I’m sure we all have ideas in the back of our minds about bucket list holidays that we want to take. Often, there is something holding us back though. Is it the potential cost? Or maybe the fact that because the trip has to be just perfect, it needs a lot of careful planning? I’ve had many of these trips in the back of mind that I haven’t taken (yet). One trip I have been keen to take for a very long time is a Lapland winter holiday. Crisp powdery fresh snow, clear skies and the Aurora Borealis dancing through the sky. It’s been a dream of mine for years. Or at least it was, until I decided to plan a one week, bucket list trip to Finnish Lapland.

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If you live a fair distance from a theme park or attraction, it’s likely that you will want to make the most of your trip. I find that for many theme parks it’s worth spending a couple of days exploring, especially if it’s not a park you can visit regularly. Alton Towers, deep in the Staffordshire countryside, is one of the those theme parks that you will want to spend some time exploring without being rushed. With a large number of attractions, spread across a large area with beautiful scenery, I always like to spend two days there when I visit. For this reason, I choose to stay at one of the resort accommodation options to make life easier. In this post, I’ll run through some tips on how to make the most of your Alton Towers overnight stay.

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Do you like gin? If so, you’re in the right place. There has been a huge rise in the popularity of gin over the past few years, with craft gins and local distilleries popping up everywhere. You can’t seem to go into a bar without a huge display of gin on the back counter, or a novel sized gin menu. Gin is big right now. There are a few of the big brand names still dominating the market though – Bombay Sapphire being one of those. After talking about visiting their distillery for what seemed like years, we eventually decided to take the plunge and spent an afternoon at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour.

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