Travel

5 things I wish I’d known about Paris before visiting

Paris has got to be my favourite travel destination in Europe. I’ve loved my time there each visit, and have been itching to book to go again as soon as I’m on the Eurostar home! It can take a little while to get used to the French way of doing things, so a little preparation…

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…

How to find CHEAP Eurostar tickets to Paris, London, Brussels and Amsterdam

I absolutely love Paris, and getting there by train really is the best way to do it.I’m always on the lookout for cheap Eurostar tickets from London to Paris, meaning I’ve picked up a few tricks to find the best deals over the years. Here are the best ways I’ve found to get cheap Eurostar…

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…

5 Super nerdy (but interesting!) aviation facts – AvGeek Series

So we’ve all read those aviation facts a thousand times over haven’t we – the captain and first officer have different meals to avoid the risk of both becoming ill, our tastebuds change because of the low pressure resulting in everyone liking tomato juice all of a sudden, and we all turn in to raisins…

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…

5 things you should know before visiting Bath – Recommendations from a local!

I was taking my lunch break in Bath the other day when it struck me that most of the people in the city at any given moment are actually visitors, wandering about and stumbling upon the sights as they stroll around!  “I should write a blog post about visiting Bath”, I thought to myself.So I did!…

5 things to do when visiting Bath – Recommendations from a local!

Okay.. I don’t live in Bath, but I do work there, and I’m lucky enough to call it my nearest city! Bath has always been my go-to place for a wander around the shops or a nice day out locally, and recently I’ve been working in the centre. I was having my lunch break near…

Staying in a log cabin in the Forest of Dean – Forest Holidays

Just in case you need reminding, the last year or so has been pretty awful. Although to be fair, personally we have had good health throughout. Still though, after all the lockdowns, postponed and cancelled trips, redundancies and general bleakness recently, we were very excited to finally be packing our bags for a trip that…

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!…

London to Paris: 5 reasons why Eurostar is better than flying

First of all, I love flying. I’m not ashamed to admit that I am a bit of an anorak when it comes to aviation, and honestly I would quite happily take a flight to an airport somewhere and then just fly back home again and call it a good day out, especially if it’s on…

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