Over crowded and cliched? I know it sounds odd but I wasn’t sure about Venice however after just 2 hours there I was, quite simply, enchanted. Yes it was busy and yes there was the occasional “aroma” from the canals but there was also music, beauty, love and jaw dropping views. There is simply nowhere on earth like it (and no, the Venetian in Vegas doesn’t count!) Read more
Whether it’s long haul, short haul or even an internal flight – there are certain things that I always carry with me so here are my top tips for hand luggage essentials! Read more
If you are looking for fantastic shopping, a huge range of hotels, great bars and amazing food all in one easy to explore on foot location – then a Manchester Citybreak could be just what you are looking for. Read more
Festive frolics in Berlin – the perfect Christmas city break
You can find almost 80, yes 80, Christmas Markets across this exciting city but alongside the gluhwein, traditional food and wooden decorations you will also find a challenging history, warming winter fayre and a distinct character that can only be found in Berlin. Viel Vergnügen!
Gluwein and great shopping at
Christmas market in Leeds
After a trip around the Christmas market in Leeds, several Gluwein, a glass of champagne and getting an early fabulous Christmas present in Harvey Nichols, we’ve taken time for a quick rest break at the Radisson where we are staying tonight before heading out for the evening.
Need a sunny weekend break with yacht filled marina, cobbled streets, fabulous restaurants and chic hotels? Then I’d recommend booking a Palma Citybreak.
A 2 hour flight and a short taxi ride from the airport means that, even allowing time for delays at customs, you can be relaxing in the sunshine within 3 hours of leaving the UK, and whilst Palma may not offer enough for a full holiday it’s perfect for a few days of some serious R&R. Read more
Review update – Still our favourite all inclusive – 13th trip booked for Feb 2019!
The Excellence are one of my favourite resort chains and this is my favourite adult only resort in Mexico. The Excellence Playa Mujeres, known as EPM by the regulars, is consistently listed as one of the top 10 luxury all inclusives and this hotel has everything you need for a luxury child free beach break. It’s an all suite hotel and even the standard rooms allow for pure self indulgence with an indoor/outdoor hot tub, a double day bed on the balcony and a fully stocked mini-bar all part of the package.
I don’t normally like to go back to places I have been but I can’t resist going back here when I know I need total relaxation – this was our 5th visit to an Excellence hotel and it was an extra special one as it was my husband’s 40th birthday so we pushed the proverbial boat out and upgraded to a luxury duplex with private pool on the roof. The Excellence was my husbands first choice for his special trip and the holiday, the hotel and the amazing Excellence team all combined to make it an amazing trip we will always remember. Read more
Intoxicating Belgian Beers, Chocolate to die for, beautiful buildings, cobbled streets, horse drawn carriages, pretty canals, great food and most of it easily reached on foot – A Bruges city break is the perfect weekend.
In life, I think most of us have a choice between time or money, some get neither and only a very very lucky few get both. Like many couples we both work long hours so time is precious to us and whenever we get the chance we try and take time for two. Read more