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First Time Visitors To Prague

First Time Visitors To Prague

Visiting Prague

Danny and Katie will soon be flying to Prague. This will be their first time visiting and they hope to make the most of their visit whilst visiting the beautiful city. There are loads of beautiful places to visit with lot’s of stunning things to see and so much to do in such a short space of time.

They have both been doing their research and making huge lists of things to try and fit in whilst visiting for such a short time. Prague looks absolutely stunning and we can all see why they are wanting to visit.

Places Of Interest

With so much to see and so much to do and the whole city being worthy of exploring it makes it even harder to chose just a few places when you are only in the city for just a few short days. This is why Danny and Katie are considering using a local tour guide so they can get to see Prague at it’s finest.

A local tour guide can costs as little as £14 per person and they will know all the best hidden gems and best places to visit in such a short space of time. They help make the tour personal to your wishes, helping you to get the best from your visit and make some wonderful memories. Seeing Prague with a knowledgeable local tour guide will help you see Prague in your very own personal way. Making your journey fun, interactive and very informative.

First Time Visitors To Prague

A Young Couples Romantic Getaway To Prague

With them being a young couple enjoying their first ever trip abroad together they would like it to be a romantic getaway. Visiting the largest castle complex in the world whilst in Prague is a must for them. How romantic will that be. With Prague being so beautiful they hope to learn some history of the city and capture some beautiful photos to help them remember their journey. They also plan to walk through the quiet and medieval streets and admire panoramic views of the stunning city.

First Time Visitors To Prague

They will both be arriving with their taste buds ready to find out what the locals enjoy to eat and drink. They are both looking forward to trying the locals well-crafted beer and Czech cuiseine. They plan to enjoy their time as much as possible, visit the shops and local food markets, they plan to fit in with the locals as much as possible and enjoy the experience of being in Prague and their way of life.

Their Top 3 Must-Visit List

So with them preparing to travel at the end of the month they are just sorting through their top 3 chosen must-visit tourist spots. Their top 3 are:

First Time Visitors To Prague

Old Town Square – Pragues Old Town Square is said to be one of the most beautiful and romantic city centres on earth. It can be located in the heart of Pragues Old Town and is said to be very picturesque making it a perfect place for them to visit.

First Time Visitors To Prague

Pragues Castle – With it said to be the largest castle complex in the world how could they not go and admire the overwhelming beauty of the largest castle complex. This was fastly added to their must-visit list. A perfect place to visit when on a romantic getaway and feel like they are in a fairytale together.

First Time Visitors To Prague

The Charles Bridge – The Charles Bridge is said to be a remarkable bridge to walk across. It is a stunning bridge to walk across both day and night. Daytime for the stunning views and nightime for a beautiful and magical atmosphere and musical performances. All whilst seeing Pragues Castle shine brightly. This is one of the reasons Prague is known as Disneyland for grownups.

First Time Visitors To Prague

Ontop of these 3 must-see tourist spots they hope to explore Prague and find some nice hidden gems along the way. Either on their own on with a private tour guide is still yet to be decided.

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budget travel, couples travel, Family Travel, Travel

Travel Hacks

Travel Hacks

Very Handy Travel Hacks

There is an art to budget travelling, especially if you’re traveling with kid’s – this creativity is most evident in the resourceful and ingenious ways that parents and travelers make the most of whatever they can fit into their luggage, this is where travel hacks come in very handy.

Below you will find a short video which demonstrates the most innovative travel hacks for hassle-free hosteling.

This is travel inspiration without the perspiration. So whether you’re looking to cut back on costs and add more efficiencies to your packing strategy, look no further as the YHA have it covered in their top 12 hosteling hacks. This is a master class in staying in hostels from those who have it down to a fine art.

Who would have thought you could create a bunk bed cinema or create a speaker out of a mug.

Some great ideas there!

We are loving the look of the multi charger and the fab idea for stopping headphones getting tangled. Some great tips in the video some of which we will be putting in to practice when on our travels next.

I will be the first to admit that I ALWAYS overpack when we go off on our travels, after watching the video I will certainly be taking on board  some of those hacks, what brilliant ideas.

What are you like when you go off on your travels, are you like me and always over-pack or do you travel light?

*Posted in partnership with YHA*

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couples travel, Hotel review, leeds, Travel

Travelodge Leeds Central

Travelodge Leeds central

Our Stay In Leed’s

Recently me and Ian traveled to Leeds, with it being such a long drive away from home     (roughly 190 miles) we stayed in Leeds at Leeds central travelodge. This location was great for us as we had everything local that we wanted/needed, we was close to shops, restaurants and transport links and they was all within walking distance…..Perfect!

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When we arrived the staff was friendly and welcoming, with us not knowing the area they informed us of all good places to visit which was a great help. There is no car park on site so we had a little walk with our luggage, the parking fee is £10 for 24 hours but you can claim a discount from the hotel reception.

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In our room we had:

A nice comfy kingsize bed that was made for arrival

The room was fully equipped with tea and coffee

An En-suite bathroom with hand, hair and body wash

TV with 17 channels

WiFi access 

Dressing table/desk

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We found the travelodge location to be very well situated in the heart of Leeds, a perfect tourist hotspot. The travelodge has a bar area for those like us who are not ones for the night clubs, the hotel was very well situated with plenty of clubs and bars to choose from, we had a nice meal then had drinks in our room with a nice film. After visiting tourist hotspots during the day a relaxing evening in our room was most welcoming and needed.

