Crete - Top 7 Excursions

Crete - Top 7 Excursions

Being the largest of the Greek Islands means that it is packed full of things to do. Especially if, like me, you visit for a week.

I took a trip here in July with my mumma as we both fancied sun, good food and activities to keep us entertained. I’m not the biggest fan of chilling by a pool for hours on end, if you can’t tell already, I need to be on the move exploring.

Naturally, there is a great deal of exploring to be done in Crete. Rugged landscapes, isolated islands, ancient myths and the prettiest marinas. You’d need a lot more than a week to truly explore Crete but the following suggestions will help you on your way.

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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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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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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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Day trip to Lake Bled - including Vintgar Gorge and Lake Bohinj

Day trip to Lake Bled - including Vintgar Gorge and Lake Bohinj

Lake Bled is one of the most photographed places in Europe, with a fairytale castle and a quaint island slap bang in the middle of the lake. But did you know that there are other treasures to explore on a day trip? Vintgar Gorge and Lake Bohinj are waiting to be discovered and are not too far from Lake Bled. 

In this short guide, I will explain how to plan a trip from Ljubljana to visit Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge and Lake Bohinj in 1 day. If you haven't seen my Ljubljana Travel guide check it out now. 

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How to organise a successful trip

How to organise a successful trip

Planning is crucial to a successful trip. It may not be the most exciting for some, however, I love this part the most. You get to pick all your favourite things, plot them out and make sure you tick them off, one at a time and never miss a thing! 

If you haven't started researching yet, check out Top 5 Websites to research, How to choose your Travel Accommodation or How to get your 2018 Travel Organised you will need to have your research done before you can start the planning stage of your trip. 

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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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How to get your 2018 Travel plans organised

How to get your 2018 Travel plans organised

2018 is here already? How did this happen?

Well it's time to start getting prepared for the year ahead as time does fly. Organisation is key if you want to make sure you hit your 2018 Travel Goals and this is what I want to share with you today. 

In years gone by, I have organised my yearly trips one at a time which is an archaic way of doing things. In every area of our life we plan meticulously, finances, family life, work etc, but when it comes to travel, the fun part, we seem to forget all about it.

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How to choose your Travel Accommodation

How to choose your Travel Accommodation

Finding the number one spot to rest your head on your vacay is quite a hard task. If you get it wrong, that means sleepless nights, turning to mood swings, equals the holiday from hell. However, get it right, and everything runs smoothly. 

I spend a lot of time researching the best hotels, apartments, villas (depends on the holiday) as I have a few non-negotiables and have experienced some god awful accommodations. I do not want you to go through this hassle. Here's my process for choosing the near perfect travel accommodation.

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