Postcard from…Temple Church

I made my way into London last month for a family gathering, and found that not only was London hosting ‘Open London’, an event allowing the public into usually private places, but also that Temple Church was part of the event….

Plan it…or wing it?

I’m super excited about my upcoming December mini-travels in Europe, and as such spend a great deal of time reading about things to do there, places to see, how to get about etc. As I sat on my lunch break…

Postcard from…Brandenburg Gate History

Located in the heart of Berlin, Brandenburg Gate is a major sight that millions flock to every year. It was originally built on the site of a city gate, and later was one of the main locations for the tearing…

Manneken and Jeanneke Pis, Brussels

It’s strange to think millions of people who visit Brussels hunt out a statue of a little boy urinating into a fountain. Stranger still, to think they might search for a similar statue of a little girl doing the same….

Postcard from…Rusty Gun

My mum and dad live on the edge of a large town. It should technically be a city, but for silly reasons (football team names…), it’s still a town. If you venture 5 minutes away, you’re in the countryside. Farmers…

Open London: Temple Church and Inns of Court

It’s well known that there is loads to do in London. And I’m not just talking about the big sights like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, but also the smaller things like the numerous markets and neighbourhoods. So when a…

Postcard from…Gibraltar, again.

I visited Gibraltar on a rainy Sunday, when there were hardly any shops open and there were barely any people around. Although the weather wasn’t great, it did mean I didn’t have to queue for hours to get through border control…

Postcard from…Ramsgate

As a proper seaside town, Ramsgate has all the tourist-y souvenirs that you would expect – sticks of rock, magnets, t-shirts and the like. Of course, I picked a postcard up from my short stay in Ramsgate! While there, I didn’t…

Speedy trip to the seaside!

Tucked away in the southeast of England, Ramsgate is a charming seaside town. So when my boyfriend and I were invited to a family friend’s wedding there, we jumped at the chance for a mini break away! Although it’s just a…

Postcard from…Gibraltar

Tucked away on the southern end of Spain, Gibraltar is a complete mind melt. As you cross the border from Spain into the country, you immediately notice the differences. Not only does the main road in cross the country’s only runway,…

Starting the journey…

After posting my recent Travel Plan, I was so happy with the response! I was touched that people took the time to offer their advice, and I have definitely taken it all on board. While everything isn’t completely booked yet…

Postcard from…Cathedral Cove

I love getting postcards, and on my latest visit to my parents house I noticed this postcard lying on the side. My cousin recently moved to New Zealand to train as a pilot, and has sent us a postcard from one…

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…

Postcard from…Thassos

I love checking my postbox and finding gems like this in there! Emily, from That Emily, just came back from a week on the sunny island of Thassos in Greece. Knowing about my love of postcards, she sent this classic…

The Plan – how hard can it be?

I get carried away when I’m planning a trip – I forget that travel takes time and that I personally prefer to travel slow and get a real feel for a place, rather than stop for a day and see…

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

There are a number of places that you’re able to see Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the Van Gogh museum when we were in Amsterdam. I’m not usually one for art galleries,…

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…

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…

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…

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!…

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