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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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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A Guide to Salem, Ma - New England's Spookiest Town

A Guide to Salem, Ma - New England's Spookiest Town

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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Where to stay in Rome | Boutique Hotels

Where to stay in Rome | Boutique 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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Top 10 Things to do in Newfoundland, Canada

Top 10 Things to do in Newfoundland, Canada

Today on Feature Friday we have the wonderful Tammy off of The Freckled Wayfarer, sharing her Top 10 things to do in Newfoundland, Canada. 

Be prepared to want to book a flight right away as the pictures are stunning. It's an area of Canada I cannot wait to visit and I am sure after this article, you'll be adding it to your bucket lists too.

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Jaegersborggade Street; the coolest street in Copenhagen

Jaegersborggade Street; the coolest street in Copenhagen

Jaegersborggade Street has to be the coolest street in Copenhagen City. Whether you want a quick pick me up drink, a naughty treat, a shopping splurge or some delicious food, this street has something for everyone. 

Located in one of the hippest neighbourhoods of Copenhagen City, Norrebo, this unassuming street packs a punch with the Best Damn Fine Coffee (Agent Cooper would give it the thumbs up) at Coffee Collective, tasty as hell Nitrogen blasted ice cream at Istid and Relae, one of the best restaurants in the City! 

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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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