What I do with my travel photos once I’ve returned home

As we creep ever closer to the due date of our first child, it’s got us thinking about photos an storage options as no doubt we will take endless snaps of our little one once she arrives.

This realisation that we need to purchase a bigger hard drive for said photos got me reminiscing over our old snaps from the 9 years we’ve been together and in particular, some of our holiday snaps.

Destination 2 conveniently got in touch around the same time (a very strange coincidence I will just confirm) and asked me what exactly I did with those holiday snaps and whether I printed them out or stored them in albums or photo frames. They’ve recently found some stats when it comes to travel photos and I thought I’d share them with you below:

“29 per cent admit to leaving snaps on the computer. A further 29 per cent admit to not doing anything with them at all while over 14 per cent go as far as putting them in a separate folder on their phone.

When it came to making hard copies of the images, only 12.5 per cent of holidaymakers make the effort to get them printed. The remainder of us either create an album on our phones or share them on social media.”

I will be completely honest and say that I am in that 29% who leave their snaps on their computer as well as not making hard copies either.
Playa Blanca, Lanzarote – 2016
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How to honeymoon on a budget

It’s now just over 3 months away from the wedding and we are yet to book a honeymoon. I know I’ve spoken about this before but it seems to have taken a backseat with our house and work schedule getting in the way of taking it seriously. I have been thinking about the prospect of us having a short break or a few nights away in different places in the UK at least and then having a honeymoon later in the year. This seems like the most likely option at the moment and I think it’s the one we are going to take.

I found Great Little Breaks when browsing online one night and I love the look of their breaks on offer and thought I’d share some of them with you.

How about a romantic castle stay in Scotland starting from £113 per person?

We stayed in a castle hotel just outside Edinburgh last year and it was lovely escaping to the country. My grandparents don’t live too far away either so it was the chance to spend some time with them as well.

Or a Breath-taking Island Escape from £119.50 per person?

I’ve never visited the Isle of Wight but I’d love to visit the islands round the UK as judging by the picture above, the scenery is outstanding.

Perhaps a bit of British History near Blenheim Palace from £150 per person?

I’ve never been here either but I do love a country manor and now I’ve started watching Downton Abbey from the start, it makes me want to visit them all and see the history myself.

You could go all out and visit both London and Paris in one trip from £326.50 per person!

I’ve visited Paris before but not for a good 10 years now, it would be lovely to go back and visit London as well and be a tourist again.

Or perhaps something a little cheaper and just for a one night break away…

A night in the Yorkshire Dales from £55 per person

I live in Yorkshire anyway so I’m well aware of its beauty but this would still be a lovely night away if we decided to book it.

Or even a short break near Stonehenge from £72.50 per person

Stonehenge is definitely one of those must-see places and I’d love to go one day.

So as you can see, there are tons of places to visit in the UK if you can’t afford to go on honeymoon straight after your wedding or if work commitments prevent you going. I know plenty of people who have done a short break and then gone on their honeymoon later in the year because their destination was weather dependent, which makes complete sense. If you are in the same boat as me, I hope this has given you some inspiration and leave me a comment if this is something you’ve done yourself.

Thanks for reading as always

Laura x

*this has been a collaborative post, all thoughts are my own but all images have been taken from Great Little Breaks website*

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My dream cruise destinations for my honeymoon

I, I mean WE get married in less than 5 months now and it may come as a surprise that we are yet to book a honeymoon for ourselves.

It’s safe to say with the chaos of wedding planning and our first Christmas together in our own home, honeymoon planning has taken a back seat (like a bus length back seat).

I’ve started browsing the web for ideas and one that’s always peaked my interest is going on a cruise. I’ve never done one before and the benefit to something like this, is the chance to see multiple destinations in one big trip. I did a bit of searching for luxury cruises and found Planet Cruise who offer some amazing deals and packages including last-minute options and a huge range of destinations. While I try to make up my mind about what I’m going to do, here’s a list of my ultimate cruise destinations.

Alaska – just look how incredible it looks!

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Madagascar – because who wouldn’t after seeing the film!

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Philippines – is somewhere I would love to visit.

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Norway – I would love to visit the Aurora Borealis

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I could honestly share so many destinations with you and by the end of writing this, will most probably have convinced myself to book a cruise to one of them (If only I won the lottery in that time period). 

But alas I won’t go too crazy and leave it at 4 of my ultimate destinations and hopefully inspire some of you to try out a cruise as well.

Thanks for reading

Laura x

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