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15 tips for holidaying with your dog

If we go on holiday in the UK, we want to bring the dogs with us. As soon as we get a camper van, they’ll be going abroad with us too. Not just because of the inconvenience of finding someone we trust to look after them, but because they’re part of the family. There is a quote I love from John Grogan who wrote the book Marley and Me. He says, “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” Luckily these days, there are loads…

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Top 10 holiday essentials

I don’t know about you, but I spend most of the year waiting for my holiday. When I’m not on holiday, I’m thinking about holidays. So, here are our top 10 holiday essentials as demonstrated by Lia.   1. Beaches This one’s for the girls. For them, a holiday is all about building sandcastles, splashing in the waves and running around on the beach. The Mark Warner beach resorts tick all the boxes. Whether we go to Greece, Sardinia or Corsica the beautiful beaches will be perfect for our coast-loving children and their buckets and spades. 2. Fabulous food We are…

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A family camping holiday in the Elan Valley

The Elan Valley in Wales is a lovely place to visit at any time of year, but here’s a top tip. It seems to be the only place in the UK that isn’t heaving with people during the last weekend in August. We decided to head there for a short break over the bank holiday weekend. We booked a campsite we’d never heard of and took a chance. Luckily, it paid off. Here’s what you need to know about a family holiday to the Elan Valley. Accommodation in the Elan Valley We love camping, so our first choice for accommodation…

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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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