Cordoba | Thank Goodness For Umbrellas

We woke up on our last day in Barcelona to find a storm raging in full force. I took some time to sit and watch the lightning break over the city, lighting everything up, before chucking the last bits in the backpacks and checking out of the hotel. Although we’d…

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Barcelona | Turning 30 In Style

Early mornings are reserved work days and morning flights. I’m a firm believer that early mornings and holidays don’t mix, but when it’s your boyfriend’s 30th birthday, you’re in Barcelona and his parents have come to the city for the first time for just 24 hours, there’s a certain amount…

Barcelona | Welcome Back!

After waiting six years to return to the first city ever to steal my heart, I was so excited to get out and explore Barcelona again! After leaving the beautiful sunshine and warmth in Rome, we decided to head straight for a coffee to warm up and start our day…

Rome – Barcelona | Travel Day

As with all days, the plan was to get up, packed and out early so we could fit in some last sights before leaving for Barcelona. And not one to want to break the habit of a lifetime, it took me longer than hoped to get ready. After tucking into…

Postcard from…Barcelona

Barcelona was the first city I ever visited on a city break. At the tender age of 21, I thought I’d smashed my experience of Barcelona, but in hindsight it wasn’t until I picked up this postcard that I realised just how much I’d missed out on. Although I had…

Palma | Sightseeing In The Capital

The capital of Mallorca, Palma is a city I could wander around for days on end. I first visited for a city break in 2014, and made my way back in October for a last minute holiday in the sun in the nearby resort of Playa de Palma. Although the…

10 Reasons To Visit Puerto de la Cruz

Tenerife is a popular holiday destination for us Brits, and for many other nationalities too. The year round sun, delicious food and short flight time make it an ideal getaway from most European countries. But while many tourists flock for the southern resorts of Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas…

Palma | Sun, Sand and Cycling

After a busy few months at work, I was in desperate need of a break away. The sun beating down on me, a spacious pool, good food and absolutely nothing on the itinerary but a few books and regular sun cream top ups. As it got closer to the time…

Postcards from…Playa de Palma

After my first visit to Palma in 2014 for a city break, I absolutely fell in love with the city. The food, the weather, the language, the architecture, the winding side streets…there are many, many reasons I have been keen to get back there ever since. Booking a last minute…

Lopesan Baobab, Gran Canaria

Tucked away in the quiet and luxurious resort of Melonaras in the south of Gran Canaria, after 25 minutes in the taxi I had arrived. If first impressions are anything to go by, this enormous hotel was definitely going to be different than anywhere else I’d stayed before.I’d read a…

Postcards from…Gran Canaria

I’ve recently returned from a relaxing and chilled week in the Canary Island of Gran Canaria. My usual island of choice in this area is Tenerife, an island that holds a special place in my heart. However, upon insistence from family that we should go somewhere else for a holiday,…

Tenerife | Sun, Sea And Total Relaxation

The last time I ventured overseas for a week of relaxation was September 2014. While I’ve worked hard and been lucky to have a couple of breaks overseas since, it’s been far too long since I spent the day doing nothing by the pool. And I really enjoy lazying by…

TRYP Palma Bellver, Palma

On our recent trip to Palma, we wanted the best of both worlds – interesting city break and lazy days lounging by the pool. I thought it was a bit ambitious, and didn’t hold much hope of finding an affordable hotel in a great location with a pool. But then…

Taste of Palma: Street Art

When I was planning a trip Palma, images of sunshine, cocktails, tapas and amazing churches sprang to mind. Not once did it occur to me that there would be amazing sculptures dotted around the city. But the city is in fact brimming with loads of great sculptures around every corner,…

Postcard from…Palma Cathedral

One of the big sights to see in Palma is the impressive Palma Cathedral. I love Palma, I love churches and I love everything Gaudi has turned his hand to, so I knew I was going to love Palma Cathedral! There was no way I could leave the city without…

Postcard from…Gaudi

My favourite church of all time is La Sagrada Familia, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi. When you wander through Barcelona, you can see his influence all over the city. So I was majorly excited when I found out that Gaudi had been involved in the design of Palma Cathedral.…

Palma | Bus tour fun and perfect endings!

Our last full day in Palma, yesterday was our last chance to get everything done that we’d missed so far. And the best way to fit everything in and see the top tourist sites? Bus Tour! That’s right, we went full on tourist and grabbed ourselves a couple of tickets…

Palma | Public baths, palaces and even more churches! 

Yesterday was expected to be a washout – heavy showers, thunderstorms, the lot! But while the thunder rumbled in the hills, there was only the odd shower throughout the day, meaning we had a bonus day to explore that the weather forecast had originally written off. Not wanting to push…

Postcard from…a Mallorcan farm? 

While I’m in Palma and checking out the sights, I’ve kept an eye out for some great postcards to add to my collection, and to also remind me of the great things I’ve seen.  This postcard does neither – I haven’t seen any pigs and I don’t really need a…

Palma | Feasts, churches and road mazes! 

Our second day in Palma started with a bang. Literally. As we went to leave our room, we couldn’t open the door. A quick call to the reception and they sorted it out with a hard shove to let us out before quickly fixing it. Finally on our way, it…