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GIVEAWAY: 5 copies of The Backpacking Housewife…travel to THAILAND and MALAYSIA

8th July 2018

We are delighted to offer you 5 copies of The Backpacking Housewife by Janice Horton, a novel that reads like a memoir set in THAILAND and MALAYSIA. This is perfect travel-inspired novel writing!

5 copies of The Backpacking Housewife

Lori discovers her husband has been having an affair and at the drop of a hat she books herself a ticket to Bangkok and sets off on adventures of self discovery and confidence building, and along the way she meets some terrific people and sees some very beautiful things! Check out what Janice has to say about her adventures on this link.

Janice has travelled extensively across the world and sets her new novel in two wonderful countries. Join her as she explores life and love and reveals some islands off the beaten travel that you too could visit. Ready for travels and adventures via fiction?


All you have to do is to answer this simple question in the Comments below: “Tomorrow – if money were no object – where would you fly off to?” Would it be South East Asia like Lori; Or would you choose a city break? Or would it be a remote island? Just let us know by midnight UK time 21st July and the first 5 names out of the hat will be sent a copy. This competition is open to EU and UK entrants! Do enter now!

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  1. User: Judy smith

    Posted on: 18/07/2018 at 7:12 am

    My ideal place would be Sicily


  2. User: Lassinthevan

    Posted on: 17/07/2018 at 9:57 pm

    South Island New Zealand. I’ve heard so much about it’s beauty and variety.


  3. User: Leila Benhamida

    Posted on: 17/07/2018 at 9:41 am

    I will choose a city break in Rome. Love to see all the great architecture and gastronomy.


  4. User: Jess D

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 11:50 pm

    I would fly off to Australia!


  5. User: Kellie Collister

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 7:27 pm

    Maui ♥


  6. User: Irene Wright

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 6:52 pm

    Been to Malaysia and loved it but still to go to Thailand yet. Will book a trip there as soon as I get the money saved – still waiting for a lottery win ……


  7. User: Sylvia Robbins

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 6:45 pm

    Venice would be just the ticket in the autumn when the crowds have gone.


  8. User: Wendy Jamieson-price

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 6:27 pm

    I’ve always wanted to stay on the isle of tresco in the scilly isles, no traffic just the birds and the bees to listen too.


  9. User: Nerys

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 5:43 pm

    I would go to Australia – via Thailand after reading the book!!


  10. User: Penny-sue wolfe

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 5:42 pm

    It has to be India xx


  11. User: Sylvia Wright

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 5:34 pm

    If money was no object I would travel to Australia via Singapore and Bali, stopping at both places. I would love to cruise into Sydney Harbour. Once in Australia I would visit Sydney, Perth (to see relatives) and the Gold Coast (to visit more relatives). I’d love to see the Great Barrier Reef. On the return journey I would stop at Hawaii, San Fransisco and Toronto (to visit more relatives) before heading home.


  12. User: Lisa Tomkinson

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 5:32 pm

    i would go on safari


  13. User: Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 11:48 am

    I would go to Rome


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    • User: Bambi Rathman

      Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 1:54 pm

      I would love to travel to Hawaii. TY for the chance.


  14. User: Melanie Guevara

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 7:36 am



  15. User: Melanie Guevara

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 7:34 am



  16. User: Jonno

    Posted on: 16/07/2018 at 7:32 am

    New Zealand for sure. Been a couple of times and just can’t believe that there is anywhere else in the world more beautiful.


  17. User: Karien

    Posted on: 12/07/2018 at 8:21 pm

    Antarctica to see the penguins!


  18. User: Christine Lockley

    Posted on: 12/07/2018 at 12:59 am

    I’d love to visit Aruba


  19. User: Jo

    Posted on: 10/07/2018 at 4:06 pm

    Road trip along the 101 in California staying at all the beach resorts


  20. User: Maureen Moss

    Posted on: 10/07/2018 at 6:39 am

    Slovenia lake bohinj


  21. User: Marie Kelham

    Posted on: 10/07/2018 at 5:40 am

    St Lucia


  22. User: Sarah Rothman

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 6:44 pm

    I’ve always wanted to travel around Australia, it would be just magical x


  23. User: Karlie Simmonds

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 1:33 pm

    Northern Cyprus – it’s stunningly beautiful, unspoilt and warm!


