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Revamp Your Home Without Spending Too Much Money

When it comes to decorating or renovating your beloved home, we are all aware that it can cost a lot of money. However, there are some little tips and tricks that can help keep the costs down, whilst still getting the same end result.  

To begin with, let’s start in the kitchen. It could be said that the kitchen is the most important room in the entire house. For the majority of us, the kitchen is the most used room in the house. We reportedly spend 12% of our lives in the kitchen, which is almost around 2.8 hours a day, whether we may be cooking or socialising. With this being said, we need to ensure the kitchen is well looked after. It’s been said that kitchen upgrades can increase the value of your home significantly. However, this usually comes at a hefty price tag. A complete kitchen makeover is a costly, timely and strenuous task but there are ways to renovate your kitchen without it becoming an inconvenience to your family.

 

Let’s start by exploring the idea of investing in acrylic kitchen splashbacks by Simply Plastics. Contemporary acrylic kitchen splashbacks are an ideal alternative to both glass and tiling. They are also a cheaper alternative too. Plastic splashbacks give an almost instant, amazingly clean, glossy, modern and shiny look to any room or space.

 

Maintaining the splashbacks glossy shine is also so easy and only takes a bit of water and a soft cloth to wipe them over and remove any marks. These acrylic kitchen splashbacks are also extremely impact resistant. They are 10 times tougher than glass when it comes to withstanding impact.

 

Moving onto rejuvenating your tired cabinets. Replacing cabinets can be very pricey so if your cabinets aren’t too old and aren’t in too much of a bad state, it’s time to add a fresh paint of coat or a dark wood stain. This simple task can easily update your cabinets and, a fresh coat of a white high glass paint will lighten and open up the room.  

 

Lastly, a great way to add character to your house it to add your own personal touch to it. Pull out and dust off them old photographs and hang them proudly on the prominent walls around your house. This will intrigue visitors and allow people to get an insight into your own personal life. Whether they are wedding photographs or pictures of your travels, they will add that personal touch to transform a house into a home.

 

With all that being said, don’t delay! Revamp your house now and do so at a price that suits you!

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Alternative Uses for Your Attic

Home renovations can be a fun and enjoyable (albeit expensive) past time if you’re the creative type that likes to work on projects! It can be a very worthwhile task to go around each room in your house one-by-one and work your way around renovating each one. Once you’ve done your bedrooms, kitchen, living rooms and bathrooms, there’s potentially the biggest room in the house just waiting to be remodelled and repurposed – your attic! Your attic can be an untapped room for creativity in your home and shouldn’t be overlooked. In today’s modern world of design there’s plenty of inspiration to be found regarding how you can use your attic in new and useful ways. If your attic is sat gathering dust, read on for some of the best ways to alter your loft space.

Chill Out
An attic is a great place to get away from the rest of the house and the rest of the family. As it is so far away from the rest of the house, it can often be very quiet and a place of solace from the hustle and bustle of family life! With this in mind, a perfect use for your attic is to repurpose it into a chill out zone for anyone that needs it. This can be for you and your partner, or even the kids if they need a quiet place to read or do homework. This is very open to interpretation so you can get super creative with this! Why not fit a plush carpet to the floor to make a super comfortable layer, and then fill the space with beanbags and huge pillows on the floor? This will also complement getting some large skylights put into the roof to give you a beautiful view of the sky, and will make the perfect chill out zone to listen to music or read in peace. If you’d prefer to keep this room more secluded too, you can fit a loft hatch instead of a large entrance way that will keep the room separate from the rest of the house.

Hobby Zone
If you’re particularly passionate about something, or possibly even run your own business, your attic can be a great work or hobby space as it allows you to dedicate an entire room to the task at hand and it separates this from the rest of your home. This means your dedicated room will be out the way for visitors or other family members and will be a private space! You can always make the space bigger with lots of skylights and lighting in order to help you practise your craft, and then start by fitting a desk to one wall or in a corner of the room to make the first part of the workspace. You can transform walls into mood boards or notice boards filled with important information and inspiration and then create a space dedicated to whatever you like doing in your spare time, whether it’s DJing, arts and crafts, photography or games!

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6 of the Best Scottish Whisky Distillery Tours

Scotland, deep within the heart of the UK, is incredibly famous for its whiskey. Other than kilts, bagpipes and haggis; whisky is a big part of the culture. Now, for those who love whisky, what’s better than a tour around a distillery? A distillery that produces mass amounts of the fine-tasting substance to be precise!

