• My “Blow The Budget” 2020 Travel Bucket List || Travel

    February 18, 2019 FrannyMac

    Back at the end of 2017, I wrote a list of money is no object, “blow the budget” destinations I’d loved to have visited this year. And, while they all still stand, I thought I’d add some additional ones. (You know, in case I manage to complete all of those this year… I wish!) As I’ve seen some other locations that if money was no object I’d love to take a trip to. And, since I’ve been looking more into budgeting…

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  • Ultimate Gift Guide for the Traveller in Your Life* || Life Lately

    Ultimate Gift Guide for the Traveller in Your Life* || Life Lately

    February 11, 2019 FrannyMac

    At the weekend, it was my birthday. I’m saying that not for any other reason than someone said something to me that week that I was shocked by. They told me I was difficult to buy for. (I honestly thought I was easy, just make it unicorns, gin or glitter and you’re golden!) But, they followed up with “if you need or really want something, you’ll just buy it yourself. And I don’t want to get you junk!”. Which, got me…

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  • A Night At Holiday Inn Heathrow M4, Junction 4 || Travel

    A Night At Holiday Inn Heathrow M4, Junction 4 || Travel

    January 21, 2019 FrannyMac

    At the beginning of December, a rather exciting email landed in my inbox letting me know that the first stage of LGH Hotels Management Ltd multimillion refurbishment plans was complete. Who are LGH Hotel Management and why is this exciting news you might ask? Well, they own and manage a portfolio of Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels across the UK and are currently in the process of upgrading many of their hotels to bring them in line with the brand’s ideals. The first…

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  • The Benefits Of Travelling Solo* || Travel

    The Benefits Of Travelling Solo* || Travel

    January 14, 2019 FrannyMac

    As always around this time of year, I’ve been making my plans and resolutions. One that always comes near the top of my list is to travel more. With that in mind, I’ve realised that I need to be braver and actually travel solo rather than making my plans depend on if my friends can go with me. So, I’ve been doing a lot of research into travelling for alone for the first time. If like me, you’re not sure if it’s…

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  • Is 2019 The Year Of Your Over-Ambitious Travel Plans?* || Travel

    Is 2019 The Year Of Your Over-Ambitious Travel Plans? || Travel

    January 2, 2019 FrannyMac

    At the start of the year, we’re all beginning to think about what the rest of the year might have in store for us. (I mean, I’ve got my bucket list post for 2019 ready to show you all in the next week!) And, I don’t know about you but I find planning a lot of fun. But, even with all the excitement and plans, you might find that you’re a little tough on yourself and your progress in the…

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  • My "Blow The Budget" 2019 Travel Bucket List || Travel

    My “Blow The Budget” 2019 Travel Bucket List || Travel

    September 28, 2018 FrannyMac

    I feel like, although I’ve not hit my target of 5 trips out of the UK this year just yet. (Well, I mean, there’s two months left so here’s hoping I might up that number still!) I have found myself, yet again, lusting over those trips that would most I could simply not justify doing either for being seen as “a waste of money” unless combined with another trip or would completely destroy my savings or go some way to wiping out…

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  • 24 Hours In Copenhagen, Denmark (May, 2018) || Trave

    24 Hours In Copenhagen, Denmark (May, 2018) || Travel

    September 10, 2018 FrannyMac

    Okay so compared to my first post about my trip to Denmark earlier this year, this is well delayed. But, as the old saying goes “better late than never”. So, as I mentioned, back in May spent 3 days in Denmark and split my time between Koge and Copenhagen. The first two days in Koge involved spending a lot of time with family (after all, it was my nephew’s confirmation!) which was lovely, but the last was spent in Copenhagen…

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  • A World Duty Free Beauty Haul & #GatwickSummerFestival || Beauty

    A World Duty Free Beauty Haul & #GatwickSummerFestival || Beauty

    July 7, 2018 FrannyMac

    As you may have seen on my Instagram Stories, I recently spent the evening at Gatwick Airport with World Duty Free celebrating Gatwick’s Summer Festival. (If you haven’t, go follow me @FrannyMac_ – I made it a highlight so it’s right there to click through and see!). Most of our evening was spent at the newly renovated Gatwick North Terminal World Duty Free store, the first stop for travellers heading to destinations such as Madrid, Barcelona and Seville. Here we were lucky enough to…

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  • 5 Things In My Pre-Holiday/Pre-Flight Routine || Travel

    5 Things In My Pre-Holiday/Pre-Flight Routine || Travel

    June 29, 2018 FrannyMac

    I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it, but I’ve been looking into booking my first solo holiday in the next month or so. (Along with a trip back to Denmark and hopefully one to Berlin with one of my best friends in a few months time!) With this in mind, one of my main worries isn’t so much “will I be okay on my own?” and more “will I remember everything I need? Will I end up leaving something important…

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