With January now in the bag, the next month on our hit list is February; the month of romance and passion. This month, some people like to blow most of their salary on expensive menus in top restaurants and lavish weekends away in remote country spa hotels. For those who prefer to be more resourceful with their Valentine’s budget, it can be a challenge to prove your love in another way.
There’s always somewhere that you visit on holiday that completely steals your heart and you never want to leave. It could be because of the scenery, the location, the busy city life, the calm beaches, the food, anything can make you leave your heart on holiday. Enter, GetYourGuide’s #ileftmyheartin competition where I could have the chance to win an amazing city break and you could too, check out the competition, it ends on 28th January.
November and December are definitely the months where we all start to think about holidays, aren’t they? The weather is chilly, there’s a 90% chance it’s already raining and even though it’s Christmas, winter can seem like a long old slog. We’ve already started thinking about holidays and trips away for next year where we can grab some sun so I thought I’d share three awesome deals that I’ve found recently.
Fancy escaping the Christmas madness with a luxury break? Ok, maybe not all the madness, I can’t get you a teleportation device straight to your hotel room but I’ve got a few treats that can make a Christmas break extra festive and extra relaxing.
I’m focusing on Covent Garden today because I think it’s the prettiest bit of London! I really liked sitting outside and having a glass of wine just people watching when I headed there earlier in the month, it was just really relaxing.
Christmas has a bit of a stigma for bad presents for some people! Too many pairs of socks, awkward gift cards for shops you’ve never set foot into and buckets of shower gel you’ll never get through? Sound familiar? (Apart from me, I love shower gel, FYI family & friends.)
Here’s 3 alternative ideas for gifts across the whole budget spectrum from your under a tenner Secret Santa to treating the whole family this festive season.
Incase you missed it – I went to London a few weekends ago for a quick city break and thought I’d share some of my favourite places and some recommendations for anyone who might be planning to head to London but aren’t sure what to do apart from the usual sight-seeing and shopping. I wasn’t the most au fait with London before this trip, I’d been a couple of times but would never say that I ‘know’ the city so it was fun to explore.
We’re off to London soon to celebrate our two-year anniversary. We’ve got tickets for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and are dying to eat at some of our most-liked places on Instagram. Top Dog Soho – we’re coming for you.
Here are a few essentials I’ll definitely be taking with me on our two-night stay. I like to pack ‘capsule wardrobe’ style pieces when I travel so I’ll be living in black skinny jeans and my dungarees. I can’t find mine to link to but these Dr Denim Skinny Dungarees available at ASOS are super similar. I’ll be pairing both of these staples with stripes and simple tees such as my new favourite Topshop Contrast Neck Stripe Top and Marks & Spencer Limited Edition Grey Tee.
I’m not really your standard 20-something ‘traveller’ where I’ve either been to or want to go to the majority or Asia and Australia or spent my summers on a night-train in Europe. I’m more of a beach holiday type of girl with the occasional city-break thrown in. A see a little every so often type of traveller. Here’s a few places that are on my travel bucket list for the future.
Whether it’s just a night away, a long weekend or a two-week treat, staying somewhere rubbish can totally ruin your time away. If your hotel isn’t up to scratch and you’ve paid for it, there isn’t a lot you can do. It’s better to book somewhere you can depend on and with places like Airbnb you can check lots of recent honest reviews. If you’re bored of standard hotel rooms, check out my 3 different ways to stay away and transform your break!