 

Luckily, there are plenty of amazing whisky tours around Scotland. To put it into context; Speyside, the region that hosts the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, has over 50 tours alone. So, throughout the whole of the country you won’t go short for choice.

 

With so many options, it can be difficult to decide which one to go to. In addition, it may take a while to get to them if you go to more than one. To enable you to fit them into your schedule, you could arrange a form of travel.


This could be public transport, or you could hire a car for your stay. You could find the best prices on somewhere like Holiday Autos, but there are also local places you can find around Scotland.

 

Here are six of the best Scottish whisky distillery tours…

 

Edradour, Highlands

 

Although this may be one of the smaller distillery’s dotted around Scotland, it is extremely popular. Waves of visitor’s head to Edradour each year to witness the whisky-making process. Why? Well, because it is the same process that existed during the Victorian times!

 

It is very scenic at Edradour and people admire the white cottage-like buildings and the stunning stream that runs through it. Plus, being just two hours from the major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is easily accessible.

 

During the tour you’ll be provided with tonnes of information, and you’ll then have chance to try some whisky in the old Malt Barn at the end.

 

Auchentoshan, Lowlands

 

If you’re staying in Glasgow, then this distillery will be closest and best option. Just jump on the train at central station and you’ll be there in no time. Anyway, at Auchentoshan you’ll be able to learn about some of Scotland’s lighter whiskies.

 

They deploy a fascinating triple distillation process and you’ll be exposed to that which is magnificent. As part of the tour, you can sample three of Auchentoshan’s original whisky’s as well as one from either the Bowmore or Glen Garioch range.

 

Springbank, Campbeltown

 

Despite it being a little bit more difficult to access, it is definitely worth it! It is by far one of the most traditional distilleries throughout Scotland and is comprised of two distillery facilities. You’ll also get to witness their unique distilling process.

 

No avenues of barred during this tour, and you’ll even get to see the floor maltings aspect of the process. Then, you’ll be able to taste some of their outstanding malt which is superb.

 

Arran Distillery, Isle of Arran

 

Arran Distillery is situated amongst truly beautiful surroundings. The island is commonly recognized as ‘Scotland in miniature’ and you can see why. The greenery and hills in the background are breath-taking.

 

Now, as for the whisky making; you’ll be able to see the whole process and even try some Arran Gold Cream Liqueur. All you need to do is hop on a train or ferry from Glasgow.

 

Benromach, Speyside

 

If you’re into your whisky, you’re probably already aware of the Benromach distillery. They have won a multitude of awards for their fantastic range of malts. In recent times; Benromach has been spearheaded by Gordon & MacPhail.

 

Amazingly, it fetches its water from the base of the Romach hills, and is actually the smallest distillery within the region of Speyside!

 

Ardbeg, Islay

 

Arberg is a very famous whisky and is associated with Islay and peaty whisky’s. So, to visit this distillery is a dream come true for whisky fans. However, it isn’t just a distillery tour, it is more like a pilgrimage.

 

The location is huge and the grounds are terrific! You may be thinking what makes it so special, right? So, within the world of whisky, people often refer to Islay as being the original home of whisky!

Why South America is the Hot New Destination

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Every year, a new country takes off in popularity due to its local style, cultural cuisine, or breathtaking landscapes. From Iceland to Ireland, Japan to Sudan, the world

has something to offer on every continent.

Why South America is the Hot New Destination Travelers often plan their vacations in advance, taking advantage of up and coming regions, and eagerly reporting back to their friends and family about just how magical their time away was. 2017 marks the year of South America; vivacious nightlife, timeless sightseeing opportunities, and unforgettably delectable dishes are only a few of the reasons why your next trip will be to the countries just south of the Panama Canal.

Argentina’s Charm and Flair is Addictive
Ever visited a country that is equal parts captivating cities, staggering architecture, flowing rivers, snow-capped mountains and lush forests? Booking a trip to Argentina is the multi-faceted choice, covering everything the country has to offer. Buenos Aires is the seductive capital, exuding romance and creative expression to all who visit.

Just northeast, the Tigre Delta entices travelers to sail the gentle waterways via catamaran along twisting vegetation and floating homes.

Bariloche is an alpine wonderland, complete with incredible slopes for snowboarders and skiers to frolic upon. After a long day of outdoor adventure, unwind with a steaming hot espresso in one of the many local coffeehouses. Then top the day off with South America’s finest, locally produced chocolates. For travelers looking for even more Alpine scenery, head to the Seven Lakes, a route that extends between San Martín de los Andes and Villa La Angostura, featuring views of expansive mountains and forest.

