10 Things I Regret Not Seeing In Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is one of the most electric cities in the world, and although I have travelled to Holland twice in my life there are a few things that I didn’t do/see that Iregret.

    1# Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
    Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanical gardens in existence today with a beautiful hexagonal pavilion.

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    How To Book a Gals/Group Holiday.

    How to book a gals/group holiday
    This doesn’t just have to be a gals holiday, it can be
    applied to booking any other adventure but I came across these little tips and
    tricks whilst booking a holiday with my friends.
    The main things you need to think about when booking a
    holiday with a group of people are these factors;

    Budget – Are you all
    on the same wave length for budgets?
    Location – where do
    you want to go that will cater for all the group?
    Dates – when is
    everyone free? Do you want to go at peak times?
    Airport – What
    airport is the easiest/cheapest to fly from?

    Trying to make decisions when putting all these factors into
    place can be quite stressful.
    When booking within a group, knowing how many everyone want
    to/can spend on a holiday is probably the most important factor.
    Work out max budget PP, and go from there. If you book as a group (group
    booking) then it tends to be a lot cheaper PP.
    If there is a large group of you going, then its best to go
    somewhere that has a bit of everything. One person may want to sit by the pool
    all day, one may want to snorkel in the sea or one may want to just get pissed
    and be a fool. I found the perfect locations for this is Tunisia, Benidorm,
    Ibiza, and Greece.
    All these locations are all guaranteed sun and fun.
    For me this is the second most important factor when booking
    a holiday. Do you want to go when the weather is nice but there aren’t many
    people around, so may/June or later on in the year September or do you want to
    go when the party season is in full swing?
    If you do want to go in peak season, then you have to expect to pay a lot more
    In 2016 we did a girls holiday to Benidorm in early September, temperatures hit
    mid 30’s, party scene was still in full swing but not too much and the
    flight/accommodation was a lot cheaper, so for me off peak is perfect.


    This may seem like an obvious one to you, but living in
    South Wales our local airport is Cardiff Airport, and as it’s a small airport
    there aren’t many flights that fly to and from there ,so booking flights will always be
    more expensive. I tend to book flights from Bristol Airport, which is about an
    hour away from Cardiff but as its bigger and more flights leave there every day
    it’s a lot cheaper. Obviously if you live near London, then you are very lucky
    as flights from Luton, Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, London City and Southend
    are always at least half the price than most other airports in the UK.
    How to book a gals/group holiday

    Now that all the nitty gritty details have been worked out,
    here comes the fun part… BOOKING!


    Sky scanner is a great website/app to research flights. (If you don’t know
    what that is, check out my blog post here).
    TIP: When searching for flights, go incognito. Websites such
    as Sky scanner & EasyJet all use cookies. DON’T FALL INTO THE TRAP.


    Location, location, location is the most important thing when booking
    accommodation. It’s all well and good paying £20 a night, but when you have to
    walk an hour in 30degree heat just to get to the beach/civilisation is not ideal.

    TIP: Be careful
    of a security deposit. So many times, I’ve been stood at a reception and they
    have asked me for a security deposit and me being oblivious. When booking,
    especially accommodation, read the small print.

    – Airbnb is the best choice for me. If there is a lot of
    you, the cheaper it will be. You also get a kitchen, so if you’re on a budget,
    winner winner.

    – Hotels are great, but only when you find a good deal. Went
    on an all-inclusive holiday as an adult last year and loved it.
    First Choice, Virgin Holidays, Thomas Cook, and TUI are great for booking all
    inclusive, half board and self-catering holidays.

    TIP: Whenever
    booking flights/accommodation, if you book for the entire group it will always
    be cheaper individually.

    Not that you are
    all booked, all you need to do is learn some of the language (Thank you, hello,
    goodbye are my go to phrases) and get the cocktail money ready. (my tips on how
    to save money for travel is here)


    I hope you use some of these tips if you’re booking a
    holiday this year!

    If so, where are you heading?

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    17 Things You Need to Know Before Visitng Cardiff.

    Things You Need to Know before Visitng Cardiff
    We are not English – We may speak the English language here in South Wales, but we are not English. Whenever I travel abroad, and I say I’m from Wales, people always think it’s part of England. It’s not.
    Match Days – If you a rugby fan, then Match Days are for you. Cardiff is the host for six nations, Heineken cup & world cup. But if you don’t like big crowds, rowdy people then stay well away from the town centre.

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