A spontaneous weekend in Aberdaron, Wales

; ; It was Thursday evening and Sam and I had a conversation that went something like this: ; Sam: The weather’s going to be amazing this weekend Me: Ooo, we should go to the beach Sam: Let’s go to Aberdaron. I’ll see if we can rent somewhere and stay over…..hmmm….the only cottages available are… The post A spontaneous weekend in Aberdaron, Wales appeared first on The Travel Hack.

A Mini Guide to Mont Saint Michel: A real life Harry Potter town!

I’d seen photos of Mont Saint-Michel before but, if I’m honest, I didn’t know where abouts in France it was. I didn’t know a lot about it other than the fact that it looked like a magical town that would fit perfectly between the pages of Harry Potter. It appeared in my Pinterest feed along…

A weekend guide to Dorset

Dorset has always been one of Britain’s most popular holiday hotspots. The county on the south coast of the UK boasts everything from scenic countryside to sandy beaches, fairy tale castles and a famed prehistoric coastline. Durdle Door, Dorset Natural beauty is the headline act in Dorset, particularly around the coast thanks to those steep… The post A weekend guide to Dorset appeared first on The Travel Hack.

The Travel Blogger’s Guide to Barcelona

; Whenever I’m planning a weekend away I always look to travel bloggers for ideas and inspiration. I love to read blogger’s itineraries and highlights and recommendations for places to eat and drink. A few weeks ago I took Sam to Barcelona for a surprise birthday weekend away. I managed to keep the trip a secret… The post The Travel Blogger’s Guide to Barcelona appeared first on The Travel Hack.

Free things to see and do in Budapest

Budapest is a great destination for a weekend city break, not only because it’s beautiful and there’s loads to do but because it’s also really cheap! Budapest is one of the most affordable European city breaks you could take. I often find that the ‘affordable’ city breaks are a bit boring because there’s not a… The post Free things to see and do in Budapest appeared first on The Travel Hack.

How to survive a family ski holiday with a baby and a toddler

If you’re the kind of person who loves their annual ski holiday and can’t imagine skipping it, but also can’t imagine how you’d cope on a ski holiday with a baby or a toddler then this is for you! We’ve just returned from a family ski holiday to Les Gets in France with our two… The post How to survive a family ski holiday with a baby and a toddler appeared first on The

Revealing the best hostel in the UK!

I’m very excited today to announce the hostel voted as the best hostel in the UK by LateRoom’s Simply the Guest Awards. Simply the Guest is the annual awards from LateRooms.com. They use the 1.5 million guest reviews and ratings published on the site to recognise the highest standards in the hotel industry. Reviews can… The post Revealing the best hostel in the UK! appeared first on The Travel Hack.

5 awesome safari experiences to get on your bucket list

Going on a safari is a bucket list experience for most people. Witnessing Africa’s wild animals in real life (and not just through a lens with David Attenborough’s voiceover), falling asleep to the vibrant sounds of nature and filling your senses with the raw beauty of some of the world’s most striking and exciting wilderness… The post 5 awesome safari experiences to get on your bucket list appeared first on The Travel Hack.

My personalised passport cover from Carve On + Win a personalised travel set!

I came home from Scotland last weekend to find a chunky wooden box waiting for me on the doormat. It was small but solid and had the branding of this blog perfectly etched into the lid. The box itself was so lovely that I almost didn’t want to open it (I have a thing

The £200 Weekender: Is it possible?

“What would you like to see more of on The Travel Hack?” This is a question I pose to readers all the time and the overwhelming response is always, ‘cheap weekend breaks!’ Yes, everyone wants more cheap weekenders. And why wouldn’t we? Weekend breaks give us something fabulous to look forward to and they

Win your £200 Weekender

Did you see my post earlier today about our new feature here on The Travel Hack? I’m introducing a monthly feature called ‘The £200 Weekender’ and, as the name suggests, it’s all about having a weekend away within the budget of £200. This includes flights, a hotel for two people for two nights, activities and… The post Win your £200 Weekender appeared first on The Travel Hack.

Could caravanning be cool?

“You’ve been converted!” Sam said excitedly over the speakerphone in the car. I was driving home from the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham and was telling Sam all about my day. “The motorhomes were really nice! They were like hotel rooms on wheels!” I was telling him. “They were enormous… The post

Travel Journal: My French road trip with Les Castels – Part 2

Following on from part 1 of my Les Castels travel journal from my trip to France… ; Day #5: Exploring Dinan To say Dinan is ‘charming’ is the biggest understatement of the century. Dinan is another ‘Harry Potter-esque’ kind of place and it felt a lot like Hogsmeade (I say that like I regularly go… The post Travel Journal: My French road trip with Les Castels – Part 2 appeared first on The Travel Hack.

The best destinations for cheap family travel in 2017

Cheap family travel. Now there are three words you don’t find together very often. I remember the days when I could have a weekend away for under £100. I’d book a last minute flight and stay in a grimy hostel, get all my meals from a street food vendor and drink nothing