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5 ways to discover more outdoors

Today’s Britain is a society of Netflix devotees, Youtube starlets and online gamers, as a nation we spend 90% of our time indoors, why! As a travel blogger it’s my passion to get out there, explore, and immerse myself in new activities. Here, I give you 5 ways you can shake up your routine and explore more outdoors.

Discover new cultures

Travel is all about discovery and pushing your limits. How many photos have you seen of the limestone caves of Thailand, or the selfie on the edge of the Grand Canyon? When considering your next holiday ask yourself, how can you make the most of the surrounding areas, check for inspiring walks and seek out the best viewpoints.

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Explore more locally

Travel isn’t always about catching a plane. Can you say you’ve discovered all your surrounding areas have to offer? I’m blessed to base in Teesside, which is positioned on the verge of the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland & the East Coast. We spend our weekends taking local walks, it costs nothing but time to get out there!

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Mountains & Hikes

Set yourself a challenge, this month my fiancé is taking part in the 3 peak challenge which consists of climbing the 3 largest mountains in the UK (England, Scotland & Wales) in 24 hours. Not quite up to this extreme? No problem, choose one and take a leisurely stroll up, we promise the views from the top will be worth the hike.

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Say no to hotels, say yes to alternative accommodation

A weekend away? A hotel? Been there, done that! Research alternative accommodation surrounding your chosen destination, how about a narrow boat on the canal? Or a Treehouse in the forest? Canopy and Stars have something to suit everyone.

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Take up an outdoor activity

Find something you love doing outdoors, for me that’s Geocaching. No matter where you are there is always a Geocache close by. The worldwide outdoor treasure hunt has allowed us to discover a range of area’s we would never have visited. Thank you Geocaching!

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Have you any further tips for discovering the outdoors? Share them!

Article in conjunction with Canopy & Stars*

How to bag a role as Cabin Crew

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It’s one of the most sort after roles a travel enthusiast can hope for and with thousands of men and women competing for the same roles within the same organisations how can you make yourself stand apart from the crowd?

To help you on your mission to bag that job of your dreams we spoke to some of the people in the know. We went to the very horses mouth to find out the tips they wish they were given before they set out on their mission to succeed.

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20 Beach Reads for the Summer

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You know the feeling when you get to the airport and realise you haven’t given your beach read a single thought, then you panic buy the most attractive book in the top 10 section in Manchester Airports WH Smiths, and yes, you pay a premium. Well this year we’ve got you covered, I’ve called upon some wonderful bloggers to share with you their favourite reads for the summer, so grab a notepad and take down these 20 top reads for the summer!

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Packing; the top 10 essentials you’ll need for your trip

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I’ve been asked a on a number of occasions how I travel so light when I’m on a trip, honestly? I really really don’t. It’s important to keep the number of items you take on a trip with you to a minimum, so I’ve given it my best and collated my list of the top 10 items when travelling.

1. Fitbit – yes, I’m a Fitbit addict and after over a years’ worth of ownership I swear by my fitness friend. My Fitbit tracks my steps taken/distance covered/calories burnt whilst on the road and is my number one pick for travelling. It also doubles up as a watch too!

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How to plan an unplanned trip

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This month, we travel to Asia for a 3 week trip. We land in Bangkok airport on a Saturday afternoon and we leave the same airport 3 weeks later, I have a short list of ‘if we get time I’d like to see’ but we are going with the intention of seeing where the wind takes us.

Free-styling our trip got me thinking, how many people are comfortable to travel with no concrete itinerary? So here I’ve put together my top tips of how to plan for an unplanned trip abroad.

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10 cheap places to fly in Europe

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If you, like me, base in the UK then you are fortunate enough to have the wonders of Europe right on our doorstep, whether it’s by flight, boat or train that you choose to travel to access mainland Europe you really can pay only pounds.

So, if your looking to get away this year on the cheap here’s my top pick for Europe breaks.

1. Destination: Prague, Czech Republic
Flights: from £27.49 one way from Manchester Airport

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When’s the cheapest time to book a flight?

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So, if your like me and you constantly search for cheap flights then you’ve probably done a lot of experimenting with different dates, incognito browsers, you get the gist. Well, I read somewhere this week in a Cheapair.com article that the best time to book your flights is EXACTLY 47 days before you fly

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