Adventure is Out There – Travel Giveaway

I’ve been fortunate enough to travel through a good few slices of the world in recent years.

They say “Travel is the only thing you buy which makes you richer.” which is something I can relate to. Rather than buying up things and stuff, you can save it for experiences; experiences that will live on in your memories for a lifetime.

Travelling introduces us to new cultures, new histories, new people. It broadens our horizons and has the power to change us, deeply.

If you book sensibly and far enough in advance (or incredibly last minute) you can get corking deals and trot all over the globe for less than you’d spend in the pub one weekend.

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My top tips for getting the best travel deal:

  • In my experience the cheapest day to travel is a Wednesday. That way you avoid people popping off for the weekend.
  • Take the early flight. Whack on your sunglasses, a neck pillow and sleep on the plane. All of the civilised flights around lunchtime will be more expensive. Plus then you have more of the day to enjoy when you get there!
  • On the way home, take the red eye (fly through the night.)
  • If you can, book as far ahead as possible. At least 6 weeks, but the further the better.
  • If you’re the last minute type, airlines put out their cheap unsold seats for weekend trips on the Tuesday before. So search then!
  • Be flexible. It’s easier to find good deals if you don’t need to leave on a specific day.
  • Always search in “Private Browsing” mode. Sometimes flights will go up in price because they know you’re looking at them frequently.
  • Try and avoid school holidays. A quick Google search will tell you when!
  • Use a search engine like Expedia to find the best deals out there.

As a matter of fact, Expedia have their own top tip: They’ve discovered that travellers save an average of £139 when they book a package through them. (Hotel and flights booked together.)

The more you save, the more you have to spend when you get there!

Whether it’s on a special meal or an adventure you’ve always dreamed of.

You could…

Race through snow covered forests in Sweden, pulled by excited huskies!

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Nothing but the sound of paws on snow, the wind whistling past turning your cheeks bright pink.

Trying to wipe the grin from your face because your teeth are getting cold!

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Or…

Hop off on a boat trip in Thailand.

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Stretch out on your own white sandy beach, with the warm ocean lapping at your feet.

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Or…

Get a bird’s eye view of the world.

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Grab your bestie and float up to the heavens in a hot air balloon!

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Watch the sunrise together, and hold on tight to each other when it comes time to land!

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There are endless adventures waiting for you all over the world.

Well, I’m working with Expedia (who have sponsored this post!) to give you a little leg up on your next trip.

They want to give you £500 to spend on the site, so you can do more when you get there! You don’t have to choose one of my trips, the world is your oyster.

To enter just share a snap of one of your past or dream adventures on social media with the hashtag #My139 – You can check out the official competition page right here, but it’s really that easy!

When you jet off just be sure to pack a camera to share your adventures with the rest of us back home.

Fondu you wanna build a snooooowman? (Sorry, that was cheesy.)

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Stuck in a snow storm, but I'm all white! ❄️❄️❄️❄️

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Time to reflect

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Dude, this was turtle-y awesome!

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Jet lag has its perks… ⏰

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One scoop or two? I know… Silly question! Get over to www.thelondoner.me for adventures in #Florence!

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Mad aboat this place! ⚓️

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Out standing in our (rice) fields. Ps. Leg lump is a bugger of a mozzie bite.

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Salty

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Goodbye New York! I ❤️ you more than ever!

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Good luck and happy travels!

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  • Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan

    We’re looking to travel to Ireland and Scotland for the first time in October, traveling from the US, any tips? We want to keep it pretty low key, focusing on beer and whiskey. No fancy hotels needed.

    • Clare

      Hi, I live in Scotland. I think you should definitely stay in Glasgow near the West End – gorgeous city. Enjoy your trip!

    • Hannah

      Beer and whiskey! My kinda girl!
      I live in Belfast, so I definitely recommend checking out Northern Ireland. Belfast has lots of little micro-breweries – Hilden is fantastic. Kellys Cellars in Belfast city centre is a good spot for a drink and some traditional music too. Then maybe head up the North Coast to Portrush. There are some great restaurants there – the Ramore is famous in N.I. but my favourite is the Harbour Bar, where the Guinness is PERFECT. If you follow the coast road on round to Portstewart, and then to Bushmills, you can tour the Bushmills whiskey distillery! The Giant’s Causeway isn’t far from there either – its a UNESCO World Heritage site and it’s definitely worth a visit! Also the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge is cool if you’re not terrified of heights like me haha.
      Other must-see spots (in my opinion!) are the Slieve League cliffs in Donegal, Rossnowlagh beach in Donegal, the whole of Galway – have a night out there if you can, you wouldnt regret it!, Dublin (kinda obvious) and the Guinness Store House tour is great and you get a Guinness at the top at a bar with 360 views of Dublin city.
      I think the perfect trip would be if you flew to Belfast, or got the boat from Scotland! and drive around the coast… That’s my dream trip and I’ve lived here all my life! haha
      Hope you have a great time! 🙂

