A Mini-Break in Bath to visit The Roman Baths

We started off half term with a trip to Bath, one of my favourite places in the UK. We haven’t really explored Bath with the children before so it was great to go on a city break and do things we wouldn’t usually do – with the main focus of our trip being to visit The Roman Baths, somewhere I hadn’t been since I was LP’s age.

We stayed at SACO Apartments on St James Parade overnight which was a great base to explore the city. They have parking, wifi and even a welcome pack to get you started – it was lovely to have milk, tea and breakfast staples ready and one less thing to worry about.

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Is Travel the Key to your Happiness?

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Sitting here, with the grey weather outside the window, the heating on and feeling like there’s nothing to look forward to until the summer, I find myself starting to look for our summer holiday, thinking of those sunny days by the pool, lazing on the beach or exploring somewhere new. And it makes me happy.

So it’s no surprise that research from Booking.com, where they surveyed 17,000 people from 17 countries, has shown that going away on holiday gives us more of an emotional boost than other big life events – your own wedding day (49%), going on a date with your partner (51%), landing a new job (50%), getting engaged (45%) or even having a baby (29%). Like me, the majority of those surveyed – a whopping 77% – also look to book a holiday when they’re in need of a happiness boost or pick me up.

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Let your Brainwaves choose your Perfect Holiday with Explore #explorethemoment

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It’s often hard to pick the perfect holiday, with so many countries, so many different holiday types and just so many options. Finding your dream holiday can be like finding a needle in a haystack but now, thanks to Explore, finding the perfect holiday can be so much easier.

I was invited to an Explore pop up stand in a local shopping centre so they could show me their latest technology designed to help everyone find the holidays of their dreams – often without realising it’s where they would really love to go.

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Learning to Dive with InDepth at Mark Warner Lemnos

On our summer holiday to Greece, we were in a fortunate enough position to allow hubby to have a go at scuba diving – and he’s going to talk you through his experience.

Learning to Dive with In Depth at Mark Warner Lemnos

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Review: Novotel, Southampton

Last weekend we stayed at the Novotel, Southampton to extend a festive day out into a festive weekend. The Novotel is situated close to West Quay shopping centre and also Southampton Docks – so a great base for both travel and entertainment.

Review: Novotel, Southampton

The hotel had it’s own private car park which costs £8 a day to park for hotel guests and as soon as we walked into the hotel we were greeted with such a bright and airy reception – complete with beautiful Christmas tree!

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