  24. User: jennie kerley

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 12:36 pm

    the Caymen Islands for me


  25. User: Mrs Sabrina Fancy

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 10:44 am

    The south Pacific starting with Hawaii..


  26. User: Ruth Carson-Byrne

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 9:10 am

    I’d do a long, slow tour of Italy. Just love it!


  27. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 8:57 am

    I would love to go to Pangkor Laut in Malaysia. Many, many years ago before it became a luxury resort, my husband’s grandparents lived there and he has many happy memories of trips there during the school holidays. I would love to go and see the place for myself, and compare the modern resort to the watercolour paintings – done by his grandfather – of the island back in the 1950s and 60s.


  28. User: Allana

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 8:07 am

    Tomorrow – if money were no object, I would love to take my daughter and husband travelling around North America. My daughter has autism so things can be very challenging for us and her when traveling as she needs structure and routine, so it would be good to be able to afford the resources to prepare her and show her pictures of where we were going in advance to help her process and enjoy the trip. We would need to reward her with a trip to Disneyworld in Florida or Disneyland in California for breaking out of her comfort zone!


  29. User: Dina King

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 7:46 am

    I would travel every inch of the British isles and discover all of our traditions.


  30. User: Katherine Feeney

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 7:44 am

    cruise round New Zealand


  31. User: Suzanne Ryan

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 6:23 am

    I would bring the whole family on a tour of Australia


  32. User: Claire Davies

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 5:57 am

    I would fly to the Orkney Islands – a very special place! Would love to go 🙂


  33. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 09/07/2018 at 5:40 am

    The Galapagos Islands, to see the wildlife before it’s too late.


  34. User: Maureen Julian

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 9:43 pm



  35. User: Irene Wright

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 9:00 pm

    I would love to visit Vietnam – my elder brother was in the war there and I would love to visit and see where he was.


  36. User: Cora

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 8:44 pm

    Portugal, just love it there


  37. User: evelyn

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 7:37 pm

    Slovenia, bovec


  38. User: adele knight

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 7:19 pm

    I’d love to go to Rome


    • User: Jackie perrins

      Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 8:03 pm



  39. User: Priscilla Stubbs

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:58 pm

    New Zealand would be my choice


  40. User: Laura Gray

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:56 pm

    Iceland – without a doubt!


  41. User: chris bull

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:33 pm

    It would be Australia flying first class so I could curl up and sleep till I arrived, the thought of that long flight fills me with dread


  42. User: Gemma Wiles

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:29 pm

    Italy for me. It just looks so incredibly pretty and the more I read about it the more I fall in love.


  43. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:28 pm

    I would go to Australia to visit my fairly newly found cousin. My sister is going in September and I am very envious!


  44. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:21 pm

    If money were no object, I would be flying off to join a round the world cruise! So many countries I haven’t visited yet & with reduced mobility these days, a cruise would be the easiest option!


  45. User: Catherine M

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:20 pm

    Las Vegas


  46. User: Fran Norris

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:14 pm

    So many fascinating places in the world to visit!
    I think I’d love to see Australia


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    • User: Kathleen Black

      Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:40 pm

      I would love to visit Hong Kong


  47. User: Penny-sue Wolfe

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:11 pm

    Oh it would have to be India! Think bright colours, hustle, bustle, amazing foods, sights and sparkle.


  48. User: Susan Lacey

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 6:03 pm

    New Zealand – it’s always been my dream destination. But I’d really love a round the world trip to stop off at so many places in between!


  49. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 5:40 pm

    I would love to go to Tasmania again. Had a very brief holiday there many years ago and just loved the scenery!


  50. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 5:35 pm

    A tour of Italy for me, taking in Rome and Pompeii!


  51. User: Rachel

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 5:32 pm



  52. User: Janine Atkin

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 5:31 pm

    I’d go to the bahamas


  53. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 08/07/2018 at 5:03 pm

    I’ve always been drawn to Japan x


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