• Live,  Wellbeing

    Top Tips for Improving your mental health

    Looking after your mental wellbeing when you have a hectic life is a tough task to complete. Self care is often at the back of your mind in many situations, but unfortunately there could be negative consequences as a result. The way you think and feel has a dramatic effect on your everyday life, so finding productive and positive ways of improving your mental state is so beneficial for both short and long term wellbeing. If you’re struggling with some negative emotions or just want to take the opportunity to lay the foundations for the most balanced mindset possible, then implement these top tips to help you get set in…

  • 72 hours in,  Guest Blogs,  Travel

    Iceland in 72hrs

    By Simon Brown My first visit to Iceland was as a 16-year-old schoolboy on an Educational visit for GSE Geography and Geology. That was a long. long time ago!  I recall that summer as one where Iceland experienced a heat wave of 75F, and we camped inland in huts with black-out shutters to block the midnight sun. Mount Hekla volcano had recently erupted, and the new Island Surtsey had been formed out of the sea to become the youngest island in the world less than a decade earlier. The hot springs of Geysir exploded high in the light blue sky and the sparse green grass, small scattering of trees, and…

  • Europe,  Travel

    Ireland Road Trip (Pt.1)

    Road trip holidays have always been one of my favourite types of holiday. Over the years I’ve gone on several road trip holidays. When I was 12 my family travelled from Northern France, through Germany, before ending up in Italy. Last year though on our trip to Oslo we decided to do something a little crazy and took a road trip from Norway to Gothenburg which is down the western coast of Sweden and then drive back in one day (these are the kinds of spontaneous, exciting and yet slightly mental things my other half comes up with). After deciding that the road trip aspect was the best bit of…

  • Sensational stays,  Travel,  UK

    Brilliant Boating Birthday

    Back in March I turned 25, which also coincided with having visited 25 countries by 25. I love birthdays and often manage to stretch my celebrations out throughout the entire month of March, after I’ve seen friends, family and spent time with my other half. This year was no different: I had lunch at Denbies with my loved ones, afternoon cake with work friends and went white water rafting (one ticked off the bucket list) with my university friends. The focus of this blog however is on my boating birthday celebration…. My partner and I have developed a tradition of planning a weekend of surprises for each of our birthdays…

  • Travel

    Prepping Your Car for a Safe, Carefree Road Trip

    By: Keith Jacobs | keith@carupkeep.info | carupkeep.info Photo courtesy of Pexels Travel plans don’t always have to be luxurious, exotic, or expensive. If you’re craving a change of scenery, a weekend road trip might be just what you need. Whether you’re heading to the beach or the mountains, Forbes reports that driving has fewer logistics than flying. Sure, it might take a little longer to reach your destination. However, the upside is you won’t have to deal with the stresses of busy airports, unruly strangers, security checks, or expensive flights. Whether you’re on a gap year, taking a family holiday together, or just looking for a fun way to spend your day off,…

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