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!
I love to travel and see new things, especially in Britain! There are plenty of places you can spend a week exploring and still not see everything. When I’m travelling, I love to find new things off the beaten track. Here’s a list of must-see sights in the North West!
For me, the North West is a great region to visit. One of my favourite cities in the world is Liverpool. It really is an awesome place when it comes to the history and culture of England. As the hometown of the Beatles, music is important here. The nightclubs are pretty cutting edge too in leading the way for music.
My second holiday this summer consisted of a little break to the Algarve. We came here last year and loved Alvor so decided to go back over Luke’s birthday week. We also travelled to Tavira, another cute town the other side of Faro for a few days.
Tavira was hosting a Mediterranean Diet festival over the few days we were there which was full of street food and craft stalls and it was really exciting. I’d definitely recommend to check whether there’s any festivals or events happening over the time you plan to go to Portugal as there definitely wouldn’t have been as much to do if this wasn’t here. It made it even more exciting. Obviously there’s a million amazing cake shops, ice cream and restaurants to fill your boots with too. Plus, the beach Ihle de Tavira is a short ferry trip away and costs only €1.90 return.
Now we all love a beach getaway, I know I do! But sometimes there just isn’t the time or the money to be jetting overseas to a nice sandy beach. According to greatbritishbingo.co.uk and their recent survey, the UK’s top 3 beaches are Blackpool coming in first, with Brighton in close succession and Bournemouth in third. There were a whole load of other beaches in this survey of course but these three came out top!