The lure of caravanning


Some people love caravanning, and they will get away in their caravan as often as they can. My mother in law and her partner do this, and they spend four weeks a year parked up on a camp site somewhere. They also go away for long weekends too, as they love to get away.


But not everyone understand the lure of caravanning, some would prefer to stay in a hotel and live in luxury for a few weeks. Others prefer to go away and party for a few weeks, while staying in a basic hotel room. Each to their own as I say, but I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss caravanning, as it can be a very luxurious way to spend your vacation.


Not what they used to be


These days, modern caravans are not what they used to be. They are no longer tin cans on wheels that are cold and damp. My aunt’s caravan is like a hotel, it sleeps 6, has a shower room, toilet, kitchen area, and a dining area too. Plus there’s a modern television in there, and plenty of space for everyone to move around in.


When my partner and I go and stay in the caravan twice or three times a year, we take some food, medication, some Po Sum On Medicated Oil, warm or cool clothes depending on the time of the year, and we know we’re going to have a good time. I know we could be staying in a nice hotel somewhere, but we like the privacy of a caravan, and the fact that we don’t have to eat out every night. We can enjoy all of the comforts of home, but in a different location, and we can choose to see as many or as few people as we like.


Beside the sea


We love to stay in a caravan beside the sea, and we love to take walks along the sea front, and enjoy all that the local town has to offer. For us, this is one of the best vacations we can have. We have both travelled the world and we have both stayed in some lovely hotels, but for now, we are more than happy to stay in a caravan, in this country, enjoying all that it has to offer.


Why not give caravanning a try? It’s likely to be a lot better than you think, and who says you can’t enjoy your time away somewhere new?

Why vacation locations mean so much to us



When we think about where we usually go on vacation, or where we have been on vacation in the past, we seem to get quite sentimental. Vacations usually involve happy memories, good times and special occasions. I think this is why vacation locations seem to mean so much to us.


Right now, one of my favorite vacation locations is being taken over by a British television company, who are filming a television series there. I have many fond memories of this location, which is why I’m particularly pleased it is going to appear on television over in the UK.


A lot of sentiment


A lot of people have a lot of sentiment towards places that they go on vacation, because they have enjoyed themselves there. This is particularly the case if they tend to go back to that destination again and again.

Two of my friends head to Vegas every year, and it’s become quite special to them. They have a great time, either by themselves or with their children, and they always look forward to going back.


The memories that we make in these locations help us to feel good about the destination in general.


Some people go back to specific locations because that’s where they got married, or spent their honeymoon. My wife and I were privileged enough to enjoy one of the beautiful Napa Valley Weddings that are held in different venues, and it’s because of our wedding that we head back to the area as often as we can.


Getting away from it all


When we head off on vacation, we do our best to get away from it all. We want to leave everyday life behind for the time being, and for a while we do. This is something that I will be doing in one month: Heading to my favorite vacation destination for a week. It’s in this location that my wife and I create memories, have a great time, and truly relax and unwind.


It’s no wonder that many people get sentimental about the places that they visit each and every year. They become special to us, and they become a part of our lives. Some people will only visit different locations every time they go away, and although they will no doubt have some great memories, they may not become as attached to the place as they would if they found themselves going there again and again.


Looking for a new hobby? Try something different



If you are looking for a new hobby, then you may have come up with a few ideas. But on the other hand, you may also be a little stuck as to what you should do. The trouble is that any new hobby you undertake, needs to be manageable from a budget point of view, and it also needs to be something you’re likely to stick with in the long term.


There’s absolutely no point in trying to take up a hobby if you’re not sure you can afford it, or you don’t know if you’ll have time for it. Therefore, before you choose one, and get all enthused about it, you need to bear those factors in mind.


Our new hobbies


My partner is thinking of taking up archery as a hobby, whereas I’m thinking about taking up horse riding. My other half can get all the gear she needs from the archery club, and I can get a lot of equipment (Apart from the horse itself) from the One Stop Equine Shop.


We have both looked at our diaries and worked out how much time and money we can afford to spend on our new hobbies, and we’ve come to the conclusion that we can go ahead with these projects as planned.


Taking cash and time


There are many different hobbies that people can undertake, and they may or may not involve spending a lot of cash. If you’re in the middle of looking for something new to do, then I would suggest you take a look and see what is offered in your local area. This is one of the best ways for you to find something that may be of real interest to you. The closer it is to your home, the easier it will be for you to go ahead, get into it, and stick to it too.


Think about how much money you have to spend on your new hobby. This should be your first indication as to what you can do. I know we can’t all afford to learn how to fly, sail or climb a mountain, but there are other hobbies out there that can be just as fun, while also proving to be a lot less expensive (And dangerous!).


Get out there and try something new


Get out there and try something new, see what the world has to offer, and add a bit of something new to your life.