The Dream Fitness Holiday.

Many of you will know that travelling is a major passion in my life – this blog may have given that away! 😉

What you may not know is that being healthy and general fitness is another huge passion in my life.

It probably stems from my past as a competitive swimmer. Since I ‘retired’ 3 years ago, I try to hit the gym as much as I can to stay in shape and I try to eat healthily along the way.

The Secrets Of Collecting Airmiles – Without The Credit Cards.

If you’re like me – cheap and don’t want to pay for flights – then this article will suit you down to the ground. We all want to fly for free or even discounted prices. We’ve all heard of these people who get all their flights for free through Airmiles by having 10 credit cards, but we don’t really believe it. We know in the back of our heads that there are ways to ‘hack’ the system – we’re just not quite sure how – there has to be another way than collecting a bunch of plastic money cards. Many people aren’t in the situation to take out all these credit cards and credit cards just don’t sit right with some people – including me. Well, there is another way, there are many ways to be smart about Airmiles and maximise the amount you receive, if only you do a little research. Even if you fly once or twice a year, investing in Airmiles is still worth your time!

Compelling Reasons Why You Should Drop Everything & Visit Turkey.

If you are aware of current world events right now, the chances are that Turkey isn’t likely to be on your current ‘must-see’ list. Because of its closeness to the Middle East – in geographical and political terms – a lot of people are thinking twice about visiting.

But while there is an element of risk, the reality is that it is in the same security state as virtually everywhere else in Europe and the western world. And missing out on such a beautiful and welcoming country would be such a shame. With this in mind, here are a few awesome reasons why you should rip up your current travel plans and book a visit to Turkey instead.

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The beaches

The weather and beaches in Turkey are magnificent, and each area has its own distinct appeal. Bodrum and Izmir are well worth a look, and given that the country is located by both the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, you are almost guaranteed warm, crystal blue water for the vast majority of the year. Whether you are looking for incredible sandy beaches for sun lounging, or rocky coves and craggy shorelines for hiking and adventure, Turkey has everything you need when it comes to beaches – and more.

The baths

You haven’t had a bath until you have experienced a Turkish one. Get yourself down to a hamam – there’s one in almost every town and city – and you will experience a bath like no other. Getting scrubbed, washed and massaged at one of these hamams will result in you walking out cleaner and more relaxed than ever before.

The culture

Turkey is the product of a long and eventful history, and much of it is still there to look at and experience for yourself. Book yourself on one of the Ephesus private tours to explore the incredible ruins of an ancient city. Take in the amazing sights and sounds of the mosques and palaces of Istanbul, which have stood for many centuries. And don’t forget to check out the incredible underground city of Cappadocia, which has to be seen to be believed. There is an amazing array of museums to visit, too: the Ottoman palace museum in Istanbul is a big highlight for tourists all over the world.

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Incredible food

Wherever you are in Turkey, there will be local food traditions that you can’t experience anywhere else on the planet. Don’t assume it’s all about doner kebabs, either – at least, not the ones you buy on the way home from the bar. Seafood is huge over in Turkey, and there are amazing dishes and desserts to try out.

Friendly people

The Turks are a friendly bunch, and hospitality comes as second nature to them. You will be made to feel more than welcome and don’t be surprised if you are asked to hang out and spend time with the locals. Many tourists to Turkey come home with tales of being invited to Turkish homes and being served incredible meals and Turkish tea. There is no better way to find out about a culture and country than experiencing its people’s home lives.

Have you ever visited Turkey? Why not share your thoughts about this remarkable country in the comments section below.

 

Say Hola To Spain: How To Make The Most Of An Extended Trip!

There is something about Spain that makes it a country that it’s easy to spend long amounts of time exploring. Home to some incredibly diverse landscapes, the Spanish Pyrenees are a beautiful mountain range, while Sierra Nevada, a gorgeous snow capped mountain range, rises up above the sunshine of Andalucia. Then there are the country’s incredible cliffs in the Northwest, swaddled by Mediterranean coves and white sand beaches. Throughout the country, there are historic villages featuring traditional Spanish architecture, as well as vibrant towns and cities. There is no doubt about it, Spain is somewhere that has a lot to offer every traveller.

5 Sights You Absolutely Must See in Yellowstone

 It’s hard not to have heard of Yellowstone National Park. Some may know it for its feared super volcano, others because of its diverse wildlife or perhaps its renowned geothermal features.  We recently went on a camping adventure in the park and want to share with you 5 unmissable sights you must add to your itinerary when visiting.

5 Spanish Cities You Have To See Before Summer’s Out!

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Summer might be in full swing, but we’ve still got some time left before the holiday season is over. And this especially the case in Spain. When it comes to travelling and visiting different countries, Spain has it all. This stunning European country offers an incredible slice of culture, delicious food, breathtaking views and an interesting history. Although the coasts can get packed at this time of year, the cities often come alive. So if you’re looking to fit in a last minute trip before the sun dies down, here are five Spanish cities to consider seeing.