It’s perfect for a moment of calm in your busy schedule.

Colombia is Hip to the Coffee Culture

If there’s one thing that never goes out of style, it’s coffee. Around the world, humans have enjoyed their cup of joe for centuries, and the deep mocha colored magic drink has remained mostly unchanged from its origins. Did you know that every 2 out of 10 cups of coffee comes from Colombia? In Colombia, the coffee cherry is grown at high altitudes in small crops with a gentle, wet process that results in unique flavor combinations. If you’re looking for the pinnacle coffee experience, plan a Colombia tour.

 

If you don’t know in which region of Colombia your favorite bean is grown, you will after your trip. Locals are keen to share what makes their favorite variety more bright, rich, or creamy (depending on their taste). However, avoid anything called ‘tinto’ on a menu; this means it’s basic coffee that can be prepared any way without the care and process that a premium cup of Colombian java traditionally has.

Wine and Dine Like Never Before in Santiago de Chile
Truly a destination for the senses, Santiago boasts a rich coastline fragrant with vineyards and wineries, dedicated to producing the world’s most flavorful wines. Just outside the city is Casablanca Valley, where you’ll be delighted with various wine tastings and tours to pique your interest in the country’s most loved variety: Carménère. To complement the fine wine, indulge in fresh Chilean cuisine, an entirely new culinary experience for vacationers.

Authentic recipes are cooked with gentle spices like bay leaf and ginger and can be easily paired with a glass of your choice.

Complete your Chilean experience with a meal at El Huerto, uniting vegetarian alternatives with classic dishes in an innovative way. Savor fresh quesadillas stuffed with sauteed vegetables, brown rice dishes covered with sweet pumpkin and tomatoes, and desserts such as creamy panna cottas or a fluffy mousse.

While most trends change, the magic and intrigue of Chile, Peru, Brazil and other countries will continue to dazzle the locals and travelers who stay there. Join in on the fun and create the experience of a lifetime by booking a South America tour that’s customized to perfection, highlighting your interests and preferences.

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Keeping your blog’s content relevant – tips to diversify your articles

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When it comes to writing, those who have been gifted with raw talent have the amazing opportunity to share their passion with the world through blogging. If you have managed to put together a blog that has gained visibility and now hundreds or even thousands of people access your posts with regularity, your main priority probably is to keep your site visitors engaged and your content relevant. Although it may be impossible for your articles to always benefit from the same appeal, there are ways in which you can diversify them and thus prevent your audience from ever getting bored while reading your blog. Here are a few tips in which you can manage meeting this goal:

 

What do people want to read?

One question you always need to ask yourself, before you start writing an article for your blog, is if the topic you are focusing on is something people would want to get into. Although it is perfectly fine for you to write an essay about yourself from time to time, something that is of great meaning to you personally, in the majority of time, you should opt for content that actually allows readers to obtain useful and interesting information. Including some fun facts in your articles, sharing useful insights and focusing on widely-popular topics such as food, money, hobbies, traveling, TV series and so on, are aspects that can improve the quality and appeal of your content. Before posting an article try to figure out: is this something people would share on Twitter and Facebook? And the answer to that will tell you if your blog is actually something people will want to read. 2017 Statistics show that there are 500 million Tweets sent everyday, so if your name becomes relevant on Twitter and Facebook, your blog also becomes relevant, and thus yourself as a writer. Therefore, the ultimate tip for blog writers is to put your readers first, find topics that are of general interest and leave the rest up to your raw talent.

 

Don’t focus on a single niche

One mistake bloggers tend to do is focusing on a single niche, or building their blogging site around a single topic. This will limit your options in terms of writing, and you will soon deal with difficulties in actually finding something new and interesting to share with your readers. Choose a more flexible approach to blogging, and switch between themes with regularity. Let’s say today you are talking about the latest political events in your blog, tomorrow you can switch to a lighter topic, such as writing about your favorite Netflix series or advice on how to remodel a living room on a budget. Keep things diversified, interesting and don’t ever give your readers the chance to get bored with your content by always revolving your articles around the same subject.

 

End your articles in a personal note

Regardless if some of your articles are based on more serious topics, such as an unfortunate local incident, or a political event that has recently occurred, and you might want to adopt a more objective approach, always end your essays in a personal note. Readers are more drawn to content that is written in a friendly, personal manner, so skip out on the formal writing style, and make each article your own by adding a personal touch to it.

