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When most people talk about their best holiday experiences, i'm showered in stories about incredible places, that quite frankly, I've never even heard of! My story is however close to heart and something I think everyone can relate to. I went over the border. Not over the border miles away staying in Devils Creek in Tasmania... I mean quite literally across the border a few hours away. I'm talking about Wales of course!! Two weeks in a caravan in beautiful Wales- It doesn't get much better than that. I'm going to be brutally honest now; my favourite part of the holiday was the fish and chips. Nothing beats fish and chips sat on the beach with your family... and okay it was raining, but when doesn't it rain in England?? Wales is the place that I Climbed over waterfalls, dived into the freezing sea, sunbathed on the dunes, spent a day surrounded by butterflies, ate an unhealthy amount of chips, met new people and humiliated myself at karaoke. It is the place that memories were made and no, it wasn't abroad and no, it wasn't 45 degrees everyday, but I had no idea that just 2 hours away from my home, was the beautiful place in the valleys?! I can happily say that no other beach in the world will beat the one that I went to in Wales; just being able to find the most impressive shells and walking for hours without a care is the reason I beg to go back every year.

My experience in Wales was unforgettable and I know how desirable it is to get out of the country and be whisked away by heat waves, but when there is no money to spend and you need to get away, I can't emphasise enough how majestically beautiful this part of the country is. If I could transfer the temperature of Spain to Wales then yes I admit it, I would have probably enjoyed it just that little more, but needless to say I got a tan through my wetsuit!! Living in a luxury caravan at £400 per week left us with money to spend on lots of activities and adventures, and activities and adventures- that we did.

Tips for being prepared? Two things: A raincoat and suncream.

I highly recommend a trip to Wales- A day, weekend or week, GO- you won't regret it!! It could be 5 hours away or even 2, but it's always good to experience what is simply, over the border.

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