A taste of luxury at the Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa, Mexico

Mexico. A dream holiday destination for oh so many, right? And as of August this year, I can safely confirm that it is indeed the stuff of laptop screensavers, holiday brochures and Hollywood movie scenes. Endless azure seascapes, soft crystal white sand, palm trees galore and a clear blue sky disturbed by nothing but the sunshine’s rays and the occasional baby cloud quickly passing by. Having wanted to go to Mexico for years but sadly never having the funds, my boyfriend and I well and truly struck lucky when I won a competition with Virgin Holidays on Twitter, and after…

6 Reasons I Want to Go Back to Paris (plus win a weekend there!)

Look at lists of places you need to visit before you die and you’ll most likely find Paris sitting on there somewhere.  A capital full of history, culture and beautiful scenery, this city of love has a certain je ne sais quoi whether you are visiting for your first, second or one hundredth time. Having played tourist in Paris a number of times, I’m still not bored of visiting, and already can’t wait to head back to experience everything I love about the wonderful city all over again. I was lucky enough to visit Paris earlier this year after a…

Experiencing Cyprus for the First Time Thanks to On the Beach

Back in June, I attended an amazing event called #BloggersBall which was organised by Scarlett London. In between the copious amount of nibbles, drinks, mingling and networking, I grabbed a photo with the On the Beach stall and left my details with them. I let everything slip my mind just a few days later when I jetted of to Benidorm for a week, so imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail whilst I was in Alicante airport telling me that On the Beach had chosen to work with me and send me to Cyrpus in October to review two…

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Sol Pelicanos Ocas, Benidorm

  Blackpool with sun. That’s what they say about Benidorm, right? Quite honestly, they’re not wrong. But I bloomin’ love it. And being big fans of the TV show, we opted for the very hotel it was filmed in – Sol Pelicanos Ocas. Situated pretty much in the middle of town, we were just 300m away from Lavante beach and right next to an indoor marketplace, whilst a five minute walk took us straight to the strip with all of the bars and clubs. We were in a great location to reach all of the main attractions and yet far…

Consumed by Wanderlust and Craving Luxury

It’s no secret that I love to travel. I didn’t have my first holiday until the age of 18 and I’ve been making up for lost time ever since by taking advantage of any cheap package deals I can. Hotels I’ve stayed in have always been nice, clean and simple. Somewhere to sleep and shower after a long day of exploring the nearby food, shops and culture. This year, however, I was lucky enough to win a plush holiday to Mexico, and so I experienced my first ever 5* luxury hotel complete with swim-up rooms, elaborate decor and 24 hour…

I made a video!

Pretty much every night that I get into bed I’ll sit up on my phone for half an hour or so (okay, it actually probably ends up being like two hours or something, whoops!) watching random YouTube videos from bloggers and travellers and whoever else. And I always find myself thinking “I want to do that”. So today, I uploaded my first YouTube video – yey! 🎥 Quite honestly, I am clueless. I don’t really know how my video editor works, I don’t really know how YouTube’s upload process works. I clicked here and there and somehow got through it.…

Dreaming of a life in Tenerife #BlogYourWayToSpain

  I was a bit of a late starter when it came to sunshine holidays. My parents never had passports, and so caravan parks were where we spents our weeks off from school (and they were awesome by the way!). Finally, at the age of 18, I had my first holiday abroad. And my oh my, that was the spark that started my slight obsession with sunny holidays. Being in a different country was so new and exciting that I vowed to visit a new destination every time we booked a holiday. That plan worked for a while, until something…

A luxury weekend in Paris thanks to Boohoo.com*

If you saw my first Let Me Tell You This post back in January, you’ll have read that lucky ol’ me won a holiday to Mexico (I’m still pinching myself!). So imagine my surprise when just a couple of weeks later, I received an email from Boohoo letting me know I’d won a luxury trip to Paris in their #myboohoobae competition, complete with Boohoo clothes and £300 spending money. (Yes, they say good things come in threes… I’m waiting patiently for holiday prize number three to come along!) Needless to say, I was ecstatic, and was bouncing around university like…

A free 5* holiday to Switzerland? Yes please!

Image credit | Gstaad Palace Hello everyone! As you may know if you follow me on Twitter or if you read my first Let Me Tell You This post, I was incredibly lucky and won myself a 5* holiday to Mexico (I know, it’s amazing, I still can’t quite believe it!). I’m always entering giveaways on Twitter, and have been lucky enough to win a fair few, but nothing as big as holiday… until now of course! And seriously, now I feel like I have lucky dust and can win more… If I win a holiday to Mexico, I can…