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Review of Stansted Airport Parking and Escape Lounge

When I travelled to the Black Forest in Germany, I decided to check out the Meet and Greet parking and Escape Lounge at Stansted airport before my flight. Both can be easily booked via Holiday Extras to help make travelling a little less stressful. I usually get the train to the airport – and worry about it being delayed. Then I stand in queues and remember how much I dislike crowds. So, the opportunity to park right next to the terminal and then relax in a lounge was too good to miss. Meet and Greet Parking at Stansted Airport As…

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The Black Forest – Europe’s best kept secret

Germany’s Black Forest region ticks all the boxes as a family holiday destination. What’s more, it’s only an hour away from the UK by plane. I headed to the Baden-Baden region to check out what it has to offer for families. Baden-Baden In the heart of the Black Forest lies a picturesque little city called Baden-Baden. It is serviced by Baden Airpark, a small but well-equipped airport. Ryanair fly there direct from London Stansted. I made the most of an escape lounge at Stansted to relax and grab some food before the flight. Once we’d boarded and taken off, it seemed like…

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Amsterdam with children

This is a collaborative post. When I got married, I didn’t really want a hen do. It seemed like an unnecessary expense when we were already shelling out for the wedding and a honeymoon to New Zealand. But as it turned out, the weekend before the wedding, there happened to be a water polo tournament in Amsterdam. So, I had that hen do after all – and totally fell in love with Amsterdam. Sadly, as is often the case with these things, I didn’t see as much of the city as I wanted to. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to head…

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Travel Zen Yoga at Airparks Birmingham

Last week, I was asked to take part in a really fun campaign for Holiday Extras, which involved Lia and I heading to Airparks Birmingham for a spot of yoga. The campaign was based on the fact that opinions are so divided in Birmingham over whether holiday travel is the start of the holiday, or a stressful nightmare. In a survey conducted by Holiday Extras, 35% of people felt that the journey to the airport marked the start of the holiday, whilst 39% felt that it was the most stressful part of their holiday preparation. So, travellers were invited to find…

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Bluestone Wales Review

We recently had a fantastic week at Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire. It’s an ideal holiday destination for any time of the year, you can also read our review of a winter weekend at Bluestone. Here are some tips on getting the best out of your trip. Booking activities at Bluestone Wales Once our stay had been booked for us, I received a booking confirmation email from Bluestone Wales. The email contained a link, through which I was able to book additional activities and services. For example, outdoor activities and buggies could be added to our booking at any time.…

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