Movenpick Jumeriah Lake Towers

Movenpick Jumeriah Lake Towers

Hotels in Dubai (that were not extortionate) were really hard to find over the New Year. We underestimated how busy it would be. Secret Escapes had a deal (still £200 per night for B&B) on the Movenpick and based on photos and reviews we booked…

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…

First Holiday As A Couple

First Holiday As A Couple

The August topic is Romance & Love. It could be a person, a view, the aroma of coffee or a cheeky liaison. I always remember my first holiday with my husband was our honeymoon. Things have changed since in terms of the Indian traditional way…

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…

4 Nights In Dubrovnik

4 Nights In Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik was on our list of city breaks since we started watching Game of Thrones. Like many of our European breaks we did not make an advance booking however were able to get Thomson flights for £60 each from Gatwick three weeks before departure. TIP:…

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…

Florida Road Trip

Florida Road Trip

My husband and I love America and have already been to Florida (Orlando) before to visit the theme parks. After our visit and a lot of interesting stories we wanted to explore Florida a bit more so decided to hire a car and drive around. We…

Highlights of places to visit in Kenya

Highlights of places to visit in Kenya

I was born in Kenya but whilst there I never appreciated where I lived and the beauty of the country. We never did many tourist things because then it was expensive for us. I now live in the UK and have been back a few times.…

Havana Part 3; Accommodation

Havana Part 3; Accommodation

We booked our package with The Holiday Place.  http://holidayplace.co.uk/. We were initially going to stay at Hotel Melia but the prices went up and the travel agent suggested we stayed in a Casa. She said we would get a better feel of Havana and the…