It’s no secret that I love photos. They’re a great way to refresh your memory of amazing things that you’ve experienced, and also to show people what you’ve been up to when words just don’t do it justice. Something I always do on my way home from a city break…

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Relais Venezia, Venice

In a city as compact as Venice, there are hotels within a stone’s throw of most places. But, trying to find somewhere central, comfortable and at a reasonable price is tricky in a city where most places carry a Venetian price tag. Location Just a few minutes’ walk from the…

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…

Review | Saal Digital Photo Book

As a child, my mum always got our holiday photos developed. They usually ended up in a photo album, or made their way to the ‘to be sorted’ basket. But even now, we still pull them out every now and then to reminisce of the good ol’ times. Nowadays, everything…

Adina Aparthotel, Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a city that never ranked high in my to-visit list, and when trying to find things to see and do there it never really grabbed my attention in the way many other German cities have. But, when faced with cheap flights from there to Iceland, I couldn’t turn…

Reykjavik4you Apartments, Reykjavik

Iceland is a country with a serious price tag, there’s no getting away from that. But the price tag is completely worth it when you get to experience the beauty of the country as unique as Iceland! Whether you stay in Reykjavik as a base for excursions, or you are…

Summer Reads 2016

When the holiday countdown begins, the search begins for books to read while spending lazy days lounging by the pool or in the garden soaking up the sun. It can be tempting to dust off the books from last year and pull them out for their annual showing, because I…

Morning Coffee at Luton Hoo

Just a stone’s throw from London, the impressive estate of Luton Hoo offers a chance to indulge in a spot of luxury. We’re talking spa, afternoon tea, fancy dinner, top notch hotel kind of luxury. After sampling afternoon tea at Luton Hoo a couple of months ago, I was back on…

Nala Individuellhotel, Innsbruck

Tucked away in the stunning Alps, Innsbruck is a small city in Austria that just oozes charm. When looking for a place to stay, you can’t go far wrong in such a compact city, with a centre that is easy to navigate by foot. Nala Individuellhotel is conveniently located 5 minutes’…

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…

Berlin Welcome Card

City breaks can be expensive, but thankfully there are plenty of ways to save a few pennies here and there. Many of the big cities offer some kind of pass or attraction card, which could save you money and hopefully a bit of hassle! Having been to Berlin twice, I…

Premier Inn Bedford South, Bedford

There are pros and cons to staying with a huge hotel chain – you know that there’s a certain standard they need to maintain, but you don’t always get that personal touch that comes with smaller family-run hotels. So when I found out I was off a business trip with…

Monkey Island Afternoon Tea

As a treat for my boyfriend, I thought it’d be nice to take him for afternoon tea. We’d already decided we were going to spend the day at Windsor Castle, so decided it’d be good to look for somewhere in that area. Windsor and the surrounding areas are lovely, so…

Crowne Plaza Heythorp Park, Oxford

A weekend away with the family is always lovely, and when you’re actually spending the weekend at a spa hotel in the middle of the Oxfordshire countryside it’s twice as nice. And I’m talking no signal on your phone kind of countryside, which is fine until you’re lost and realise…

Ben’s Cookies

In this world there are cookies, and then there are Ben’s Cookies. Located in several cities across England, with a number of shops in London (thankfully!), there are plenty of opportunities to sample the delights on offer in store. Each shop I’ve been to – maybe four? – has been…

Hotel Cafe Pacific, Brussels

Hotels are dotted all over the city in Brussels, but the cost is as you would expect to find in a city centre – expensive! When looking for a hotel to cover the one night we were staying in Brussels, I tried to find something that wouldn’t break the bank,…

Hotel Martin’s Brugge, Bruges

Bruge is a stunning city tucked away in a corner of Belgium. There aren’t a great deal of ‘sights’ to see, but the city itself is lovely to just explore. Everyone I have met who has been to Bruges responds in the same way when I tell them I’ve just…

NH Köln City, Cologne

Cologne (Köln) is one of the largest cities in Germany, and home to the Köln Dom which is the biggest cathedral in Germany. Before visiting I wasn’t sure what else was in the city, but I do love a good church and had heard there were a few Christmas markets,…

Relexa Hotel Stuttgarter Hof, Berlin

Trying to find somewhere of a good standard, but without paying an arm and a leg can be tricky when looking for a central hotel in Berlin. After much searching I found Relexa Hotel. At first, I thought it might be a bit too far out of the way, as I…