Food and Drink

Cocktail Diaries: Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife

It’s no secret that I love a cocktail or two… or ten. What’s not to like? They taste good, they’re refreshing and they quite often look pretty too. I usually opt for Sex on the Beach pretty much every single time (yes, I’m still talking about cocktails!), but when I spent a week in Tenerife last month, I decided to broaden my horizons by venturing into the land of new cocktails. With a few Sex on the Beach in between, of course. 🍹 Naturally, being a blogger, I photographed the very first cocktail I drank by the pool on the…

Lifestyle

Eight things that happened at Icelolly Holidays’ #BlogAtTheBeach Event

Can you imagine a party in the middle of winter with a tropical theme, a strict dress code of Christmas cheesiness and an abundance of social media, blogging and travel chat? Complete with cocktails, mulled wine and food of course. No? Well, Icelolly Holidays threw their #BlogAtTheBeach event, and that’s exactly what happened. Being a travel barmy girl (what, like you didn’t notice?!) who is always wanting to up her blog and social media game and is partial to a drink or two, I couldn’t say no when the invitation landed in my inbox. So, are you wondering what went…

Travel

The votes are in, and I’m going to Rome!

With so many cities, resorts and landmarks in the world that I am dying to see, booking trips can become quite the challenge. Do we go to that quaint village we’ve been wanting to visit for a while? Or shall we go for some winter sunshine? Maybe we should go to that resort where they hold an annual festival? My boyfriend and I recently managed to whittle it down and decided we wanted a city break. But the question still stood: which city?! And that’s where you guys came in. I gave my followers on Twitter the opportunity to decide…

Travel

Seven Things to do with a Week in Paphos

When you consider the collection of clear, sandy beaches,  the labyrinths of ancient history to explore, the lively towns and bars (not to mention the all year round sun!) it’s no surprise that Paphos is one of the most popular Cyprus resorts no matter what time of year you visit. I experienced Cyprus for the very first time this year myself, and I can safely say it was the ideal place to go on holiday – lots of sunshine, plenty of cocktails, numerous things to see and do and a stunning back drop to go with it. Whilst I didn’t…

Beauty

A VIP Airport Experience with World Duty Free

Let’s be honest: hanging around in an airport for three hours whilst you wait for your flight can be quite the bore sometimes. I usually get my bags checked in, head straight for a mandatory pre-flight Burger King (it’d be rude not to, right?), browse the shops and wish I was rich enough to buy everything, and then find myself sat around just waiting and w a i t i n g for my gate number. Just get me in the sunshine already, pur-lease. But, this wasn’t the case when I flew to Cyprus last month. In fact, I had…

Travel

Appreciating the Unexpected Surprises when you Travel Without Plans

In case you haven’t noticed so far (and you haven’t, wth?!), I am a sucker for a getaway. Whether it’s a quick city break, a cheap and cheerful staycation, or an all out luxury sunshine holiday, there’s something that makes me so happy about getting away from everyday life. I mean, browsing the web for holidays I can’t afford but dream about pretty much daily is literally a hobby of mine. But the really exciting part? Booking a break on a whim. Going away with no plans. Just letting each day happen as it comes. And when you travel without plans,…