Welcome back Rachel!

Would you believe it’s been almost EIGHT MONTHS since you heard the dulcet tones of Rachel on air?

The last time she was in the studio was at the end of January, before lockdown, but the good news is she’s back again this weekend!

Although she can’t be in the studio this time, she’ll be at the end of the phone for a long-overdue catch up with June during the second hour of the show, talking about her own lockdown experience – working 24/7 by the sound of things! – and the well-earned break she enjoyed with her family just recently.

Quite appropriate really, as the first time she was on Girls Around Town in June 2017 she was describing an amazing trip they’d taken during the previous year…

Lasting seven months, on that one they visited Canada, the USA, South America, Australia, Thailand and India. The latest holiday included a return to their favourite French spot and a chance to discover Italy too – quite a bit shorter in duration and definitely a lot closer to home but every bit as enjoyable judging by the pictures and posts on her Facebook page while they were away.

Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online from 11.20am on Sunday to find out how Rachel spent spring and summer and what’s on the cards for her in the weeks and months to come…

Staycation or vacation?

As travel restrictions to some destinations gradually begin to ease, have you already started thinking about booking a holiday to make up for one that was cancelled earlier this year?

Perhaps you’re planning to stay close to home, here in the UK? Or maybe you’ll be flying further afield in search of sun, sea and sand?

Whatever your choice, you’ll want to hear what Travel Counsellor Gina Barton, this week’s guest on Girls Around Town, has to say on Sunday‘s show…

Gina will be joining June by phone from 11.20am to share her top tips for your trip – make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online to find out what she has to say about some of the best places to go and the best bargains on offer…

And which destination is right at the top of her list for her own first post-lockdown holiday!

Earlier in the show, co-presenter Claire will be on the phone to June too, chatting about what she’s been up to since she was last in the studio back in February and no doubt sharing one or two of the WOWs she’s had over the last few weeks.

Join June, Claire and Gina between 10am and 12 noon for all this and more on Radio Newark‘s favourite show by, for and about women

Let’s escape…

Just a few weeks into winter and June’s already thinking about making a break for it!

And with the weather at home guaranteed to get a lot worse before it starts getting better, she’s probably not the only one dreaming of escaping to sunnier climes, if only for a few days.

If that includes you, then this weekend’s guest on Girls Around Town might have the answer you’re looking for. Meet Travel Counsellor Sheila Stamp, who’ll be in the studio on Sunday morning to share her expert opinion on the best ways to get away from it all over the coming months…

Whether you fancy a week by the beach, soaking up the sights on a city break or even taking to the slopes, she’ll have a few suggestions on the hot (literally or otherwise!) spots that might fit the bill for you and your families.

She’ll be explaining too what her role as an independent travel counsellor involves and why customers across the country have recently voted Travel Counsellors UK the Best National Travel Retailer in the 2019 British Travel Awards.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon for a quick look back at some of Sheila’s own favourite trips, a look ahead to the destinations likely to be most popular for summer 2020 and two or three of her top tips for getting the most out of any holiday.

Chances are what she has to say will have June getting to work on one of her legendary packing lists before the week is out – and who knows, you just might be inspired to follow suit…