    • Hi Megan! I’ve never been to Ireland but would love to visit soon – you’ve got some great recommendations from Hannah there! As for Scotland, I went to Glasgow for the first time last October and absolutely fell in love with the city. There are some fabulous whisky bars, amazing restaurants, and gorgeous art and culture to take in. I loved it! I wrote a few posts about it on my blog (The Secret Life of Maggie May) if you want to know more.

      I’m off to Scotland this spring for a month… Will be visiting Orkney, Loch Lomond and Edinburgh. I’m so excited! Hope you find what you’re looking for and have a fab trip wherever you go. Xxx

  • This is incredible! I literally just booked tickets to Iceland through Expedia but I have a lot of places on my wanderlust list….

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  • I’m planning a six week trip around the world. Some of your destinations in this post are tempting me to add them to my list. You’ve just made me twice as excited to get going 🙂

  • This is an awesome giveaway! Always love following your travels!

    – Southern Travelista

  • Amazing tips!! Will try Wednesday next time! 🙂

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  • Great advice! I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to travel to a fair few places but I really want to travel more this year whilst I am young and able haha x

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  • Great post and awesome contest! I love seeing your travel adventures, they’re always so beautifully captured! I’m headed to Amsterdam next, so I’ll be sure to check out some of your previous suggestions.
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  • Ashley Christabelle

    Great traveling pictures!!!! You’ve gone to so many amazing countries!

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  • Such a great giveaway – and love all of your travel tips!

    Katie

    I have some fashion finds that are faux-sure to be winners on my blog today!

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  • I always book on Expedia when I’m traveling! Thanks for all of the tips!!

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  • Jeanne – Doodle T

    Excellent travel tips for great travel trips…Love all your photos…Thanks!
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  • This is so good! Gorgeous photos from your amazing travels!

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  • this is amazing!! on it right now 😀 xxx

  • Thanks for all the tips! I will remember to always turn on my “Private Browsing” when looking to book trips.

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  • Just entered! I love travelling and this would really help me out to explore the world!

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  • What an awesome giveaway! I am hoping to head back to London and Edinburgh this summer. I love all your travel photos!
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  • Kari Guastella

    I just got back from Iceland and I am already dying to take off on our next trip!
    Kari
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  • This is such a great competition! I’ve already uploaded a few photos with #My139 and am crossing all my fingers and toes! 🙂

    — LisaLDN.com

  • Want want want! Although I’m so boring I’d probably just use it to go back to Italy again! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Travel, Food, Italy

  • alicekatex

    What an exciting competition! I am definitely going to enter! xx
    alicekatex

  • That’s a great giveaway! I’m saving for either Malaysia or Thailand right now. Any thoughts on where I should go to first, Rosie? <3

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  • As a 19 year old who has just upped and headed to Australia, this sounds perfect! Also, how bloody good does your hair look in those air-balloon shots?!
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  • Whoever takes your photos have a great eye! Your photos look incredible!!

    Diana xx | http://www.londongirldiana.com

  • This was such a great post to see a collection of some of your travel snaps Rosie! I’m off to Costa Rica in a fortnight – can’t wait for my next adventure!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • What a great give away. I use Expedia alot when booking my travels so this would be amazing to win!!

    Leonie ♥ Lo On The Go
    WIN! Self Guided City Walk App with GPSMYCITY

  • Mayra Nunez

    Is this only for UK residents?

  • Thanks to your posts, we chose Kamala beach for our holiday in Phuket and absolutely loved it!

  • Definitely my kind of post and contest – there are so many places I want to visit and experience, and the fact you can save loads of money by flying different times is awesome; plus I love to photograph architecture so need some more cultural visits 🙂

    Lauren x
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  • Merin Tom

    Great tips Rosie:)

    Love,
    Merin
    http://meiasos.blogspot.co.uk

  • Emma Sales

    Woohoo! I won! Thank you so much for sharing Rosie! Where would you recommend I travel to? Love your blogs xx
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