Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul

Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul

Set on the Asian side of Istanbul, in Beyoglu,  lies the beautiful historic and museum Hotel, Pera Palace. History  Pera Palace was built in 1892 for the purpose of hosting the passengers of the Orient Express. They even have the original Sedan Chair that carried passengers from…

My travel take aways

My travel take aways

The September travel Linkup topic is all about the things that you take away from travel both literal and figurative – here is my take on it! Toiletries  So who doesn’t take all the lovely toiletries from the hotel room and those biscuits? I used to…

Making a difference when traveling

Making a difference when traveling

At the end of May our co-host Polly tweeted about spreading some sunshine with an act of kindness – her tweet went viral spreading love along with it! With that in mind we decided to stick with the theme of kindness for our travel link…

What luxury travel means to me

What luxury travel means to me

This month we’re thinking all things opulent – what are your travel luxuries? The whole shebang, ephemeral moments that you’ll always treasure or perhaps something in-between? If money was no object luxury may have been 5 star hotels, 1st class travels, gourmet dinners with the…

Three nights in Marbella

Three nights in Marbella

I booked Marbella because flights were cheap. After I paid for the flights I began to wonder if it was going to be an apt place for a couples break or a party town for TOWIE wannabes. The reviews online were mixed so like most…

Nordic experience ;Tromsø , Narvik & The Ice Hotel 

Nordic experience ;Tromsø , Narvik & The Ice Hotel 

Nordic experience We booked our tour with Nordic experience. They were the cheapest and seemed to have a good package. The package was called Arctic Circle Explorer http://www.nordicexperience.co.uk/norway/winter/arctic-circle-explorer FIRST STOP: TROMSO  The flight on Norwegian airlines was pretty standard. The turbulence was handled well and we…

October break in Santorini

October break in Santorini

From the UK the only direct flight at the moment is Easy Jet. The flight is 3hr 40 mins from Gatwick. I had never travelled on Easy Jet so was expecting delays, no cabin bag space and sitting on my own. I was very wrong-…

Three nights in Lisbon

Three nights in Lisbon

I love a European city break… Not only is the flight short, you can catch some sunshine early October when it starts to get dark and rains back home (UK). Our flight out of Birmingham was at 7am which meant we were in Lisbon for…

Paris in March 

Paris in March 

​ [wpvideo Lsmyk5Mr] ​ My mum has been wanting to go Paris for a while and when I saw the £29 one way deal on the Eurostar I got our family trip booked. We went on the 20th of March and it was about 13-15…