Barcelona- an awesome city break

Barcelona- an awesome city break

February is a great time of year to escape the grey days in England and look for a little winter sun! We decided on Barcelona.  We took a short 2 hour flight with Ryan Air from East Midlands Airport.  Stepping out into a very comfortable 18 °C, was just what we needed. Booking through Air B&B we found a very comfortable flat, booked for four nights in the Gothic Quarter, as it seemed a good central location within walking distance to…

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Barcelona – our eating experience

Barcelona – our eating experience

When we chose Barcelona, I had a couple of dishes on my food wishlist! – to experience tapas and eat authentic Paella and for the best local food we always follow two rules: 1.  Eat where the locals eat (especially a priest or policeman), not at a place with menus aimed at tourists. 2.  Ask a good local taxi driver! Our faithful taxi driver (Raul – number available on request!) that we used throughout our visit made a few suggestions…

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How to reduce your plastic use on your Travels

How to reduce your plastic use on your Travels

It seems that no matter where you travel in the world, the beaches always have washed up rubbish and are always littered with plastic.    Now, it’s common knowledge that plastic waste is bad for the environment and our oceans, but it is everywhere!. A plastic bag can take hundreds of years to breakdown, yet despite knowing this, every year, millions of plastic items end up in our oceans.  This pollutes and damages the delicate marine life, I’m sure you have…

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Our first time under water – try a discovery dive

Our first time under water – try a discovery dive

I have always loved snorkelling – it gives you that glimpse into another world below from the familiar comfort of the surface.  So, whenever I planned a trip away to warmer tropical climates, I would always make sure that part of the holiday had a few days next to the beach with the best coral reef we could find.  Marianne and I have never really been the kind to sit and sunbathe on a beach for hours, we both get itchy feet…

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Save money on your travels by paying up front

Save money on your travels by paying up front

There are lots of ways that you can save money when travelling – in this post we’ll look at the advantage of paying in advance. When we go on holiday we always choose to book directly rather than through a travel agent (I’ll discuss the reasons for this in a future post) Many hotels and dive resorts allow you to guarantee the booking with your credit card and then pay at the end of your stay.   For years I have…

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Watch this Space !!!

Watch this Space !!!

We are pleased to announce that we are currently putting together a website that will show you the way to TREAD – Travel Responsibly, get fabulous Eats, have awesome Adventures and spectacular Diving. We are part of a growing community of people, that believe that travel is a responsibility – take only photos and leave only memories.  We are going to show you ways to travel for longer, by saving money and help you choose places that you want to…

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