lose your luggage! You don’t want to fall ill on your trip and then end up with nothing. You need to get a good travel insurance policy so that you have backup in times of trouble.

 

  • Check Your Health

You may need to get vaccinations for the place you are travelling to, so get an appointment with your GP so you know whether or not it’s a necessity for you. You can also use the time to get a printout of any prescriptions that you have to bring with you.

 

The Best Family Road Trip Begins With A Plan

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With road trips representing 39% of US vacations, it comes as no surprise that British families are beginning to adopt the trend. Known for being a great way to spend time with your kids and hitting up all of the sights to see, road tripping is a great choice for many, no matter where you are in the world. However, if you’re thinking about taking your family on a road trip, having a plan beforehand can not only help the trip go more smoothly, but can ensure everyone will have a great time.

 

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Planning ahead

When it comes to planning the best family road trip possible, it’s important to start early. Making lists, packing, and deciding what car you’ll take is imperative to having a smooth trip – and you’re going to need time to plan everything just so. Depending on where you want to go and what you want to do and see, it’s important to do your research as early on as possible to make sure you’re informed of possible entry fees, rules, regulations and opening hours of the places you want to visit – after all, the last thing you want is to get a nasty surprise on the day of your trip.

Making sure you bring along everything you will need is a must, including clothes, blankets and snacks. While a simple checklist can ensure that you don’t forget anything, it’s important that you begin packing at least four days to a week before you embark, depending on how long your trip is. And when it comes to packing for the children, allowing them to bring a small bag of toys can be a great idea for entertainment along the way – an in-car DVD player is also a good thing to think about, especially if your trip will be on the longer side.

 

 

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The best places to go

On any road trip, it’s important to know where you’re headed – or at least know where you want to stop along the way. While there are many great places to visit, there are a few that really stand out when it comes to captivating the family, and can help give you some ideas when you’re mapping out a route.

Over an hour away from London, West Sussex is a great destination choice for any family planning a road trip this summer. Filled with history, West Sussex has plenty for your family to explore – including Arundel Castle – a restored castle from the medieval times. This trip is perfect for inquisitive children who like to learn, and is a great way for them to see a part of history in real life. However, if you’re looking for a more beachy road trip filled with swimming, fishing and the like, then look no further than a route through Cornwall, located in the southwest of Great Britain. This route is truly one with amazing scenery, as there is plenty to see and explore, from beaches to coastal trails. The seaside villages are a great stopping point, and allow for the perfect place to explore shops and restaurants.

Road trips can be a great vacation idea for any family – and planning one doesn’t have to be stressful. By planning and packing ahead of time and doing your research when mapping a route, you’ll be able to plan the perfect road trip that your family is sure to enjoy.

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