 

Engage in new activities and live new experiences

 

The secret of being a successful blog writer is to always have a fresh perspective on things. In order to actually get into the depth a certain topic, you will need to be properly informed, and that goes beyond researching, reading statics or impressions from other people. Engaging in new activities, living new experiences will contribute to the quality of your blogging content. Getting the inspiration you need to actually write great articles will be impossible if your daily schedule consists solely of going to college or work and blogging. Get out there, live your life to the fullest, and your creativity will certainly peek, and words will start flowing naturally.

Writer’s block can happen even to the best of bloggers, so seeking some help from time to time is normal. If you want to keep your audience constantly engaged, then the content of your blog needs to be first of all qualitative, and second diversified. Considering how many writers have started blogging nowadays, losing the interest of your site visitors can easily happen, so it’s up to you to find ways in which you can maintain your posts always attention drawing and interesting. Use the few tips mentioned above whenever you are dealing with a writer’s block, and you will surely keep your readers pleased and captivated.  

Author: Smriti Gupta

 

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Create an Inviting Hallway for Your Home

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If you’re particularly house-proud, you will know how satisfying it is to go around the different rooms in your house and renovating them or re-doing them in order to get your house looking perfect for the season or the way you want it that year. There is so much fun and satisfaction to be had in going through the kitchen, the bedrooms and the living room picking out sofas, beds and storage for your house. One of the rooms in the house that gets overlooked quite frequently is the hallway or the landing areas, however. As the hallways is part of the entrance to your home, this can be a really important part of your house that you may have forgotten about. This is the area that people will see first, and can’t be ignored! Here are a few tips to make the most of this important but frequently missed area of your home to make an impression and have some fun with designing it.

Colours
As this may be the first time you have re-done your hallway since you’ve been in your current home, it may be a challenge to start thinking about the way you want it to be. Most people start with lighter colours as hallways can be quite dark, narrow and sometimes window-less. Light colours will brighten up the space and make it feel like a more open space. Having something neutral will also mean that you can put pretty much anything in the space and get the most from it. However, with this in mind, you might not have used darker colours much around the home and might have been looking for a place to be creative. Hallways can the perfect place to choose a bold colour that might not be suitable for the bedroom or living room for example, and will allow you to experiment and see what you like.

Furniture
The next thing to decide on is what furniture you want in your hallway – if any at all! If you have a hallway large enough, it’s the perfect place for an oak sideboard that you can fill with your favourite decorative items and ornaments. It can be a pretty way to introduce guests to your home and will allow you to show off your style and creativity. You could also place a chest of drawers here too which you can place cherished photos on and store useful things in the drawers such as keys, dog leads, spare walking socks, scarves, hats and gloves that all the family can grab at the last minute!

Accessories
No room in the house would be complete without accessories and your hallway is no different! Consider items that will go with your colour scheme of the walls and furniture. If you have a small entrance you don’t want to keep it too busy as this will crowd the space and make it feel a lot smaller. Choose some of your favourite artwork to go on the wall that will complement the décor and that will make your guests feel welcome when they come into the home. Other practical accessories you can consider could be items such as coat stands, shoe racks and umbrella stands in order to give people a designated place to leave their belongings when they stop by.

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Tips for living off a state pension

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The Daily Mail reported that the flat-rate state pension introduced last year is worryingly low – at just £159.99 per week – and that’s if you’ve managed to work at least 35 years of full national insurance contributions.

 

“A Freedom of Information request found that only 41 per cent of the 153,990 who claimed a state pension for the first time, got this amount,” reports the Daily Mail. With this figure in mind, it’s tricky to imagine being able to live purely off a state pension but this is the case for many. Here are a few tips detailing how you can make the most of your state pension money.

Could you downsize?

The amount you are left with each week doesn’t really leave room to pay a mortgage if you still have one, let alone expensive heating bills in a large home. Consider your happiness, rather than being sentimental and if you can, downsize to a home that you can afford the payments on.

 

You could be in the position to agree to a Lifetime mortgage arrangement, visit your mortgage provider and discuss your options. However, if you have paid off your mortgage on your home, a better option in order to live comfortably for the rest of your life could be to release some equity. This allows you to enjoy some spare spending money to enjoy your retirement and ensure the bills are paid.

Cut your spending

It’s an obvious one, but are you doing all you can to keep your expenditure at a minimum? Food is expensive these days, but when you compare something like chicken breasts to a whole chicken, it makes sense to create three meals out of the latter. Swapping to cheaper supermarkets – such as Lidl, Aldi or Asda – is another way of cutting costs.

