An Amsterdam City Guide | Where to Stay & What to Do

For the price of stay-cationing in the UK its almost as financially sound to look further a field to *whispers* is it safe to mention Europe yet?    With flights to major European cities costing the same if not cheaper than a return trip to London (or Blackpool!), flashing my passport, donning a hand luggage sized suitcase for 3 nights and booking in some city break sight seeing is the best idea a gal could have. Amsterdam may be the sin city of the EU, but don’t let it’s unsavoury reputation fool you;  It’s rich history, architecture, open skyline, food and…

A Twilight Spa Experience at Hoar Cross Hall

Treating yourself to a midweek evening out on a “school night” is a sure fire way to treat yoself…. but not so much of a treat when you spend the next day at your desk nursing a wine induced hangover with the stamp of the local 80’s bar ingrained in the back of your hand. In my younger years, letting my hair down midweek was all in a weeks work, but now that I’m a fully fledged adult its not something I can do on the regular. Following a couple of months of non stop work, friend, colleague and spa…

Top Tips for Travelling Abroad

After many a European city break under my belt and some serious time spent in the sun, I’ve certainly learned my fair share of travel related lessons and picked up some top tips for travelling abroad. Like the time I came home to £200 worth of data roaming charges, burnt my skin so bad that I had to stay in the apartment for two entire days (ginger skin probz) and that terrifying moment I left my handbag complete with camera, passports, money (i.e everything) on a bench outside Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Some of these travel mishaps can be avoided and…

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