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LuckyTrip App - The easiest and most unique booking app on the market.
If you are yet to download this addictive app and try it for yourself, where have you been? Under a rock?! For those of you who are a little travel mad, like myself, you need this app in your life.... now.
Available for download on both apple and android devices, this app will change the way you travel - forever!
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audiobooks - the easy alternative to reading
I always loved being read stories as a kid. I still like listening to peoples anecdotes as an adult. When I first was introduced to Audible I thought '...this is my way of reading books without reading!' If you are like me and have a busy life, and no physical time to sit and open a book, audiobooks are the perfect alternative to still get lost in stories whilst being on the go. What's better than listening to your favourite autobiography whilst doing the washing, or cracking up along with your favourite comedian's show whilst walking the dogs? Audiobooks fit around your life. You can listen to them at a time that suits you, and at several times throughout the day, if you like.
I completed 22 audiobooks (maybe more, whose counting?!) in 2018 and I am officially an audible addict. I choose to listen to audio books just before bed - the book being read to me via audio takes me back to being read a bed time story, but as an adult helps me unwind after a massive hectic day. Boo-hoo.
What's better, is Audible via Amazon are giving my audience a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook when you sign up below:
SOLDIER SPY - TOM MARCUS, 2016
Narrated by Jason Langley - what a read! If you are in to books about MI5, MI6 or the military, this is for you. This is written first hand by the author and is an insight into the war being waged by MI5 to keep us safe in our towns and cities. It reveals never before heard detail and gives a chilling view into life on the front line in the battle against terrorism in the UK.
WHY MUMMY DRINKS - GILL SIMMS, 2017
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Goals vs. Resolutions
Resolution (noun); a firm decision to do, or not to do something
Resolutions are usually made on New Year’s Eve; full of good intent and determination.
Goal (noun); the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
This year, I will be setting goals instead of resolutions. Notice in the description of a resolution- it is firm. A definite decision to do or not do something. This is probably why I never ever stick to any resolutions that I make.
I feel by setting goals, that they are more flexible. Goals are set for a desired result, and can be tweaked and amended throughout the year, because you know, life happens.
Anything that is a firm decision does not take into account any anomalies that life may throw at you. Let’s look at loosing weight for example:
2019 - Places I will travel to...
Just a really quick post to fill you in on my travel plans for 2019 so you know what blog posts to expect over the next few months... *UPDATED FEBRUARY 2019*
Italy - 24 Hours in Naples, January
We are going to be staying in a 5* B&B for the night right on the sea front in Naples.
Amsterdam - P&O Ferries, February 2019
Taking the P&O Ferry from Hull, UK to Rotterdam, Holland for a day trip to Amsterdam
Spain - 4 nights in Valencia, February
I have never been to mainland Spain before (I know- right?!) so I'm excited to see what Valencia has to offer
Tenerife- Sandos San Blas, March
For my husbands birthday. 5* All inclusive bliss.
Frankfurt, Germany - March
Another 24 Hours In... trip. Keep an eye out for the vlog on my YouTube channel!
Spain - 3 nights in Marbella, April
Hen Do Time -Party!
Mexico - 7 nights in Akumal Bay, May
Another luxury hotel right in the heart of Akumal Bay, Riviera Maya.
Maldives - 9 nights in Meedhupparu Island , October
Back to paradise... Cant wait!
There are a few months missing, as you can see - this is only because we have nothing booked at the moment!
As always with each blog post there will be a video posted on my YouTube channel, you can check this out below.
I hope you will come along with me so I can share my travel experiences with you.
Thank you for reading
-Lea Bella x
...and how to keep your costs down.
Heres a little disclaimer before I start on this post...
1) In no way, shape or form am I implying that these holidays are affordable for everyone. You’re affordability is no one else’s business but your own.
2) These prices are 2018 prices and are subject to change due to supply and demand.
3) This post is based on my own experiences and is in no way influenced by any third party.
OK now that’s over... let’s go! ✈️
When you think of a luxury holiday destination, instantly you may think ££££. Sometimes this is true, and, in a lot of cases you get what you pay for. BUT. There are ways of getting to your dream destinations for a more affordable budget. Let me explain how in this short ‘How To’ blog post.