12 tried and tested ways to get a good deal on a hotel

Wouldn’t it be great if there was just one website where you could always find the best deals, on the best hotels? Sadly hotel booking isn’t that simple but from what I’ve learned, the plethora of booking and review sites out there can actually work in your favor, and if you use all of the information correctly, you can sleep like a king when you travel, even on a tight budget.

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How to prepare for a long haul flight in 10 easy steps

Since moving nearly 5,000 miles away from home, and thanks to my healthy obsession with travelling the world, 10-12 hour long flights, layovers and jet lag have become fairly standard. I'm definitely not complaining...but I know first hand that long journeys, while very exciting, can be uncomfortable, tiring and for some people very scary! On top of that there there’s often little time to rest on arrival as you want to start exploring, there's hosts waiting to entertain you, or you have more travel still to come, so I thought I’d share some tips and tricks for getting to your destination as refreshed and relaxed as possible! 

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Why life IS (and should be) like a photograph

Whether you’re new here or you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I like taking photos. A lot. I’m not a professional photographer, nor is it something I aspire to do full time, but I love photos, I always have and I’m pretty sure I always will. I love the creativity in composition and the emotion that capturing a moment can evoke, minutes, days, months and even years after a shot is taken.  

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How to take stunning engagement photos without being cheesy

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me if I could snap some photos for her Save the Date announcement. I was delighted to be asked and quickly started researching poses and ideas for the shoot before it really dawned on me - the pressure! Gill & Mark turned up at the beach full of nervous excitement and I knew straight away that we all needed to chill out if we were going to achieve the relaxed, fun photos that everyone was after. Most of us don't regularly practice modeling in our spare time, so posing in front of the camera can be intimidating, which is a great reason for engaged couples of have a little practice before their big day. 

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