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High and lows of planning a surprise getaway – with a difference!

Canal, Amsterdam
Panoramic view of canal

It’s been in the planning for months. A surprise getaway for my boyfriend to celebrate the end of his twenties and the start of officially hitting the big 3-0.

As somebody that loves to plan travel, I could think of no better way to surprise him than a short getaway with a difference – I wouldn’t be accompanying him. You see, on all of the trips that we have taken, we’ve always travelled as a couple or with a group. He has never had a lads’ holiday.

Now this was something that I thought about in great depth. Some suggested that it was unwise, sending a man away with a group of friends would be bound to end badly. On the other hand, I considered it important that he take this type of trip. It offers a new perspective on travel and I’ve always loved my girly getaways as they have a completely different dynamic. Why shouldn’t he have the same opportunity?
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The stress of pre-holiday packing!

A recent article shared by Bucks Herald newspaper, revealed that 26% of people avoid doing their own holiday packing, often asking somebody else to do the chore because they find it too stressful. From the study of 5,000 Britons, this was the main reason used for putting off something which is unfortunately an inevitable part of travel.

I’ve put together a short list of tips that make it a little easier to have your packing in order and essentially, relax before your departure.

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