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!
I’ve just come back from an amazing week’s break in Greece. We stayed in Kassiopi, Corfu which is near the top of the island. Here’s a few things that I’d massively recommend doing whilst you’re there or in the surrounding areas.
1. Eat at The Three Brothers / Old School Taverna
This is THE best restaurant in Kassiopi for sure! Look at that prawn linguine, it was amazing. Also, a large glass of wine here works out at around £1.70 a glass, pretty good if you ask me. Another really nice place to eat is Tavernaki – their baked feta is the one.
Going abroad for your holidays is always awesome, I’ve just come back from a lush Greek beach holiday which I’m going to be writing up about soon! But you don’t always need to cross any international borders to have a good time. I took a recent trip up to Blackpool for a weekend break, and there was much more to do than I ever imagined. A lot of people probably think of Blackpool as a bit old fashioned and maybe a bit cheesy. But there are activities and sights for all sorts of people, whether you’re a family or a couple. Here are my top things to do if you decide to take a chance and see what it’s all about.
I’m off on my holidays in just under a month and I’m so excited to get some sunshine in my life. This obviously calls for a summer holiday wish list, of course. I always think White Jeans are a summer staple – they just look so fresh. But no sitting on the grass though! These gorgeous J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans are first on my wish list for this summer. I put this little dream outfit together with the retro-style Jeepers Peepers Sunglasses, the super cute Topshop Stripe Cami top paired with the clashing ASOS Floral Heels.
Last weekend Luke and I jumped on the speediest plane ever from East Midlands to Amsterdam (literally an hour!) and we touched down at around 11am on Saturday morning! After a quick train and tram ride into the centre, we arrived at Prinsengracht, our canal that we were staying on. It was zero degrees the whole time so we needed our hats and gloves, that’s for sure. I was searching for a few blog posts with these type of tips but I couldn’t find any that had real-life, real-person things to do!
Today’s post is coming at you scheduled in as I’m currently in sunny Portugal with my boyfriend and the in-laws, hopefully having an amazing time. The only issues I had with going on holiday were, a) I’m terrible at packing and b) I’m terrible at outfit planning and you kind of need to be able to do both to go on holiday when you’re trying to pack light! We do that penny saving thing of only taking hand-luggage which is an awesome idea and it also makes you take less stuff and really think through what you’re going to wear. Hopefully I’ll have a holiday style diary to share with you guys next week when I’m back because I have meticulously planned my evening outfits!