This is gonna be really quick… or at least I’m gonna try to make it a quick one. 🙂

You might (or might not) have noticed the radio silence from us on the blog the last few days and there’s a reason behind that. We’ve been getting ourselves a little upgrade – not one that you can see but hopefully one that you can feel.

We’re so grateful to having been able to grow over the last few months but like a chicken trying to carry an elephant, our website host was struggling to keep up with the increase in traffic and there were moments there where it just gave way entirely. Even when it came back up, it just got slower and slower and so we decided it was time to jump ships and go for a new dedicated host!

*The traffic growth sounds like a ‘humble brag’ but trust me, it really isn’t. 🙂 It’s so frustrating having the website crash or run slowly – especially so when there was nothing I could do myself about it. The 1st time – I could deal with, even the 2nd of 3rd time were ‘manageable’ but by the umpteenth time, all you could hear were muffled screaming into throw cushions by Lloyd and myself in frustration with the situation.

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What does this mean? Well hopefully, you’ll notice that the site should be faster, easier to load and generally easier to use. We’re so excited we’re even considering a facelift to the site (though one step at a time, I reckon).

I do need to ask a favour though, if you do notice any problems, or issues now that we’ve changed, please can you pop us a quick note? You can leave it in the comments below or even send us an email if you wanna do it privately (Our email form and address is available on our contact page here). I know its a big ask but I promise to do the same for you too if you need it. 😉 🙂

In other news, we’re in Barcelona so snapchat right now is all about this gem of city! (We’re at @HandLuggageOnly).

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  • Good luck on the transition! I’ll keep an eye out for bugs. I notice it seems to be running much quicker already. I had some trouble the last few times I stopped by with lagging photo loads.

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much Emily! Any feedback helps… we’re really hoping we can ramp up speeds etc now! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • I didn’t have any problems before:)

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Phew – that’s good to know! Hopefully it will be lightning fast now then! Haha!

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Oh my god, those buildings are incredible! And I’d love to see a facelift, but your design is beautiful already 🙂 Definitely is a faster site (unless my internet has just been super terrible) haha

    Sarah
    scarletstate.co.uk

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Awwww, thanks Sarah!

      Haha @ internet being terrible! Great to hear it’s faster… that’s what we’re hoping for! 🙂

      big hugs,

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • I think the new site looks and performs great! Nice work! I haven’t noticed any bugs yet, but if I do, I will certainly let you know x

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much Vanessa! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Congratulations on the increased traffic! But so great that you took a moment to fix the problems you were having, it shows you guys really care for your readers as well so thank you =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      big hugs,

      Lloyd & Yaya xx