Handy tips when caravanning

This blog will help you when caravanning away. My family and I have been on caravan holidays since I was quite young. We started off in a static caravan in Cromer, Norfolk and went most school holidays. We then stopped as it was not as convenient as we had a dog and the caravan site was not dog friendly.

As a family we had a break from caravanning for a number of years but decided about 8 years ago to get a tourer caravan as we could go to different places and take our dog. We basically bought the caravan for the dog, he is very spoilt. Olly our dog loves going on his adventures in the caravan.

Here are some tips I would highly recommend.

  • Check out the local area and see how far it is to the areas you want to visit.
  • Wifi. Some sites do not have great wifi  so always check 1st.
  • Read reviews of sites as it a good giveaway of what the sites facilities are like.
  • If you are sleeping on the bed that is made up make sure you turn the cushions upside down as you will not feel all the ridges.
  • For the best comfort get a duvalay they are so comfortable.https://www.duvalay.co.uk/duvalay-freshtec-sleeping-bag
  • Get a Mia Tui Alex bag to take over to the shower block. They fold up and a perfect size to take all your stuff to the shower block.https://miatui.com/collections/alex-folding-travel-bag-1
  • If you can choose your caravan pitch look at map before hand to see where you want to be.
  • Take spare blankets as some nights it can get quite cold.
  • If travelling with a dog have a box of all their stuff together.
  • Use shower as an extra storage. We always use the shower block for showers.
  • Use a old milk bottle and cut off the top to use as a bin.
  • Don’t forget your chairs to sit outside.
  • If you join the Caravan and Motorhome club and using your caravan several times a year and like using wifi join for the year as it is better value.
  • We always use Crocs as they are quick and easy to pop on.

Finally I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog. If you would like to read any of my other blogs please click on this link  https://rosinaslifeisnice.co.uk

Dog friendly places to go in Lincoln

As a family we like to go to places with our dog Olly. I thought I would write a list of dog friendly places to go in Lincoln to help readers who have dogs. Here are some of the places who are happy for me to share these with you. I will be updating this list as soon as I find other places. If you know of other places please comment below and I will get in touch with these places to get permission

  • Starbucks Drive Thru 7 Flavian Road LN2 4GR
  • Basecamp Coffee 12 Steep Hill LN2 1LT
  • Coffee Bobbins 28 The Strait LN2 1JD
  • The Duke William 44 Bailgate LN1 3AP (They allow dogs in front bar area of the pub and the beer garden.)
  • The Wig and Mitre 32 Steep Hill Lincoln LN2 1LU (They allow dogs in the bar areas)
  • Caunton Beck Newark Road Caunton Newark NG23 6AB (They allow dogs in the bar areas)
  • Bottle & Glass High Street Harby Newark NG23 7EB (They allow dogs in the bar areas)

 

 

My stay at Aloft Excel London

I stayed at the Aloft on the Friday night during the move it dance event. The 1st impressions of this hotel were excellent just a short walk from Prince Regent tube station and to the excel. I picked this hotel as it was the closest hotel to the excel and did not want to walk far on my own. I was so pleased to be able to check in to my room at 10.50 am which was very early. I was really impressed with the room it was a great size. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was very open which could be difficult if sharing with friends. I had breakfast and a snack lunch and both were excellent. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

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Hi I am Helen and I love saving money. This website is my 1st attempt so I am still learning how it all works. I will writing about travel in particular great money saving tips on trains, hotels and all things travel. I will also publish dog friendly places to go as I have a dog and like travelling with him.
I am very keen on fitness and regularly go to dance classes and the gym. My favourite class is DDMIX. I love going to DDMIX 3 or 4 times a week. The classes are great fun and a great workout with lots of different styles of dance. I have been incredibly lucky to do DDMIX with the amazing Darcey Bussell 4 times. I also enjoy going to body balance classes on a weekly basis.
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