 

Make shopping trips fun and looks for bargains, and keep your food waste to an absolute minimum. By browsing around you can find many websites with good advices on how to reduce cost like this blog where you will find meal plans and shopping lists to help you eat for a week on as little as £40. If you are living on a state pension, cutting any unnecessary spending can help the amount you receive go much further.  

Cut any bad habits

Gambling and smoking have no place in your new budget lifestyle, plus, they’re simply not very good for you. However, if you love going dancing, or to the theatre, make sure you find a way to keep these things in your life!

 

Happiness is still key and with amazing deals on cinema tickets, cheap standing tickets at the theatre and even free dance classes you can still enjoy these things on a budget. Check out a site such as Groupon, where you can find coupons and deals that can help you continue enjoying fun things while keeping costs low.

Look after your health

Even though we’re very lucky in this country to have the NHS, care is really expensive long term. You can prevent things running downhill by keeping yourself fit, and as a wise person once said, you have two doctors; your left leg and your right leg so what are you waiting for? Go exploring!

 

If you are receiving only a state pension, it is possible to make it work for you. Take on some of these tips that can help you lead a happier, healthier life with a little more change in your pocket.

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How to Prepare for a Decorating Project

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When you decide to carry out your own DIY projects, there are a few things that you need to do in preparation to ensure everything flows smoothly. The last thing you want is to get ready to paint, and find out you don’t have the right tools, or that you need to spend the next 30 minutes wiping down surfaces before you can begin. Preparation is key when it comes to any decorating project, and these points below cover everything you need to do to be ready to get stuck into your decorating.

Spring Clean

The very first thing you should do before any decorating begins is give the room your working on a thorough clean. It’s important to clean the room from top to bottom to ensure you have every last bit of dirt and dust, as you don’t want this floating around and sticking to the wet paint whilst you decorate. If you try to paint a dusty room, you will end up with bumps and bobbles in the paint that you won’t be able to remove unless you strip the paint back. It’s also beneficial to spring clean the room as you can throw away any items that have accumulated over the months that you no longer want or need. This will help to free up some space and make the room feel lighter and spacious when you’ve finished your decorating.

Create Space

Dependant on the room that you’re choosing to decorate, you’re more than likely going to need to reshuffle the furniture in order to create some space for you to move around with ladders and so on. You don’t want to have to carry out an assault course between your furniture pieces just to reach the wall, so position everything in a sensible location, piling some items (safely) on top of each other and making sure there’s plenty of room to move around. You could even look at moving some furniture pieces out of the room for the meantime, just until your room is ready to move them back in again.

Protect Furniture

To ensure your furniture is kept in the best condition throughout the decorating process, it’s really important to cover everything up. By covering your furniture in tarpaulins or old sheets you can prevent any paint or dirt from marking your furniture. It’s really difficult to remove paint from furniture pieces, so you really want to avoid this happening if possible. This will also be useful for resting items on there for easier use, knowing no damage will be caused to your furniture pieces.

Clothing Essentials

You want to make sure you have the right clothing to do your decorating in. The last thing you want to do is ruin your favourite jumper, so dig out your old clothes and use those for your DIY projects. Try to avoid wearing long sleeved tops as this can cause issues when trying to paint the wall and your sleeves get in the way and mark the paintwork. Similarly, you want to ensure you have the right shoes on when using ladders, as this will keep you safe and prevent any unwanted accidents.

Air it Out

Paint fumes can be harmful if too many are inhaled, so it’s really important to open the windows and keep as much air flowing through the room as possible. If you leave your windows closed when decorating the room then you’ll find that the fumes build up and will cause headaches and so on. It will also help to air the paint out and help the walls to dry properly.

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Top Tips to Get Your Garden Ready for Autumn

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As we draw closer to the autumn season, it’s time to prepare the garden to ensure it’s ready for the colder months ahead. Many people think that once summer is over, the gardening tasks stop until spring arrives, but that isn’t the case at all. Autumn is a great season for the garden, as you have so many different tasks and the overall focus is to have a general tidy up. If you’re unsure of exactly what you need to do to prepare your garden this autumn, then continue reading for some handy tips to help you out.

Clean Out the Greenhouse

Throughout the summer you may have carried out multiple gardening projects in your greenhouse, which can result in it becoming a bit of a mess. From empty packaging, to dirty tools, there’s always a need to give your greenhouse a bit of a spring clean (for autumn). Start by sorting through any rubbish that has gathered in the greenhouse and throw it away or, if possible, recycle it. You can then focus on what needs to be in the greenhouse and sorting it into a neater, organised fashion. Once you have everything organised and tidy you can then give your greenhouse interior a good clean and make sure there is no dirt, excess soil or water that has gathered from project to project.

