After a crazy week which involved no blogging at all we headed to Lincoln for what we hoped would be a sunny, spring-like cute day out. Unfortunately, it ended up being -2 and snowing but it was still lovely to visit somewhere new and having some time out. I love checking out new cities in the UK that we haven’t been to before and it was even nicer to just travel somewhere just for the day. Lincoln is only 55 minutes from Nottingham on the train and the train station is literally around the corner from the town centre.
You all know I love a city break. Let’s walk 35 miles in three days and pretend we’re not tired? OK, cool! But seriously, city breaks are amazing, you cram so much into a long weekend and just like that, you’ve seen a whole new city, experienced new foods and had a load of fun with your favourite people. Here are my nine recommendations on what to do in Prague.
Brunch, the meal of our generation, right? I don’t think anyone’s eaten as much #avocadotoast or eggs with a side of coffee than Gen Z, right? Definitely and I’m not complaining. Brunch has to be one of my favourite meals ever and it’s basically what all of our holidays and trips revolve around. During our Dublin trip, we headed to the well-recommended San Lorenzo’s, a New York/Italian style restaurant in the heart of the city centre. You can check our their brunch menu or read on for a taste of our experience!
Over numerous city breaks, holidays and sunshine-seeking trips I’ve learnt a few things about travelling that I’ve turned into some simple rules that I follow every time I go away to make the break run as smoothly as possible! We’ve recently been to Dublin which you would have seen if you follow me on Instagram and I definitely used all of these tips before and during the time that we were away.
We like to get out and about in the UK, try new towns and cities and always find a new coffee shop to delve into. This weekend we stayed at the Cheltenham Park Hotel which is a huge hotel in the beautiful Cotswolds and I thought I’d tell you all about it.
The Location & Facilities
Cheltenham Park is actually located in Charlton Kings, about 2 miles drive from the centre of Cheltenham in a quiet area and only about 10 minutes from Cheltenham Racecourse. It’s a really big hotel, one of the biggest I’ve stayed in but the rooms are all great sizes. There is a gym, spa, beauty and health club facilities with a pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. We spent some time in the well-equipped gym and the pool on Saturday afternoon which was lovely. I decided to run a 5km in addition to my Marathon In A Month that I’m doing for the British Heart Foundation and I loved running on an actual treadmill instead of the road for once!
Here comes another hotel review for all you keen travellers! This weekend we stayed at the Risley Hall Hotel & Spa as part of a Red Letter Days gift that we received for Christmas and the hotel was so pretty I thought I’d write a little review as it’s a great location for the East Midlands.
I’ve always wanted to visit Canada, but it’s such a huge place and whenever I sit down to (virtually) explore another area looking for the perfect destination, I change my mind once more. Where I want to go, the things I want to see, the tours I want to experience.
I think I’ll have to take a few trips over there before I’ve satisfied my Canadian wanderlust, but for me, I’ve decided on Ontario as the first destination for my Canadian adventure. It has so much to offer though, that I thought I’d give you guys a few tips on how to plan your sight-seeing. It’s certainly helped me to decide where to start!
The South of France has been the inspiration for art from Picasso to Matisse and for some of the most iconic films of all time. Along the French Riviera, there are some incredible art museums and the journey in between each one is one of the most beautiful drives you will ever take. To explore these villages which inspired some of the great artists, rent a car at a luxury car rental in Nice through sites such as PrimeRent for example and start your unforgettable journey along the coast. Here is an example of a great itinerary for Southern France.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll know I’ve just come back from a week long Greek escape on the island of Corfu. Specifically, we stayed in Kassiopi, a tiny little harbour town on the East side of the island. We visited here last year and decided to venture back as it’s such a beautiful place and we wanted a surefire amazing holiday location.
I’ve heard Grillstock is where the whole BBQ trend in the UK and, as much of a BBQ food fan that I am, I hadn’t visited one until last month.
I was craving a chicken burger and opted for the Bluegrass Chicken Burger which is a simple Southern Fried chicken burger (which is huge by the way!) it’s paired with lettuce, tomato, and juke sauce which is so tasty. This is possibly the nicest chicken burger I’ve had in a long time, the chicken was tender and I loved the seasoning. Plus, it was such good value for money at only £8.50 including a heap of house fries.