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Amsterdam is an interesting city. One of the most unique European cities I have visited (and I’ve seen a few). Aside from it’s growing popularity for hen and stag do’s, birthday parties and other group celebrations, there is more to the city than sex, drugs and partying.
In this post I will take you through our day excursion to Amsterdam as part of the P&O ferry mini cruise from hull to Rotterdam. Even in only 6 hours, there’s so much to see and do in this wonderful city.
Today's post is a guest post written by Georgia from What's in my Wonderland . Georgia is an avid bookworm, and blogs about her recommended reads and more over on her website.
This post is written from my own experience and perspective and I am in no way affiliated with P&O minicruises or P&O Ferries. All views and opinions are my own.
The P&O Mini-Cruise to Amsterdam On Board The Pride Of Hull Ferry
Today's post is a guest post written by Hannah from twentysixotwo.com. Hannah shares her love of travelling abroad on her travel blog, follow her and check out her posts on seeing new parts of the world.
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Youre married... when are you having kids?
I tease with the answer NEVER. I have dogs, I’m a dog person. I don’t like humans, most people are insensitive, angry, nasty. At least dogs don’t answer you back, most of the time.
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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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24 Hours In Naples: Itinerary
Naples, Italy (or Napoli for the culture vultures amongst us) was not one of the cities that was initially on my places to visit in 2019. However, after downloading the Lucky Trip App (not an #ad!) Naples came up as one of the lower cost, trips to take in January. Being the wanderer that I am, I thought 'why not?' and booked it.
As the time grew nearer, I started to doubt whether or not this trip would be rushed - we were going to be flying in from the UK for only one night. I double checked the flight times - by the time we landed on the Saturday and were to take off again on the Sunday, we literally had 24.5 hours in Naples in total. My question was: 'Can I enjoy this short amount of time in Naples?' - the answer is whole-heartedly yes.
Here is how I did 24 Hours in Naples:
Luxury Accomodation in Naples - Carten Napoli Luxury Rooms
Calata San Marco, 24
Port of Naples
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Where we Ate in Naples: Gelato
This is a long post. It covers my experience, in detail, of travel anxiety. There are subheadings along the way breaking this post into chapters. Please feel free to skip through to the bottom end of this post to see how I overcome and deal with travel anxiety. Otherwise, grab a cuppa and a digestive and enjoy the post!
What is Travel Anxiety?
*Disclaimer - In no way am I medically qualified to diagnose or give expert advice on anxiety, this post is written from my own personal experience and all opinions are my own*
At the start of a new year, travel is on most of our minds. You may be looking to book your summer holiday, or you may have already booked your holiday and you can't wait to jet off into the sun. Undeniablly, travel anxiety can affect even the most chill of people, and it can affect us all in different ways. According to the Oxford Dictionary, anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. I can totally relate to this feeling espeially when travelling, more specifically about the actual journey to my chosen destination.
In this post, I am going to share with you my experience of travel anxiety, how I deal with it, and how I've learnt to control it. I really hope this helps you too.
It all Starts A Few Days Before...
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7 TRavel essentials that will make travelling easy
If you’re anything like me (a last-minute superstar) you’ll get to the night before your travels begin and have a bit of a flap on, worrying about what to pack and what you need for your trip away. Have no fear - I have put together 7 Travel Essentials that you will most definitely need. Here we go...
1) Your Passport
If you forget this, you can forget going to another country. I keep mine in a different ‘safe place’ each time... and I can never remember where. To make my life easier I put my passport in a cute and eye catchingly bright passport wallet as to not miss it in the cupboards! Here’s the one I’ve got below, but there’s loads of different ones on amazon for a decent price that will jazz up the boring passport look and help you find it in the black hole of Calcutta that may be one of your cupboards or drawers.
2) Travel Documents
Blogging is not all what it Seems to the beginner...
...there is waaaay more to it than what meets the eye!! Today my blog is 1 month old. I have dabbled with writing and blogging for years before launching Lea Bella Blogs but I have never taken it too seriously. Some posts on this blog date back to early 2017, I kept these posts as I thought they were actually OK! This time though, I decided to focus more on writing and creating content online, and in order to do so, I have tried to educate myself a little along the way.
In this post, I am going to share with you my Top 5 Things I’ve Learnt In My First Month of Blogging. Hopefully it will help out some of you new bloggers too!
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An Enjoyable Day on the Sea
There is a back story to how we ended up on Robinson's Catamaran on a random Wednesday during our holiday to Alcudia... But I will create a separate post on this as it's a long (and quite funny!) anecdote.
HAVING A REGULAR NIGHTIME ROUTINE IS SO IMPORTANT
So you've just had a long day at work, it was stressful. You get home, you make tea, for yourself, possibly for the partner and kids too. The house is a mess even though you only cleaned yesterday. Infact you gave the house a real thorough clean. Now you wonder why you bothered. The kids need bathing, the dog needs walking, the packed lunches need doing for tomorrow. You put the kids to bed and suddenly you have an hour or so before its your bed time, what do you do now?
Most people lead hectic lives these days. Heck - I cant remeber the last time I truly spent the day doing bugger all. I think its important, even in our busy lives to spend time on yourself. My way of doing this is to make sure I have a regular night time routine where I forget about the day and spend time with ME.
In this post I am going to share with you my regular night time routine. How I was the woes of the day away and prepare for a new day.
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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