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Is Centerparcs Disabled-Friendly?

As a disable person, when you think about somewhere like Centerparcs the first assumption is that it is too outdoorsy so no, it is not accessible. It’s woodland, trees, hills, swimming and outdoor activities...
Quirky Hotel London

The Rookery Hotel, London

Not long ago I stayed at one of the quirkiest hotels I've ever come across. The Rookery hotel in London was actually a business booking as I was there to stay between training courses I was delivering that week...
Aqua Sana Spa

Aqua Sana Spa – Longleat

At the end of our stay at Centerparcs Longleat we booked in for a 3 hour session at the Aqua Sana Spa at the holiday park. We had decided that a spa day would be an ideal way to round of the holiday and leave f...

Min Jiang – Royal Garden Hotel – London

We stayed at the Royal Garden Hotel and went to visit the Min Jiang for lunch the following day. The Min Jiang is the Dim Sum and Chinese restaurant on the 10th floor of the hotel with views over Kensington gar...
Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson 2016 Review – Ideal Roadtrip Car

In a first for Awesome Wave, we were given a new car! For a few days anyway. The Hyundai PR team got in touch to see if we wanted to try out the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson and take it for an extended test-drive. W...

Cream Tea and Cottages in Devon

Living in England for 28 years and travelling all over the world, it's easy to forget that there are things that you haven't seen just back home in the UK. This is why we set our challenge to visit every cou...
Dismaland Bemusement Park

Dismaland Bemusement Park by Banksy

The UK has a deep history of anarchy and political demonstration. Over time this has been given centre stage on the news and media outlets but never before has a world-famous, “anonymous" artist taken his polit...

England welcomes the Rugby World Cup

Today all 20 teams competing in the 2015 Rugby World Cup are here and they are ready to kick off. They've been flying in over the last week with Fiji the first to arrive on September 9th. All the teams a...
Why you should visit Cadbury World

Why You Should Go To Cadbury World

It's almost like a real life Willy Wonka factory, and quite frankly a dream come true for chocoholic like myself. Cadbury World is tourist attraction within the Bournville factory that is still producing chocol...
Newquay Lusty Glaze

What To Do In Newquay

This Summer we spent 4 days in glorious Newquay, a seaside town on the North coast of Cornwall. Now, Newquay as a somewhat mixed-bag of a reputation. It has some of the most beautiful beaches and coastline i...
London Town

How To Explore London in 36 Hours

Two weeks ago my cousin and her boyfriend took the 24 hour journey from Australia to come visit us in the UK. They were arriving at Heathrow and rather than go straight to family time in the Midlands we decid...
Deborah the van we are converting into a campervan

Mission: To Convert a Van Into a Campervan

Those of you that have followed us in recent months or just have got to know the type of people we are will likely be accustomed to thoughts like “what? again!”, “I would love to do that” or maybe “will these t...
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36 Hours in London – What Would YOU Do?

This week my beloved cousin, Georgina, is coming to visit all the way for Australia. Born in England, her family emigrated to the other side of the world 10 years ago. Despite this, we have both remained very c...
Rye Windmill

10 Unusual Places To Stay in the UK

Despite being such a tiny island country we have such a huge wealth of diverse and frankly, exciting places to visit on our hollibobs or weekends away. So let's move away from the generic hotels and boring B&am...

How To Spend 24 Hours in Bath, England

Bath is one of those cities - timeless, built on history and a true gem in the British tourism crown. A favourite trip of ours, this easily accessible city is home to great food, great attractions, great shopp...
Visit Every County in the UK

CHALLENGE: To Visit Every County in the UK

We came up with this idea when we were living in Thailand earlier in the year. We had been reminiscing about life back home and thinking about some of our favourite places in the UK. We love the Isle of Wight, ...
Awesome Wave Bell Tent Guide

FREE Guide: How To Buy a Bell Tent

We’ve all seen them adorn the field of festivals, bunting and stoves at the ready. A seemingly floating hat upon the horizon with boho fashion statements lining every entrance. Perhaps the most intriguing is ...
View from The Gallery Ambleside

CLOSED: WIN 3 Night Stay in the Lake District

We are nearing the end of our four month trip in Southeast Asia and it has been six months since we launched this fair blog, Awesome Wave. So to celebrate we wanted to do something awesome for our lovely reader...
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RE Hotel – London

A year ago we were due down in London to catch up with some friends visiting from overseas. It was around Christmas-time and we were planning to enjoy a night out on the town. Originally we intended to jump o...
Christmas Market Birmingham

Birmingham: The UK’s Most Underrated City

Poor Birmingham, a city that gets so much stick. It truly is underrated by so many who just haven’t given it the chance. Because give it a moment to get under your skin and you’ll be won over. There is so much...
Jumping at Netley Abbey

105 Things To Do and See in the UK

One of the best things about being British is that we get to be proud of coming from such a tiny island that is so full to the brim of history, culture and landscape. I absolutely love that you can drive 30 mil...