10 tips for visiting London for the first time

If you’re visiting London for the first time, and want to get the most out of your visit with no surprises, I’ve got a few tips for you! Stay in central London if you can London is a big city, and sprawls out quite a long way.Beware when booking ‘London hotels’, as some of these…

Sky Garden vs The Shard – Which London viewing platform is better?

There are several attractions in London offering great views of the skyline, some more obscure than others. The two best ones, in my opinion at least, have got to be The Shard and the Sky Garden. But which one’s better? Let’s compare! The views Both on the East side of central London, the Sky Garden…

Visiting New York | Day 1 – Arrival, Times Square & 7th Avenue

Our long-awaited and rescheduled trip to New York had finally arrived, and since our flight was quite early in the morning, we decided to book a room at the Sofitel Heathrow Terminal 5 to avoid the early morning trip to the airport. Arriving in NYC We arrived in to JFK in the afternoon, which isn’t close to Manhattan. We…

7 things I wish I knew before going to New York

Finally, after many years of wanting to go, I have been to New York – and it didn’t disapoint.What an amazing city! Here are a few things I didn’t know or expect, which I learned along the way. Hopefully they help someone visiting NYC in the future! Unexpected hotel Resort fees / Facilities fees Be…

Park Central Hotel, 7th Avenue, New York | ★★★

After a lot of rescheduling due to Covid, our long-awaited trip to New York had finally arrived… The Park Central Hotel on 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan was our chosen place to stay. Here’s what I thought! Where is the Park Central Hotel? The best thing about this hotel is without a doubt the location.The…

Sofitel Hotel, Heathrow Terminal 5 | ★★★★★

Our long-awaited and rescheduled trip to New York had finally arrived, and since our flight was quite early in the morning, we decided to book a room at the Sofitel Heathrow Terminal 5 to avoid the early morning trip to the airport. The evening before our flight we set off for Heathrow, and parked in…

The view from The Shard, London – the UK’s tallest building

Occupying levels 68, 69 and 72 of the tallest building in the UK, the View from the Shard offers the best views of London and beyond with the floor to celling glass walls all the way around. After wanting to visit since it started being built back in 2009, I finally went last week! What…

Croatia on a budget – A few days in Split

I thought I’d have a look back at one of my favourite places I’ve been lucky enough to visit – Split, Croatia. We loved Split so much the first time we visited, we went back a year later, and we still want to return again for more. I’ll share a few things we loved to…

3 days in Budapest – The third stop on our 3 city European trip

Budapest – Wow. What a brilliant city! This was probably the biggest surprise on our 3 part European trip, and the one that left the biggest impression. Based on the few days we spent there, I would recommend Budapest to anyone. There is so much to do and see, the people are friendly and welcoming,…

3 days in Vienna – The second stop on our 3 city European trip

Vienna was the most anticipated of city on our 3 city European trip in Feb 2020, but was unfortunately by far the most disappointing. Looking back at our visit, I think the problem might have been down to 2 reasons – the time of year, and the weather while we were there. It was bitterly…

3 days in Prague – The first stop on our 3 city European trip

For a few years, Prague had been high on my list of must-visit cities, and when we got there it did not disappoint – I absolutely loved Prague! Prague was part 1 of our 3 city European trip in early 2020. We managed to get the trip done just before the pandemic really took hold!…

Review – Clayton Hotel Cardiff | ★★★★

With our trip to Paris in September in tatters, we thought we’d take advantage of the cheap hotel rates available at the moment and book a night away. Brighton was our first choice, but with the weather looking a bit dodgy, we chose Cardiff for a bit of shopping and a change of scenery. We…

5 reasons I loved visiting Prague

Prague has got to be one of my favorite cities I’ve visited so far for a lot of reasons, some of which I can’t really explain… It’s just a really cool place. Here are 5 reasons I loved it!

4 reasons why I found Vienna overrated

Before we start…. I don’t hate Vienna!I enjoyed visiting back in February this year, and I’m really glad I’ve been. The point of this post is that people had told me that Vienna is incredible. For weeks I’d heard from people how amazing and beautiful this city was – someone even told me it was…