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This started off as a travel blog, but life happened and travel had to take a back seat. I still love to take trips every now and then, so here’s where you’ll find all my recommendations – from hotel and food reviews to city break ideas and long holidays in the sun. Travel tips, city breaks, hotel reviews and beach breaks.

How to get your shit together before you travel
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How to get your shit together before you travel

I love being organised. I’ve watched too many of those Departures programmes where people have turned up late to flights or without their passports to not make sure everything’s in order. We also learnt from one very stressful sprint through Heathrow airport on the way to Glasgow that ‘final call’…

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French pharmacy products: beauty treats from Paris
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French pharmacy products: beauty treats from Paris

For our first wedding anniversary, we treated ourselves to a little Parisian break. It was quite cold and we were both suffering from the beginnings of flu (how romantic it is to be married!), but we didn’t let that stop us from having a wonderful time. My lovely husband surprised…

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My travel guilty pleasures – behind the scenes on my city breaks
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My travel guilty pleasures – behind the scenes on my city …

I never like using the phrase ‘guilty pleasures’ as it implies you’ve something to be ashamed of, when really you shouldn’t feel embarrassed about something you find enjoyable. But when it comes to travel, I’ve definitely got a few ‘pleasures’ that always get conveniently missed off the blog posts! Read…

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Review: Bianco Latte Milano
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Review: Bianco Latte Milano

On my recent trip to stay in Bergamo with friends, we took the train to Milan for a day of sightseeing. I’d never been to Milan before and wasn’t really sure what to do there, but Katherine recommended a cute café close to the train station for some lunch –…

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Aruba: my perfect romantic getaway
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Aruba: my perfect romantic getaway

Usually it’s all about cities for me (else this blog would have been called This Beach Life…wait, that’s not such a bad idea!) But every now and then I love to run away to the ocean, which is why I’ve created a new category on this blog – Escape to…

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Easter city break ideas
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Easter city break ideas

The great thing about the Easter break in the UK is that you get a glorious long weekend thanks to Good Friday and Easter Monday. I always take it as an excuse to swan off on a city break (naturally), so this year we’re heading to Paris to relax over…

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Visit Castle Combe – the prettiest village in England
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Visit Castle Combe – the prettiest village in England

A long weekend in the Cotswolds with the girls was just what I needed at the end of February. And exactly a year since my hen do in Paris too! This time last year I was the most stressed I’ve ever been, but things just got better and better and…

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A Bergamo weekend break
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A Bergamo weekend break

February saw some really exciting trips for me – all about my friends! Now, I usually swan off on these city breaks with my husband, but since he’s spent a few years going away with his mates to cool places like Florida and SXSW, I figured why don’t I do…

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A wonderfully British Bath city break
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A wonderfully British Bath city break

Since Bath is only an hour and a half away from London, I have no idea why it took this long to get there! Good things come to those who wait though (sort of), so when I was offered train tickets to any First Great Western destination – my Bath…

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Lost in translation: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
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Lost in translation: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

This month’s Travel Link Up topic, ‘lost in translation’, had me reeling with memories of funny and irritating things to have happened on holiday. We’ve all got a story where we were misunderstood or messed up some instructions when encountering a foreign language – and all the travel bloggers taking…

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Hotel review: Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya Sri Lanka
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Hotel review: Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the most beautiful country I’ve ever visited, and I can’t stop telling people about it! In September 2014 we flew there for our honeymoon – 9 days of touring a completely new country with our own driver and a packed itinerary of amazing sights. We had some…

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My top 5 city breaks
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My top 5 city breaks

Last weekend I was in Italy for a really lovely weekend visiting my friend, and it made me think about all the city breaks I’ve been lucky to have since I first got on a plane aged 19 (a late bloomer, I know!). This is how I love to travel…

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