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After a very comfortable nights sleep we went down for breakfast, there was a choice of a full english or a continental breakfast, this was a self-service eat as much as you like breakfast so you know you will be getting a good start to your day.

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A Good Start To The Day

Whilst I opted for a continental breakfast Ian had a full english. With a choice of yoghurt, cereals, croissants, fruit, toast, tea, coffee and fresh juice, we certainly had a good start to our day.

Our stay with travelodge was very relaxed, we had everything nearby that we needed/wanted. With the location of the hotel being in the heart of everything this made our stay much easier. With breakfast being self-service eat as much as you like, this made our start to the day much easier as we was not waiting around to be served and we knew we was leaving full, giving us a perfect start to our day following a comfortable nights sleep.

Are you off on your travels and needing somewhere to stay, check out travelodge website to see if they can accommodate your stay.

Travelodge has invested £57 million in modernising its hotels across the UK, including new bespoke kingsize beds, making your stay with travelodge even more comfortable.

Disclaimer: we recieved a two night stay in exchange for our review, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.
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Ox Pasture Hall Hotel – Luxury Country Hotel

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A Stunning Country Hotel

Ox Pasture Hall country house hotel is one of a few luxury country hotels england has to offer and is privately owned and recognised as one of the finest hotels in Yorkshire, set in seventeen acres of its own grounds. When we arrived we instantly fell in love, Ox Pasture Hall is oozing rustic style and charm and is very warm and welcoming. The staff was very welcoming and made us feel very welcome. Once we had checked in we couldn’t wait to go for a walk and look at the amazing  breath-taking views on offer. The hotel made a nice romantic getaway, it was so peaceful and extremely relaxing.

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We was shown to our luxury suit, our suit was very well equipped with everything we needed, we even had fresh flowers in the lounge area. We had teas and coffees, bottled waters a choice of still and sparkling. We had a tv, radio, beautiful view of the countryside, what more could we have wanted, it really was the place to stay for a perfect relaxing getaway.

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In our bedroom we had a huge queen size bed that was so comfy we did not want to get out of it. We also had a tv in our room, and we had plenty of hanging and draw space for our belongings.

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In the bathroom we had a choice of a walk-in shower or a nice soak in the bath, I enjoyed an extra long soak in the bath and it was bliss.

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So relaxing, I enjoyed a soak in the bath, with a nice glass bottle of wine and the music on low, I was away kid free so why not.

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And a luxury dreamy bathroom it was too, marble with waterfall taps, his and her basins, how could you not relax in there.

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Afternoon Tea For Two

After we had been shown to our room and unpacked we went off for afternoon tea. There was a lovely selection of finger sandwiches with a choice of smoked salmon and cucumber, finely cut roast beef & ham. Tasty cakes, fresh scones and clotted cream with jam along with a nice pot of tea. Definitely what was needed come 3pm.

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What better way to relax mid-afternoon than enjoying afternoon tea for two in this lovely lounge area with open fire. So peaceful, relaxing and inviting.

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Perfect Location For A Wedding

With its unusual rustic style, charm and picturesque secluded grounds, the Ox Pasture hall hotel would make a perfect setting for a very luxury and romantic wedding. There was a wedding being set to take place while we was there and it all looked so romantic and perfect, me and Ian even discussed renewing our wedding vows there as it really did look a dream setting for that special day. Ox Pasture is chic, stylish and unique, perfect for a country house wedding,

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We was asked on our arrival what time we wanted our evening meal, so we could eat at a time that suited us which I thought was brilliant.

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When we went for our meal the food was out of this world, the food was fresh and so delicious and extremely filling, we certainly did not go hungry during our stay.

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We had a nice table for two, service with a smile and a lovely wide range of exceptional food and drinks to choose from.

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2-Rosettes For Culinary Excellence

Candle lit dinner with a choice of where to dine. You have a choice of, the courtyard restaurant, the only restaurant in Scarborough to have been awarded 2-rosettes for culinary excellence. Or you can dine in the charming bistro where you will find all those family favourites. On those fine summers days you can also dine out on the terrace, overlooking the beautiful gardens and enjoy some of the lovely north yorkshire views.

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After a wonderful nights sleep we went over for breakfast and again we was greeted and seated with a smile and offered a choice of a hot cooked breakfast or a continental breakfast, while I opted for continental Ian chose a hot breakfast.

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We really enjoyed our stay at Ox Pasture hall hotel enjoying the lovely fresh country air, it was such a relaxing, peaceful and friendly place to stay.

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With 17 acres of gardens and ground in the magnificent north york moors national park, close to Scarborough, offers plenty of walking and cycling opportunities nearby

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At Ox Pasture you have a warm welcome, stunning views, fresh country air, superb food, fine wines, champagne, luxury rooms/suits, service with a smile, friendly staff, enchanting gardens and an award-winning restaurant to dine in and much more!

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We felt so relaxed and invigorated after our stay at Ox Pasture. Before we left we had another walk round to walk off some of our breakfast and come across some more beautiful spots to sit and enjoy some last-minute views before heading off. We really didn’t want to leave.

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You can wander round the lovely gardens and take advantage of all the lovely spots to sit and gather your thoughts, or just enjoy the lovely grounds, view and mass of colorful flowers.

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We had a lovely romantic stay is this dreamy, stunning country house hotel, and we would love to go back in the future with the kids and explore lots of the outdoor fun on offer.

Disclaimer: we was offered a complimentary stay with food and drink at Ox Pasture hall hotel, in exchange for our review, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.
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