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Paint the town red – Portuguese style!

If you're planning a birthday celebration break to Portugal, then living it up like the locals and painting the town red Portuguese style should definitely be on the agenda! Portugal is renowned for its vibrant and lively atmosphere after dark and to really make your...

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New experiences to try before your 50th birthday

Is your 50th birthday on the horizon? If the 'adult stuff' has been getting in the way of learning new skills or having a few new experiences then now is most definitely the time to try something new and have some fun in the process! After all, aren't birthdays...

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Discover the natural beauty of the Algarve

Portugal isn't all bustling beaches and trendy nightspots where you can party 'til dawn, its also a country rich in stunning scenery, tranquil landscapes and breath-taking vistas where you can escape the throngs of tourists and feel like you've been transported to an...

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How to avoid the girls weekend from hell

It’s the things you do at the planning stage that can make all the difference between a totally blissful break and the girls weekend from hell. Take it from us we have seen it all and more, that's why we want to share our tips, so you have the best time possible. If...

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A foodie’s guide to Portugal

Rich in taste and tradition, Portugal is a heaven for foodies. Striking a beautiful balance between the countries food heritage and cutting-edge international influences, eating out anywhere in Portugal is a real treat for those of us who like to experience a place...

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The Perfect Escape For Busy Women

Taking time out of your business or away from your hectic life can be a challenge, you don't want to spend hours on a plane, yet you want to come back relaxed.  When we were searching for the perfect place for stressed-out women, our aim was to find somewhere that was...

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Top 10 things to do on a girl’s holiday

Planning a girls' holiday but not sure what to do when you arrive? Check out our list of the top 10 things to do on a girls' holiday & we're sure you'll find something to inspire your whole group. 1.Reconnect If you're like many women, trying to get together with the...

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Portugal’s best kept secrets

If you're a bit of an amateur explorer & the thought of a beach break sounds like a full-on yawn fest, then you might be surprised to learn that Portugal has some of the best kept secret places. A country jam-packed full of history & a fusion of various cultures,...

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Spotlight on Praia Verde

Our take on the boutique hotel - Praia Verde When you think of the Algarve, you think of long sandy beaches, golf courses, less traditional  & more commercialism, so did we, that was until we visited the Praia Verde Hotel so here is our take on the boutique hotel -...

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Our top three getaways for stressed-out mums

Are you glad to be back at work after the school holidays? Dreading the thought that the summer holidays are only 3 months away & you have to go through it all again?  Would you kill for some time on your own or with your likeminded girlfriends?Total bliss...

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International Women’s Day – Invest in you! 

International Women’s Day, 8th March 2018. It is time we spoke about the taboo women face. Taking time away from work to invest in themselves! International Women’s Day is about investing time in you! It is a global day on  March 8th that celebrates the social,...

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The Grown-up Escapes ultimate guide to The Algarve

The Algarve: referred to as Europe’s answer to Hawaii - consistently ranked as one of the most tourist-friendly destinations in Europe We know that there are so many other regions & attractions to explore & that’s why our escapes & hen do's steer away from the crowded...

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More wellbeing bliss, less bootcamp……

Why our wellness escapes should be on your tribes’ bucket list We love to be fit & healthy here at Grown-up Escapes & we’ve taken part in many wellness escapes, right from the military style boot-camps to intense yoga retreats. When it came to designing wellness...

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How to spend Valentine’s for the Newly Engaged

If you’re currently reading this, it means you’re probably stuck for ideas on how to spend your first Valentine’s Day as a newly engaged couple together. While you might have stuck to the traditional plans before you were engaged, this year is special and deserves to...

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Expert Planning Tips

Before starting Grown-Up Escapes, we were no stranger to getting left with organising the annual girls group holiday, whether it be a birthday weekend, spa retreat or just a much-needed getaway. And from our experience, there can really be some decisions that will...

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Why Should You Invest More Time in YOU?

When was the last time you invested purely in your own well-being? It is one of the most important places you can put your time & money. Yet it is probably the thing getting neglected most in life! Family, business and friends all seem to take precedent, and other...

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Why are Girl Trips better than any other?

There’s a perception that as we get older, we should replace girls’ holidays – reserved solely for millennials and Gen Zers – for couples retreats or family holidays. Sit back as we remind you why more and more women are booking a getaway with their gals: While...

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