As I strolled off the train and into the warm sunlight that bathed Oslo I was excited to be back in my favourite city. It’s a bold statement I know but there is an atmosphere and a charm that I have yet to find anywhere else. After exploring the bustling streets for hours, I must have walked over 20 kilometres. I headed to my hotel, my home for the night…

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As we approached the hotel we had booked for the night before our big trip, we were full of excitement and nervousness! We were ready to start our long journey to New Zealand. This trip had been months in the planning and we couldn’t believe it was finally here. We are not usually ones to gamble but when we booked our hotel and airport parking through Holiday Extras we chose…

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One night last December whilst trying to decide what to buy my husband for Christmas I had a brain wave. My husband has always longed to go to Norway. When he was small his Grandma used to tell him that Norway was her dream holiday. Unfortunately she never made it and it’s something he has always wanted to do for her. So with Christmas just around the corner, his birthday,…

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In May this year we had the pleasure of staying at the Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa. Located in the heart of the National Forest this country retreat is nestled in woodland just outside the market town of Ashby de la Zouch. Accommodation onsite is made up of two and three bedroom lodges. Most of the lodges have private hot tubs that are ready to use the minute you check…

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We recently needed one nights accommodation as a stop gap before moving into our new house. We always tend to book hotels using comparison websites and on this occasion it just so happened that the Alton Towers Hotel was the cheapest on the day! This was because the park was closed the next day. Splash Landings, Alton Towers famous water park was open although this was not included in the…

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