Monday, 18 June 2018

3 Popular Festivals in Spain

I don't know about you but when visiting another country I love to know about their culture and traditions. I've yet to visit mainland Spain however its a popular destination. I'll certainly check prices at holiday gems. There are many popular festivals in spain and I'd certainly love to experiance going to at least one of them in the future. 

 La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain

A crazy tradition that started 70 years ago and held for fun on the last Wednesday of August. Every year thousands of people throw tomatoes at each other.  It's so popular that people are just visiting Spain to join in and tickets sell out fast!

Running of the Bulls — Pamplona, Spain

Celebrated every year between 6th and 14th July the Running of the bulls is a famous festival where the bulls are lead through the streets as far as the bull ring by runners.Celebrated in honor of San Fermin, patron saint of Navarra, the festival is  seen as a gathering from all the corners of the world.

The Fallas of Valencia, Valencia,Spain 

In March a big festival takes part in Valencia city all day for an entire week. There are gigantic, colourful statues and figures that fill the city's squares and streets. Every day at 2 pm, you can enjoy spectacular shows with music and then the evening's firework displays. The festival finishes on the last day with the statues burnt during a live show which many people feel is the highlight of the event.


Sunday, 17 June 2018

Win : £20 Amazon Voucher

Happy Fathers Day! Today also happens to be my birthday so I thought to celebrate I'll  run a competition for a £20 Amazon E-Voucher for one lucky person. 

With Amazon being one of my favourite places to buy near enough anything I wanted to share the love.

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Friday, 15 June 2018

5 Things Pet Parents Should Expect When Camping with Dogs

Going camping with your dog can be a surreal experience. It allows you to connectwith nature and it enables your dog to indulge in many off-leash activities. Whetheryour idea of camping is renting a luxury RV for the entire family or hiking for miles with basic gears, deciding to bring along your four-legged friend requires a certain degree of preparation. Heading out impulsively may sound exciting but it can lead you and your dog to trouble. One of the best ways to prepare for a camping trip with your dog is to know what to expect. The only way to do that is by learning from the experiences of seasoned campers. Without further ado, following are 5 things experienced campers expect when camping with dogs.

Dogs Being Denied Entry at National Parks: Not knowing whether the national park authorities grant entry to pet animals is a rookie mistake. It has caused several families to cancel their trips and head back. Veteran campers usually have a list of pet-friendly campgrounds and parks they can visit with their dogs. If you are planning to go to a particular destination, it’s best to dig up some information and find out before heading off.  

No Available Campsite: Being stranded in the middle of nowhere with a dog is not an ideal scenario. This is why it always makes sense to book a campsite well in advance. Depending on the season and location, some camping areas fill up pretty quickly. Assuming you will always have space is a rookie mistake that can leave you high and dry. Also, when booking a campsite find out all the amenities it comes with. Now, because you are traveling with your dog you would appreciate a few basic features such as fire pits, toilet, and a grilling station.

Invasion of Ticks and Fleas: Fleas and ticks are a major threat when traveling with your dogs. These parasites are not only more common in the wild, but they also carry deadly diseases. For example, the Rocky Mountain wood tick can cause Colorado fever and are often found in woody areas. Under no circumstances would you want these parasites to come near your dog. The best defence is to use a high-quality flea collar and ensure your dog’s spot-on treatment is up to date.

Their Dog Getting Sick or Hurt: While no one likes to see their dog getting sick or hurt, the probabilities of that happening is pretty high when camping. Dogs often try to chase wild animals or get hurt while running around in an unfamiliar territory. There is no way to predict or prevent what’s going to happen. The only thing you can do is prepare a first aid kit to deal with possible eventualities. Human first aid kits are not suitable for dogs. Stock up on pets medical supplies for dogs and create a kit that’s appropriate for your pet.

Dogs Facing Trouble Sleeping at Night: Dogs often face trouble when sleeping in an area they are not accustomed to. The best way to make them feel secure is by creating a sleeping space for them inside the tent. Lying next to their favorite human should help calm the nerves and allow them to get undisturbed sleep.