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, but in the name of compromise, this was something my…

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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…

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,…

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…

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…

Palma | Travel, sights and stunning vistas

I love midday flights. There, I said it! I know we should want the amazing 5am flights so we can jump straight into our first day, but I’m way less stressed being able to get up at a reasonable time and be well slept. So after waking up and finishing…

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…

8 days and counting!

This week has been such a muddle and such a drag that I cannot wait to be flying off to Palma next week. In fact, in 8 days I will hopefully be there (Spanish air controllers permitting…) with a cocktail in one hand and some of my favourite Spanish food…

Taste of Bruges: Sights

If anyone asks me the prettiest place I’ve ever been, Bruges is always the winner. It’s not the biggest city, but there is definitely plenty to see there. Grote Markt Not just your standard square, Grote Markt is the main square in the centre of Bruges. Chances are you’ll pass…

Photo Friday: Chapel

I’m still reeling from my visit to the stunning St Albans Cathedral! When I first entered the cathedral, I walked into the main area of worship (pews, altar, that kind of thing). As I made my way through, soaking up all the different aspects on offer, I found myself in…

Postcard from…Mona Lisa

A world famous painting, in a world famous museum…how could I not get a postcard to remember it? I was lucky enough to find my way to the Mona Lisa when I visited the Louvre in Paris. For anyone who has been to the Louvre, they’ll understand what I mean…

Palma is go!

After a few really tough months, I’ve finally got a break booked! My boyfriend and I are heading off to the (hopefully) sunny island of Majorca for a city break mashed with a pool holiday. Based on our usual time of booking, we’re way in advance this time as we’ve…

Postcard from…Estepona

The sunny Costa del Sol is a holiday hotspot on the south east coast of Spain. During the summer, you can expect long days of glorious sunshine and dips in the warm sea. Unfortunately for me, I visited in March. While there may not have been long, warm days with the…

Postcard from…Rose Window

The rose window of any cathedral is always a big highlight – the size alone is impressive, but when you look at it in more detail the stories told in each window are incredible. The best rose window I’ve seen so far was in Notre Dame in Paris, but on…

Taste of Berlin: Travel

In a city as efficient and modern as Berlin, you just know that getting around is going to be super easy, regardless of whether you speak the language or not. First things first – getting to Berlin. There are a number of options available to you, depending on budget, time…