My first festive weekend in London with ibis Hotels

In 2017, for the first time ever, I visited London at Christmastime. That’s right – despite visiting London approximately 39482972 times in my life, I’d never actually been there during the festive season. That is, not until I spent an amazing weekend indulging in plenty of gastronomic goodness, free flowing bubbly and tonnes of festive frivolities, all courtesy of ibis hotels. ↓↓↓ Short on time? Click to skip ahead to what you wanna see. ↓↓↓   1. The Hotel   2. Fogg’s Bistro   3. Christmas Markets   4. Christmess at the Imaginarium   5. Hangover Cure, AKA Breakfast  …

Six things to help cure airport boredom

We’ve all been there. You’ve packed your suitcase with all of your holiday essentials, had a long journey to the airport, managed to find an elusive car parking space, checked-in, had a browse of the World Duty Free goodies (and maybe even a little pamper), and then… You’re bored. You just want your flight to hurry up and whisk you away to somewhere new. Or maybe home to your own bed if it’s a case of you coming to the end of a trip. Suddenly time is moving very s-l-o-w-l-y. Multiply this feeling by ten if you’re flight is delayed…

Hand Luggage Essentials

Regardless of whether I’m getting ready for a long trip in a beautiful sunshine destination or simply packing for a short city break, I find deciding what to put in my hand luggage can be just as much of a struggle as whittling down what I’m going to pack in my suitcase. (I’m totally guilty of being an overpacker!) There are, however, a few hand luggage essentials that make it into my carry on bag without fail…   Passport Let’s start with the thing you definitely will not be getting far without – your passport. Yes, this may seem like…

Remembering to enjoy the adventure

Despite always loving holidays and weekend trips, I’ve not always been a travel blogger. In fact, my blog started off as a space for me to review books and beauty products. Soon I found myself thinking, however, that if I love travelling so much, why wasn’t I documenting that instead?  It’s so much easier to write about something you’re really, truly passionate about, right? Though something hit me whilst in Paris with my mum earlier this year. It was my mum’s first time there, and yet I found myself stressing over getting the perfect picture rather than showing her the…

I’ve Fallen in Love with Wrocław

I’m normally a sucker for warm, poolside sunbeds and sunshine destinations, but after vowing to explore more countries this year, I crossed a country off my list that had quite honestly never appealed to me previously: Poland. 🇵🇱 And it took me completely by surprise. Attracted by an absolute bargain price (less than £100 for flights and 3 nights accommodation – yes please!), Kirsty Leanne and I found ourselves booking a random trip to a city we’d never even heard of – Wrocław. And whilst I was super excited for a girly break and discovering somewhere new, I didn’t realise just how much Wrocław would…

48 Hours in Paris, France

Paris: the city of love. And probably one of the most famous cities in the world. Look up a list of places to visit before you die, and you’ll find it there somewhere. I’m pretty vocal about the fact I always want to return to Paris no matter how many times I’ve been, and so when my mum and I had a stay in Bordeaux booked, it would have been a crime not to head up to Paris too, right?! And whilst there, I kept a mini diary of everything we got up to… 🚗 Friday 🏙 4.44pm After a wonderful…

6 Tips on Being Prepared for Airport Parking

Summer is slowly creeping up on us, and I can’t wait. (Creep quicker summer, I’ve missed you.) And with summer comes, of course, lots of summer holidays and city breaks. Cocktails by the pool, exploring idyllic streets, discovering somewhere new and finding fun things to do. But before all of that, chances are you’ll have to make your way to an airport. For some of us, this means an excitement-filled and adrenaline-fuelled drive to the airport. And here are a few things I think you should be prepared for when it comes to airport parking… Be prepared to book early…

From Old Town to Luxury Pools: The Other Side of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Drenched in history and boasting a number of baroque buildings, Dubrovnik looks like every travel blogger’s dream. Having never visited before, I can’t speak from experience, but I find it hard to believe that anyone could visit and not walk down the streets in awe or be inspired by the Old Town churches and marble streets, not to mention the glistening Adriatic Sea. The beautiful city has leapt even more so into the limelight after becoming the gorgeous filming location for the oh-so-popular TV series, Game of Thrones. (C’mon, even if you don’t watch it yourself, we all know someone who…

Celebrities and Cosplay at #WSCLondon: Walker Stalker Con 2017

Last weekend, I spent my time standing in queues, spending lots of money, getting attacked by zombies, complimenting cosplayers and meeting the cast of The Walking Dead. Yes. My brother and I had our second visit to Walker Stalker Con London. The popular convention was here on the 4th and 5th of March and was held in the spacious Olympia London. It’s the only Walker Stalker Con currently to be held outside of the US, and so thousands of people gathered from not just Britain, but all over Europe, for lots of undead excitement. Needless to say, the event was…