Must See Guide to Iceland

Must See Guide to Iceland

I get asked many times what are the top things to do and see in Iceland on your first visit. As Iceland is very popular and offers a plethora of experiences I have created a quick List to help you plan your trip and hit all the major sites and attractions in Reykjavik and beyond. 

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Japan Dream Itinerary - How to spend 3 weeks in Japan

Japan Dream Itinerary - How to spend 3 weeks in Japan

Japan has to be a top bucket list or dream destination right?

For most of us it’s a long flight away, on the pricey side, needing 3 weeks of your attention - it’s a lot to commit too. Hence why is remains a dream I guess.

Heading to Japan has been 25 years in the making for me, yet I have still never been. I thought how can I make this a reality - write out a 3 week itinerary to Japan of course! Spending hours researching, finding tour operators and incredible hotels and experiences has made me more committed to going. I thought as I only share where I’ve been, every adventure starts with research so why not share what I have found so far? In case, this is your dream location to, you will have an itinerary that hits all the sweet spots.

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3 days in Porto Itinerary

3 days in Porto Itinerary

If you want a city break that’s sole focus is it’s delicious food and wine, colourful and bright architecture, warm sunny days and makes you feel happy and relaxed; Porto is for you.

For some reason everyone tends to favour a trip to Lisbon over Porto, which is crazy as I definitely feel that Porto has the upper hand. Any place that’s named after the wine it produces is surely a winning destination! Am I right?

I visited Porto for 3 days in May with my besties and had one hell of an epic trip. May have put on a few pounds and my liver was furious but trust me it’s all worth it.

Read on for a detailed 3 day itinerary to Porto, with a few nuggets of information on where to stay and essentials for your own epic Porto 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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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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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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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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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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Top Things to do in Krakow, Poland

Top Things to do in Krakow, Poland

Krakow has been on my list of places to visit in Europe for years. The allure of inexpense, vodka, and that Eastern Europe architecture make Krakow a top destination to visit. 

With a vast history, rich culture and delicious Food and Drink, there are tons of things to do in Krakow that it can be a little overwhelming. Well fear not, fellow travellers as I run down my Top Things to Do in Krakow. 

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Budapest Travel Guide

Budapest Travel Guide

A city of two halves, quite literally. Buda + Pest. Dripping in Art Nouveau architecture, it's hard to rival Budapest on beauty and style. It's like walking round the set of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel; a true visual orgasm!

I visited in December 2016 for the Christmas Markets, as you can imagine it was absolutely freezing and snowing...bonus. However, my pictures suffered for this joyous event so apologies in advance!  

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Portland, Orgeon | Top 3 unique coffee shops

Portland, Orgeon | Top 3 unique coffee shops

If there's one thing the PNW is known for it's rain. Second would be having great coffee shops to escape the rain. In the last few dry days of the year, I wanted to find my own perfect little spot in the city where I could plop down with my laptop and stare out the window melodramatically while My Chemical Romance blasted through my headphones.

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