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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.

Maldives photoblog – Maldives honeymoon in pictures
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Maldives photoblog – Maldives honeymoon in pictures

I never thought I’d get to the Maldives, so when we were bouncing honeymoon ideas around with the travel agent and it came up, we both immediately said yes. I mean, when else would we do it? It’s a honeymoon destination and a half, so we weren’t going to pass…

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Gallivant: A fairy tale treehouse in Atlanta
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Gallivant: A fairy tale treehouse in Atlanta

I don’t know what it is about treehouses but they always feel so magical. As if staying there for one night will end up in some amazing faraway adventure with pixies and sprites and unicorns and then we’ll all come back and eat pink sponge cake with sprinkles and glittered…

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Climbing Sigiriya Rock – lions and cobras and wasps! Oh my!
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Climbing Sigiriya Rock – lions and cobras and wasps! Oh my!

When I told people we were off to Sri Lanka for our honeymoon, almost everyone said that we had to tackle climbing Sigiriya Rock. Now, if you know me you’ll already know that when anything to do with ‘climbing’ is mentioned, I’m the last to put my hand up. Do…

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2015 travel plans – oh, the places you’ll go!
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2015 travel plans – oh, the places you’ll go!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. – Dr Seuss” 2014 was a pretty exciting (and stressful!) year for us. We got married in April, started the process of buying a house and had two honeymoons! There…

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Aperitivo at the Baglioni Hotel London – You Me & Luxury
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Aperitivo at the Baglioni Hotel London – You Me & Luxury

It’s so close to Christmas I could cry with happiness. I’m so excited to go home to my parents’ and see my family, enjoy dinner with my grandma and give my little cousins a squeeze. But before I start heading for the train home, I caught up with friends for…

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5 real life castles fit for a princess
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5 real life castles fit for a princess

Because I am a beautiful princess who is very rich, wonderful and successful (Yes I am. Yes. I am. I am. I am) then I therefore deserve my very own real life castles. It’s only right. I shall have a whole wing dedicated to my shoe collection, an office with…

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Free things to do in Berlin
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Free things to do in Berlin

I spent 4 days in Berlin, but it only took a couple of hours to fall in love with the city. Hopefully I’ll get to go back soon and finish my extensive list of things to do! We did manage to cram a lot in though so here are our…

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Beekeeping in London at St. Ermin’s Hotel
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Beekeeping in London at St. Ermin’s Hotel

A typical Saturday for me involves a lie-in (with compulsory cat cuddles), at least four cups of tea, a DVD box set, and plenty of tinkering on this here blog. Last Saturday, however, involved bees. Nope, I wasn’t trying to remove a swarm from my roof insulation. And I wasn’t…

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Hotel review: Blakes Hotel London
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Hotel review: Blakes Hotel London

When my now husband asked which hotel I’d most like to stay in after our wedding, I must have reeled off a hundred fancy hotels on my wish list. During the whole planning process, I proved awful at making decisions, so I called on Hotel Belle, Annie Fitzsimmons, to help…

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Berlin photoblog – Berlin in pictures
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Berlin photoblog – Berlin in pictures

Our city break in Berlin was truly one of the best city breaks we’ve done, and we’re so desperate to go back. If you’re thinking about visiting this city of culture, politics and history, take a look at our weekend of Berlin in pictures. That bottle of perfume poking out…

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Hotel review: The Bucuti Aruba
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Hotel review: The Bucuti Aruba

I’ve raved about the Bucuti Aruba so many times on this blog because it really is the best hotel I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in. And I’d go back in a heartbeat. In fact, if I had to pay to live anywhere in the world I’d pick this…

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This is what a boarding pass should look like
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This is what a boarding pass should look like

If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to stress me out when travelling, it’s bloody boarding passes. When you need it, you can’t find it. When you don’t need it, it’s always in the way or causing havoc poking out the top of your passport. One airline even used to charge…

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