Far flung destinations

I love to travel, though funds and home commitments mean that I can’t be jetting around the globe every week. As disappointing as that is, all the time that I spend at home means that I can spend more time dreaming of my many trips abroad in the future. Top of my list is a road trip through Canada, though I don’t think I’ve quite got my head around how expansive the country is and quite how many hours I’ll have to spend in a car!

Today, a cultural hub in Indonesia has caught my eye. It’s not a part of the world that I’ve visited before, but South East Asia is on nearly every bucket list.

Even though I can barely pronounce the name, Yogyakarta definitely looks like it will be worth a visit one day. Here’s what I’d love to see and do when I get there.

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I am beyond excited to edit these vlogs. While we were on holiday, it was easy to get into the swing of recording videos but every now and that it did feel like an effort. Now that I’m home, though, I’m so glad I vlogged the whole trip. Being able to look back on those days is invaluable.

Now it’s time to share the first of my holiday videos. As promised, I’ll include some behind-the-scenes info and photos here on my blog. Don’t forget to ask any questions in the comments, too. Enjoy!

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Whenever someone asks about my love of Disney World, I reply that I practically grew up in central Florida, visiting every few years since the age of three. In between these magical trips, I had a fair few memorable trips to other parts of the world. While I may no longer be a fan of the traditional beach holiday, I used to love to spend the day making mischief on a beach somewhere. Running up and down, begging my dad to dig a big hole in the sand for no reason, and jumping in and out of an inflatable tyre were all staples of my childhood.

In October, I made more memories to last a lifetime in Disney World with my sister. Also that month, Harry at Instant Print asked me to write a blog post about my postcard-perfect memories of my travels. They also send this bundle of goodies, which came in very useful in Florida.


Without further ado, here are my snapshots of my favourite travel memories so far.

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I’m on a campaign to get young people to realise that cruising isn’t just for retirees. To me, cruising is like interrailing but without all the hassle. Instead of endless train journeys, you get ultimate luxury on a floating hotel.

When we went on Disney Cruises for three nights and then a week in 2010, I have to admit that it was more for the Disney aspect than the travelling. Now that I’m planning holidays without the family, I’m definitely considering cruises that explore places that I haven’t been before, and Scandinavia would definitely be at the top of my list.

Cruising experts over at Cruise Club UK have agreed to try to convince you why should re-think your next trip and think about exploring new places from a ship. I’m definitely convinced.

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You might think that a fair amount of planning goes into any holiday, but Orlando holidays take it to another level. Not only can flights and hotels be booked around a year in advance, but the most organised visitors will also book dining reservations, arrange airport transfers, arrange rest day activities and even plan their days down to the hour before they step foot on the plane.

That’s what we’ve done for our Orlando holiday. The last time I visited as a guest, Fastpass+ was just an idea and the dining plan was too expensive. We hired a car so there was no need to plan meals in advance; we would simply drive to the restaurant that took our fancy.

This time it’s different.

Gone are the days of having a rough idea of what to do on each day, and now it’s more common to have a minute-by-minute plan ready. Since I’ve planned a lot, I thought I would share some of our ideas. It might help you decide what to do on your upcoming trip. And if you’re not going? Then this is the perfect chance to be nosey.

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