Malta, the beautiful rocky country, surrounded by clear blue Mediterranean waters, was our first trip when travel restrictions were lifted in 2021. We had visited 8 years previously but it was a little chilly in early March and this time, I wanted to see it in the glorious summer sunshine. I thought it would be… Continue reading A Bed in Birgu – Casa Birmula Review
It is a well-known fact that the best way to discover a new place is through food….OK, that is just my opinion but I stand by it! However, sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming when you are in a city for a short time and you want to try all kinds of new and… Continue reading Exploring Lisbon’s Culinary Roots – Taste of Lisboa Review
Malta is chock full of history, beauty and unexpected delights. Valletta is the obvious first spot for sightseeing but just across the water, extending like a brownie salute into the bay, the three cities (Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua) have their own highlights to explore. Walking would be absolutely exhausting, so for a fun, informative and… Continue reading Three Cities on Four Wheels – Rolling Geeks Review
Edinburgh is the jewel in Scotland‘s crown, a city of history, arts, culture and beauty. During our time, we wanted to stay in the heart of Old Town, close to the action and chose to stay at Hotel du Vin Edinburgh. Hotel du Vin is French for Wine Hotel, so I knew I was in… Continue reading A Bed in Edinburgh – Hotel du Vin Edinburgh Review
When I first pictured us in Scotland, I had an image of us snuggled in front of a roaring fire with a glass of whisky surrounded by ancient stone walls. That is why I was so excited to check into Meldrum House Hotel. Its turrets ancient and modern additions blend together to create my Scottish… Continue reading A Bed in Aberdeenshire – Meldrum House Review
Spend a night in the coolest place to sleep in western Scotland, a stationary train carriage! Check out our Glenfinnan Sleeping Car review.
When we were invited to visit friends in South Yorkshire, we decided to make the most of our time and add in a little staycation. We wanted something that was most of the way up, surrounded by interesting sights and somewhere we could relax for a day. After researching around Nottinghamshire, we found the perfect… Continue reading A Bed in Nottinghamshire – Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa Review
When we booked a stay at Ye Olde Bell Hotel, we knew they had a spa. However, we were not prepared for just what a wonder their spa was. Come with us for a relaxing staycation in our Spa at Ye Olde Bell review. We were hosted by the Spa at Ye Olde Bell but… Continue reading Relaxation Staycation – The Spa at Ye Olde Bell Review
Booking your first safari is so exciting! Anticipation runs high as you start to imagine the animal encounters that await you, but then you have to consider the practicalities. What should you pack for a safari in South Africa? Do you really need a £1000 lens to capture the photos? Why does all that safari… Continue reading What to Pack for a Safari in South Africa
Travelling around Myanmar can be a bit of a chore. To get from A to B can be bumpy, cold (or both as in the case of the night train from Yangon to Bagan). However, an amazing exception to this is the Mandalay Bagan boat. The Irrawaddy Cruise boats have a much smoother time of… Continue reading How to Travel Bagan to Mandalay by Boat on an Irrawaddy Cruise
2020 was the year of the staycation and we wanted in on the action. After a few failed attempts to organise a weekend in Bath, we finally got to take a break there in December, staying at Julian’s Place, a StayBC property.
Getting into the spirit of the festive season was a little harder in 2020 than previous years for us. Tough times and restrictions galore meant we were struggling to find enjoyment in the twinkly lights or shopping for gifts. However, our trip to Bath in Somerset really pulled us out of the doldrums and into… Continue reading A Very Festive Afternoon Tea at The Pump Room – Bath, UK