About Me

Need Another Holiday

They're the words of a working mum with a travel obsession. And I say them. A lot.

I do my best to get about!

I’m Clare, and although I like to think of myself as still being a girl, the truth is that I’m thirty-four and a first time mum to  Holiday Baby.

It still feels strange to say I’m in my mid thirties, but I will always maintain that with age comes wisdom (and a good excuse to buy fancy face cream).

Ever since my hair went green from too much time spent underwater in Ibiza, aged five, I’ve loved to get away. These days, I’m obsessed. I approach booking trips with more commitment than an Olympian does to their training.

As well as my travels, I also write about life, motherhood and everything in between. 

It’s all here on Need Another Holiday; from a poem about childbirth (yes, really) and the odd short story, to tales of how travel can transform you.

Holiday Baby and me. On location.

Holiday Baby and me. On location.

I don’t have a list of destinations I’m travelling my way through; rather I plan around the dates I can get my time off work, and I plan around the budget I have to spend.

I’m lucky to have all of Europe on my doorstep and even luckier that it’s easily accessible via budget airlines, so finding somewhere for me and my little family to go is usually always possible.

If you’d like to read about the places I’ve been, start here:

Spain (Seville, Jerez de la FronteraBarcelona, Menorca)

Italy (VeniceVeronaRomeLake Garda,  Sorrento, The Amalfi Coast, Capri)

France (Paris)

Greece (Crete, Zakynthos, Corfu, Kos, Thassos)

Ireland (Galway, Dublin)

Scotland (Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Loch Ness)

Tunisia (Hammamet)

Egypt (Hurghada)


Belgium (Bruges, Brussels)

Germany (Munich, Dusseldorf)

Portugal (Lisbon)

The Netherlands (Rotterdam, Amsterdam)

United States of America (New York)

And of course, there’s England including Liverpool (my hometown) and  Manchester (where I lived for 15 years).

Follow my journey through life, both at home and away, and by all means get in touch