4 ways to practice Daily Gratitude

4 ways to practice Daily Gratitude

Question. How often do you look around you and appreciate all you have?

Do you ever think to yourself “I am grateful for everything I have”? Or do you focus on all the things missing?

Life throws so much at us that can bring us down and we forget about all the great things we have around us. Practising gratitude has scientifically proven positive benefits to our wellbeing and mindset.

Everyday I set aside time to be in the moment and feel blessed for all that comes to me. Below are my top 4 practices for daily gratitude that are easy to start TODAY. Get your Gratitude on!

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Top 5 Christmas Weekend Breaks in Europe

Top 5 Christmas Weekend Breaks in Europe

Christmas is by far the best time of year and our European friends get it spot on with their Christmas markets. Every year I book a trip for some Yuletide fun. If you like Mulled Wine, delicious pastries, handcrafted Christmas decorations and freezing your asses off; here are my top European Christmas Markets to visit. 

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How to spend 2 days in Edinburgh, Scotland

How to spend 2 days in Edinburgh, Scotland

Do you only have two days in Edinburgh? You want to maximise your weekend but don’t want to miss out the Must See Attractions and are struggling to create the perfect two day itinerary? No problem, this blog post is the answer. I have visited Edinburgh for two days and saw the major highlights of the city as well as having time to enjoy food, drink and shopping. Follow my 2 day itinerary for a successful weekend break.

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Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market

I have a confession. Although I have lived in England for 28 years, I have never set foot on Scottish soil! Phew, it feels better to get that out the way, but now I can say, I have popped my Scottish cherry and it felt wonderful.

I have so much to write and show you from my Edinburgh trip so I thought I would start festive. Everyone loves a Christmas Market right? I know I do. Here is a short guide to fully engage your Christmas Cheer. 

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Travel Guide | Salem, MA

Travel Guide | Salem, MA

Salem, Massachusetts is a bewitching coastal town, filled with history, diversity, great food and of course magic! I have been fortunate to visit twice, and I can hands down say it is one of my favourite places in the world. I fell in love with this charming town within 15 minutes. It's friendly, welcoming, quirky, homely, pretty, and above all different. Sorry to sound cliche but it generally does have something for everyone. 

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Three days in Rome | Your Must-See Guide

Three days in Rome | Your Must-See Guide

I have a degree in History and Ancient History so clearly I tend to gravitate toward historical Sites. Rome is literally the Holy Grail for History Lovers but there is way too much to fit in. Crazy, I know.

I have created a three day Itinerary which I have personally tried and tested twice before with two different groups of people and we managed to do all of the following sites/areas with time to spare. Warning: if you have what I like to call a Moody Michael who hates walking...prepare for them to be very moody indeed. There's a lot of walking required but it is worth it.

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Things to do in the Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire

Things to do in the Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire

The Royal Forest of Dean is one of the most beautiful spots in the whole of the UK and I am blessed to call it home. If you are looking for a break with spectacular views, encounters with wildlife, fun on water and a good old country pub; the Forest of Dean will meet your every desire.  

There are so many activities to get stuck into and with the local area being breathtakingly beautiful, you will love every minute. There are lots of things to do in the Forest of Dean that it can be hard to narrow it down so I have curated my favourite places to visit here in the Forest of Dean. 

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Ljubljana | The Ultimate City Guide

Ljubljana | The Ultimate City Guide

In the past few years Slovenia has started to slip into travel bucket lists around the world. It's capital city, Ljubljana (Lub-lee-ann-uh) is a perfect European city break with fusions of Central European and Mediterranean influences, chilled vibes, beautiful wine and beer, the cutest Cafes and delicious food. 

In this guide, you will learn how to get around, places to stay, top things to do, best restaurants as well as shopping recommendations. 

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Where to stay in Rome | Affordable Luxury Hotels

Where to stay in Rome | Affordable Luxury Hotels

Finding accommodation in Rome is no mean feat with so many to choose from and ranging in prices, where do you even begin to look? Never mind book anything! Hotels in Rome are diverse and depending on location can be very expensive. Do you want a boutique hotel with a rooftop terrace or a cute 3 star hotel in central Rome? Anything goes in the Eternal City. 

Before thinking of the hotel itself, I find it is easier to choose the neighbourhood that suits your style, taste and price range. In this guide I have split my recommendations into 5 neighbourhoods, focusing on 3 - 5 star hotels in Rome suited for different budgets and of course with the emphasis on affordable luxury. 

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Review | Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam Hotel

Review | Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam Hotel

The Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam is a 5 star, ideally located, force to be reckoned with US Boutique hotel in Central Amsterdam. With 274 deluxe rooms as well as 15 rooms in original 17th Century Townhouses the Kimpton really does have tons of character and charm.

I've had my eye on the Kimpton De Witt since last year as I loved the modern and botanical style plus the location looked ideal for a first visit, so naturally it was my first choice. As I live for affordable luxury, I took one look at the pictures and knew I didn't care about the price as I wanted to experience this gorgeous boutique hotel for you, the readers (not for myself of course).

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Copenhagen | Must See Travel Guide

Copenhagen | Must See Travel Guide

Hygge, Scandi and Style, three words I associate with the Danish Capital. Copenhagen oozes coolness and beats to its own drum. A Copenhagen city break is quite possibly the most relaxing weekend away in Europe. 

There aren't as many Things to do in the way of Attractions compared to other European cities, which means you can spend a lot of time wandering the streets, chilling in a cafe and stumbling upon hidden gems. 

I have compiled a thorough Copenhagen Travel Guide with a 3 day downloadable Itinerary to take with you, so you don't have to lift a finger. Handy! Let's dive into my Must - See guide to Copenhagen. 

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Review | Brooks Country House, Herefordshire, UK

Review | Brooks Country House, Herefordshire, UK

Herefordshire and the Wye Valley do not get the press they so rightly deserve, most travel writers and travellers focus on the Cotswolds and forget about this stunning area. I live 30 minutes away so this location holds a special place in my heart and I want to show you that this area, rivals the Cotswolds. Yeah, I said it. 

Brooks Country House offers a retreat from urban life in a magical part of the UK. Let’s check it out.

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