May 18, 2023

Top 5 Cultural Spots in the UK

*This is a collaborative post* The UK is steeped in history. With over 2,000 years of invasions, revolutions, discoveries, and more, you can find something around every corner. This makes the nation exciting for citizens as much as tourists. Even if you were born and bred in Albion, there is still so much to learn about the country’s history and culture, so if you’re planning…

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May 11, 2023

Legoland Hotel Windsor Review

We enjoyed 12 months of being Merlin Annual passholders, and during that time, we decided to book a stay at Legoland Windsor’s Hotel family hotel.  We loved themed hotels and hotels that are attached to theme parks, so we were super excited to stay here during our Legoland visit and I thought I would offer a Legoland Hotel Windsor Review on my blog for all…

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April 28, 2023

Navigating Expat Life: Top Tips

Moving to a new place as an ex-pat can be incredibly exciting, but it usually comes with challenges, no matter where you go. However, learning how to overcome these can help you embrace and fully enjoy your new life overseas. Deciding to move abroad is a huge decision that involves stepping out of your comfort zone and immersing yourself in an entirely new environment with…

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How To Start Travelling More Sustainably

Travelling has never been simpler, allowing everyone to explore the world. As a result, tourism has exploded! For instance, recent data shows that UK residents took over 71 million trips abroad in 2022 alone. However, widespread tourism may harm communities, cultures, species, and ecology. In light of this, sustainable travel has become more popular over the years, providing an opportunity to travel responsibly while reducing…

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April 20, 2023

Why you need to have a reliable car for any road trip

Nowadays, there are so many different ways to travel. You can go by boat, bus, train, plane, and the old fashion car. There are a plethora of ways to cure that travel bug, from taking a train to see the Costwolds to getting a car and having yourself on a road trip. There is something special about road trips. Sure, you have RV and van…

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April 10, 2023

Twycross Zoo Review

Twycross Zoo is a great family day out located in Leicester East Midlands.  We haven’t been since 2015, so were super thrilled to be invited to check out their Spring and Easter events happening this year (2023!) Before we visit any attraction, I always visit the website to find out some important information.  I think it is super help when planning any day out, to…

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April 3, 2023

Blogger Giveaway 2023

  THis Spring, I have teamed up with a group of amazing blogger to offer one person the chance to win a whopping £150!  It’s an amazing competition and one that I am really excited to be apart of.  It’s really simple, easy and quick to enter!  All the details are below so just follow the instructions, and keep an eye on my page to…

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March 29, 2023

Tips For Having A Safe Campervan Trip

A campervan trip is a truly exciting adventure. These types of holidays can be one of a kind. For example, you could hire a campervan in Norther Ireland and visit the South all in a family trip. The cost of a campervan Hire NI holiday should work out cheaper than staying in hotels.  For many it is the preferred option as you will find it…

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March 27, 2023

How to organise an unforgettable Disney-themed birthday party for your children

Do you love planning birthday parties for your children?  I think its like marmite; you either love it or hate it.   Maybe you’ve given it a go once and its not for you or perhaps you dived into the deep end and now can’t look back!  Planning a child’s birthday party can be super fun and I’d love to share with you my top tips…

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




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