Wash Your Greenhouse

The exterior of your greenhouse can become quite dirty over the summer, with lots of dust gathering on the glass and all kinds of unwanted plants growing up the sides and in the corners, so it’s really beneficial to give your greenhouse a good wash down before the next season arrives. There are different ways to clean your greenhouse dependant on whether it’s a wooden greenhouse, aluminium greenhouse or a glass greenhouse, so make sure you check exactly how to clean the exterior before using any products on the materials. By cleaning your greenhouse before autumn arrives you will make it much easier when it comes to washing it down again before winter, as the surfaces will be easier to clean and dirt will remove with less effort.

Lawn Maintenance

When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, the grass in your garden will grow like there’s no tomorrow. You want to make sure that you have cut the lawn to a sensible level for the colder months, as it won’t grow anywhere near as fast as it has been doing over the past few months. Give your lawn a good cut and trim down the edges to ensure no weeds or unwanted plants have grown there. You should then check the lawn every few days to ensure it’s still looking in good condition. Many people avoid mowing their lawns from September to March, but there’s no reason why you can’t mow the lawn when you’ve had a dryer patch of weather. The main thing to remember is that you should avoid doing anything to your lawn when its wet or muddy, because this can cause long-lasting damage to the grass which won’t look good when the spring arrives.

Pond Care

Having a pond in your garden is a great way to add character to the space you have, as well as enabling you to welcome all kinds of wildlife into your home. To keep the wildlife protected and happy, you need to put some netting over your pond for the autumn and winter seasons. This will simply prevent any leaves from falling into the water and causing the filters to block, as well as decontaminating the water. The netting can then be cleaned off every now and then which is much easier than trying to fish the leaves and other debris out of the water itself.

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Tips for a Wonderful Family Glamping Trip

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From a young age, camping is one of those activities that brings so much excitement and adventure and endless memories. From toasting the marshmallows over the fire, to building a fort out of sticks in the woods and making strange shapes on the tent wall with the torch. As you get older and start to take your little one’s camping, however, there are often a few important things to consider making sure the children are happy and settled, whilst still ensuring they have a fabulous adventure. This is where the wonderful world of glamping comes in, making your camping trip that little bit more glamorous and enjoyable for all the family!

The Right Location/Site

Choosing the right location and site is the most important factor when taking your family on a glamping trip. The first thing to do is decide on the kind of place you want to go to, somewhere with plenty of beautiful walks and things to occupy the kids. You can then start to look at the sites available around the area, which will help you to narrow down your choices. When searching for the right site, be sure to check reviews from previous campers, and check what facilities you have available, as this is key when you have children.

Friends and Family

Camping adventurous are always better with a group, and what better way to spend your time away than with your close friends and family. Glamping is so much fun, and when you have a group of you there’s room to make even more amazing memories. The children will keep themselves happy and entertained, whilst the grownups can enjoy some good food and conversations around the camp fire!

Tents, Tepees and Campervans

Deciding on your accommodation style when camping is now much more exciting than it used to be. You no longer have just the choice of a tent, as many glampers are now opting for stylish tepees, camping pods and even campervans with a cosy campervan bed. These options are ideal for glamping with the family, as you know you’ll be warm and dry no matter what the weather may decide to do, whilst also ensuring you have a comfortable spot for the little ones to sleep. Decide on the accommodation style that suits you best to make sure your camping trip is as good as it can be.

Traditional Treats

When it comes to camping, the food is always going to be limited and needs to be chosen in advance to ensure you have everything you want and need. You have to ensure you have all of the camping essentials for those cosy nights around the fire, with the most important treat being a selection of delicious marshmallows to toast and melt. Tasty crisps and dips are also perfect for taking on your adventures, as you can keep them stored in a cool place without having to worry about their shelf life.

Let Your Creativity Flow

Adventures are the main event throughout your camping trip, as they are the exciting stories you and your children will be telling all of your friends about when you get home. Being as creative as possible throughout your glamping trip will ensure that you and your family have an amazing time filled with laughter and new experiences. Whether it’s an adventurous walk through the woods, a fun nature trail around the camp site or even just some DIY crafts to decorate the tents or campervan with, so can get your little ones involved with some creative activities that will make their trip fun and exciting.