Tips for planning your first Universal Orlando Holiday

Tips for planning your first Universal Orlando Holiday

Universal Studios Orlando is an epic adventure but can be somewhat daunting to plan as I found out last October.

I visited for a week so I had to be super organised and make sure that I used my time wisely.

Coordinating two parks can be a little tricky at the best of times, without having to fight crowds to visit your favourite spots and rides.

Thankfully, due to much research we had the best time at Universal and I picked up lots of tips and tricks along the way to pass on to you.

In this extensive post I will take you through my top tips for visiting Universal Orlando for the first time.

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What you can see and do with One day in Boston, Massachusetts.

What you can see and do with One day in Boston, Massachusetts.

When I visited the East Coast, Boston was high on my list of places I craved to visit.

We could only allow one day to explore Boston in our road trip schedule. Let’s be real it isn’t enough but in a day you can see a lot of the city.

In this article I will provide an itinerary of how to enjoy Boston in a day.

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Rhodes Old Town - Best Places to Eat and Drink

Rhodes Old Town - Best Places to Eat and Drink

I am fortunate to have visited Rhodes twice.

In particular Rhodes Old Town, which I absolutely adore. So when my family were thinking of a holiday to a Greece I knew exactly where to take them.

We all know Greek food is delicious and I have to say Rhodes Old Town has incredible restaurants, cafes and bakeries to choose from. An added plus is the selection of bars that you can sip your cares away at during your break.

In this guide, I’ll take you through my personal favourites, so good I had to go to them twice as well as some newer choices from my recent trip.

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6 of the best Day Trips to take from Rome and how to get there!

6 of the best Day Trips to take from Rome and how to get there!

Are to planning on staying in Rome for longer than 3 days?

Don’t fret - there are so many day trips you can take.

From ancient ports to over-indulgent villas to farther afield visits to Pompeii or Florence. You are spoilt for choice.

Let’s take a closer look at 6 day trips you can easily take from Rome.

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Things to do in the Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire

Things to do in the Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire

The Royal Forest of Dean is one of the most beautiful spots in the whole of the UK and I am blessed to call it home. If you are looking for a break with spectacular views, encounters with wildlife, fun on water and a good old country pub; the Forest of Dean will meet your every desire.  

There are so many activities to get stuck into and with the local area being breathtakingly beautiful, you will love every minute. There are lots of things to do in the Forest of Dean that it can be hard to narrow it down so I have curated my favourite places to visit here in the Forest of Dean. 

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How to plan a day trip to Pompeii from Rome

How to plan a day trip to Pompeii from Rome

Ancient History Buffs visiting Italy will of course be adding Pompeii to their list of things to do, with good reason, it's really something.

For my dissertation I focused on Pompeii, the topic, well, let's just say it brings smiles and giggles to everyone once told (think phallic imagery, more on this later). So I thought as I have been a few times, I have a few tips that will ensure you make the most out of your day. 

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Ljubljana | The Ultimate City Guide

Ljubljana | The Ultimate City Guide

In the past few years Slovenia has started to slip into travel bucket lists around the world. It's capital city, Ljubljana (Lub-lee-ann-uh) is a perfect European city break with fusions of Central European and Mediterranean influences, chilled vibes, beautiful wine and beer, the cutest Cafes and delicious food. 

In this guide, you will learn how to get around, places to stay, top things to do, best restaurants as well as shopping recommendations. 

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How to spend 3 days in Rome

How to spend 3 days in Rome

Nowhere is more rich in history than Rome, which means, there is lots of to do. It can feel overwhelming planning a visit to Rome especially over 3 days. However, 3 days does allow you to visit the major attractions in Rome and leisurely wander at your own pace too! Let’s get your itinerary planned.

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Crete - Top 7 Excursions

Crete - Top 7 Excursions

Being the largest of the Greek Islands means that it is packed full of things to do. Especially if, like me, you visit for a week.

I took a trip here in July with my mumma as we both fancied sun, good food and activities to keep us entertained. I’m not the biggest fan of chilling by a pool for hours on end, if you can’t tell already, I need to be on the move exploring.

Naturally, there is a great deal of exploring to be done in Crete. Rugged landscapes, isolated islands, ancient myths and the prettiest marinas. You’d need a lot more than a week to truly explore Crete but the following suggestions will help you on your way.

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Must See Guide to Iceland

Must See Guide to Iceland

I get asked many times what are the top things to do and see in Iceland on your first visit. As Iceland is very popular and offers a plethora of experiences I have created a quick List to help you plan your trip and hit all the major sites and attractions in Reykjavik and beyond. 

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Japan Dream Itinerary - How to spend 3 weeks in Japan

Japan Dream Itinerary - How to spend 3 weeks in Japan

Japan has to be a top bucket list or dream destination right?

For most of us it’s a long flight away, on the pricey side, needing 3 weeks of your attention - it’s a lot to commit too. Hence why is remains a dream I guess.

Heading to Japan has been 25 years in the making for me, yet I have still never been. I thought how can I make this a reality - write out a 3 week itinerary to Japan of course! Spending hours researching, finding tour operators and incredible hotels and experiences has made me more committed to going. I thought as I only share where I’ve been, every adventure starts with research so why not share what I have found so far? In case, this is your dream location to, you will have an itinerary that hits all the sweet spots.

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3 days in Porto Itinerary

3 days in Porto Itinerary

If you want a city break that’s sole focus is it’s delicious food and wine, colourful and bright architecture, warm sunny days and makes you feel happy and relaxed; Porto is for you.

For some reason everyone tends to favour a trip to Lisbon over Porto, which is crazy as I definitely feel that Porto has the upper hand. Any place that’s named after the wine it produces is surely a winning destination! Am I right?

I visited Porto for 3 days in May with my besties and had one hell of an epic trip. May have put on a few pounds and my liver was furious but trust me it’s all worth it.

Read on for a detailed 3 day itinerary to Porto, with a few nuggets of information on where to stay and essentials for your own epic Porto visit.

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How to spend 2 days in Edinburgh, Scotland

How to spend 2 days in Edinburgh, Scotland

Do you only have two days in Edinburgh? You want to maximise your weekend but don’t want to miss out the Must See Attractions and are struggling to create the perfect two day itinerary? No problem, this blog post is the answer. I have visited Edinburgh for two days and saw the major highlights of the city as well as having time to enjoy food, drink and shopping. Follow my 2 day itinerary for a successful weekend break.

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4 ways to practice Daily Gratitude

4 ways to practice Daily Gratitude

Question. How often do you look around you and appreciate all you have?

Do you ever think to yourself “I am grateful for everything I have”? Or do you focus on all the things missing?

Life throws so much at us that can bring us down and we forget about all the great things we have around us. Practising gratitude has scientifically proven positive benefits to our wellbeing and mindset.

Everyday I set aside time to be in the moment and feel blessed for all that comes to me. Below are my top 4 practices for daily gratitude that are easy to start TODAY. Get your Gratitude on!

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