Last week I went to Barcelona with my husband. We met some friends that live in the city, approved found some amazing bars and restaurants, troche ate some fab food then did the tourist thing. There were also some crazy buildings with amazing views designed by Gaudi that I saw like the Sagrada Familia that has the most amazing light or the Casa Bastllo with the most amazing coloured tiles.
Here’s some of my favourite pictures from the trip. Let me know what parts of Barcelona you love too in the comments below.
Lately I’ve been bitten by the travel bug – it seems that whenever I get away I come back and start planning more trips. Last year I gave a lot of dollar to EasyJet and AirBnB, unhealthy so when PlanetCruise got in touch it got me thinking about something I’d never considered before now – cruises. I immediately set about putting together a bucket list of cruise destinations, view and I wanted to share with you the top 3.
I’ve always wanted to visit Singapore, rx it looks like such a unique city, if a little hot. With its modern buildings, busy streets and incredible city lights at night, it looks absolutely stunning. The Asian islands that surround it off Thailand and Vietnam look amazing, and I’d love to take a cruise and visit as much of the area as I can.
I’m very keen on heading to Italy and spending some time in Rome, so I was delighted when I found this cruise to Italy and the Greek Isles. It’s a 13 day itinerary, with stops in Rome, Sicily, Malta, Santorini and Rhodes among others. Phew! I love Mediterranean food and culture, so travelling round to so many beautiful locations in a short space of time while making the most of the facilities on the ship seems like a wonderful idea to me.
New York is definitely on my list of places to visit, but I’m sure that it will be as exhausting as it will be fun. So I love the idea of visiting the city and then heading to the Caribbean to relax, like on our honeymoon when my husband and I spent 3 nights in Havana before heading to the beach for a couple of weeks. This trip takes you from 2 nights in the Big Apple down to some smaller less touristy spots in the Caribbean such as St. Maarten, St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Dreamy!
Have you been on a cruise before? If so, where did you visit? Tweet me and let me know!
*Post in collaboration with the lovely people at PlanetCruise
I’ve posted about city breaks a few times in the last year, this focusing mainly on weekends in Europe and further abroad. However you don’t have to travel to other countries for a lovely weekend away, price and so in this post I want take a look at some beautiful places that are closer to home.
We quickly forget that there is beautiful countryside, wonderful beaches and forests bursting with adventure just a few hours away, so when Great Little Breaks got in touch and asked me to explore staycations in the UK, I jumped at the chance to plan some adventures!
The south west of England is a beautiful corner of the world, and most of it’s most stunning destinations is the Cotswolds. Named after the famous hills littered in sheep that run alongside the sweeping valleys below, the Cotswolds is somewhere you just have to go at least once in your life. I’ve picked out De Vere Alexandra House, a retreat set in 20 acres of beautiful scenery. A stay here includes a three course dinner in the hotel’s stylish restaurant with a complimentary bottle of wine, and use of the pool, sauna and steam rooms. I’d love to go hiking around the area and soak in the scenery, but if that’s not your thing then you can always head to the Wyvern Theatre or the Science Museum which are both nearby.
The Lake District
I visited the Lake District on a school trip when I was young, and I’ve dreamed of going back ever since. Known for its unpredictable weather to accompany its incredible mountains, rivers, woodland and waterfalls, the Lake District is a memorable visit. And if it rains all weekend then you can just stay in your room at Storrs Hall with a bottle of champagne and enjoy the views of the water from the comfort of your cosy and warm bed. For those who do dare to brave the weather and go out for an adventure the hotel supply you with local knowledge and a packed lunch, so you’re in safe hands!
Isle Of Skye
Thought you had to go to Scandinavia to see the Northern Lights? Just head up to the Scottish coast to the Isle of Skye where you can see one of nature’s most amazing spectacles from the top of the famous Cuillin Hills. The hotel I’ve picked is the Dunollie at Broadford Bay where you are greeted with a drink and served a traditional Scottish breakfast in the morning. The hotel is close to the Inner Hebrides where you can explore its fairy pools, which sound amazing! The weekend will be as relaxing as it will be exciting, and I’d just love to see the northern lights and I didn’t realise you could see them in the UK!
Tweet me and let me know about the most amazing places you’ve stayed at in the UK, or leave a comment below.
In collaboration with the lovely people at Great Little Breaks